To get started with Moodle, the very first thing you should do is read about course management systems and why Moodle is used at Colby and then...
1. Enroll yourself in Moodle demonstration course sites and look around...
- The first demo course site is a showcase of Moodle activities and resources (the Moodle tool set)
- The second is an example of a built-out course site (there is also a brief video overview of this course site in its completed state as well as a long video detailing its creation)
2. Watch videos about using Moodle (you can also right-click links on a PC or Ctrl-click on Mac to save movies locally, all require the latest version of Quicktime)...
- Logging in and the Moodle home page (1:52)
- Overview of Moodle's course site layout (1:55)
- Overview of a built-out course site (8:17)
- Overview of course site administration settings (7:29)
- Working with files in Moodle course sites (11:36)
- Long, detailed overview of building out a course site (51:04)
NOTE: This is a 50 minute/266MB file but is divided in to chapters for easier navigation. The chapter selection pop-up menu in Quicktime Player appears just to the right of the timeline. Because of the length and size of this video, it will work best if downloaded first.
4. Log into moodle.colby.edu to begin working in your course sites (NOTE: course sites are created automatically based on the Registrar's records so if you are a faculty member but are not teaching during the current term, you won't have any course sites).
If you have questions about using Moodle, please contact Ellen Freeman (firstname.lastname@example.org or X-4234)