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  • 1. What is Moodle ? Moodle that is the acronym for : Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment Is a free software e-learning platform, also known as a Learning Management System ( LMS ), or Virtual Learning Environment ( VLE ). Moodle can be used in many types of environments such as in education, training and development, and business settings Moodle was originally developed by “Martin Dougiamas” to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content, and is in continual evolution. The first version of Moodle was released on 20 August 2002. As of June 2013 it had a user base of 83,008 registered and verified sites, serving 70,696,570 users in 7.5+ million courses with 1.2+ million teachers and available in 78 languages Features General features Course Development & Management feature Administrative feature Moodle
  • 2. General features 1) Modern, Easy to use interface Designed to be responsive and accessible, the Moodle interface is easy to navigate on both desktop and mobile devices 2) Personalized Dashboard Organize and display courses the way you want, and view at a glance current tasks and messages
  • 3. 3) Collaborative tools and activities Work and learn together in forums, wikis, glossaries, database activities, and much more 4) All-in-one calendar Moodle’s calendar tool helps you keep track of your academic or company calendar, course Deadlines, group meetings, and other personal events
  • 4. 5) Convenient file management Drag files from cloud storage services including MS SkyDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive 6) Simple and intuitive text editor Format text and conveniently add media and images with an editor that works across all web Browsers and devices
  • 5. 7) Notifications When enabled, users can receive automatic alerts on new assignments and deadlines, forum Posts and also send private messages to one another 8) Track progress Educators and learners can track progress and completion with an array of options for Tracking individual activities or resources and at course level
  • 6. Administrative Features 1) Customizable site design and layout Easily customize a Moodle theme with your logo, color schemes and much more - or simply Design your own theme 2) Secure authentication and mass enrolment Over 50 authentication and enrolment options to add and enroll users to your Moodle site and courses
  • 7. 3) Multilingual capability Allow users to view course content and learn in their own language, or set it up for multilingual users and organizations 4) Bulk course creation and easy backup Add courses in bulk, backup and restore large courses with ease
  • 8. 5) Manage user roles and permissions Address security concerns by defining roles to specify and manage user access 6) Supports open standards Readily import and export IMS-LTI, SCORM courses and more into Moodle
  • 9. 7) High interoperability Freely integrate external applications and content or create your own plugin for custom integrations 8) Simple add-ons and plugin management Install and disable add-ons and plugins within a single admin interface
  • 10. 9) Regular security updates Moodle is regularly updated with the latest security patches to help ensure your Moodle site is secure 10) Detailed reporting and logs View and generate reports on activity and participation at course and site level
  • 11. Course Development and Management Features 1) Direct learning paths Design and manage courses to meet various requirements. Classes can be instructor-led, self- paced, blended or entirely online 2) Encourage collaboration Built-in collaborative publishing features foster engagement and encourage content-driven collaboration
  • 12. 3) Embed external resources Teach materials and include assignments from other sites and connect to the grade book in Moodle 4) Multimedia Integration Moodle’s built-in media support enables you to easily search for and insert video and audio files in your courses
  • 13. 5) Group management Group learners to share courses, differentiate activities and facilitate team work 6) Marking workflow Conveniently assign different markers to assignments, manage grade moderation and control when marks are released to individual learners
  • 14. 7) In-line marking Easily review and provide in-line feedback by annotating on PDF files directly within browser 8) Peer and self-assessment Built-in activities such as workshops and surveys encourages learners to view, grade and assess their own and other course members' work as a group
  • 15. 9) Integrated Badges Fully compatible with Mozilla Open Badges, motivate learners and reward participation and Achievement with customized Badges 10) Outcomes and rubrics Select from advanced grading methods to tailor the grade book to your course and Examination criteria
  • 16. 11) Security and privacy Teach and share in a private space only you and your class can access What Teachers can do with Moodle Create online courses Open forums Divide students into Classes Upload files & lessons Create online test & examinations Chat sessions
  • 17. What Student can do with Moodle Tools Follow the lessons Upload their Homework and text Chat sessions Take part into forums Moodle Teaching tools Communication tools Collaboration tools Assessment tools
  • 18. Tools of Moodle Teaching tools: 1) Assignment A tool for creating gradable items and allowing students to upload digital content in response. Students can enter assignment text directly, or submit essays, spreadsheets, presentations, web pages, photographs or graphics, or small audio or video clips. 2) Lessons Using lessons, you simply enforce sequential viewing of various pieces of content and you can create programmed learning units in which each correct answer brings up a new piece of information and a new question 3) SCORM package Using this tool, you can upload any package of SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) content to your Moodle course. This type of content is created using HTML, JavaScript and SWF files for web-based learning 4) Resources A "resource" is any type of external web content that you add to your Moodle course. For example, a web page or a text or image file. Collaborative tools: 1) Groups This tool allows you to set up groups and then let students choose which group they want to join. You can specify maximum numbers for the groups
  • 19. 2) Glossary A tool for embedding glossaries of terms used by practitioners in your area of study. Glossaries can be created interactively, with students contributing terms and definitions  Allowing comments to encourage interaction.  Encouraging students to add images and links to their definitions, for a more dynamic Glossary generally and more 'stickability' of definitions. 3) Wiki Wikis are collections of collaboratively authored web pages, beginning with a home page that students can edit, and to which they can link more pages. 4) Blogs A blog (weblog) is an online journal, with entries organized chronologically with the most recent first. Blogs can be a group or an individual effort. Blogs in Moodle are user-based; each user has their own non-course-specific blog. Communication tools: 1) Forum An online discussion board where you and your students can post messages to each other, and keep track of individual discussions. 2) Chat The Chat tool allows students and teachers to have real-time synchronous text-based discussion in an online chat room. 3) Messaging You can message a specific group of students within a Moodle course, and configure how you will receive return messages.
  • 20. 4) News forum A News forum is automatically created for the course home page of every course. Only teachers and administrators may post to the News forum or reply to posts on it, but every enrolled person is automatically subscribed. Use the News forum for general announcements. 5) Calendar The calendar can display site, course, group and user events in addition to assignment and quiz deadlines, chat times and other course events. A calendar may be included in a course or the site Front page by adding a Calendar block or an Upcoming Events block Assessment tools: 1) Quizzes In Moodle, you can  Create quizzes with different question types  Randomly generate quizzes from pools of questions  Allow students to re-take quizzes multiple times 2) Questionnaire The Questionnaire tool is for data-gathering, not for assessment. Use it to obtain student feedback or opinion. This tool offers a variety of question types: for example, check boxes, radio buttons, essay boxes, rating/scaling. 3) Grades You can record, track and calculate grades within Moodle. The grading tool is complex and flexible 4) Feedback A student-survey tool. You can view responses in summary or analysis format, or by individual user. You can specify anonymous response if you wish So… This is Moodle !