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00:01 Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on Overview of Moodle.
00:07 In this tutorial, we will learn about: the concept of Learning Management Systems (LMS in short),
00:16 Moodle as an LMS ,
00:19 who can use Moodle and examples of Moodle websites.
00:26 We will also learn about the: software and hardware requirements for running Moodle and
00:33 key features that will be demonstrated in the Moodle series.
00:39 Learners of this tutorial should know how to browse a website.
00:45 Let us first understand what Learning Management System or LMS is.
00:53 An LMS helps us to create, manage and deliver any eLearning content.
01:01 For example: educational courses and training programs.
01:07 It also helps us to manage our courses.
01:11 We can create and edit content, give access to students, grade their submissions etc.
01:21 Moodle is a responsive, free and open source software.
01:27 It is one of the most popular LMS used globally by educational institutes.
01:33 Its security controls keep our data safe and protected.
01:39 It has some very powerful features that empower both teachers and learners.
01:47 Moodle also provides detailed documentation which makes it easy to use.
01:54 The Moodle user community and forum help are very active.
02:00 The free plugins available in Moodle make it even more feature-rich.
02:06 Moodle is easy to navigate on all devices;

has detailed reports on activity and participation at course and site level.

02:18 Helps in collaborative as well as personalized learning.
02:23 Forums, peer assessments, group management, learning paths etc. can be used for that.
02:32 Let us see who can use Moodle LMS:
02:36 Educational institutions like universities, colleges, schools and coaching institutes,
02:44 Businesses for employee training and orientation,
02:49 Hospital and health care training programs,
02:53 Any eLearning based institution.
02:57 Let us see some of the websites built using Moodle.
03:02 Colleges like these.
03:05 Private universities like these.
03:09 Training institutes like this one.
03:13 Coaching institutes like this.
03:17 Individual teachers who want to offer their course online and many more.
03:24 Moodle has detailed statistics of usage on the following URL.
03:30 Here, you can check the registered Moodle websites from various countries.
03:40 To install Moodle, we need: Apache web-server,
03:46 a database like MySQL, MariaDB or PostgreSQL and


03:54 Moodle is a resource consuming software.
03:58 Recommended hardware for running Moodle are:
04:02 Disk Space: 200 MB for Moodle code plus space to store content. However, 5GB is a realistic minimum.
04:15 Processor: 1 Gigahertz minimum, but 2 Gigahertz dual core or more is recommended.
04:23 Memory: 512MB minimum, but 1GB or more is recommended.
04:31 These requirements may change based on the expected load on the system.
04:37 For example: number of courses and expected simultaneous logins.
04:44 At the time of making of this series, Moodle 3.3 was the latest stable version.
04:50 It is always recommended to work with the latest stable version that is available.
04:57 Moodle 3.3 requires the following:
05:01 Apache 2.x (or higher version)

MariaDB 5.5.30 (or any higher version) and

05:11 PHP 5.4.4 (or any higher version)
05:17 For this series, we have used the following OS and software:

Ubuntu Linux OS 16.04

05:26 Apache, MariaDB and PHP obtained through XAMPP 5.6.30 and Moodle 3.3
05:36 This Moodle series is divided into 2 parts -
05:41 One for Moodle site administrators and another for teachers.
05:48 Moodle site Administrators: will install Moodle on the server,
05:54 create course categories as per institute guidelines and manage courses and user accounts for multiple courses.
06:04 Here are the glimpses of some key features covered in this series, for Moodle site administrators.
06:14 Getting ready for Moodle installation tutorial explains how to check for packages on the localhost and setup the database.
06:29 Installing Moodle on Local Server tutorial explains how to - download and install Moodle.
06:39 Admin’s dashboard in Moodle tutorial explains the Admin Dashboard,

the various blocks and the profile page and how to edit preferences.

06:53 Blocks in Admin's Dashboard tutorial - explains how to add and delete blocks and
07:05 set the Front page.
07:08 In the next tutorial, Categories in Moodle, we will learn to create categories & subcategories.
07:19 In Courses in Moodle tutorial, we will learn how to create a course and configure it.
07:28 Users in Moodle tutorial will help us to understand how to - Add a user,
07:36 Edit a user’s profile,

and upload users in bulk.

07:43 User Roles in Moodle tutorial will help us to learn how to assign various roles to users.
07:52 For e.g: secondary admin role, teacher role and student role.
08:00 There will be many more tutorials in this series for Moodle site administrators, in the future.
08:07 We will now move to the tutorials for teachers.
08:11 Teachers will be responsible for: uploading and editing content for their course,
08:17 create assignments and quizzes to assess the students’ progress and
08:22 enroll students to their course and communicate with them.
08:27 Now, let me show the glimpses of some key features covered in this series for teachers.
08:34 Teacher’s dashboard in Moodle tutorial explains -

the teachers’ dashboard ,

how to edit profile and how to edit preferences.

08:46 Course Administration in Moodle tutorial explains- how to configure course settings
08:53 and manage Activities and Resources in a course.
08:59 Formatting course material in Moodle tutorial explains - the various formatting options in default Moodle text editor
09:10 and adding additional course material.
09:15 Uploading and Editing Resources in Moodle tutorial explains how to upload - a URL resource and a book resource

and edit those resources.

09:29 The next tutorial in this series is Forums and Assignments in Moodle.
09:34 In this tutorial, we will learn about: different types of forums in Moodle,
09:39 how to add a forum for discussion and how to create Assignments.
09:48 In the Question bank in Moodle tutorial, we will learn how to create Categories of questions and add questions to the question bank.
09:58 Quiz in Moodle tutorial will teach us: to create a Quiz and

add questions from the Question bank into the Quiz.

10:12 In the tutorial named Enroll Students and Communicate in Moodle, we’ll learn to:

enroll students who were uploaded via a csv file to a course.

10:25 Make groups in courses and send messages and notes to the students.
10:31 Later, there will be many more tutorials for teachers and students in this series.
10:37 For now, let us summarize.

In this tutorial, we have learnt about: the concept of Learning Management Systems (LMS in short)

10:48 Moodle as an LMS , who can use Moodle and examples of Moodle websites.
10:57 We also learnt about the: software and hardware requirements for running Moodle and

overview of the key features that will be demonstrated in the Moodle series.

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