Common Moodle Tasks for Teachers

The following resources cover different topics in Moodle. Some resources are from other institutions but the same principles apply here at Okanagan College. Consider this page supplemental resources and fully explore over 30 videos in our Course Building Series. If you need Moodle help please contact either Ross or Mike in the edtech center. We would be happy to work with you to design & create a Moodle course that meets your objectives as well as the outcomes for the course.

Checklist for Moodle Course Sections (doc) - these are things you have to check to make sure your course is ready in Moodle.(pdf version).

Minimalist Moodle - a 2-page handout of moodle essentials for instructors

Best practices in Moodle Course Design from Michelle Moore

Building a course in Moodlelinks to external site - a guide from University of New South Wales
Online Media Recording Assignments in Moodle - pdf

Using Respondus to connect to a publisher testbank - in this Respondus screencast,  learn how to build quizzes within Respondus by connecting directly to a publisher testbank. Once built in Respondus these can be published directly into Moodle. There is a copy of Respondus in the KLO EdTech center (L100) or a trial version is available from

Recording Attendance in Moodle. You can now record attendance through Moodle. For a step by step guide click here.
Selecting the appropriate copyright license for your course content

Using the Moodle news forum for announcements

Adding Audio using the Book tool
how-to guide
related: using iTunes to convert audio to mp3

Adding and using Activities: Assignment

Grading Assignments to external site

Adding a Turnitin Assignment

Embedding YouTube Vdeos

How to record a short video introduction for online courses using You Tube

Control access to resources and activities - setting release criteria

Group communication and collaboration spaces: Groups, Forums, Wikis, Chats

Using groups in Moodle

Grades in Moodle

Simple Guide to Moodle Gradebook (2 page PDF)

Taming the Wild Moodle Gradebook (pdf)

Other Resources
Moodle for instructors and students - from Indiana University of Pennsylvania