This learning project allows participants to explore how to use Moodle. For hands-on learning you can use http://demo.moodle.org for access to a demonstration install of the latest Moodle software which gives you access to admin, teacher, and student roles.
The Moodle software allows for several access levels:
|Administrator||Administrators can usually do anything on the site, in all courses. Also, administrators can view the IP addresses of participants.|
|Course creator||Course creators can create new courses and teach in them. If you want the ability to create a course at Wikiversity Moodle site, contact Jan Luca. Course creators have access to the menu shown in the image, right. Course creators can assign other participants the ability to edit the course by setting accounts to function as teachers.|
|Teacher||Teachers can do anything within a course, including changing the activities and grading students.|
|Non-editing teacher||Non-editing teachers can teach in courses and grade students, but may not alter activities.|
|Student||Students generally have less privileges within a course.|
|Guest||Guests have minimal privileges and usually can not enter text anywhere.|
|Authenticated user||All logged in users.|
Course administrators can control many aspects of their site via the Administration block. A full teacher has full control over all settings for a course, including restricting other teachers Choice of course formats such as by week, by topic or a discussion-focussed social format Flexible array of course activities - Forums, Journals, Quizzes, Resources, Choices, Surveys, Assignments, Chats, Workshops Recent changes to the course since the last login can be displayed on the course home page - helps give sense of community Most text entry areas (resources, forum postings, journal entries etc) can be edited using an embedded WYSIWYG HTML editor
If you are new to Moodle or if you want to learn how to create and manage a course using Moodle, you are invited to use the http://sandbox.wikiversity.wmflabs.org/moodle/ which runs on the WMFLabs server.
Wikiversity is powered by MediaWiki software. Wikiversity can be thought of as an unconventional learning management system. In contrast to Moodle courses, learning resources at Wikiversity are by default open to collaborative development by all Wikiversity participants. If you have previous experience with Moodle but would like to learn about Wikiversity, see Introduction to Wikiversity.
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