ISBN 9789350232842,Moodle 2.0 First Look

Moodle 2.0 First Look


Mary Cooch


Packt Publishing



Packt Publishing

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789350232842

ISBN-10 9350232847


Number of Pages 284 Pages
Language (English)

Computer And Internet

Moodle is currently the world's most popular E-learning platform. The long-awaited second version of Moodle is now available and brings with it greatly improved functionality. If you are planning to upgrade your site to Moodle 2.0 and want to be up-to-date with the latest developments, then this book is for you. This book takes an in-depth look at all of the major new features in Moodle 2.0 and how it differs from previous Moodle versions. It highlights changes to the standard installation and explains the new features with clear screenshots, so you can quickly take full advantage of Moodle 2.0. It also assists you in upgrading your site to Moodle 2.0, and will give you the confidence to make the move up to Moodle 2.0, either as an administrator or a course teacher. With its step-by-step introduction to the new features of Moodle 2.0, this book will leave you confident and keen to get your own courses up and running on Moodle 2.0. It will take you on a journey from basic navigation to advanced administration, looking at the changes in resource management and activity setup along the way. It will show you new ways tutors and students can control the pace of their learning and introduce you to the numerous possibilities for global sharing and collaborating now available in Moodle 2.0 This book is your personal guided tour of the new and enhanced features of Moodle 2.0 What you will learn from this book : Learn how to use the new navigation system Get greater control of blocks throughout your Moodle Make the most of the enhanced HTML (text) editor Find your way around Moodle 2.0's new navigation system Put the best of the Web right inside your Moodle with the Repository API Manage learning and monitor progress with Conditional Activities and Completion Tracking Get familiar with improvements to core modules such as Quiz, Workshop, and Wiki Share resources with others with the Community Hub Familiarize yourself with the new file upload system Manage students' learning and help them monitor their progress Get up to speed with the changes and new features on the admin side Approach The book looks at the main functional areas of Moodle that have significant new features, explains the new features and how to use them. It draws attention to significant differences from how things used to behave, and gives the reader an idea of the kind of consequences these changes will bring to them. Who this book is written for If you are an existing Moodle user, tutor, or administrator, then this book is for you. You are expected to be familiar with the operation of Moodle. About the Author Mary Cooch has taught Languages and Geography in the UK for over 20 years. She manages several web sites, even more Moodles, and runs her own Moodle blog. A Moodle Certified Teacher, she now spends part of her working week travelling the country as a VLE trainer specializing in Moodle. She regularly promotes its benefits in Junior and High schools and has a deep understanding of what works best for younger students. Known online as the moodlefairy, Mary is a frequent contributor to the help forums of where she aims to enthuse others with her passion for this open source Virtual Learning Environment. Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1: What's New in Moodle 2 Chapter 2: Finding our way around (Navigation and Blocks) Chapter 3: Editing Text and Managing Files Chapter 4: What's new in Add a Resource Chapter 5: What's new in Add an Activity Chapter 6: Managing the Learning Path Chapter 7: Having your say Chapter 8: Admin Issues Index

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