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For access to the University of Wyoming Extension Moodle site, go to [http://www.wyomingextension.org/moodle/ http://www.wyomingextension.org/moodle/]. The University of Wyoming Extension is currently running Moodle version 2.04. Knowing the version number is important if you wish to recommend modules or blocks. Contact [mailto:skrabut@uwyo.edu Stan Skrabut] for more information.
 
For access to the University of Wyoming Extension Moodle site, go to [http://www.wyomingextension.org/moodle/ http://www.wyomingextension.org/moodle/]. The University of Wyoming Extension is currently running Moodle version 2.04. Knowing the version number is important if you wish to recommend modules or blocks. Contact [mailto:skrabut@uwyo.edu Stan Skrabut] for more information.
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==Learning resources information==
 
==Learning resources information==
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===Key Web links===
 
===Key Web links===
 
====Guides and Beginner Instructions====
 
====Guides and Beginner Instructions====
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Lync and its capabilities.
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Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Moodle and its capabilities.
* [http://www.uwyo.edu/askit/displaydoc.asp?askitdocid=115 University of Wyoming FAQ - WyoLync Frequently Asked Questions]
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* [http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/Main_page Moodle 2.0 documentation]
* [http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9742888 Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 Product Guide]
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* [http://support.anr.msu.edu/support/lync_how_to_docs Lync How to Docs/Instructions]
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* [http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/benefits-of-lync-online.html Benefits of Lync Online]
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* [http://lync.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/unified-communications.aspx Microsoft Lync]
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* [http://lync.microsoft.com/Adoption-and-Training-Kit/tools-and-apps/Pages/Lync-How-to.aspx Lync How-to]
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====Business====
 
====Business====
Here are a number of articles focusing on Lync in a business setting.
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Here are a number of articles focusing on Moodle in a business setting.
* [http://www.computerworlduk.com/in-depth/networking/3249571/microsoft-lync-the-pros-and-cons-for-enterprises/ Microsoft Lync: The pros and cons for enterprises]
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* [http://www.computerworlduk.com/in-depth/networking/3249571/microsoft-Moodle-the-pros-and-cons-for-enterprises/ Microsoft Moodle: The pros and cons for enterprises]
* [http://mytechdoor.blogspot.com/2012/03/microsoft-lync-business-grade-instant.html Microsoft Lync -Business Grade Instant Messaging and Presence]
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====Contacts====
 
====Contacts====
Here are instructions and tips for managing Lync contacts.
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Here are instructions and tips for managing Moodle contacts.
 
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/manage-your-contacts-and-contacts-list-HA101835254.aspx Manage your contacts and Contacts list]
 
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/manage-your-contacts-and-contacts-list-HA101835254.aspx Manage your contacts and Contacts list]
* [http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/manage-contacts-and-conversations-with-lync-online.html Manage Contacts and Conversations with Lync Online]
 
  
 
====Education====
 
====Education====
Here are links discussing how Lync can be used in education.
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Here are links discussing how Moodle can be used in education.
* [http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/higher-education/lync-in-education.aspx Lync in Education]
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* [http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/higher-education/Moodle-in-education.aspx Moodle in Education]
  
 
====Instant Messaging====
 
====Instant Messaging====
 
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-use-instant-messaging-and-presence-HA101832519.aspx Quick Start: Use instant messaging and presence]
 
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-use-instant-messaging-and-presence-HA101832519.aspx Quick Start: Use instant messaging and presence]
* [https://publishing.ucf.edu/sites/itr/cst/Documents/service%20desk/LyncQuickstart.pdf Quick Start: Use instant messaging and presence] (PDF)
 
  
 
====Meetings and Conference Calls====
 
====Meetings and Conference Calls====
Here are some instructions and tips for conducting conference calls and meetings using Lync.
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Here are some instructions and tips for conducting conference calls and meetings using Moodle.
 
