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The purpose of this website is to provide a working example of the WET-BOEW-GCWeb theme created by TNG Consulting Inc. together with the Government of Canada for Moodle software . Demo courses are only available in English however multi-language courses are supported.
Tips, Techniques and Resources for Moodle Content Creators and Administrators
Created by Michael Milette of TNG Consulting Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Limited availability and updated during Learn Moodle Basics.
This exclusive e-learning staffroom area is ONLY accessible to course owners. It is a place for faculty to:
- Keep up to date with important news around the virtual campus
- Access common documents such as policies, procedures, lists etc...
- Announce events you would like other faculty to know about
- Learn about Moodle and get access to relevant training materials
- Get support, support others and exchange ideas on all aspects of course development
- Share and access e-Learning resources
- Get coffee (sorry, out of order)
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Learn about Accessibility
According to its documentation, "Moodle is designed to provide equal functionality and information to all people. This means that there should be no barriers for people regardless of disabilities, assistive technologies that are used, different screen sizes and different input devices (e.g. mouse, keyboard and touchscreen)." Read more...
Ask questions and discuss issues related to the development and testing of WCAG 2.0/2.1 Level AA compliant content in your courses.
Learn about Instructional Design
Instructional design (ID) is the practice of systematically designing, developing and delivering instructional products and experiences in a consistent and reliable fashion resulting in the efficient, effective, appealing, engaging and inspiring acquisition of knowledge. Many instructional design models are based on ADDIE's five phases: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation.
Resources related to integrated course design model processes, developed by L. Dee Fink, and a transparent assignment design framework, championed by Mary-Ann Winkelmes as well as templates for worksheets to guide your own design work
This is a useful audit tool for checking the design of your MOOC
Handbook for university teachers
Share your tips on creating content, ask questions and discuss issues related to Instructional Design (ID).
Learn to use Moodle
Moodle is a full-featured open source e-learning platform which provides educators with a robust, secure and integrated system to create and deliver personalised training to learners in government, corporate, non-profit and educational institutions.
Ask questions and discuss issues related to the development of native Moodle courses.
SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) activity packages can be used on any compatible LMS but require special software, knowledge and skills to enter and generate the content package. Moodle is fully compatible SCORM version 1.2 and partially compatible with SCORM 2004.
Ask questions and discuss issues related to the development of SCORM packages.
Learn to use H5P
H5P in Moodle enables you to quickly create interactive and engaging content for courses. It is considered a good alternative to SCORM packages.
Multimedia Tips (graphics, photos and videos)
Learn HTML Basics
Creating and editing an HTML file
Publishing your HTML page to the web
A file transfer tool to upload HTML and related files to your website. Available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
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Learn to Manage your Moodle website
For Moodle administrators.
Learn Moodle Development
Taking it to the next level
If you want to move forward with more advanced skills training, give the following videos a look. If you would rather not, consider hiring a consultant from TNG Consulting Inc.
In Learn HTML Basics, we only created the most basic HTML page. However HTML actually has many more features. 12 minutes will provide you with a glimpse of what can do.
HTML enables you to display content on a web page but doesn't really allow you to easily control and maintain the look of what is displayed. This is where CSS comes in.
Many Moodle's modern themes today use a CSS framework called Bootstrap version 4. Be aware though that some Moodle themes do not not include all of the Bootstrap components so your mileage may vary.
Moodle is written in a server (back-end) programming language called PHP. If you want to get started in Moodle development, PHP is a must.
Put it all together and extending what Moodle can do.
Coming in future release of this course...
- Better link for Mustache training
- Toolbox for Moodle developers (editors, file transfer, online tools, xampp, plugins)
- Documentation for developers
- Setting up a development environment
Got a burning question? Want to contribute back to the community? Try some of the official Moodle support links:
- Moodle Documentation
- Moodle Demo sites - Try something out without affecting your own Moodle site
- Moodle Support Forums - Got a question? Someone probably has the answer. Found the answer to a question? Someone else probably has the same question. Have an idea? Mastermind in the Moodle discussion forums. Just try to pick a forum that sounds most likely to deal with your question and don't assume other people know what you are talking about.
- Found a bug? Report it in the Moodle Tracker
When logged in as anyone above student, be sure to use the Moodle documentation link in the footer of the page to get quick access to context aware help.
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