Teaching music with the Moodle online platform

Online seminar in two modules (can be booked individually)
in cooperation with the BMU RLP

Due to high demand, the 77.20 and 79.20 course offerings will be reissued here in a timely manner as a two-part series.

What until a few weeks ago was at best an additional medium for most music teachers at secondary schools in the teaching of subject content and skills has now become part of everyday life for many. Moodle is the official learning platform of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, through which learning opportunities are currently made available online to children and young people at most schools.

In this three-part course, various functions and tools of the platform are introduced and tried out for immediate use in a building-up process: Providing material, setting links and references, creating and evaluating tests and reviews, creating interactive media (e.g. learning videos) yourself and linking them to tasks, organizing classroom discussions as live chats, etc. The didactic questions that are of particular interest to the subject of music will also be brought into focus: How can curriculum areas be covered creatively and meaningfully using Moodle lessons? How can the social fabric of the classroom community be cultivated in online lessons?

The course takes place online. Some of the communication and work is done directly on Moodle, some via Zoom. The modules can be chosen as a complete package or individually, so that the different previous knowledge of the participants can be taken into account.

1st part: Basics (for beginners)

Tue. 16 June, 15:00 to 18:30

The first part is aimed at teachers who have little prior knowledge of Moodle. Basic tools will be explained so that students will be able to work with text fields, text pages, files, directories, links, and assignments.


Part 2: Advanced course (for teachers with basic Moodle knowledge)

Wed. June 17, 15:00 to 18:30

Those who are already familiar with basic Moodle tools can learn how to make online teaching more creative and student-centered, e.g., through forums, polls, quizzes, and interactive videos with H5P. These tools allow for feedback in both directions: 

Are all learners participating? How many are participating at all? At the same time, ways are shown to master the stage of just providing material to a real teaching process.

Part of the course content touches on the technical side: How do the various tools work? Which pitfalls and problems can occur? How can I integrate and evaluate the elements in a meaningful way? But also content-related didactical questions will be

are addressed: How can I put together a test so that it is also a learning medium? How can I work in the sense of a systematic listening education in the interactive processing of videos? How can I stimulate, support and guide music practice in online lessons?

Teaching team:

Dr. Andreas Wagner is a teacher for music and history at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium Trier, regional subject advisor for music in the district of Trier and currently supervises together with Jörg Safferling the subject-related parts of the Moodle exchange platform of the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut, which is currently under construction.

Number of participants: approx. 15
Course start: Tuesday, 16.06.2020, 15:00
Course end: Wednesday, 17.06.2020, 18:30
Note on date: 1st part: 16.06.2020, 15:00 to 18:30
2nd part: 17.06.2020, 15:00 to 18:30

both modules 40 €

single workshop 30 €

Members of the BMU receive a discount of 50% of the course fees


In order to take full advantage of the course offering, the following requirements should be met:

- During the workshop, a PC workstation with Internet, where Zoom works (with microphone, camera and sound). Usually this is automatically given with a laptop, for example.

- Each participant needs a Moodle account (usually provided by the school).

- Each participant needs their own Moodle course in which they have instructor rights (usually also provided by the school).

- Registration with the Music Exchange Platform of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate: https://lms.bildung-rp.de/austausch/course/view.php?id=327.

Teachers with a Moodle account can register there and be activated by the course instructor. This should be done before the course starts.

Technical questions or problems are best clarified in advance.

If necessary, please contact the instructor via andreas.wagner@beratung.bildung-rp.de.

Notes on registration: The registration takes place via the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz

This course is recognized by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2082 as serving official interests.