Training Moodle® users can be a wonderful and rewarding experience. You get to witness the lightbulb moment when a new idea clicks in a users’ head. Unfortunately, sometimes, it takes extra long to click or it doesn’t even click at all! What then? Check out our tips for training Moodle® users. This month’s tips are directed toward Moodle® instructors.
Consider the technical expertise of your learners. When adding resources, sometimes a simple setting can make all the difference to ease of use. For example, you can set your course to show a pop-up window or new tab when a user clicks on a link. This strategy prevents learners from leaving the current course page reducing the chance of becoming lost.
Remember that a virtual setting differs from a face-to-face environment. Learners can sometimes feel lost and alone in a virtual environment, but you can easily remedy that by using effective online teaching techniques. For instance, use forums for active and in-depth discussions or perhaps set up virtual office hours to provide real-time assistance.
Utilize different content-creation tools. Use the variety of content tools Moodle® offers to your full advantage, while still considering factors like connection speed, software, and your learners’ technology skills.
Keep course management in mind. The arrangement and flow of an online course are the main influences on a learner’s experience. Course management tools such as completion tracking and access restrictions provide effective enhancements for both instructors and participants.