21 Feb 2011

Introduction to Moodle

 Modular Object-Based Dynamic Learning Environment

One of my favourite teaching tools is moodle. Moodle is an open source Learning Management System (LMS).  Getting started with moodle is quite simple. You can download it from here. Next all you need is a host. Setting up your own moodle platform does require some knowledge,  but there are many sites (free & commercial) that offer moodle hosting.

Moodle Facts

  • used in 210 countries
  • available in more than 75 languages
  • almost 50.000 registered sites 

What can I do on moodle ?

  • upload resources (handouts, presentations, podcasts etc)
  • create lessons & courses
  • create quizzes & tests
  • teach online (web meeting , Illuminate , DimDim)
  • create a webpage
  • create a game
  • embed other material (hot potato ,  WiZiQuiz ,  jClic )
  • create a forum , blog 
  • create a glossary
  • create a wiki
These are just a few of the things you can do. I will  include more details on how to use moodle in following posts. Meanwhile you can visit the moodle demonstration site and try out some of the features.

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