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Moodle: An Open Source Course Management System

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Workshop on Moodle presented at Dawson College on March 30th, 2009.

Workshop on Moodle presented at Dawson College on March 30th, 2009.

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  • 1. A Free Open Source Course Management System Rafael Scapin Coordinator of Educational Technology Office of Instructional Development Dawson College
  • 2. Theoretical Moodle
  • 3. Moodle is a free software e-learning platform (also known as a Course Management System (CMS), or Learning Management System (LMS), or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)). Acronym for: M odular O bject- O riented D ynamic L earning E nvironment What is Moodle?
  • 4. Moodle was created in 1999 by Martin Dougiamas , a WebCT administrator at Curtin University, Australia. What is Moodle?
  • 5. Moodle is used in 208 countries in 75 languages. Who uses Moodle?
  • 6. Moodle in Québec Who uses Moodle?
  • 7. Who uses Moodle?
  • 8. Who uses Moodle? August 31st, 2009: expiration of WebCT’s licence
  • 9. Moodle at Dawson 4 6
  • 10. Migration from WebCT to Moodle WebCT 4 Course (Created by Rajesh Malik)
  • 11. Migration from WebCT to Moodle WebCT 4 Course migrated to Moodle (Created by Rajesh Malik)
  • 12.
    • Moodle can easily be used to:
    • Create, deliver and manage web-based content for courses.
    • Add online elements to traditional courses (to supplement current in-class instruction).
    • Facilitate and deliver completely online courses asynchronously or with limited face-to-face interaction.
    What is Moodle?
  • 13.
    • Moodle can easily be used to:
    • Communicate , real-time and/or asynchronous collaboration and communication tools
    • Assess integrated quizzes and grade books
    • Manage course/content : upload course materials (audio, video, documents like .doc, .pdf, .ppt files), link to other sites, embed files and resources
    What is Moodle?
  • 14.
    • Moodle can easily be used to:
    • Attach files for students to download
    • Link to resources anywhere on the internet
    • Create interesting classroom environments without learning HTML
    • Easily manage your course from year to year (never lose your work!)
    What is Moodle?
  • 15.
    • Moodle can easily be used to:
    • Continue your class discussions online
    • Chat online with students
    • Engage students in discussions forums
    • Help students collaborate over the internet , within their groups and within the classroom.
    What is Moodle?
  • 16.
    • No programming experience necessary
    • Engage all learning styles
    • Provide multiple methods for learning the same material
    • Decrease paperwork ( green solution!)
    • Engage digital natives where they learn best
    What are the benefits?
  • 17.
    • There are 2 ways you can start using Moodle:
    • Using it via web:
    • http ://moodle.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
    • Or
    • 2. Installing it on your computer
    • (this way you can use it offline too!)
    • http://download.moodle.org/
    • Windows, Linux and Mac OS
    How do I start?
  • 18. Practical Moodle
  • 19. Starting with Moodle Go to: http://moodle.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
  • 20. Starting with Moodle
  • 21. Starting with Moodle
  • 22. Starting with Moodle
  • 23. Positioning blocks Assign roles to a block Hide block Delete block Move Up Move Down Move Right Starting with Moodle
  • 24. Editing an activity block Move right Move Update Delete Hide Group Starting with Moodle
  • 25. Editing a topic block Show only this topic Highlight this topic as the current topic Hide this topic from students Move Topic Down Starting with Moodle
  • 26. Adding a Resource into a Topic Starting with Moodle
  • 27. Adding an Activity into a Topic Starting with Moodle
  • 28. Adding Blocks Starting with Moodle
  • 29. Admin Panel Starting with Moodle
  • 30. Examples of Moodle courses Starting with Moodle https://moodle.polymtl.ca/course/view.php?name=soutien https:// moodle.polymtl.ca/course/view.php?id =448
  • 31. Examples of Moodle courses Starting with Moodle
  • 32. Books on Moodle
  • 33. Books on Moodle
  • 34. Books on Moodle Free Moodle book: “ Using Moodle” http://docs.moodle.org/en/Using_Moodle_book
  • 35. Presentation online This presentation can be downloaded at: www.slideshare.net/oid
  • 36. Questions E-mail: [email_address] Ext.: 1404 - Room: 4B.3A-3

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