Tips for Setting up New Moodle Courses

The following 2 quick tips show teachers how to set up your Moodle courses easily.

Tip 1: Quick Moodle course start-up video tutorials

You can set up your Moodle course easily by uploading course materials, creating assignments and Turnitin Assignments (A plagiarism checking tool).

The following 3 videos might help you get started easily. For more advanced Moodle functions, please visit our online user-guide and online video tutorials.

Quick Moodle course start-up video tutorials  Add course content (1 minute 29 seconds) Transcript
Assignment (1 minute 53 seconds) Transcript
Turnitin Assignment (3 minutes 4 seconds) Transcript

Tip 2: Change the layout for new courses

Moodle courses are automatically created using the topic layout, i.e. having 10 topic sections in the course by default (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Moodle course in Topic Sections

Figure 1: Moodle course in Topic Sections

We have prepared two layouts for teachers, topic layout with 6 topic sections (see Figure 2) and weekly layout (see Figure 3). If you would like to use one of these layouts, please send the Moodle course code(s) to eLearningteam@hku.hk and we will help you to change the layout of the course(s). Note that this should be done before you start to upload course materials. Changing the course layout during running a Moodle course is NOT advisable.

Figure 2: Moodle course in 6 topic sections- This template is for teachers who want to organize the course content by activity nature.

Figure 2: Moodle course in 6 topic sections

Figure 3: Moodle course in Weekly format- This template is for teachers who want to organize the course content based on dates. The dates will be presented on the course content page in weekly format.

Figure 3: Moodle course in Weekly format