Moodle: An Open Source Course Management System


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

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Moodle: An Open Source Course Management System

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