I bought Using Moodle Second Edition and don't see the answer to the following questions in it:
I am looking to eventually migrate an existing online certification program to Moodle. The way we currently provide access to our courses is this: A student will choose a topic, such as 101 General Introduction. When they click on that, the menu expands to show all the courses under 101 (101.1 - Welcome, 101.2 - Getting Started, etc). Each of these separate courses are made up of a number of lessons, plus a final exam when all of the lessons have been completed (which is non-interactive. Just information for them to read.) When they click on the specific course, they have a description, a log-iin link, and the option to add the course to their shopping cart so they can have full access.
Can I do something similar with Moodle? These courses sit up there and are in no way time-sensitive, so I am not sure what to do with the Number of Weeks/Topics setting, etc. I don't expect anyone to do the work for me, so if you can even tell me if what I am looking for is possible and perhaps point me in the right direction for documentation, I would be very grateful.