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Moodle for Administrators ETC Conference March 1, 2008
Using Moodle to Support Classroom Instruction <ul><li>Multiple Benefits & Necessary Learning Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Benefits of Using the Moodle Learning Management System <ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed System, “Walled Gard...
Assessments <ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Internal and External Gradebook Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Rubric – Self ...
Parent Access <ul><li>Improved Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Access to their children’s grades </li></ul><ul><li>Roles (...
Setting Up Moodle at Your Site <ul><li>Required Technical Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal Knowledge </li></ul></ul...
Strategies for Using Moodle Without Student Email <ul><li>Bulk uploads of student accounts can all have the same email add...
Managing Moodle <ul><li>Adding Students and Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Using logs and reports for teacher and student trac...
Additional Information & Help <ul><li>Official Moodle Web Site –  http://www.moodle.org </li></ul><ul><li>Moodlicio.us K12...
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Moodle for Administrators ETC 2008

  1. 1. Moodle for Administrators ETC Conference March 1, 2008
  2. 2. Using Moodle to Support Classroom Instruction <ul><li>Multiple Benefits & Necessary Learning Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Tool </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits of Using the Moodle Learning Management System <ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed System, “Walled Garden,” (username and password protected) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everything is logged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to track what users do within Moodle </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Assessments <ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Internal and External Gradebook Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Rubric – Self Rating </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys – Feedback – “Questionnaire” </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Portfolios (Plug-ins, i.e. Mahara -http://eduforge.org/projects/mahara/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Parent Access <ul><li>Improved Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Access to their children’s grades </li></ul><ul><li>Roles (Read Only) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Setting Up Moodle at Your Site <ul><li>Required Technical Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible Student Set Up (student accounts) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hardware Necessary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specification based on size of deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software Necessary (Basics) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apache web server, MySQL database, PHP (scripting, it connects everything together), phpMyAdmin (optional for accessing and managing SQL database) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software available in single installer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://download.moodle.org/windows/ for Windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://download.moodle.org/macosx/ for MacOSX </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Strategies for Using Moodle Without Student Email <ul><li>Bulk uploads of student accounts can all have the same email address (individual creation of accounts can not) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for filtering email messaging activities in Moodle. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Managing Moodle <ul><li>Adding Students and Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Using logs and reports for teacher and student tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Backing Up Moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SCORMS and LAMS compliant </li></ul>
  9. 9. Additional Information & Help <ul><li>Official Moodle Web Site – http://www.moodle.org </li></ul><ul><li>Moodlicio.us K12 Moodle Support – http://moodlicio.us </li></ul>

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