Learning Opportunities

Technology Training

Technology Training provides free Moodle  courses for instructors/designers.

To get started on your own, try out the the Moodle Learning Map!

Find Moodle Training

  1. Go to Technology Training.
  2. Sign-in to ULearn (left menu > Using ULearn > Sign-in to ULearn).
  3. Search for Moodle courses (in search box on far upper right, enter it-training moodle and click the search icon).

Group Training for Moodle

Technology Training offers group training for 7 students or more. Find out more about how to request a session here.

Course Materials for Self-Study

You can download PDF versions of the Moodle reference guides from Course Materials for Self-Study. Scroll down to the Moodle course section.

Moodle Courses

You can sign up for courses such as the following:

Creating Basic Course Web Sites with Moodle
This course is for faculty and course developers who would like to use Moodle to create course websites. Participants will learn how to build a basic site containing course content and an interactive activity. ((3.5 hours)

Managing a Gradebook with Moodle
This course is intended for instructors and course designers who would like to learn about Moodle's gradebook features. Participants will categorize and add gradable items, enter and update student grades, and work with various aggregation methods. (3 hours)

Managing Student Assignments in Moodle
This course is intended for instructors and course designers who would like to have their students submit class papers, short writings, and other files via their Moodle course websites. (2 hours)

Creating and Administering Quizzes in Moodle
This course is intended for instructors and course designers who would like to administer quizzes or self-tests in their Moodle course websites. Participants will create and work with different quiz types. (2.5 hours)

Managing Groups and Exploring Activities in Moodle
This course is for instructors and course developers who would like to explore collaborative uses of Moodle. Participants will review, create, and manage group activities, and explore tools such as forums, polls, surveys, group collections of user entries, and collaboratively-authored web pages (i.e., wikis). (3.5 hours)

Managing Workshops for Peer Review Projects in Moodle
This course is intended for instructors and course designers who would like to conduct robust peer assessment of submitted papers in their course websites. Participants will learn the stages of the workshop planner table for configuration, submission, allocation, assessment, and evaluation. The workshop tool facilitates text and file submissions, text only, dichotomous choice, and rubric-based peer assessments of other students’ work. (3 hours)

Moodle Tutoring

University of Minnesota faculty, instructors, and course designers may make an appointment for one-on-one or small group Moodle tutoring. See the Technical Support page for more information on how to request a consultation or tutoring session.