An open source software to create and deliver effective online training
An open source software to create and deliver effective online training
Moodle™ (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is the most widely used free open-source learning management system in the world today. Moodle™ LMS serves hundreds of millions of educators and learning and development professionals to create and deliver online learning. The best part about Moodle™ LMS is that it follows constructivist social pedagogical principle which says that “people actively construct new knowledge as they interact with their environments”
Moodle™ LMS is the most used open source software which the education institutions as well as the organizations around the world use for providing online training to the learners. Besides, Moodle™ LMS can conduct courses online, while providing face-to-face teaching, learning and training. Moodle™ has varied usage in blended learning, distance education, flipped classroom and other e-learning projects in schools, universities, workplaces and other sectors as well.
Moodle™ Learning management system has over 500 plugins that can bring about social and collaborative learning. Plugins are nothing but a set of flexible tools, that allows the Moodle™ users to extend the core functionality of the software. All these plugins are maintained in the Moodle™ plugins directory for the Moodle™ user to use it as per his needs. Whenever there is an upgrade to the plugins, or there are some newly released plugins, RSS feed are set up for the users to regularly receive feeds on it. The plugins are usually set up for new activities, new quiz question types, new reports, integrations with other systems and many more.
No matter you are an administrator, course creator, educator or learner, using Moodle™ LMS will be cakewalk for you. With its intuitive dashboard and a graphical user interface, teaching, learning and using Moodle™ LMS becomes easy. It’s the consistency and coherent nature of the Moodle LMS UI that makes it Moodlish, while making it better than any other UI built for the same purpose. The best part is you don’t need to be a programmer to use Moodle LMS. Play around with the navigation for some time and you’ll be a pro in the Moodle™ environment.
Moodle™ LMS is SCORM 1.2 compliant. SCORM is essentially a set of elearning standards that defines the way communication occurs between the content and the learning management system. It also paves a way that shows how courses outside the LMS should be authored for them to be able to talk to the LMS properly. Besides, Moodle™ learning management system version 2.1 and later versions also supports AICC content packages. IMS content packages can be exported and imported into Moodle™ . Lastly, Moodle™ LMS uses the External Tool activity to act as an ‘LTI consumer’, while can act as an ‘LTI provider’ using a plugin.
Moodle™ LMS as an eLearning platform allows the users 24/7 access to its courses and content. While the materials can be accessed from anywhere, and from any of the mobile devices, learners get the freedom to learn on their own time, according to their convenience. The offering of mobile-based eLearning by Moodle™ learning management system, makes learning-on-the-go easier for the users. This complementary aspect of the learning process provided by Moodle™ LMS, gives way for greater flexibility to the learners to access course materials on any mobile device. This makes life and learning, both, easier for them.
Moodle™ LMS comes with an array of resources, features and activities. Block elements like calendar, student activities and text activities like chat, forum and wikis, help learners socialize. Moodle™ LMS version 2.8 flaunts all the robust features like a new user interface that helps access the pages a user wants or needs quickly and efficiently. Besides, the user gets the provision to email documents and other important correspondence with an attachment directly to themselves, this helps them save the information for future use. This and many other features like ‘auto-save’ feature for text, ‘like’ feature that allows the user to share reap all of the benefits of social media, while in Moodle learning management system.
Ideal for Corporates, Training Institutes, Education/K12 Training!
Moodle™ LMS now helps the user keep track of all their upcoming events and appointments with detailed logging features. This feature also helps make the grade tracking process incredibly simple. The simplicity extends to the reporting feature in terms of organizing and averaging of the reports as specified and needed. The analytics feature of Moodle™ learning management system helps the admin get an insight into the progress of the learners, by ensuring that the objectives are being met. Through analytics, one can view trends of participation, submissions and other data, which can eventually assist educators to improve the e-learning experience. This would help vastly in increasing the learner information retention rates and thereby their successes.
Moodle™ LMS can seamlessly integrate with some of the premium software portals seamlessly. And the best part is, with all these integrations, Moodle™ can form Single Sign On (SSO). To cite a few examples, Moodle™ integrates with video conferencing software like GoTo,Webex, Adobe Connect, CMSs like Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, CRMs like Salesforce, SugarCRM, Microsoft Dynamics, ecommerce portals like Shopify, collaborative tools like OneDrive and Dropbox. These integrations brings together Moodle™ LMS with other programs, so they function together as a system. Moodle™ learning management system can be integrated with endless varieties of programs/software to meet customized needs of the training department.
