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A brief introduction to Moodle

A brief introduction to Moodle

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  • http://stream.manchester.ac.uk/Play.aspx?VideoId=1335 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McvCJley78A
  • Show moodle stratight away- have they all seen it!
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    • 1. Updated July 2010 Moodle Course Management System
    • 2. Session outline Moodle Introduction Examples Moodle demonstration Hands on practice
    • 3. 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
    • 4. 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
    • 5. 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.
    • 6. Moodle Examples OpenLearn Project at the Open University UK Moodle Exchange : free range of courses
    • 7. 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
    • 8. 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
    • 9. 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
    • 10. DEMONSTRATION There will be time allocated for hands on practice for f2f students .
    • 11. 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
    • 12. Login and access
      • Go To http://83.170.93.38/~unimanc/
      • Type in username and password
      • Access your Course
    • 13. Further Information
      • Moodle Training Space (how to guides, support material, further links)
      • Moodle forums for queries
      • www.moodle.org community
      • Happy Moodle-ing! 