Atlas Asynchronous courses

a unique place to exchange ideas and share experience with other scholars...this forum fills that gap by allowing for open, sincere discussions about our teaching and how to make it better


Creating and using pre-recorded content

As we prepare for the next academic year of online/hybrid teaching, it’s worth considering your options for creating pre-recorded content. This mini-course shows you how pre-recorded content can be used in lectures or as stand-alone resources – which technologies to use, what are the pros and cons, which content lends itself to being pre-recorded, the pros and cons etc. In addition to principles of good practice, the course includes examples of pre-recorded content from the LSE and beyond, scenarios, and a discussion forum where you can ask questions or leave comments about the content in the course or on a related topic.

This is an asynchronous course in Moodle and you can complete it at your own pace. There is no obligation to complete the entire course; it is designed so that you can dip in and out and pick and choose what you need.

To access the course in Moodle, click here

Make your Moodle course interactive with H5P

As part of our shift towards a different type of teaching for the 20/21 AY, there is a great deal that can be done with educational technology. Rather than a daunting prospect, this is a great opportunity for you to rethink your teaching practice and let technology take a load off!

Moodle is the ideal place to create interactive content that will allow you to focus (and shorten) your zoom/ face to face time to the essential needs of your students, such as asking questions and learning with and from each other in structured discussions.

This moodle course area introduces academics to creating interactive learning activities in their Moodle courses. It collates resources such as PPT introductions, links to PDF guides and interactive examples. Enrolled participants can use the sandbox to try it out for themselves, and share materials, ideas, thoughts and questions in the forum. 

This is an asynchronous course in Moodle, which anyone can access at any time here.

Moodle basics 2020

As we move to online and hybrid learning, getting up to speed with Moodle is essential for all student-facing staff. This course introduces you to the basics of Moodle editing. The key features of this course are step-by-step instructions on carrying out important tasks in Moodle, a sandpit where you can practise the skills you’re learning on the course, and signposting and links to more complex functionality in Moodle and other learning technologies. Most importantly, this asynchronous course has been designed so that you can proceed at your own pace. Drop-in sessions are available if you want live help.


This is an asynchronous course in Moodle, which anyone can access at any time here.


Assessment Masterclass

This short course is designed to guide you through assessment design, particularly in light of the changes required as a result of Covid-19. It will examine what factors you need to consider in designing assessment on your course and how to create links between formative and summative assessment.  As such, it builds on guidance from the Assessment Toolkit.

This is an asynchronous course in Moodle, which anyone can access at any time here.

Explore the hidden capabilities of Moodle Forum

You probably know the standard Moodle Forum tool but may have not explored the additional Open Forum tool and its full potential. This workshop will not only cover the standard features of Moodle Forum, but will also cover advanced features such as posting anonymously, marking a post as substantive, bookmarking a post, reply to a post privately, display word count and rating a post. In addition, the workshop will give you the opportunity to unlock an extra Moodle feature namely, Hot Question, a particular forum type which allows students to vote for topics and indicate which are the hot questions to be answered. The workshop will also discuss and provide examples of activities where an Open Forum and Hot Question tools can be used.

This is an asynchronous course in Moodle, which can be accessed at any time here.


For the full Atlas programme, please click here.