Some usability issues are inherent or embedded in the software interface itself, such as the ease of setting up a Moodle activity. This is usability from an instructor perspective. But some usability issues, mainly from a student experience perspective, can be solved by simple design decisions the instructor can make while setting up the Moodle course website. Take a look at this poster that my colleague, Emily Stull Richardson, and I did for University of Minnesota’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers conference April 8, 2015. This method works best for companion and blended courses (over fully online courses) and has so far only been tested in Moodle–more info coming soon!