Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading and installing Moodle, part of Moodle 2.6 Essential Training.
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Moodle is an open source, learning management system, which means you can download the code for free. Chances are that, your system administrators, have already installed and set up Moodle for you, and even added your class. If that's the case, please feel free to skip this movie, and dive right into creating a course. If not, and you're looking to download your own version of Moodle, then head over to moodle.org. Here in the moodle.org website, you can find the latest stable version, under the Downloads tab. Also on the moodle.org website, you can find documentation, on how to install, and set up Moodle on a server.
While Moodle is intended to be run on a server, there are also Moodle for Mac, and Moodle for Window packages, that you can download. These special packages, will help create a server like platform on your local computer, so that you can explore or develop, the Moodle platform. This course, is not going to cover the administrative features, of setting up Moodle in-depth. But moodle.org, has extensive documentation, to help answer any administrative questions that you may have. Throughout this course, I'll be using Moodle 2.6, for the Mac on the Chrome operating system. My version of Moodle, has been configured with the standard administrative privileges, and features.
If your version of Moodle looks slightly different, one reason could be that your administrators have chosen to include or exclude, certain Moodle features. Let's go ahead and dive right in, to Moodle 2.6.
- Customizing your profile
- Adding media and Google Maps
- Adding assignments
- Creating quiz questions
- Embedding YouTube videos on a new page
- Enrolling students
- Sending messages
- Conducting class surveys
- Grading assignments