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What Is Moodle?
Free and Open source LMS system
Hello Geeks, you might be wondering what this Moodle is? The word Moodle is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. Moodle is a free and opensource online learning management system (LMS). It is suitable for all ages and all sectors. Anywhere learning takes place, Moodle can be used. It is usually used online but may also be used on an ‘intranet’ within your organization. Moodle is used for distance education, blended learning, flipped classroom, and e-learning projects in schools, universities, workplaces, and other sectors.
How to use Moodle?
Using Moodle as an Individual or for any Organization
- You can try Moodle’s standard features on the Moodle Sandbox demo site, an empty out-of-the-box site.
- You are welcome to use Moodle for Free for up to 50 users.
- If you have the technical knowledge, you can download Moodle and install it on a server online.
- A further way to try Moodle out is to download your copy and install it “locally”, ie, on your computer.
- To use Moodle, you only need basic web browsing skills.
How much does it cost to download and use Moodle?
It’s FREE! FREE! FREE!
Moodle is distributed under GNU General Public License, It is and will remain free to download and use in any way you like.
Can you use Moodle from anywhere and on any device?
Moodle works well in all standard, modern browsers, and different operating systems. If you plan to run a Moodle site, you should be aware of your audience, their typical bandwidth, and web browsers.
Applications of Moodle
The best way to use Moodle is the way which helps students learn most efficiently. Some applications of Moodle are
- Peer assessment.
- Discussion and debate.
- Sharing files and media.
- Submitting work online.
- Independent and personalised learning.
- Assessment, summative and formative.
A MoodleMoot is a conference for Moodle community members, held to learn about Moodle, share experiences of the learning platform, discuss research in related educational technologies and contribute ideas to future Moodle development. Held around the world, MoodleMoots are organised by universities or other large organisations using Moodle, Moodle Partners, Moodle associations or Moodle HQ.
How to get training in Moodle?
- Get some help at Moodle.org in the Community forums.
- The Moodle HQ Youtube channel offers basic tutorials for beginners and walk-throughs of the latest features.
- For teachers beginning with Moodle, Moodle HQ offers a free MOOC Learn Moodle which is run twice yearly.
- You can also think of doing the Moodle Educator Certificate to improve your skills.