Moodle 1.9 Top Extensions Cookbook
By Michael de Raadt
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: November 2010
Pages: 324

In Detail

Moodle is growing at a seemingly unstoppable rate. One of the key reasons for its popularity lies in its potential to extend with modules, thus making the site easier to administer, add new features, and completely change the way it looks. This book finds you the best Moodle modules, teaches you how to install them, and helps you to master their configuration.

There are hundreds of Moodle modules available. Find out which you can trust and how to put them to work. This practical book gives you hands-on experience on using and managing Moodle modules, thus making your learning website feature-rich. It covers many features and techniques in order to allow you to organize your ideas to improve teaching using Moodle as a virtual learning platform

This book begins with simple activities such as adding and installing modules. Then, it moves to a very interesting topic about the integration of multimedia into Moodle, covering major multimedia elements such as images, audio, and video.

Social networking applications like Twitter and Facebook are embedded in the Moodle course in order to invent stories, create group works, and create social team interactions with the virtual classroom. But the book doesn't end there, you will also see how to use Moodle to accept and assess coursework submissions, discuss work with students, and deliver quizzes, tests, and videos.

The book ends with a chapter full of simple challenges such as adding educational games. This book is written to help you find modules that will be useful to you and your students, and to show examples of how these modules can be setup and used in teaching.

Achieve outstanding results with ready-to-use recipes for creating feature-rich extensions for your website with various Moodle modules

Approach

The disorganised array of modules available for Moodle are brought together in ways you can relate to. Reviews include details that will help you decide if a module is worth testing. There are illustrated, step-by-step guides to installing and configuring modules.

Who this book is for

If you are involved in teaching using Moodle, be it at relatively small institutions running their own Moodle instance, or at large institutions where Moodle is used and administered, or you are an administrator of a Moodle instance who is looking for modules that will be useful to teachers and students at their institution, this book is meant for you.

Get students organised and help them manage their time

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