I'm just starting to migrate to Moodle from using just a plain CMS (WebGUI) skunkworks and am trying to adjust our presentation methods to the Moodle interface / way of thinking.
Our previous way of thinking was creating a set of content, usually organized topically and heirarchically, and then sticking activities into the appropriate topic. The result is something like a high school textbook with activities in the sidebars.
Often our activities involve a set of resources (a video, a reading) and then some action that may be independent (interview someone) and then some action of reporting back (posting to the discussion, uploading a form). However, the Moodle "activity" module seems very one-dimensional, and I'm not sure I'm approaching it the right way. How do I construct a multi-faceted activity using Moodle's tools -- without forcing participants to click back and forth between pages? (Is that even possible?)
FYI we are a training/education program for legal aid attorneys. The course I'm working on is 5 units, 4 weeks, with about 6-8 activities per week that mix discussions, live phone conference, self-paced readings and worksheets, and offline simulations.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide! I'm very excited to be joining the Moodle community and hope to be chipping in on development, etc.... any day now.