|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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