PacktLib: Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner's Guide

Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner's Guide

Credits

About the Authors

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Getting Started with Moodle

Why Moodle?

Why open source?

Installing Moodle for experimentation

Time for action – download and run the Moodle installer

Creating a course

Time for action – creating your first course

Basic Moodle tools

Time for action – adding a resource

Creating a forum

Time for action – creating your first forum

An eLearning framework for implementing Moodle

Case Study—OpenText

Summary

Moodle in Hiring and Interviewing

Creating an assignment for submitting resumes/CVs

Time for action – creating the assignment

Enabling user account creation

Time for action – how to enable self registration

Assessing submitted resumes/CVs

Time for action – screening the resumes/CVs

Creating competency tests with the Moodle quiz module

Time for action – enabling conditional activities

Time for action – creating a quiz

Time for action – adding questions to the quiz

Time for action – creating a Question Bank

Time for action – grading competency test responses

Creating a choice module to schedule interviews

Time for action – creating a choice module

Creating resources and forums for the decision makers

Time for action – creating resources and forums for the decision makers

Time for action – creating question and answer forums

Case Study—A&L Goodbody

Summary

Rollout Products and Services with Moodle

Some points to keep in mind

Setting up a course for a new product

Time for action – creating a Scheme of Work

Time for action – creating the course

Time for action – editing topic summaries

Time for action – adding labels to each topic

Creating a glossary of terminology

Time for action – creating a glossary

Time for action – adding entries to the glossary

Time for action – adding the random glossary entry block

Time for action – adding a category

Implementing role-playing

Time for action – creating a chat

Time for action – a look at chat logging

Creating and assessing product knowledge sheets

Time for action – creating the outline of the product knowledge sheet

Time for action – creating the database

Time for action – adding a field to the database

Time for action – adding an entry to the database

Case Study—AA Ireland

Reflection

Summary

Moodle for Managing Compliance Training

Using the lesson module as a training tool

Time for action – creating a lesson module

Time for action – creating a content page

Time for action – creating a question page

Time for action – creating page jumps

Time for action – testing your lesson

Creating groups and groupings to manage employees going through training

Time for action – creating groups in your course

Time for action – enabling groupings in your course

Time for action – enabling group mode

Time for action – creating groupings

Time for action – filtering activity access via groupings

Time for action – adding users to groups

Using completion tracking

Time for action – enabling completion tracking

Time for action – configuring completion tracking in your course

Time for action – configuring completion tracking at the activity level

Course completion reports

Time for action – adding the completion status block to your course

Case Study – Aer Lingus

What was the business problem(s) for which Moodle was chosen as the solution?

What was the solution and how did they arrive at the solution?

Why did they choose Moodle?

Was the project a success?

What were the benefits gained?

Summary

CPD and Competency Tracking with Moodle

Some points to keep in mind

Enabling Outcomes in Moodle

Time for action – enabling Outcomes

Time for action – creating a scale

Time for action – editing topic summaries

Time for action – adding an Outcome to a course

Adding an Outcome to an activity

Time for action – adding an Outcome to an online assignment

Grading an Outcome in an assignment

Time for action – grading the assignment

Time for action – viewing reports

Case study – National Health Institute, Italy

Case study – Gulf Agency Company

Summary

Communities of Practice in Moodle

Creating a wiki for your community

Time for action - adding a wiki to the community site

Time for action: Revert a wiki page

Creating a collaborative glossary

Time for action - creating a glossary

Time for action - creating the basic database shell

Time for action - Creating the database fields

Time for action - edit the display template for a database

Creating community moderators

Time for action - creating the moderator role

Time for action - Assigning the role to a user in a forum

Editing privileges for an existing role

Time for action - editing the privileges in a forum

Time for action - checking the users permissions

Using RSS feeds to improve communication

Time for action - Enabling RSS

Time for action - Enabling RSS in a forum

Time for action - creating an RSS feed block

Case Study – Adapt

Summary

Web Conferencing with Moodle

Some points to keep in mind

Background on web conferencing

Technology and web conferencing

Time for reflection

Using Adobe Connect Pro with Moodle

Time for action – find and install the module

Time for action – unzipping and uploading

Time for action – creating an activity

Time for reflection

Using BigBlueButton with Moodle

Time for action – find and install the Module

Time for action – Unzipping and uploading

Time for action – creating a BigBlueButton activity

Time for reflection

Case study—Remote-Learner

Reflection

Summary

Integrating Moodle with Other Systems

Managing content in repositories

Time for action - installing Alfresco on your test site

Time for action - add a repository plugin to Moodle

Time for action - adding content to Alfresco

Time for action - adding content from Alfresco to Moodle

Time for action - creating a content conversion space

Time for action - adding a content rule to a space

Time for action – testing your new rule

Time for action - configuring the Google Docs plugin

Time for action - adding a Google Doc to your Moodle course

Time for reflection

Exporting content to e-portfolios

Time for action - installing Mahara

Time for action - configuring the networking and SSO

Time for action - enabling Mahara portfolio plugin

Time for action - enabling Mahara to listen to Moodle

Time for action - creating a Mahara portfolio

Time for action - setting up the Google Docs portfolio plugin

Time for Action - exporting from a forum to Google Docs

Case study

Summary

Integrating Moodle into Enterprise

Authentication plugins available in Moodle

Time for action – enabling the LDAP plugin

Time for action – enabling the external database plugin

Time for reflection

Enrollment plugins available in Moodle 2.0

Time for action – automating enrollment with flat file

Time for action – creating an enrollment flat file

Time for action – editing flat file enrollment plugin settings

Time for action – automating enrollment with external database plugin

Time for reflection

Customizing the look of your Moodle site

Time for action – applying standard themes

Time for action – customizing themes with theme customization forms

Time for action – changing the site header

Time for action – editing language strings

Case study – Raiffeisen International Fund Advisory

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