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Moodle

Moodle LogoMoodle is a course management system that provides
a way for instructors to create quality online courses. One of the primary advantages of Moodle over other systems is a strong grounding in social constructionist pedagogy. Moodle provides a perfect platform for those interested mostly in collaborative types of activities, which include lots of discussions, peer-evaluation, and group building of learning artifacts

Moodle provides not only for rich content interaction, but the open source license and modular design means that many users can develop additional functionality. Most Moodle add-ins or plugins are located at the company website.

Moodle contains similar features that are embeded in many course management systems:

  • Forums
  • Quizzes with different kinds of questions
  • Blogs & Wikis
  • Database activities, Surveys and Chat
  • Glossaries
  • Peer assessment
  • Graphical themes

Ideas

Because of the open license, many departments use Moodle to support professional development activities or host a course for a community group.

How to Access

UIS supports the use of Moodle and it can be accessed via the following web address http://moodle.uis.edu. For for more contact COLRS.

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