Moodle in Three Short Paragraphs
Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students.
The heart of Moodle is courses that contain activities and resources. There are about 20 different types of activities available (forums, glossaries, wikis, assignments, quizzes, choices (polls), scorm players, databases etc). The main power of this activity-based model comes in combining the activities into sequences and groups, which can help you guide participants through learning paths. Thus, each activity can build on the outcomes of previous ones.
There are a number of other tools that make it easier to build communities of learners, including blogs, messaging, participant lists etc, as well useful tools like grading, reports, integration with other systems and so on.
Teachers in the Janesville School District wanting a Moodle course are encouraged to take a class on how to manage Moodle. You will be given a course to construct as you progress through the class. Upon successful completion, you may use the course request tool (linked to the button below) to request additional classes.
Please check "MyLearningPlan.com" for a list of upcoming classes.
Once you have received training, you may use the button below to create a course request. In the description of why you are requesting the course, it would be helpful to let us know where the course should appear (ex. Parker --> Math --> Mr. Jones