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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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===Extension Moodle Sites===
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Here are various Extension organizations using moodle.
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* [http://campus.extension.org/ eXtension.org]
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* [http://www.wyomingextension.org/moodle/ University of Wyoming Extension]
  
 
==Learning resources information==
 
==Learning resources information==
  
 
===Reading List===
 
===Reading List===
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* [http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Using_Moodle_book Using Moodle - Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System]
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* [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?id=7246 Moodle suggested books]
  
 
===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://fec.msue.msu.edu/uploads/files/62/Moodlef2f09.pdf Moodle HOW - moodle hands-on workshop]
* [http://support.anr.msu.edu/support/lync_how_to_docs Lync How to Docs/Instructions]
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* [https://sites.google.com/site/moodlemayhem/moodle-articles MoodleMayhem Articles and Books]
* [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://pennymondani.com/2010/06/using-moodle-for-business/ Using Moodle for Business]
* [http://mytechdoor.blogspot.com/2012/03/microsoft-lync-business-grade-instant.html Microsoft Lync -Business Grade Instant Messaging and Presence]
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* [http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=32 Moodle 'Business Uses']
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* [http://www.lambdasolutions.net/content/how-make-money-moodle-business-case-online-learning How To Make Money With Moodle. The Business Case for Online Learning]
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* [http://pennymondani.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Using-Moodle-for-Business-by-Penny-Mondani.pdf Using Moodle for Business (PDF)]
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* [http://xeois.com/blog/Moodle-Integration-in-Business-and-Education An introduction to Moodle for business and integration aspect with other business applications]
  
====Contacts====
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====Course Design====
Here are instructions and tips for managing Lync contacts.
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Here are instructions and tips for designing Moodle courses.
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/manage-your-contacts-and-contacts-list-HA101835254.aspx Manage your contacts and Contacts list]
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* [http://fusionfinds.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/designing-aesthetically-pleasing-moodle-courses/ Designing Aesthetically Pleasing Moodle Courses]
* [http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/manage-contacts-and-conversations-with-lync-online.html Manage Contacts and Conversations with Lync Online]
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* [http://www.learnbydoing.org/2012/03/designing-moodle-courses-vs-scroll-of-death/ Designing Moodle Courses vs Scroll of Death]
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* [http://doridccc.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/tips-for-creating-a-moodle-course-3/ Tips for Creating a Moodle Course]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWtFN4hnA3M Make your Moodle coursepage look more like a webpage]
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* [http://fusionfinds.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/designing-aesthetically-pleasing-moodle-courses/ Designing Aesthetically Pleasing Moodle Courses]
  
 
====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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* [https://docs.google.com/a/capwyhq.org/present/edit?id=dhn2vcv5_843fgbk2dk 48 Interesting Ways to Use Moodle to Support Learning]
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* [http://www.cats-pyjamas.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/MoodleToolGuideforTeachers_May2010_JS.pdf Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers (PDF)]
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* [http://blogs.elon.edu/technology/teaching-and-learning/5-design-strategies-to-engage-your-students-in-moodle/ 5 design strategies to engage your students in Moodle]
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* [http://www.moodlenews.com/2010/moodle-course-round-up-where-are-all-the-shared-courses-oer/ Moodle Course Round-up]
  
====Instant Messaging====
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====Examples of Moodle Courses====
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-use-instant-messaging-and-presence-HA101832519.aspx Quick Start: Use instant messaging and presence]
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Here are examples of Moodle courses, some can be downloaded and localized.
* [https://publishing.ucf.edu/sites/itr/cst/Documents/service%20desk/LyncQuickstart.pdf Quick Start: Use instant messaging and presence] (PDF)
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* [http://courses.moodleshare.org/ Moodle Share]
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* [http://courses.moodleshare.com/course/view.php?id=97 Creating Student e-Portfolio with Google Sites]
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* [http://www.moodlenews.com/2012/17-seconds-of-pretty-moodle-homepages/ 17 seconds of pretty Moodle homepages]
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* [http://www.moodlenews.com/2010/moodle-course-round-up-where-are-all-the-shared-courses-oer/ Moodle Course Round-up (where are all the shared courses?)]
  
====Meetings and Conference Calls====
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====File Management====
Here are some instructions and tips for conducting conference calls and meetings using Lync.
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Here are various options for managing your files in 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]
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* [http://moodle.tcea.org/index.php/moodle-tips-mainmenu-35/141-use-google-and-moodle-shortcut-link-trick- Use Google and Moodle? Shortcut link trick ...]
* [http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/best-practices-for-successful-lync-online-meeting.html Best Practices for Successful Lync Online Meeting]
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* [http://glyndwrmoodle.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/uploading-multiple-files-and-folders-in-moodle-2/ Uploading multiple files and folders in Moodle 2]
* [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]
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* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-use-lync-2010-attendee-HA101832596.aspx Quick Start: Use Lync 2010 Attendee]
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====Glossary====
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How to get the most out of your Glossary
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* [http://www.slideshare.net/michelledmoore/the-glossary-module-moodles-swiss-army-knife The Glossary Module: Moodle's Swiss Army Knife]
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* [http://blogs.elon.edu/technology/teaching-and-learning/collaboratively-define-key-concepts-with-a-moodle-glossary/ Collaboratively define key concepts with a Moodle glossary]
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====Groups====
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Here are some instructions and tips for managing groups using Moodle.
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* [http://jasonrenshaw.typepad.com/jason_renshaws_web_log/2012/05/moodle-tutorial-setting-up-groups-within-courses.html Moodle Tutorial: Setting up groups within courses]
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* [http://jasonrenshaw.typepad.com/jason_renshaws_web_log/2012/05/moodle-tutorial-checking-grades-or-activity-in-group-mode.html Moodle Tutorial: Checking grades or activity in group mode]
  
 
====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://www.mguhlin.org/2010/08/embedding-poll-everywhere-in-moodle.html Embedding Poll Everywhere in Moodle]
* [http://higherinnovation.net/announcements/2012/04/12/get-more-lync-to-love/ Get More Lync to Love (Add-on Tools)]
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* [http://cvs.moodle.org/lang/km_utf8/help/uploadusers2.html?view=co Batch uploading users]
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* [http://www.slideshare.net/rkenner/roger-kenner-automating-posting Automating the Posting of Content on Moodle]
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* [http://www.slideshare.net/michelledmoore/the-best-moodle-tools-youve-never-used The Best Moodle Tools You've Never Used]
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* [http://elearning.3rdwavemedia.com/blog/how-to-generate-and-issue-a-course-certificate-to-learners-using-the-moodle-certificate-module/694/ How to generate and issue a course certificate to learners using the Moodle certificate module]
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* [http://blogs.elon.edu/technology/teaching-and-learning/easily-add-current-course-relevant-news-to-your-moodle-courses/ Easily add current, course-relevant news to your Moodle courses]
  
====Mobile Devices====
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====Quizzes====
Here are some instructions and tips for using Lync on Mobile devices.
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Techniques for managing and uploading quizzes to moodle.
* [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://distlearn.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/using-word-to-create-moodle-quiz-items-the-easy-way/ Using word to create Moodle Quiz items the easy way]
* [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====
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====Repositories====
Here are instructions for sharing an application or desktop using Lync.
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Here are some instructions and tips for setting up repositories for various applications. Must be completed by an administrator.
* [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]
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* [http://elearning.3rdwavemedia.com/blog/how-to-use-flickr-as-a-moodle-image-repository/523/ How to use Flickr as a Moodle image repository]
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* [http://elearning.3rdwavemedia.com/blog/how-to-use-dropbox-as-a-moodle-file-repository/605/ How to use Dropbox as a Moodle file repository]
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* [http://learningischange.com/blog/2009/02/25/the-killer-app-google-apps-and-moodle-integration/ The Killer App: Google Apps and Moodle Integration?]
  
