Books: 12


Learn how to set up, maintain, and support your Moodle site efficiently
***** About This Book ***** * Authorize and authenticate your Moodle site and learn about permissions and security * Brand your Moodle site and manage users, roles, files, and courses * Enhance your Moodle site to increase productivity ***** Who This Book Is For ***** If you are an experienced more » system administrator and know how to manage servers and set up web environments but now want to explore Moodle, this book is perfect for you. You'll get to grips with the basics and learn to manage Moodle quickly, focusing on essential tasks. Having prior knowledge of virtual learning environments would be beneficial, but is not mandatory to make the most of this book. ***** What You Will Learn ***** * Manage user accounts, authenticate users, and control user permissions with roles * Enhance your Moodle site with plugins such as activity modules, admin reports, admin tools, and more * Brand your Moodle site with configured themes * Set up the structure of your site using categories in Moodle * Prepare your site for end-of-year rollover * Install Moodle on a Linux Server * Monitor the usage and performance of your Moodle site ***** In Detail ***** This book begins with a brief look at Moodle's background and an examination of its architectural structure and LAMP architecture. You'll learn to create user accounts and understand the methods of authentication based on manual accounts and e-mail-based self-registrations. You'll then develop the Moodle site structure and course set up, and discover how to edit it through a sample faculty site. Next, you'll configure two of the standard themes in Moodle and apply them to organizational branding. You'll also explore how plugins are configured and installed, and learn about backing up, resetting, and restoring Moodle courses. Finally, you'll learn Moodle's security options, along with performance testing, and how to use the built-in Moodle performance testing script. « less
A complete guide to create and develop engaging e-learning courses with Moodle
***** About This Book ***** * Get to grips with the new features of Moodle 2.8 * Successfully configure site settings, set up the front page, create user accounts, and create courses. * Follow an example course that will help you to explore the decisions, design considerations, and thought that more » goes into developing a successful course. ***** Who This Book Is For ***** This book is for anyone who wants to get the best out of Moodle. Experienced Moodle users will find powerful insights into developing successful educational courses. ***** What You Will Learn ***** * Understand what Moodle can do, how it compares to other e-learning packages, and how it can support your teaching strategies * Build an interactive e-learning course * Install the Moodle software on your own computer or a server, and navigate your way around it * Gain experience in creating different kinds of courses, from team-building group exercises, to individual courses that a student can work on at home * Manage students so that you can ensure that the right students are going to the right classes * Understand, use, and customize roles * Monitor how learners interact with your site using site statistics * Add multimedia content to your site ***** In Detail ***** Moodle is the leading open source e-learning management system. Using Moodle, teachers and professors can easily construct richly-textured web-based courses. A course can consist of a number of lessons, with each lesson including reading materials; activities such as quizzes, tests, surveys, and projects; and social elements that encourage interaction and group work between students. Packed with clear step-by-step instructions, plenty of screenshots, and thorough explanations, this book guides you through the many features and options that you have to choose from when using Moodle 2.8. Throughout this book, you will follow an example course that will help you to explore the sort of decisions, design considerations, and thought processes that goes into developing a successful course. This book will show you how to use every feature of Moodle to meet your course goals. Moodle is relatively easy to install and use, but the real challenge is to develop a learning process that leverages its power and maps effectively onto the content-established learning situation. This book guides you through meeting that challenge. « less
Learn the best practices to design and develop interactive and highly effective Moodle courses
Moodle Course Design Best Practices is a practical guide that will teach you how to use the tools available in Moodle to develop unique courses for many kinds of organizations. You will be able to utilize the themes that have been contributed by developers. You can incorporate many different types more » of course materials and interactive assessments. You will also learn how to modify the structure and presentation of resources, activities, and assessments to create courses for individual use, cohorts, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The use of the various multimedia features to enhance your Moodle courses is also explained in this book. « less
Explore the Moodle Gradebook and discover how to set up and customize it to track students' progress
Assessing and tracking students to ensure they progress is one of the key challenges of modern education. Moodle Gradebook offers an innovative solution, providing you with a platform to store and calculate grades and track the progress and achievements of your students. Moodle Gradebook, Second Edition more » explains and explores the full functionality and features of the Gradebook to help you to make it easier to organize your work and relay information to your students. It will introduce you to the core functions of the Gradebook and demonstrate how to add graded activities. Then it will guide you through the process of assigning and calculating grades before exploring how to organize categories and successfully report and export information. « less
Connect, communicate, and promote collaboration with your coursework using Moodle
Mobile devices have become ubiquitous and offer many new possibilities for learning. Moodle, when combined with a mobile device, opens up a new world of possibilities to teachers, instructors, and training professionals to develop their courses. The learning experience can be hugely improved by playing more » to the strengths of mobile devices, and Moodle for Mobile Learning helps you do just that. Moodle for Mobile Learning is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with ideas and step-by-step exercises that will help you leverage the features of mobile devices in your Moodle course designs. It also aims at providing you with hands-on knowledge in creating mlearning courses so that you can create your own effective mobile learning interactions. « less
Use Moodle to create quizzes, puzzles, and games to enhance the learning ability of your students
Moodle is a virtual learning environment that is being used in more and more schools worldwide. It is ideal for teaching a younger age group as interactive lessons enable children to learn quicker and with greater ease. Moodle 2 for Teaching 4-9 Year Olds Beginner's Guide will help you to adapt your more » existing lesson plans to online Moodle courses and will give you ideas to create new activities, quizzes, and puzzles to make the learning process fun and interactive for young children. « less
A complete guide to successful learning using Moodle 2.0
Schools, colleges and universities all over the world are installing Moodle, but many educators aren't making much use of it. With so many features, it can be a hassle to learn - and with teachers under so much pressure day-to-day, they cannot devote much time to recreating all their lessons from scratch. This more » book shows how to bring your existing notes, worksheets, resources and lesson plans into Moodle quickly and easily. Instead of exploring every feature of Moodle, the book focuses on getting you started immediately - you will be turning your existing materials into Moodle courses right from the start. « less
Use Moodle to manage and organize your administrative duties, monitor attendance records, manage student enrolment, record exam results, and much more
Moodle is the most widely used Learning Management System in the world. Moodle is primarily used as an online learning course platform and few people know how to use it in any other way. However, Moodle can also be used as a management system. By adapting Moodle to become a curriculum and information more » management system, you can keep your administrative tasks in the same place as your lesson plans by managing student attendance records, recording grades, sharing reports between departments, and much more. « less
The fun and friendly guide to the world's most popular online learning management system Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, also known as Moodle, is an online learning management system that creates opportunities for rich interaction between educators and their audience. However, the more » market has been lacking a simple, easy-to-understand guide that covers all the essentials of Moodle?until now. Using straightforward language and an entertaining tone to decipher the intricate world of Moodle, this book provides you with the resources you need to take advantage of all the eLearning and eTraining possibilities that Moodle offers. * Offers a hands-on approach to learning Moodle, the revolutionary online learning management system * Uses simple language peppered with good humor to break down the complexities of Moodle into easily digested pieces of information * Caters to the specific needs of teachers and business trainers by providing the resources they need Moodle For Dummies provides you with the tools you need to acquire a solid understanding of Moodle and start implementing it in your courses. « less
Creative ways to build powerful and effective online courses
Moodle is the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS). It is vast and has lots to offer. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components. It works more » best when you feel confident that the tools you have at hand will allow you to create exactly what you need. This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions and learning theory to give you new tools and new power with Moodle. « less