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Advanced Moodle Practitioner Workshop | 1-2 August 2023


In lieu of the current technical models across the continent, with Africa in focus, the training workshop is drafted uniquely to fulfil and satisfy the continental demand for locally sourced talents to support the technical architectural demands of emerging universities.
As we approach the 21st century, institutions and corporate campuses continue to see a drastic divergence from the traditional modus operandi to more refined, sustainable framework solutions to address and automate manually defined processes within the academic administrative management and training workflow.
The formal classroom instructional environment has been challenged with an online contemporary to often replace or augment the structural brick and classroom environment. While the instruments for learning are being replaced, the underlying instructor-led, peer-based collaborative environment remains unthreatened. This workshop serves as a recurring medium to promote learning technology standards and use of eLearning solutions within the African Continent.

AAU invites you to attend a 2-day working session themed ‘Advanced Moodle Practitioner Workshop.’

The workshop is scheduled for 1st and 2nd August 2023 in Accra, Ghana at the AAU Secretariat.

Training Workshop

The workshop promises to be a hands-on experience with breakout sessions to provide comprehensive networking opportunities between learning enthusiasts. The breakout sessions will offer short, 30-minute sessions to collaborate and explore the following broad categories:

  1. Technical knowledge transfers and how-to documents. Example: How to create a course
  2. Best practices, use-cases and product sustainability. Example: Defining product roadmap and software lifecycle.
  3. Frontend Administration. Example: Site configuration and settings available
  4. Upgrades and Server Administration. Example: Managing your Moodle Server

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe an LMS?
  2. Explain available features and functionalities.
  3. Configure your site via front-end settings.
  4. Manage your Moodle server via backend scripts.
  5. Describe sustainability within the context of application management and adoption.



This event targets the following:

  1. Learning Management Systems Administrator
  2. Instructional Designer
  3. Course Designer/Administrator
  4. ICT Support Personnel

The event offers two specific training opportunities suitable for both front-end and back-end support personnels. With a keen focus on achieving defined learning outcomes, the training workshops lay the foundation for developing learning plans to support a career as a Moodle Administrator.


Front-End Administration

This section describes the management of the application through the graphical front-end user interface, or the application website. This section targets staff members who fit into one of the following categories:

  1. Teaching Staff
  2. Non-Teaching Staff

Teaching Staff

This cohort of learners reflects faculty or learners who interact with the application to create courses, add content, grade courses, etc.

Non-Teaching Staff

This cohort of learners reflects the faculty and academic support group; teaching assistants, help desk support representatives, etc.

Back-End Administration

This section describes the management of the application, database and web server.
This section targets staff members who fit into one of the following categories:

  1. Server Administrator
  2. Database Administrator
  3. Linux Administrator
  4. ICT Administrator


With a very mature marketing department dedicated to controlling AAU’s academic narrative on the web, we will work with AAU to:

  1. Create and disseminate digital marketing materials: flyers, pdfs, etc.
  2. Promote the event via social media outlets: Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.


Pricing | Subscription

The workshop registration fee of US $350 for AAU Member Institutions and US $400 for Non-AAU Member Institutions per person and would cover tuition, programme materials, tea/coffee and lunches over the period of the event. Your nominees have to pay for the other expenses separately and these include travel, accommodation, local transport, visas and upkeep.

We recommend subscribing to the training workshop which can be held two to three times annually. AAU to spearhead this engagement and appropriate to handle registration and payment related communications.
Subscribers receive:

  1. Invite to planned training sessions.
  2. Link to a learning portal with FAQs and Job-Aids
  3. Link to discussion boards to create and share Moodle related materials within the African context.


ACCOUNT NAME:                     Association of African Universities


BANK NAME:                              Zenith Bank   Ghana Limited

                                                        Head Office Branch Accra-Ghana

ACCOUNT NUMBER:               4050121131

SWIFT CODE:                             ZEBLGHAC


CORRESPONDENT BANK:     Citibank New York


SWIFT CODE:                             CITIUS33

IBAN:                                            //FW021000089




For online registration, please visit this link:


At the end of this engagement, we expect to build a network of Moodle professionals to support and tackle the unique educational challenges within Africa.


  1. Define and Track competencies.
  2. Track completions and issue certificates


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact:
Frank Asefuah – AAU.
Mobile: +233 534 027 839
Whatsapp: +233 548 880 855


  • Mensvic Grand Hotel* –
  • Tomreik Hotel* – – $130
  • AH Hotel* – – $100
  • Monarch Hotel* – $70
  • University of Ghana guest house – $60-$70
  • Bonsu Koda – $30 – $70
  • Angie Hill – $85-$90

*We will be able to organize pickup to workshop venue from this hotel


The official currency of Ghana is the Ghana Cedi ₵ but you may find prices of items and services quoted in US Dollars, with the commercial exchange rate, being subject to change daily. There are banks and licensed currency exchange bureaus located at the airport and in the city. For more information on currency exchange rates, please visit: Most major credit cards (Visa/Mastercard) are universally accepted.


The supply voltage in Ghana is 230 V and 50Hz with the most common plug type being type G.


Please check with your hotel. Some hotels provide complimentary airport shuttle service in accordance with your flight arrival and departure times in Accra at the Kotoka International Airport.


For booking accommodations, we kindly request participants to contact the hotels directly. Alternatively, if you have a sponsoring organization, please reach out to them for assistance with your booking arrangements.


For participants who require visas prior to traveling, the AAU will assist by providing the essential information and invitation letters to facilitate their visa application processes. It is important to note that, in most cases, the passport should have an expiry date of at least six months prior to the intended travel date. To obtain more detailed information regarding visa requirements and procedures, please visit the Ghana Immigration website at


Based on the COVID-19 risk assessment in Ghana and global trends, the Government of Ghana has lifted existing COVID-19 travel restrictions for all arriving passengers in Ghana. General health safety measures like hand disinfection and wearing of nose masks are however recommended in all airport terminals and ancillary buildings for passenger’s safety. Participants will be required to produce proof of their Yellow Fever Vaccination Card before being allowed entry.

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