7-9 February 2023
IT Center, University of Peradeniya
Asia/Colombo timezone


Pre-workshop activities. Organization. Introduction to Moodle. Authentication Methods

  • Anonymous survey on your background in Moodle and expectations from the workshop
  • Get the Moodle terminology right

Unit 1. Getting organized. Authentication and user management

  • Getting to know each other (party game)
  • Get organized in to groups and grab your group Moodle
  • Local authentication: Manual user creation, bulk upload, e-mail-based Self-registration. Bulk user upload
    Possible remote authentication methods.

Unit 2. Course creation and management
  • Manual course creation. Course categories. Suitable models for universities
  • Course backup and restore
  • End-of-year roll-over

Unit 3. Roles and enrolments
  • The different roles in standard Moodle, their function and scope
  • Manual enrolments and self-enrolments
  • Enhance the default model

Unit 4. Customize the look-and-feel
  • The Moodle front page
  • Study a sample collection of themes and customizing them on the GUI
  • Further customizations through HTML and CSS

Unit 5. Extending Moodle
  • Moodle Mobile App
  • Find plug-ins in the Moodle developer database
  • Install some samples, test them

Unit 6. The final project. Wrap-up
  • System checks
  • How to monitor the health
  • Topics came up during the workshop