Brief overview of Moodle as an LMS for instructors to consider for face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online courses.
What is Moodle?
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. Let's refer to it as an LMS.
Why use Moodle?
Maybe you have a face-to-face, hybrid, or totally online class. You can use Moodle to help streamline your workflow and create consistent online tools and resources for your students. You can use Moodle for:
Course content such as a syllabi, course documents, links to articles, grades, etc.
Grades management, including assessment standards such as Rubrics, .
Communications management, such as a forum for online discussions, Moodle emails, and announcements.
Quiz/test management, where you can create tests and have the grades automatically calculated in the gradebook.
Content management, such as creating entire curriculum web pages, document uploads, and use of embedded media and images.
Online meetings, either through linking to systems you prefer (like Elluminate) or through a module like OpenMeetings.
Flexible and customizable - themes, a number of portal page components to choose from, and an HTML editor to create compelling content.
Collaboration, content creation, and uploading tools for students.
Hundreds of free modules developed by Moodle users and developers.
Importing and exporting of documents and spreadsheets.
E-Assessment through Moodle
Flexibility in time and/or place in taking assessments (quizzes, assignments, portfolios, collaborative wikis, forum, uploads).