====Status====
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====Resources====
Here are instructions for managing statuses in Lync.
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Here are a number of great resources to take your Moodle to the next level.
* [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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* [https://sites.google.com/site/technologyenhancedlearning/home/the-resources/moodle Paul's E-Learning Resources]
  
====Voice and Video====
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====Scroll of Death====
* [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicator-help/quick-start-use-voice-and-video-HA101832531.aspx Quick Start: Use instant messaging and presence]
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How to control for needless scrolling within the course shell.
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* [http://jasonrenshaw.typepad.com/jason_renshaws_web_log/2012/02/moodle-tutorial-page-design-to-avoid-the-scroll-of-death.html Moodle Tutorial: Page design to avoid the 'scroll of death'...]
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* [http://enhancingteaching.com/2012/04/11/removing-the-scroll-of-death-in-moodle-with-diigo/ Removing the “scroll of death” in Moodle with Diigo]
  
<!--===Video Tutorials===
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====Tutorials====
Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Lync.
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Here are a hodgepodge of Moodle tutorials that will not neatly fit in other categories.
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ET8wnasqj4 What is Lync?]-->
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* [http://moodletuts.com/ MoodleTuts - 5 Minute Moodle Tutorials]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEDls2q-31Y Live Demo of Microsoft Lync, pt 2]
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* [http://thinktutorial.com/category/education/moodle/ Th!nk Tutorials - Moodle]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKv8gGb30oI Make a call using Lync 2010]
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* [http://jasonrenshaw.typepad.com/jason_renshaws_web_log/moodle-tutorials-from-english-raven.html Moodle Tutorials from English Raven]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Yi2p-mF84 Lync Basics: The Contact Window]
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* [http://moodle.aub.edu.lb/mod/book/index.php?id=1 Moodle books on a variety of subjects]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=545mD2Yeu28 Lync Training Video: Communication and Collaboration Part 1]
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* [http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/course/view.php?id=202 Training site for University of Canberra STAFF using Moodle 2]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOVu4MHfRyw Lync Training Video: Communication and Collaboration Part 2]
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* [https://moodle.drew.edu/course/view.php?id=1083 Drew University - Moodle Faculty Tutorials]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5myH_VfvifY Lync Training Video Create Online Meetings]
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====Videos====
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How to add videos to Moodle.
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* [http://2nerdy.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/creating-resizing-and-uploading-a-video-to-moodle/ Creating, Resizing and Uploading a video to Moodle]
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* [http://vimeo.com/10708002 Embedding YouTube videos in Moodle courses]
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===Video Tutorials===
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Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Moodle.
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* [http://tomazlasic.net/moodle/moodle-tutorials-2-minute-moodles Moodle tutorials (2 Minute Moodles)]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/moodleleeds MoodleLeeds's channel]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/user/ecclesiacollege Ecclesia College's Channel]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL91EB9DD74D25A930 Webanywhere Education - Moodle Training]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL782C9AF8A3C49873 Doug's Technology Tip Tutorials - Getting Started with Moodle]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLearningTech/videos?query=moodle TheLearningTech's channel]
  
 
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[[Category:Learning_Guide]]

Latest revision as of 17:17, 27 June 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

[edit] 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.

[edit] Essential Requirements

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

[edit] Equipment

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

[edit] 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.

[edit] Extension Moodle Sites

Here are various Extension organizations using moodle.

[edit] Learning resources information

[edit] Reading List

[edit] Key Web links

[edit] Guides and Beginner Instructions

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

[edit] Business

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

[edit] Course Design

Here are instructions and tips for designing Moodle courses.

[edit] Education

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

[edit] Examples of Moodle Courses

Here are examples of Moodle courses, some can be downloaded and localized.

[edit] File Management

Here are various options for managing your files in Moodle.

[edit] Glossary

How to get the most out of your Glossary

[edit] Groups

Here are some instructions and tips for managing groups using Moodle.

[edit] Miscellaneous

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

[edit] Quizzes

Techniques for managing and uploading quizzes to moodle.

[edit] Repositories

Here are some instructions and tips for setting up repositories for various applications. Must be completed by an administrator.

[edit] Resources

Here are a number of great resources to take your Moodle to the next level.

[edit] Scroll of Death

How to control for needless scrolling within the course shell.

[edit] Tutorials

Here are a hodgepodge of Moodle tutorials that will not neatly fit in other categories.

[edit] Videos

How to add videos to Moodle.

[edit] Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Moodle.

[edit] References