this study is a report of a learning experience that had as objective to describe how was structured the virtual learning environment moodle for training at work. this is a semi-distance education project for controlling a surgical site infection, oriented to the nurses of a university hospital. the study was organized having as a base the interactionist skopos model and on humanist principles. the activities were organized on topics aimed at: informing and updating the central aspects of the topic; generating problematization of situations and extend the individual and collective discussion; promoting integration; and encouraging a joint development of a proposal for action. the moodle resources helped to select the teaching strategies to update knowledge, to generate ideas, and to promote the integration and collective construction of propositions.