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Lessons in Moodle

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How a typical Moodle course looks

Each course in Moodle contains similar objects, but may look completely different depending upon the course elements and content.

There are two basic elements on a Moodle page, topics and blocks.  Blocks can go on either side or both, and usually show information relevant to the user, while the topics occupy most of the space in the middle of the page, and display or link to a majority of the course content.

The example below is from the CFM101 Course.  Note that some of the blocks on the left and right of the screen are similar to ones you will have seen on the Moodle homepage.  Navigating the course page is similar to that of any web page.  Clicking on the links will take you to lessons, reading assignments, quizzes, etc.  Although you can access the lessons, assignments, and quizzes through the "activities" block on the left side, it is recommended you navigate through your course using the topics block in the middle column.

 Moodle Course Page


What do all those icons mean?

Below is an explanation of some of the icons you may see in your courses.  As each course is different, you may not see all of the icons described below.

 Moodle Icons

Navigating Lessons

Below is a sample page from Module 1 of CFM 101.  Lessons in CFM University will either present text, a narrated presentation, or both.  The "Continue" button at the bottom of the page (second picture below) will take you to the next page of the lesson or to the end of the lesson.

Lesson Page 1

Lesson Page Cont.

End of Lesson Page

When you reach the last page of the lesson, clicking on continue will take you to the "end of lesson" page.  From there you can navigate to the next lesson, assignment, or quiz in the topic module or navigate back to the course topic page.  You can also exit the lesson by clicking on the breadcrumb links at the top of the lesson page, but if you believe you have finished with the lesson, it is best to continue to the end of lesson page.  Moodle keeps track of what you have done in the course and reaching the end of lesson page lets Moodle know you have completed the lesson.

End of Lesson

The Presentation Player
Lessons that are delivered through a narrated presentation use a player similar to a VCR player.  Click on the link below to open a browser window demonstrating the functionality of the player controls.  When finished viewing, close the window to return to this page.