This guide explains how and why to write course content using clear and concise language.
Designing your Moodle space with accessibility in mind benefits everyone.
The language you use can affect whether participants understand their course materials. Where possible, you should:
- Write in short, simple and clear sentences and paragraphs.
- Avoid using unnecessarily complex words and phrases.
- Consider providing a glossary of terms readers may not know.
- Expand acronyms on first use. For example, "The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is".
- Formatting text as bullet point or numbered lists, as appropriate.
- Consider using images, illustrations, video, audio, and symbols to help clarify meaning.
- Use strong verbs (doing/action) rather than noun phrases.
The Hemingway App highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors. This can help you to create more accessible content.
- Introduction to managing course participants
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Use groups and groupings
- Import and populate groups
- Enable activity completion
- Mark activity completion manually
- Track activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges
- Reports, logs and completion data in Moodle
- Introduction to eStream
- Access your eStream content
- Uploading videos to eStream
- Edit videos in eStream
- Edit video thumbnail
- Uploading a closed captions (subtitles) file to eStream
- Add eStream videos to Mahara
- Sharing eStream videos to Moodle
- Sharing an eStream video with a link
- Setup a video assignment in Moodle
- Introduction to Echo360
- Getting started with Echo360 Lecture Capture
- Getting started with Universal Capture (Personal)