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Moodle e-learning course development : a complete guide to create and develop engaging e-learning courses with Moodle / William Rice.

Author/Creator:
Rice, William, author.
Publication:
Birmingham, England ; Mumbai, [India] : Packt Publishing, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (405 p.)
Edition:
Third edition.
Series:
Community experience distilled.
Community Experience Distilled
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Subjects:
Computer-assisted instruction -- Computer programs.
Moodle.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book is for anyone who wants to get the best out of Moodle. Experienced Moodle users will find powerful insights into developing successful educational courses.
Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Credits; About the Author; About the Reviewers; www.PacktPub.com; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: A Guided Tour of Moodle; A plan to create your learning site; Step-by-step instructions to use Moodle; Step 1 - learn about the Moodle experience; Step 2 - install Moodle; Step 3 - configure your site; Step 4 - create the framework for your learning site; Step 5 - make decisions about common settings; Step 6 - add basic course material; Step 7 - make your courses interactive; Step 8 - evaluate your students; Step 9 - make your course social
Step 10 - add collaborative activitiesStep 11 - manage and extend your courses; Step 12 - take the pulse of your course; The Moodle philosophy; The Moodle experience; The Moodle front page; Arriving at the site; Anonymous, guest, and registered access; The main menu; Blocks; The site description; Available courses; Inside a course; Navigation bar; Blocks; The navigation block; Sections; Joining a discussion; Completing a workshop; Editing mode; Normal mode versus editing mode; The edit icon; The delete icon; The hidden/shown icons; The group icons; Resources and activities
Adding resources and activitiesThe administration menu; The Moodle architecture; The Moodle application directory; The Moodle data directory; The Moodle database; Summary; Chapter 2: Installing Moodle; Installation step 1 - the web server; How much hosting service do you need?; Disk space; Bandwidth; Memory; Ensuring minimum prerequisites; Installation step 2 - subdomain or subdirectory?; Installation step 3 - getting and unpacking Moodle; Choosing a Moodle version; The quick way - upload and unzip; Uploading and decompressing the zip file on the server
The long way - decompress the zip file locally and upload filesInstallation step 4 - the Moodle data directory; Installation step 5 - creating the Moodle database and user; Creating the database; Creating the database user; Installation step 6 - the installer script; Configuration settings and config.php; Database tables; Step 6a - run install.php; Step 6b - specify the web address and directories; Step 6c - specify database settings; Step 6d - copyright; Step 6e - check server; Step 6f - database tables created by install.php; Installation step 7 - create the administrative user
Installation step 8 - front page settingsInstallation step 9 - success; Summary; Chapter 3: Configuring Your Site; Preparing to experiment; Creating test accounts; Installing several browsers; Exploring the site administration menu; Configuring authentication methods; Manual accounts and no login methods; Enabling e-mail-based self-registration; Authenticating against an external source; Granting access to courses with enrollment choices; Name; Instances/enrolments; Enable; Up/down; Settings; Manual enrollments; Guest access; Self enrolment; Cohort sync; Creating a cohort
To enroll a cohort in a course
Notes:
Includes index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed July 11, 2015).
ISBN:
1-78216-335-2
OCLC:
914287565