Welcome to the Doing the Moodle Mambo web site! The work of organizing these pages, as well as teaching workshops gave rise to the Doing the Moodle Mambo: Fostering New Literacies article. I hope you’ll take a moment to read it since it summarizes a few approaches to how Moodle is being used in schools. More important than just a technology tool, it challenges us to teach different and makes it possible.
- Learn how to setup a Moodle site. – This section is for the techies in the group.
- Become aware of how to use the various features of Moodle in your classroom.
- Become aware of excellent resources available for using Moodle.
- Setting Up and Maintaining Web 2.0 Tools (e.g. Moodle) – This is focused on a technical audience and can be structured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of the District. Includes setup of WindowsApacheMySQL/PHP and the setup/use of SQL Yog to create, as well as backup, the Moodle database.
- Managing Professional Learning Online with Moodle – This is an introductory workshop on the use of Moodle to manage professional learning. An increasing number of workshop facilitators, as well as classroom teachers, are using Moodle to publish course handouts and other resources to the Web for their students to access. In addition, Moodle allows educators to create interactive online learning experiences for their students using activities such as forums, journals and online submission of assignments.
- Moodle Workshop Organizers – Provides some handy planning forms you can use to get going.
- A Quick Guide for Students Using Moodle
- Moodle Site
- Wikipedia on Moodle
- Comparison Chart of Moodle and Blackboard
- Why Idaho State University Chose Moodle
- Testimonials for Moodle – Add yours here or link to a video of you giving a Moodle testimonial!
- Moodle Usage Statistics for Teachers
- The Faculty Room on Moodle in Learning Situations
- What Students Have to Say About Moodle
Podcast Interviews using Moodle
- Interview with Martin Dougiamas, Moodle Creator
- Interview with Martin Dougiamas, Moodle Founder
- Interviews with UK Moodle Educators
- Interview with Michelle Moore
- MoodleMoot 2006 Presentation Podcasts
Moodle Installation and Other YouTube Videos
Before moving on to the Visual Installation Walkthrough of Moodle on Windows, you might want to watch one of these videos on YouTube:
- Video of a Moodle Installation on Windows
- Importing Free courses into Moodle
- Moodle Course
- Putting Vocab cards into Moodle
- Adding a Latest News Message
SCORM Compliant Courses
How To Moodle
- Printable excerpts from Jason Cole’s excellent book on Using Moodle
- View Flash tutorials on various aspects of Moodle from Smith College
- Moodle for Teachers (Documentation)
- List of Printable Manuals for Moodle for those who just have to have documentation in hand.
- Hitchiker’s Guide to Course Development
You can easily enhance Moodle through the insertion of blocks and/or modules.
- Block Types
- Non-Standard Blocks – How to install non-standard blocks/modules.
- A list of Non-Standard Modules/blocks you can install
- Some of Miguel’s favorite modules/blocks:
- How to Remove the Requirement for City, Country, and Description Profiles
What else should go here?
Modelling Use of Moodle In K-12 Education
- Karen Richardson’s Screencasts
- A Story: The Good Teacher
- Learning Activities Overview
- Learning Activities List
- Frequently Asked Questions for Teachers