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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Table of Contents

Introduction

About Moodle For Dummies

Foolish Assumptions

Conventions Used in This Book

What You Don't Have to Read

How This Book Is Organized

Part I: Getting Started with Moodle

Part II: Creating and Managing Course Content

Part III: Adding Activities to Your Moodle Course

Part IV: Moodle Management

Part V: The Part of Tens

The companion Web site

The Moodle For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Icons Used in This Book

Where to Go from Here

Part I: Getting Started with Moodle

Chapter 1: Discovering Moodle and What You Can Do

Meeting Moodle

Understanding Moodle Basics

Creating a Moodle account and logging in to your course

Navigating the Moodle interface

Understanding Moodle terms and conventions

Clarifying Moodle and CMS, LMS, VLE, and LCMS

Keeping Moodle Versions Straight

Determining Where to Host Moodle

Chapter 2: Designing Great Moodle Courses

The Philosophy and Evolution of Moodle

eLearning defined

The birth of Moodle

Choosing an eLearning method

Discovering How Moodle Can Support Instructional Design Strategies

Understanding Our Learners and Generational Differences

Digital natives

Digital immigrants

Course-Building Checklist

Busting Moodle Myths

Chapter 3: Building Your Course Front Page

Understanding Front Page Basics

Editing Fundamentals

General icons

Middle column

Blocks

Activities and resources

Viewing and Updating Participants' Profiles

Edit Profile tab

Forum posts tab

Blog tab

Notes tab

Activity Reports tab

Roles tab

Course Blocks

Default blocks

Additional blocks ...

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