“Course Templates”: One way to encourage consistent courses across classes, schools or an entire district

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This video highlights an important aspect of delivering courses with Moodle to students no matter what level you’re working with: consistency. A learning curve from course to course can cause a lot of undue stress on students as they try to figure out the specific nuances of each teacher/course builder’s course setup. The video highlights a few ideas on how/why to create a course template that might be applied throughout courses to ensure that students are able to just learn (rather than perform a treasure hunt looking for “what’s next” in an unfamiliar course design).

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Most of the recommendations are related to keeping courses aesthetically consistent (based on placement of blocks, links from resources, etc.). Moodle.org also has a handy tutorial on how you could pre-create a course as a template to be restored across courses to speed up/ease up the process: https://docs.moodle.org/29/en/Adding_a_new_course#Using_an_existing_course_as_a_template

Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtySKVPfteU