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  • 1. What?
 Why?
 How?
 Hands
on:
your
own
Moodle
domain
 Keith
Landa
 CIT
2009

  • 2. What?
 LMS/VLE
 InternaJonal
 Open
source
 Pedagogical
 origins
 hEp://moodle.org
 Student
 learning
 Focus
on
acJviJes
 along
with
resources

  • 3. A
demo
course
 •  Course
organizaJon
 •  Student
learning
acJviJes
 •  Learning
resources
 •  CommunicaJons
tools
 •  Schedule
and
navigaJon
 •  Gradebook
 •  Reports

  • 4. Why?
 Commercial
 Open
 products
 source
 Risk
management
 No
license
fee
 Responsibility
 Extensible
 Support
 Customizable

  • 5. Purchase
College
LMS
review
 •  Blackboard
8
Enterprise
 •  LMS
review
task
force:
faculty,
staff
 –  Blackboard,
Angel,
Moodle
 –  Faculty
survey:
BB
uses,
LMS
wants
 –  PresentaJons,
features
comparisons
 –  Costs
and
support
opJons
 •  Moodle
pilot
 –  20
faculty,
40
courses

  • 6. Student
survey
 •  Demographic
info:
major,
year,
gender,
IT
comfort,
LMS
exp.
 •  Moodle
features
raJngs
 •  Moodle
comments,
good
and
bad
 •  Blackboard
features
raJngs
 •  Blackboard
comments,
good
and
bad
 •  Direct
comparisons
 •  Overall
preference

  • 7. LMS
direct
comparisons

  • 8. Accessing
resources
 70%
 60%
 50%
 40%
 Moodle
 Equal
 30%
 Blackboard
 20%
 10%
 0%
 Ease
of
use
 Be*er
func.on
 n=94
 n=93

  • 9. Course
communica.ons
 70%
 60%
 50%
 40%
 Moodle
 Equal
 30%
 Blackboard
 20%
 10%
 0%
 Ease
of
use
 Be*er
func.on
 n=75
 n=78

  • 10. Schedule
tracking
 70%
 60%
 50%
 40%
 Moodle
 Equal
 30%
 Blackboard
 20%
 10%
 0%
 Ease
of
use
 Be*er
func.on
 n=91
 n=91

  • 11. Assignments
 70%
 60%
 50%
 40%
 Moodle
 Equal
 30%
 Blackboard
 20%
 10%
 0%
 Ease
of
use
 Be*er
func.on
 n=87
 n=86

  • 12. Keeping
track
of
grades
 70%
 60%
 50%
 40%
 Moodle
 Equal
 30%
 Blackboard
 20%
 10%
 0%
 Ease
of
use
 Be*er
func.on
 n=79
 n=76

  • 13. Which
system
preferred?
 70%
 60%
 50%
 40%
 Moodle
 Equal
 30%
 Blackboard
 20%
 10%
 0%
 1
 n=95

  • 14. Purchase
plans
 •  ERes
‐>
Moodle
this
summer
 •  Maintain
Blackboard
one
more
year
 •  Faculty
summer
workshops
on
Moodle
 –  Full‐day,
end
session
with
funcJonal
course
 •  Voluntary,
facilitated
course
migraJon
 –  Mostly
content
migraJon
 –  QuesJon
bank
migraJon
or
rebuild
 •  Drop
dead
date
for
Blackboard

  • 15. How?
 Build
your
own
 Moodle
partners
 •  Download
standard
 •  HosJng
services
 package
 –  moodlerooms.com
 –  remote‐learner.net
 •  PHP/SQL
web
server
 –  classroomrevoluJon.com
 •  Accounts
 •  Custom
installaJon,
 •  Enrollments
 account
management,
 •  Add‐ons
and
themes
 enrollments,
service
 •  SUNY
Purchase
 desk
 •  SUNY
Delhi

  • 16. Learning
Moodle
 •  Moodle
docs
docs.moodle.org
 •  Moodle
forums
moodle.org/course/view.php?id=5
 •  www.moodletutorials.org
 •  Moodle
videos
on
YouTube
 •  Books

  • 17. Your
Moodle
Sandbox
 •  ninehub.com
 –  Free
Moodle
hosJng
 –  Example
site:
marsexploraJons.ninehub.com
 •  Business
model
–
ad
supported
 •  LimitaJons:
account
&
enrollment
management,
limited
 support,
IP/privacy,
limited
customizaJon,
etc.
 •  Easy
way
to
gain
some
experience
with
 Moodle,
evaluaJon

  • 18. Signing
up
 •  You
will
need:
5
minutes,
access
to
your
email
 •  Go
to
ninehub.com
 •  Click
AcJvate
 •  Choose
Moodle
&
submit
 •  Enter
subdomain
and
email
 –  You
can
host
mulJple
courses
 •  ConfirmaJon
email
with
url,
username,
pw

  • 19. Selng
up
your
site
 •  Front
page
and
Appearance
 •  Account
management
 •  Language
packs
 •  AcJviJes,
blocks
and
filters
 •  Course
categories
and
adding
courses

  • 20. Selng
up
your
course
 •  Course
selngs
 •  Permissions
 •  Configuring
blocks
 •  EdiJng
topics/weekly
summaries
 •  Using
labels
to
organize
your
secJons

  • 21. Learning
acJviJes
 •  Discussion
forums
 •  Assignments:
online,
file
upload
 •  Chat
 •  Wikis
 •  Glossary
/
database
 •  Quiz