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This page provides general information on the following topics:

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MoodleDocs

A guide to Moodle with detailed description and documentation

Moodle Demonstration Course

All Moodle materials and activities (including application scenarios)

Requesting, setting up and designing Moodle courses

New Moodle courses are "delivered" in a standard configuration. For most courses, the course format ("Topics") is appropriate, as is the pre-configured forum "Announcements", but other formats are possible. Depending on what you and the students do or plan to do during a semester or block course, you can configure and design your Moodle course.

Here you will find the most important first steps:

Requesting a Moodle course

Adjusting important course settings

Creating a welcome block

Simplifying course orientation and navigation

Course enrollment via PULS and communication of Moodle course details

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Important: Communicating with each other

Well functioning communication between all participants, but especially between teachers and students, is crucial for the successful progress and outcome of (partially) virtualized teaching. The lack of personal proximity and interaction,  and the higher proportion of self-study phases or self-organized project work in groups require stronger (communicative) support and guidance of students in online-based learning processes. In addition, the everyday and skilled use of the internet and social media is not a sufficient conditon for a proficient use of digital learning tools. Probably very few teachers and students have experience with pure online courses. This makes it all the more important to consider communication about joint activities and course progress as a central element and core task.

The use of communication tools is necessary not only for the transfer of organisational information but also for tips and questions about the course agendafeedback rounds on presentations, the submission of tasks, individual meetings as well as for methodically led technical discussions and the organisation of project work.

This page provides information on central tools in Moodle

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Providing materials and activities

The (enriching) use of Moodle parallel to classroom teaching, primarily as a storage location for learning materials, is common practice. For online teaching, however, courses on learning platforms are the central places for providing "material" that is not just an addition to teaching but the main source for transfer and acquisition of information and knowledge. Furthermore, Moodle corses allow for inspiring communicative exchange and individual as well as cooperative learning by means of various "activities".

Texts, slides and scripts

Audio and video recordings

Linking and embedding external content

Activities in Moodle

Setting tasks and submitting completed tasks

In asynchronous teaching and learning scenarios, tasks and the submission of work results are important elements of online teaching. Students work on assignments and make the results available to the course leaders or their fellow students for review or mutual comment in the Moodle course.

Creating and communicating tasks

Submitting completed tasks

Cooperative learning and working online

Exchanging materials

Creating content - Collaborative writing (Wiki, Etherpad)

Creating content - Gathering information (glossary, database, mindmap)

Group functions in Moodle