Welcome to Moodle basic aimed at those that have yet to get started with Moodle.
Today we are going to cover the basics of Moodle, getting you started on the fundamentals of how Moodle works and writing your first content in Moodle.
Maybe you are feeling like this about School/Moodle at the moment, well hopefully by the end you may be a little more relaxed.
Moodle is structured in two main ways. Couse and categories. Categories are purely organisational in that they contain very little content for users to absorb. Courses are what is important to teachers.
We tend to use categories for organisational purposes and therefore at the moment they are mainly used for categorising content into Year groups and subjects so that pupils can find things easily.
Teachers will never need to worry about categories however as these will already be decided by your CAL and/or your Moodle person in charge.
Courses are were the magic happens. They are were the content that you want to use and share with your pupils are placed. At the moment a typical use for courses is to use these to store resources and activities for units of work, however they can be used for a wide variety of different uses.
Courses can take many different forms and looks to a list of important links to a full narrative of a topic.
Moodle as 2 main views. This that you can either be viewing the site, or editing it. Viewing has more than one purpose as you can view the site as a student would see it which is handy to be able to do. Editing allows the teacher to add things to the course and check work submitted etc.
There are many reasons to use Moodle to house your resources.
CPD 2 October 25th 2012MOODLE BASICS http://rhsc.me/cpdoct2012
OBJECTIVEHow Moodle works, the structure& how to add content to a course