One of the first things you will need to do is to decide how you want to organize your course material. You can adjust the course structure by modifying the course settings. We currently support six different formats.
All formats have a general area at the top of the course for material that does not fit specifically into the rest of the course layout. For example, a course organized by weeks might put the syllabus, which is not tied to a specific week, in this area. This is also the area where you put a course banner.
The formats that we have, and some that we don't, are documented on the moodle.org page for formats.