- eBook:Using Moodle: Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System
- Author:Jason Cole, Helen Foster
- Edition:Second edition
- Data:November 25, 2007
- Pages:284 pages
Moodle gives teachers and trainers a powerful set of web-based tools for a flexible array of activities, including assignments, forums, journals, quizzes, surveys, chat rooms, and workshops. This book is not just a how-to manual. Every chapter includes suggestions and case studies for using Moodle effectively. By itself, Moodle won't make your course better. Only by applying effective educational practices can you truly leverage its power. With this book, you will:
- Get a complete overview CMS in general and Moodle in particular. Review Moodle's basic interface and learn to start a course.
- Learn to add Moodle tools to your course, and how different tools allow you to give quizzes and assignments, write journals, create pathed lessons, collaboratively develop documents, and record student grades.
- Discover some of the creative ways teachers have used Moodle. There are plenty of ideas for effectively using each tool.
- Effectively manage your Moodle course, such as adding and removing users, and creating user groups. Learn to use Moodle's built-in survey functions for assessing your class.
- Find out how to administer an entire Moodle site. A system administrator usually handles these functions, but if you're on your own, there's a lot of power behind the curtain.
2. Moodle Basics
3. Creating and Managing Content
4. Managing Your Class
5. Forums, Chats, and Messaging
13. Grades and Scales
14. Surveys and Choices
15. Putting It All Together
16. Moodle Administration