Building a course in Moodle requires planning (course design). This involves defining the intended course learning outcomes and identifying which available technological tools will best help your students achieve those outcomes. The key steps in building your course are:
- Planning or designing a blended or online course
- Designing your Moodle course layout
- Building your Moodle course (adding content, activities, resources, assessments etc.).
1. Planning or designing a blended or online course
- Selecting technologies that support learning outcomes – review this page to find out about the technological tools you can use to achieve learning outcomes.
- What can you do with Moodle? – this page lists each available Moodle tool, describes its function and suggests learning/teaching strategies for using it.
- Moodle course design tips (PDF)
- You may find these online resources useful when considering how to structure your course.
- If you need help with course design, consult an Educational Developer in your faculty support team.
2. Designing your Moodle course layout
From T1 2023, faculties started implementing the Moodle Enhance theme and layout template.This is to ensure consistency of key information and navigation for students across their courses at UNSW. Please contact your faculty education support team for more assistance with your faculty template.
- Introducing Moodle Enhance
- Moodle Course Home Page
- Moodle Course Template Recommendations
- Apply a faculty template to your course (for TELT admins)
3. Building your Moodle course
Before building your Moodle course, review the What can you do with Moodle? page to find out which Moodle tool(s) will best achieve the intended learning outcomes for the course.