Designing your Moodle space with accessibility in mind benefits everyone.
The language you use has a profound impact on how easily your participants understand your materials. Use simple language and formatting, where you can.
- 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, helping you to create more accessible content.
- Introduction to managing course participants
- Make your course visible to students
- Check participants
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Switch to another role
- Create groups
- Create groupings
- Using activities with groups and groupings
- Activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Create and grade a submission using a rubric
- Use a marking workflow for assignments
- Allocate markers to specific submissions
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges