Step 4: Add Something!

So let’s review.   Here’s what we’ve learned:

  • an empty course is a new course.  It’s set up by weeks and utilizes three columns, one for content and two for blocks.
  • to add or edit content or new blocks we need to first turn editing on.
  • to make course-wide changes we accomplish that via the “edit settings” link.
  • we only make changes to a specific set of course settings and nothing else!

Now that you’re feeling comfortable navigating within your course, let’s practice some of our newly learned skills.  How about we add something to the first week of your course?

Remember, there are two choices for adding content to your course when editing is on.  You can add a resource or an activity.

Take a look at the page below for an explanation of activities vs. resources (opens in a new window so you can come back here when done)

Activities vs. Resources

Ok, now let’s add a resource to your course.  How about we add a file?  Take a look at the page below and then give it a shot!  (opens in a new window so you can come back here when done)

Adding files and folders to a course

If that went well, and you want to save time, you can add files, text and images with Moodle’s simple drag and drop feature.  Feeling adventurous?  Give it a try!  (opens in a new window so you can come back here when done)

Adding files, text, images or folders via drag and drop

Now that you’ve learned some basics and practiced a bit, it’s time to begin work on your course.  Check out the other how-tos published here on the support site to help you get started.  Thanks for giving Moodle a shot and stick with it!

Complete list of Moodle Support How-tos