LIVEefc Course Template


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At Epping Forest College we build our courses on Moodle, the “LIVEefc “ way.

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LIVEefc Course Template

  1. 1. Date: July 2009 LIVE efc Course Template
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Course Template </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Why a course template; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Turning the editing button on; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using the Edit icon; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formatting a course title; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inserting an image; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create active email address links; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a label; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uploading important document and creating web links; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inserting a table. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why a course template? <ul><li>To show standardisation and coherence throughout the schools. </li></ul><ul><li>To have a “ LIVE efc “ way. </li></ul><ul><li>To avoid licensing infringement and plagiarism through inappropriate referencing. </li></ul><ul><li>To look professional. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Turn editing on button Before you can format your course and make it your own, you must click on the “Turn editing on” button on the top right hand side of the web page.
  5. 5. Click “Edit” icon When opened click on the edit icon of the section you want to change. Click in the course category to locate your course.
  6. 6. Course Title Your course title should be formatted as below: So Heading 1 (24pt), centred.
  7. 7. Course Image You should also place a LANDSCAPE image below your title:
  8. 8. Course title with image
  9. 9. How do you upload an image? Click on the “add an image” icon on the menu: Remember, your image must be centred!
  10. 10. Image size <ul><li>Do not adjust it in the formatting window , instead pick up its bottom right tag and drag it in diagonally to reduce /increase its size. Then check values. </li></ul><ul><li>Please note height is not relevant here. </li></ul>Your image should be 550 pixels wide maximum.
  11. 11. Image referencing Your image MUST be referenced adequately. Please give the title of the image and the image source /copyright as in the “Alternate text window below. This will show on mouse over.
  12. 12. Course introduction Highlight your text, make it Trebuchet, 12pt, black and remember to justify it. Below your image, please add your course introduction / welcome.
  13. 13. Overview
  14. 14. Course Team As below, please add the details of your course team members. This should include their name, role, staff room, Tel number and email address.
  15. 15. Course team title formatting Title of course team should be Trebuchet, 12pt, bold and black.
  16. 16. Course team details formatting By pressing return after an email address, it should automatically become an active link. If not, highlight the email address then click on the link button in the menu. An insert link window opens Delete “http:// and type in: mailto: + the email address so for me it would be:
  17. 17. Course overview
  18. 18. Creating a label After your team details please add a section with the important course document. This section should be introduced by a label. It can be created by going to: Add a resource > Insert a label. Labels are automatically formatted. So no need to amend the colour. Just remember to press return to leave a space between this section and the previous one.
  19. 19. Uploading important documents Please upload below your student handbook, the course assessment schedule and create a link to the accreditation board. ( Please see either Induction training or Training 3B on how to upload resources and create web links) Once uploaded this is what it should look like.
  20. 20. Timetable Please repeat the process to create a timetable section. So create label. Insert an image of your timetable as seen previously.
  21. 21. Units / project subtitle This should contain a square image with text on right.
  22. 22. Units / project table formatting Cellspacing and padding is important to create a gap between your text/image and edges of the table. As we do not want the table to be visible, its border = 0. Click onTable button Click on Edit In order to organise image and text a table needs to be created
  23. 23. Units / project subtitle This should contain a square image with text on right.
  24. 24. Units / project overview Repeat process to create labels and subsections within.
  25. 25. Conclusion If you have any queries or need further guidance, please contact us on Remember we are here to answer your queries and help you get started … We hope you enjoyed this session. Please apply this formatting to all the courses you create. One easy way to do this is also to copy and paste from the master template or from the previous unit so all settings are in place, i.e.: tables, size of images, font, etc… Thank you!