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A brief introduction to Moodle

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  • Updated July 2010 Moodle Course Management System
  • Session outline Moodle Introduction Examples Moodle demonstration Hands on practice
  • What is Moodle ?
    • Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites.
    • It supports a social constructionist framework of education.
    • It’s provided freely as open source software
    • It was developed by Martin Dougiamas as a free alternative to CMS
    • Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment
  • What does Moodle do?
    • Moodle is a CMS that supports the management, organisation, creation and delivery of web based content for courses.
    • Delivers course content
    • Enables course organisation
    • Provides means of communication
    • Delivers assessment
    • Records and tracks students online activity
  • Benefits of Moodle
    • Simple intuitive web browser interface
    • Provides an easy and flexible way of distributing learning materials online available 24/7
    • Accessible from anywhere and anyplace, provided that user has access to the internet and a pc.
    • Supports the distribution of interactive material of any format, e.g. Microsoft office suite, Videos, podcasts, images, flash presentations, etc.
  • Moodle Examples OpenLearn Project at the Open University UK Moodle Exchange : free range of courses
  • Moodle Features
    • Manage Course and content (upload materials, attach files and readings, link to multimedia objects, integrate multimedia, embed graphics, etc)
    • Communicate: asynchronous n synchronous communication tools (online chat, forums, collaborative activities)
    • Assess: integrate quizzes, gradebook and online submissions
  • Components of a Moodle Course
      • Content based modules
      • Resource Module
      • Glossary Module
      • Lesson Module
      • Assessment based modules
      • Assignment Module
      • Quiz Module
      • Communication based modules
      • Chat Module
      • Forums Module
      • Dialogue Module
      • Evaluation modules
      • Choice Module
  • In plain English !
    • Moodle is an online interactive teaching and learning environment enabling educators to use technology in their classroom!
    • Let’s watch a video presentation on how Moodle works
    • Moodle explained with LEGO
  • DEMONSTRATION There will be time allocated for hands on practice for f2f students .
  • Demonstration involves
    • Moodle Interface overview
    • Administration and Course Settings
    • Overview of Tools
    • Adding content (weblink, files, multimedia)
    • Side Blocks
    • Add a Resource
    • Add an Activity
    • WYSIWYG editor
  • Login and access
    • Go To http://83.170.93.38/~unimanc/
    • Type in username and password
    • Access your Course
  • Further Information
    • Moodle Training Space (how to guides, support material, further links)
    • Moodle forums for queries
    • www.moodle.org community
    • Happy Moodle-ing! 