Moodle training – sign up!

Several Moodle training sessions available in Finnish and Moodle Basics and Quiz in English! Trainings are webinars at Zoom.

Detailed information and registration at Suffeli Learning, see links below (Suffeli instructions).






If signed with * the final 30 minutes of the session is reserved for questions.

Any other future trainings will be updated to this list.


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Order training

If there is no suitable training available at a time that works for you, please just email us at and we can provide training for you and your colleagues. You can find examples of the trainings in the picture below. Read descriptions of the trainings in Suffeli Learning: Moodle Training Program  (click on the “training list” tab).

Sign up for the Moodle-miitti! On Monday 30.5.2022, from 9am to 12pm, teachers will showcase their pedagogical solutions in Moodle

Sign up by registering on the Moodle area and adding the event to your calendar.

In the webinar, you will hear about good e-learning practices and ideas and exchange experiences with other Moodle teachers. This year, all Finnish Moodle teachers have been invited to the Moodle-miitti!

The opportunity is suitable for both those who are beginners in using Moodle and those who have taught with Moodle for a long time.

The first two presentations are in English and the rest in Finnish. Group discussions will be conducted according to the language of the participants.


9-9.15 Introduction and welcome Educational Technology Specialist Heikki Wilenius, DOJO
9.15-9.30 Creating a self-study academic writing course in Moodle (in English) University Instructor Jonathon Martin, Language Centre (Academic Writing in English)
9.30-10 Discussion in small groups
10-10.15 Gamified course in Moodle using ThingLink and various assessment methods (in English) Senior University Lecturer Reijo Käkelä, Faculty of biological and environmental sciences & Educational Technology Specialist Sanna-Katja Parikka, DOJO
10.15-10.25 Discussion in small groups
10.25-10.40 Break
10.40-10.55 Accessible Moodle Course: First Steps (in Finnish) University Lecturer Tuuli Anna Renvik, Faculty of Social Sciences (Sosial psychology), Open University
10.55-11.10 Discussion in small groups
11.10-11.25 Giving feedback to specializing doctors with the Database Activity (in Finnish) Ewa Jokinen, Faculty of Medicine
11.25-11.40 Discussion in small groups
11.40-11.55 Extra credits from voluntary exams, implementation and experiences (in Finnish) University Lecturer Teemu Rinne, Faculty of Medicine (Psychology), Open University
11.55-12 Closing Educational Technology Specialist Heikki Wilenius, DOJO

Take a relaxed seat and your morning coffee with you, and come hear about the best ideas for your own teaching! Welcome!

The event will be organized by Services for Digital Education and Continuous Learning (DOJO).

More information:

Wanted: Interesting Moodle course areas!

Is there a Moodle course that you’d like to learn more about?

On Monday 30.5.2022 at 9-12 a.m., there is a Moodle meetup (webinar) where teachers present their Moodle courses.

You’re welcome if you are interested in Moodle or remote, online and hybrid teaching in general.

For the first time, the Moodle-miitti will also be opened to other teachers in Finnish educational institutions who use Moodle in their teaching.

Please let us know if there is a Moodle course you’d like to hear more about. Or you can simply suggest your own course! Please send your proposals by 14th March 2022 using this form.

The featured Moodle courses may be ones that

  • have received good feedback from students,
  • take different learners and learning pathways into consideration,
  • meet accessibility criteria,
  • is well-suited to large numbers of students,
  • are self-study courses,
  • are visually attractive,
  • create a gamified experience,
  • take international students into consideration, or
  • are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses – open for everyone and there is no limitation for registration)

The idea of the event is to present Moodle courses from a pedagogical point of view. The duration of the presentations is around 15 minutes. Therefore, the technical settings for activities and other details will not be covered.

You can already sign up for the Moodle-miitti by registrating in the Moodle area “Moodle-miitti 2022”. Also remember add event to your own calendar.

Questions? Email to, University of Helsinki, Services for Digital Education and Continuous Learning

Come to Moodle training (spring -22)

Several Moodle training sessions available in Finnish and Moodle Basics in English! Trainings are webinars at Zoom. Detailed information and registration at Suffeli Learning (links below).






Also remember


Order training

If there is no suitable training available at a time that works for you, please just email us at and we can provide individual consultations and group trainings for you and your colleagues. See Moodle & MOOC trainings (Flamma).


Moodle will be upgraded to version 3.11 on December 29th, 2021, from 8 AM to 5 PM. During this time, Moodle is closed and cannot be logged into. The update may not take the whole day, but the time is reserved as a precaution to prepare for potential update issues and fixes.

What’s new?

New possibilities for Student activity completion


Activity completion lets students and teachers see the progress through their Moodle course. When this feature is enabled, it is a helpful way for students to be able to track there progress in a course. The student has an easy to see checklist of what they have done so far. It can also be linked to Restrict access in order to allow the teacher to set criteria upon which a student is allowed to progress through a course and access materials. What’s new?

For students:

  • Activity dates and Activity completion conditions may be shown on the course page and within activities: activity dates and Activity completion conditions are shown at the top of the activity page.
  • Students can mark an activity as complete from within the activity itself when using the manual completion.See Student’s Moodle Guide  

For teachers:

  • New display settings: New settings allow teachers to hide or show activity dates and completion conditions on the course page.
  • Improved activity completion report: The activity completion report may be filtered by activity and activity order.

More information: the Activity Completion and video made by

Improve the accessibility in your Moodle course with a new toolkit!

Moodle 3.11 brings with it a new accessibility toolkit for teachers to use to improve the accessibility of their own Moodle area. The toolkit identifies and pinpoints some of the most common accessibility issues in different types of content (text, pictures, links etc.).

Accessible online content can be used easily by different types of users. This means it is easy to navigate, all content is understandable and can be accessed using assistive technology. Different groups of users are taken into account when designing new content.

The toolkit includes

  • an error list with direct links, which makes it really easy to navigate to their location and fix them.
  • Activity breakdown, showing pass ratios per activity
  • Content types, showing error counts per type of content
  • Summary report, showing a summary of the other reports combined

An accessibility review block can be added to a course to display useful information to the teacher on the landing page. The block includes a heatmap that makes it easier to visualize the problematic areas.

You can request an analysis of any course you are teaching. As you edit your course area, the report updates automatically after the initial analysis has been run.

A link to the Finnish instructions added latest 29.12.

Accessibility toolkit instructions (

Read more about accessibility in teaching from Instructions for Teaching

Video on Accessibility toolkit by

Three desired updates in Quiz-activity

There will be three desired updates to the Quiz-activity in Moodle 3.11: word counter and Ouriginal plagiarism detection for the essay question type, and retaining the default settings of the questions from the previous question to the next question.

Student view:

  • If the word limits set for the essay are not met, the student will see that their answer is incomplete because the answer is too short or long.

For the teacher:

  • Set word limit to essay-type questions. During grading the teacher can clearly see, whether the students have followed the word restrictions or not.
  • Ouriginal plagiarism checker compares the student’s answer to external and Ouriginal sources. See Ouriginal instructions (from Instructions for Teachers) .
  • Setting changes made by question type e.g. in the default points and word limits follow from the previous question, speeding up e.g. importing questions of the same type and points into Moodle.

Video on Quiz-activity improvements by

What is Moodle?

Learn more about the online learning environment Moodle on the Instructions for Teaching website.