Building an Engaging, Interactive Course using Moodle 3 - Getting to know Moodle

Ben Audsley

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6 Videos (21m)
    • Getting to Know Moodle Introduction

    • What is a VLE?

    • Create your own moodle site

    • Navigating around moodle

    • My Profile

    • Getting to know Moodle Examples


About This Class

The class will begin the section by defining what a Virtual Learning Environment is, what it does and does not do, and the various different types of VLE.  I will inform learners of Moodle's history and extensive support community, along with the reasons for using Moodle to host online courses. 

I will teach participants how to create their own Moodle site by using the free Moodle Cloud platform.  I will take learners, step-by-step, through the process of applying for a Moodle site all the way through to setting up a course.  This course will then be used for the remainder of the class as a way for learners to practice what they are learning! 

Next, I will show learners how Moodle is organised and how to quickly and easily navigate the site.  This will include how to view courses and categories, as well as the Dashboard.  

Learners profiles will be examined, and Information will be provided on how to edit and update a Moodle profile.  How and where profiles are used will also be examined.

The class finishes with a lesson dedicated to examples of all the topics covered in this class, and will include examples of category and course configurations, dashboards and profiles.





I have worked in eLearning for over 8 years, and in IT and computing for over 15 years.

I began my career at the Workers Education Association, the largest provider of Adult education in the UK, as a support analyst before moving up to a Senior Support Analyst, involved in building networks and providing helpdesk support.  I then moved on to work as a Learning Technologies officer for Coventry University London Campus, and then a Virtual Learning Environment Manager during my 4 years at the Royal Veterinary College.

Presently, I am the Electronic Resources Manager at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University in London, England.

I have managed multiple eLearning projects throughout my wide and varied career, including a college wide migration from Blackboard to Moodle, creating new undergraduate online courses, managing Virtual Learning Environments, Creating e-learning content, Moodle training, learning design including MOOCs and SPOCs and pedagogical design of online courses.

I frequently identifies and assesses relevant learning technologies to extend and support teaching and learning, and plan and manage the integration of such technologies into the curriculum and into teaching practice. 

In my spare time, I enjoy watching Football - I am a Chelsea fan, entering online competitions, playing with my cat Daisy (she makes a guest appearance in my courses!) and going out to the pub with my friends.