In just over a week registrations open for the Moodle for teachers: An introduction MOOC being ran by Moodle HQ at learn.moodle.net. This is the the first official Moodle MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). This is a free course designed for anyone who wants to learn to use Moodle for teaching or training.

It is a four-week course which starts on Sunday 1 September with participants needing to spend 2-3 hours a week on it. Those who complete the course will get a Moodle MOOC completer badge (Moodle now supports Open Badges since 2.5)

Each week covers some key aspects of Moodle covering the platform overview, resources, assessments and activities and some advanced features as detailed below (full course overview here -> :

Week 1 – Getting Started

Week 2 – Getting involved

Week 3 – Making the Grade

Week 4 – Taking it further

The course is being facilitated by Mary Cooch – Moodle HQ Documentation Fairy. You may also know Mary from her conference presentations or her superb blog.

So if you have some time in September, and are looking to get an introduction into Moodle – put the 19th of August into your calendar and be sure to sign up for the Moodle for teachers: An introduction MOOC.

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