In today’s training departments, a learning management system is a usually a necessary technology for organizations that utilize eLearning. However, these systems can be expensive, especially for organizations with minimal budgets. Finding low cost learning management system options that still provide the needed features for organizational learning can be a challenge.

In this hands-on session participants will learn about Moodle, a free open-source learning management system that many organizations use for their training and eLearning needs. You will explore how Moodle works from the user and admin perspective. You will walk through the steps for designing a course within Moodle, and what the learner experience of taking that course looks like. You will leave this session with the knowledge to begin exploring the use of Moodle in your own organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The basics of Moodle operation
  • How to design a course in Moodle
  • How to take the course online
  • How to get real time feedback

Audience:
Novice designers, developers, project managers, and managers with a basic understanding of instructional design.

Technology discussed in this session:
Web-based systems, Moodle.

 Participant technology requirements:
A windows/Mac laptop with web browser and Moodle installed.

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