Moodle 2/Basics

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Moodle is a secure online place where

Moodle Jargon

Moodle has courses, and each course has members. Members have roles, which grants them certain rights. The three common roles are teachers, students (participants) and guests.

In general, you will be a TEACHER presented with a blank course, with your students already present.

You can then start to build your course!!

Building a Course

One more piece of Jargon: the idea of a SECTION. A Moodle course is divided into sections, which have a header area (which contains the name of the section and any other material) and a blank page.

In Moodle 1.9 with a Menu Block, and in Moodle 2.0, changing the name of a section creates creates a link with the same name in the navigation menu.

So the design process can include:

  1. Figuring out what you want to achieve (Whih is not a trivial activity)
  2. Chunking your courses activities into sections
  3. Filling the sections with content and interaction items.

These items come from two lists: Resources and Activities.

To add items to your page, click Turn Editing On, and choose the items off the drop down list.

The shift from Moodle 1.9

Themes will influence quite a lot how Moodle looks.

There are new blocks - and these can be put in new places.