Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading and installing Moodle, part of Moodle 2.8 Essential Training.
- Chances are good that a technology unit, or a Moodle hosting facilty, has already installed and setup Moodle for your institution, and the Moodle administrator has probably even added a blank course shell for you. If that's the case, please feel free to skip this video and jump right into the next video. If not, and you want to download and install your own version of Moodle, then head over to moodle.org. Visit the Moodle website and find the latest, stable version at download.moodle.org. Also, on the moodle.org website, you can find documentation on how to install and setup Moodle on a server.
While Moodle is usually run on a centralized web server, there are special packages called Moodle for Mac, and Moodle for Windows, that let you create a server-like platform on your local computer. That way you can explore and develop your own Moodle site. This lynda.com course is not going to cover the administrative features of setting up Moodle in depth, however moodle.org has extensive documentation and community discussion forums to help answer any administrative questions that you may have. Throughout this course, I'll be using Moodle 2.8 for the Mac, on the OS X Yosemite operating system.
My version of Moodle has been configured with most of the default 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, such as Blocks or Modules. Let's go ahead and jump right into Moodle 2.8.
- Navigating a Moodle course
- Setting up learning outcomes
- Adding, moving, editing, and deleting blocks
- Uploading files for students to download
- Adding links and RSS feeds
- Adding students and teaching assistants
- Creating groups
- Communicating with announcements, polls, emails, and chat
- Facilitating discussions, peer review, and team projects
- Creating and grading quizzes and assignments
- Working with the Moodle gradebook
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Ready to Teach with Moodle
2. Preparing Your Course in Moodle
3. Managing Course Resources in Moodle
4. Managing Course Participants in Moodle
5. Communicating with Students in Moodle
6. Facilitating Activities in Moodle
7. Assessing Learning in Moodle
8. Course Administration in Moodle
Setting up the gradebook5m 3s
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