Moodle™ learning management system can easily decode various SCORM learning objects. So, the next question that arises is, whether the LMS admin should design the courses to make it SCORM compliant or use Moodle’s™ features for the same. The answer would depend on the how the LMS admin intends to use the courses. If his ultimate aim is to export the courses from Moodle™ LMS and use them in another LMS, then going the SCORM way would make things easier. One important aspect for the elearning people to remember is that Moodle™ LMS does not generate SCORM content. It simply put forths all the content in the form of SCORM packages to the learners, while saving the data from user interactions with the SCORM package.
Programmers and developers around the world are available that continuously work to improve the user experience for Moodlers. In addition, Moodle™LMS also have forums from where a Moodle™ user can get all the support, share ideas, and meet others, while doing all this in their desired language. He can also contribute to the forum/community in case he wants to answer a question, give feedback by rating posts or in case he wants to login a bug or have a suggestion for a new feature. The Moodle™ user can also help shape Moodle’s™ future by participating in the developer discussions and other research projects.
Moodle™ learning management system answers the most neglected question that most of the commercial elearning software fail to answer. Other elearning software portals only go after the features they can offer, while overlooking the aspect of offering pedagogies. So how will the learners learn without pedagogies? Moodle™ LMS answers the pedagogy point by the way of constructivism, social constructivism, and connectivism, all adopted as its pedagogies. It means that knowledge can be built and developed through constant interaction and cooperation. All the more when knowledge is processed properly, it is then that the learners are immersed during the process.
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A Moodle™ LMS eCommerce integration would be a powerful tool for your company, especially if you are planning to sell a variety of courses with additional products to a relatively large audience. Moodle™ LMS is a well-built system which allows seamless integration. With eCommerce integration your users will get automatically enrolled in a course and their information will be shared between the platforms to ease the data flow thanks to the synchronization. Learn more.
A Virtual Classroom is an eLearning tool that brings students/employees closer to their coach or teacher. With the Moodle™ LMS Virtual Classroom integration, you will have face-to-face contact with your learning team, wherever you want. Whether you are from the corporate or education sector this powerful tool gives learners and instructors the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and learn from wherever they are, and from whatever device they like. Learn more.
The CMS Moodle™ LMS Integration gives access to learning content from inside the CMS, meaning you can view and assign courses as well as manage performance via a tab in your CMS. The most important benefit of the CMS Moodle™ integration is its ability for administrators and website owners to publish Moodle™ content directly in the CMS, providing a perfect user interface for their students.
Easily create private portals for departments, divisions or clients with Moodle™ Multi-Tenant. Create multiple customized and branded tenant infrastructures within your LMS. Moodle™ Multi-Tenant feature allows you to have multiple clients, vendors or partners within your e-Learning platform with different themes, separate branding and rules. Also, this feature allows you to assign different administrative roles, learning plans and workflows to each of your clients. Learn more.
Moodle™ Adobe Connect integration allows you to create an environment in which instructors and learners collaborate effortlessly, both on and offline. Moodle™ LMS Adobe Connect works on Single Sign On (SSO) environment in which information passes effortlessly in both directions between the two platforms. Adobe Connect administrative tools are integrated into Moodle™ through this useful integration. Full synchronization of all the adobe connect tools is made possible when Moodle™ Adobe Connect is in place. Moodle™ Adobe Connect also provides support for sharing rich content, including streaming audio, video and software simulations, while enabling multi-person video conferences. Learn more.
Moodle™ WordPress integration gives you instant access to your LMS and eLearning content, allowing you to view and assign courses, assess performance and sell your courses. Moodle™ WordPress integration also brings a host of great features like gamification, social learning, mobile learning, custom reports, among others. Learn more.
With Moodle™ SharePoint integration the user is able to access SharePoint from inside Moodle™ , giving them the ability to create, collaborate, share, discover, organize and manage content that was created within SharePoint directly from Moodle™ LMS. Get to SharePoint from Moodle™ LMS, this inbuilt characteristic makes life easy for the users as well the admins, given that the user and courses sync, while the result of eLearning initiatives can be drawn out from Moodle™ into Sharepoint. Learn more.
Disclaimer – Moodle™ is a registered trademark of Moodle Pty Ltd. Paradiso Solutions is NOT associated with Moodle Pty Ltd in anyways.
So you see, with Moodle™ LMS, the free – online LMS, at your disposal, you can enable educators to create dynamic courses that extend learning,
anytime, anywhere. No matter, whether you’re a teacher, student or administrator, Moodle™ can meet all your elearning needs.
It’s extremely customisable core can withstand unlimited integrations and plugins, for it to be ready to match your exact needs.
Moodle™ learning management system will make the entire education process and all of its aspects easier to deal with.
It will organize, assign, attach, assist, and aide training administration in a way, you would’ve never known.
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