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-set-up-start-and-join-an-online-meeting-HA101871355.aspx Quick Start: Set up, start, and join an online meeting]
 
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-set-up-start-and-join-an-online-meeting-HA101871355.aspx Quick Start: Set up, start, and join an online meeting]
* [http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/best-practices-for-successful-lync-online-meeting.html Best Practices for Successful Lync Online Meeting]
 
* [http://help.em.ucla.edu/app/answers/detail/a_id/1194/~/scheduling-an-online-meeting-or-conference-call-in-lync Scheduling an online meeting or conference call in Lync]
 
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-use-lync-2010-attendee-HA101832596.aspx Quick Start: Use Lync 2010 Attendee]
 
  
 
====Miscellaneous====
 
====Miscellaneous====
Here are a number of miscellaneous tips to help you Lync to its fullest.
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Here are a number of miscellaneous tips to help you Moodle to its fullest.
* [http://wiki.uky.edu/lync/Helpful%20Information/Add%20Your%20Picture%20to%20your%20Lync%20Account.aspx Add Your Picture to your Lync Account]
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* [http://wiki.uky.edu/Moodle/Helpful%20Information/Add%20Your%20Picture%20to%20your%20Moodle%20Account.aspx Add Your Picture to your Moodle Account]
* [http://higherinnovation.net/announcements/2012/04/12/get-more-lync-to-love/ Get More Lync to Love (Add-on Tools)]
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====Mobile Devices====
 
====Mobile Devices====
Here are some instructions and tips for using Lync on Mobile devices.
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Here are some instructions and tips for using Moodle on Mobile devices.
* [http://support.sherweb.com/Faqs/Show/how-to-use-microsoft-lync-2010-on-the-iphone-ipod-or-ipad How to use Microsoft Lync 2010 on the iPhone, iPod or iPad]
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* [http://support.sherweb.com/Faqs/Show/how-to-use-microsoft-Moodle-2010-on-the-iphone-ipod-or-ipad How to use Microsoft Moodle 2010 on the iPhone, iPod or iPad]
* [http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-lync-web-app-join-experience.html The Lync Web App Join Experience]
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====Sharing Desktop or Application====
 
====Sharing Desktop or Application====
Here are instructions for sharing an application or desktop using Lync.
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Here are instructions for sharing an application or desktop using Moodle.
 
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-share-your-desktop-or-a-program-HA101832534.aspx Quick Start: Share your desktop or a program]
 
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-share-your-desktop-or-a-program-HA101832534.aspx Quick Start: Share your desktop or a program]
  
 
====Status====
 
====Status====
Here are instructions for managing statuses in Lync.
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Here are instructions for managing statuses in Moodle.
* [http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/let-people-know-your-presence-status-with-lync-onl.html Let People Know Your Presence Status with Lync Online]
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* [http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/let-people-know-your-presence-status-with-Moodle-onl.html Let People Know Your Presence Status with Moodle Online]
  
 
====Voice and Video====
 
====Voice and Video====
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<!--===Video Tutorials===
 
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Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Lync.
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Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Moodle.
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ET8wnasqj4 What is Lync?]-->
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ET8wnasqj4 What is Moodle?]-->
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEDls2q-31Y Live Demo of Microsoft Lync, pt 2]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKv8gGb30oI Make a call using Lync 2010]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Yi2p-mF84 Lync Basics: The Contact Window]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=545mD2Yeu28 Lync Training Video: Communication and Collaboration Part 1]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOVu4MHfRyw Lync Training Video: Communication and Collaboration Part 2]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5myH_VfvifY Lync Training Video Create Online Meetings]
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==References==
 
==References==
 
<references/>
 
<references/>

Revision as of 09:17, 25 May 2012

Moodle

Release status: new

Description Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 25 May, 2012

Contents

Description

Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.

Moodle is an open-source program that can be loaded on a Web server. It requires PHP to run as well as any SQL database such as My SQL. It can be run on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

While Moodle has a standard package, it can be expanded and customized with modules, blocks, and themes.

Essential Requirements

Moodle is a Web-based application and requires a Web browser to interface with it.

Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with Web browser.

Software

To download and install Moodle as an administrator, you would go to Moodle.org.

For access to the University of Wyoming Extension Moodle site, go to http://www.wyomingextension.org/moodle/. The University of Wyoming Extension is currently running Moodle version 2.04. Knowing the version number is important if you wish to recommend modules or blocks. Contact Stan Skrabut for more information.


Learning resources information

Reading List

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Moodle and its capabilities.

Business

Here are a number of articles focusing on Moodle in a business setting.

Contacts

Here are instructions and tips for managing Moodle contacts.

Education

Here are links discussing how Moodle can be used in education.

Instant Messaging

Meetings and Conference Calls

Here are some instructions and tips for conducting conference calls and meetings using Moodle.

Miscellaneous

Here are a number of miscellaneous tips to help you Moodle to its fullest.

Mobile Devices

Here are some instructions and tips for using Moodle on Mobile devices.

Sharing Desktop or Application

Here are instructions for sharing an application or desktop using Moodle.

Status

Here are instructions for managing statuses in Moodle.

Voice and Video


References