Check out our new online Moodle masterclass presented Dr. David Waddington, Assistant Professor, Education. These basic training sessions will introduce you to the pedagogical possibilities of using Moodle including user generated blogs, group work and easy to use instructions for uploading handouts and PowerPoints slides, managing feedback, and grading assignments online .
Now you can learn to use Moodle for teaching anytime you want using our screencast quick-tips.
Moodle is an e-learning system* that enables you to create and manage a course website for:
How you might choose to use some of these tools in your teaching is entirely up to you; your course website will be as individual as you, your subject, your teaching, and your class.
Moodle is an open source community system. This basically means that it isn't owned by a company, but is developed and improved by some of those who use it. And it's free. Want more information? Try the wikipedia entry for Moodle.
*Jargon is abundant, and varied - seemingly arbitrarily. Other terms for the same thing include: LMS (Learning Management System), CMS (Course Management System), and VLE (Virtual Learning Environment).
Using Moodle has several advantages when it comes to teaching your course. Allow yourself as much time as you can to familiarise yourself with Moodle - you'll need to learn about the new interface. Here are some of the benefits of using Moodle.
If you want help with the pedagogical aspects of using Moodle, or any other course website, the Centre can help you in number of ways: