This book not only contains easy step by step instructions in how to install Moodle 2.0 and how to configure it, but also gives you explanations and guides for the many features that Moodle 2.0 offers. But that’s not all, the book goes a step further and gives the reader many examples for him to follow.
The book is written for the beginner but has information for any user. In the first few chapters, it is mostly for administrators or course creators because it explains how to install and configure a Moodle site. After that, it explains course activities. The author explains in detail how each activity works and how to create them. The last few chapters concentrate on quizzes, adding social activities, blocks and finally a chapter on features for teachers.
This book shows you how to use Moodle as a tool to enhance your teaching. It will also help in understanding student requirements and what Moodle can do for them. The author even throws in some good examples with each activity for the teacher to use in his own course.
The table of contents includes : Chapter 1 : A Guided Tour of Moodle Chapter 2 : Installing Moodle Chapter 3 : Configuring Your Site Chapter 4 : Creating Categories and Courses Chapter 5 : Adding Static Course Material Chapter 6 : Adding Interaction with Lessons and Assignments Chapter 7 : Evaluation Students with Quizzes, Choices and Feedback Chapter 8 : Adding Social Activities to Your Course Chapter 9 : Blocks Chapter 10 : Features for Teachers
In conlusion, I would certainly recommend this book to a new user, whether they are an administrator or a teacher. It’s a book that would become a very good reference for every day questions about Moodle activities.