Does Moodle need a Simpler Course Creator?

Does Moodle need a Simpler Course Creator?
November 23, 2017 Rucha Gotarkar

Moodle, among other ground-breaking features, boasts of providing a course authoring tool to its users.

Companies hesitate to employ third-party course creators because they cost heavy on their wallets. An in-built course creating tool turned out to be a deal breaker for Moodle, proving to be a USP for them.

When we asked Moodle users about their experience with creating a course on their own, we heard quite a few negative reviews. On deeper research, we found that there are some serious problems that Moodle’s course creator faces at the moment. These are our observations:


Problem #1 Multiple Settings

Creating a course on Moodle is a long and tedious procedure. Each step contains multiple settings that you need to go through with. A beginner gets easily hassled with so many decisions to make at once.

moodle course creator

Problem #2 Time Consuming

Creating a diverse course may take anything from a few hours to an entire week. Getting used to the Moodle backend also takes up a lot of time.

Problem #3 Complexity

Even for creating a basic, simple course the creator has to make various customizations that aren’t required at present. This increases the complexity and discourages a user from completing it.


As always, when we talk about a problem, we talk about a solution too.


What if we propose a Course Creator with the easiest functionality!


Solution #1 Quick Settings

It will drastically reduce the effort taken to create a course, be it long or short. With minimal mandatory settings, you can sift easily without getting yourself worn out.

Solution #2 Time Saving

With fewer settings and a friendly interface, the time taken will definitely reduce, ultimately saving your time.

Solution #3 Simplicity

Every customisable and portable element will be present on a single page, with no need to waver off from the existing page to elsewhere.

What do you think of this idea? We would love to know!

Comment (1)

  1. william Carico 1 year ago

    Need to know if a moodle content dev tool exists please.

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