Moodle For Dummies
By Radana Dvorak
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: April 2011
Pages: 408

Stop noodling, start Moodling!

This guide helps you get your course online withMoodle

You've heard about the learning content management system withthe funny name — Moodle. You've been wondering if it's rightfor your students. This book explains Moodle and what you can dowith it. Then it helps you create your front page, add content andresources, incorporate chats and blogs, build and score quizzes,and become a true Moodler!

  • Make sense of Moodle — learn what Moodle does, how tonavigate it, what goes into a great Moodle course, and how tounderstand your learners

  • Class act — develop and manage class content, incorporateaudio and video, and evaluate student progress

  • Interact — generate interest by adding forums and chatsand let students collaborate using wikis

  • Make the grade — create assignments, manage submissions,and develop and score quizzes

  • Manage Moodle — use Moodle tools to manage your coursesand users, track and report class data, keep logs, and reusecourses

Visit the companion Web site at forbonus chapters, source code, and additional information aboutMoodle

Open the book and find:

  • Moodle terms, conventions, and roles

  • How to use the Web-based editor

  • Different eLearning methods

  • Things to consider when creating a Moodle course

  • How the grade book works

  • Effective ways to use blogs and chats

  • Tips on using databases and RSS feeds

  • Creative ways to keep your students engaged and encourageparticipation

Learn to:

  • Set up Moodle, add learners, and manage your online courses

  • Develop your own custom courses and use Moodle's collaborationfeatures

  • Create assessment tools and add media

  • Add forums and wikis for group projects

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