Who is this for? All teaching staff who plan to use Moodle in any capacity
Moodle roles required: Student and above see Moodle roles at LSE.
This section of the guides will explain how to log in to Moodle and familiarise yourself with the environment.
Moodle is an open source virtual learning environment (VLE) used by many education providers in the UK and worldwide. A VLE provides web-based support for courses and programmes by bringing together a range of resources and tools in one location that is available at any time and from any place via the internet. LSE Moodle is available to all teaching staff and students and is used for a variety of academic purposes.
There are currently in excess of 1500 courses on LSE’s Moodle meaning that the majority of undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses have a presence on there.
Use the Good Practice Checklist below to improve your Moodle course with immediate impact.
Remember, if you are using weekly format Moodle will automatically generate weekly dates. See course formats available at LSE.
Making Good Use of Moodle
The temptation for busy academics is to use Moodle as a repository (or dumping ground) for resources such as handouts, lecture slides, reading lists etc. and overlook the opportunities it provides to extend students’ learning experience beyond the classroom. As well as uploading static content, give some consideration to using a wide variety of other tools on offer, including:
Discussion forums: Can be used to get students to engage with seminar topics before the class or to hold debates that can continue online after class is over.
Quizzes: Online tests to monitor students’ progress, or for students to test themselves.
Wikis: Allow students to work collaboratively on documents, wherever they are, and at any time.
Assignments: Allow students to submit work online, and assign grades and comments.