Moodle as a Curriculum and Information Management System

Moodle as a Curriculum and Information Management System

Computers & Technology
ISBN: 1849513228Format: PDFEdition: -Date: January 6, 2011Pages: 308 pagesLanguage: English

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Book Description

Use Moodle to manage and organize your administrative duties; monitor attendance records, manage student enrolment, record exam results, and much more
Overview

  • Transform your Moodle site into a system that will allow you to manage information such as monitoring attendance records, managing the number of students enrolled for a particular course, and inter-department communication
  • Create courses for all subjects in no time with the Bulk Course Creation tool
  • Create accounts for hundreds of users swiftly and enroll them in courses at the same time using a CSV file.
  • Part of Packt's Beginner's Guide series: Readers are walked through each task as they read through the book with the end result being a sample CIMS Moodle site
In Detail
Moodle is the most widely used Learning Management System in the world. Moodle is primarily used as an online learning course platform and few people know how to use it in any other way. However, Moodle can also be used as a management system. By adapting Moodle to become a curriculum and information management system, you can keep your administrative tasks in the same place as your lesson plans by managing student attendance records, recording grades, sharing reports between departments, and much more
Moodle as a Curriculum and Information Management System will show you how you can use Moodle to set up an environment that enables you to disseminate information about your educational program, provides a forum for communication amongst all those involved in your institution, and even allows you to control your course registration and enrollment. This book is written on version 1.9 and also includes examples applicable to version 2.0.
This book will show you how to create courses and organize them into categories. You will learn to assign teachers to each course, which will greatly help you to manage timetables and student enrolment, which can otherwise be a very frustrating and time consuming task. You will learn how to display the different aspects of your Curriculum and Information Management System to make it easily accessible and navigable for staff and students alike, ensuring that everyone knows what they are doing and where they are meant to be
A practical step-by-step guide to expand the functionality of your Moodle learning management system
What you will learn from this book
  • Create hundreds of courses in Moodle via the Bulk Course Creation tool with ease
  • Add multiple web pages to your Moodle site that can all be accessed by anyone visiting the front page of your site
  • Use Moodle to keep attendance records for your institution
  • Ideas about how Moodle can be used as a grade submission tool
  • Deliver program-wide assessment tests using the Moodle Quiz module
  • Create different roles, with specifically defined access capabilities, in your Moodle site for educational administrators
  • Install and use several advanced plugins that allow you to access student related information and data that is stored in the Moodle database
  • Different ways of using your Moodle database as a Student Information System
  • Expedite the communication and information flow within your institution using Moodle modules
  • Manage the course registration and enrollment for your institution using contributed Moodle enrollment plugins

Content

Chapter 1: Welcome to Moodle as a Curriculum and Information Management System (CIMS)!
Chapter 2: Building the Foundation—Creating Categories and Courses
Chapter 3: Student Account Creation and Enrollment
Chapter 4: Incorporating Educational Standards
Chapter 5: Enabling your Moodle Site to Function as an Information Portal
Chapter 6: Customized Roles
Chapter 7: Advanced Data Access and Display
Chapter 8: Setting Up a Mini SIS
Chapter 9: Promoting Efficient Communication
Chapter 10: Advanced Enrollment Plugin

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