This is a workshop for the Moodle novice. People who have little or no idea about how to use Moodle will be given a chance to learn. Participants will be able to learn the basics of Moodle by working hands on in a real example of an online course.
Moodle is an interactive website useful for most learning environments. It is an open source (free) learning management system that can be a one-stop location for giving online quizzes, handling email announcements to students, providing handouts for download, and publishing protected student blogs, chatrooms, forums, wikis, or glossaries. This workshop will give an overview of what Moodle is and showcase quickly some of its features. It will then train teachers to be able to create content using Moodle. Teachers will make their own courses in a Moodle site. Even teachers who have never used computers for teaching may find it useful to see how discussion forums, blogs, chatrooms, surveys, online quizzes and other interactive activities can make livelier learning programs and streamline management of assignments, grades, and materials. In particular, the most common features of Moodle: forums, quizzes and resources will be created. Participants will also be able to request specific feature explanations too. This workshop will be followed by another one where your skills as Moodle editors and creators are further honed.