Exploring Moodle courses
In the following sections, first, we will cover the two most essential learning elements of courses: resources and activities. Then, we will look at categories that organize courses hierarchically. Finally, you are going to create your first course.
Moodle is a course-centric system.
Resources and activities
Moodle manages activities and stores resources in courses, and this is where the vast majority of learning takes place:
- Resources are learning elements where the learner is passive – for instance, a PDF document can be read, a URL can be navigated to, a podcast can be listened to, or a video can be watched
- Activities are learning elements where the learner is active and more engaged – for example, posting to a discussion forum, responding to a feedback questionnaire...