Moodle is a course management system developed by educators with a “learning-centric” perspective. It allows faculty to easily set up interactive online spaces for their courses without having to know how to create web pages. You will be able to upload syllabi, host discussions, accept assignments electronically, send email to your class, offer online quizzes, and more.
Consider using Moodle to:
To edit your course settings, select the “Settings” tab at the top of your course page. You can change a number of settings about your course such as:
Course format will determine the basic layout of your course.
All Moodle course sites are created with their visibility set to “Hide” so the course will not appear on any course listings, except to teachers of the course and administrators.
To make your course site available to students:
Existing content can be added to your course by uploading files. Audio files, video files, PDF files, and Word documents are examples of files that can be uploaded to your course. You can move, rename, replace, or delete them.
You can drag and drop your files directly into a Topic block on your course page by following these steps:
Note: if your content resides on the Web, you can link directly to it using the URL Resource.
Building a course involves adding course activity modules to the main page in a logical order. You can change the order any time you like.
An assignment is where you set a task with a due date and a maximum grade. Depending on the type of assignment, students will be able to upload one file to satisfy the requirements. The date a student uploads a file is recorded. Afterward, you will have a single page on which you can view each file (and how late or early it was), and then record a grade and a comment. Half an hour after you grade a student’s assignment, Moodle will automatically email that student a notification.
A Choice activity is very simple – you ask a question and specify a choice of responses. Students can make their choice, and you have a report screen where you can see the results. It is ideal for quick polls and class votes.
This is the module where the discussion takes place. When you add a new forum, you can choose one of five different types: a single simple discussion, each person posts one discussion, a question-and-answer forum, a standard forum displayed in a blog-like format, or a standard forum for general use.
Under “Subscription and Tracking”, you can control subscription to the forum and make the forum act like a list server, in that posting a message to the forum automatically sends an email to everyone who is subscribed.
Forums may also be used as graded assignments.
For additional information, see Adding and Using Forums in Moodle.
This module allows you to design and present quizzes consisting of multiple-choice, true-false, and short-answer questions. Your questions are kept in a categorized database and can be re-used within courses and between courses. Quizzes can allow multiple attempts. Each attempt is automatically marked, and the teacher can choose whether to give feedback or to show correct answers. This module includes grading facilities.
The”Text & Media Area” Activity allows you to insert arbitrary text and/or graphics on the course page.
Visit adding users to Moodle.