The Sherwood Institute Moodle
Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System, also known as a Virtual Learning Environment. It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students.
The Sherwood Institute has a Moodle site which offers a secure area for students and members to communicate with other students. Forms and other resources are available for download from Moodle.
You will need your own email address to use Moodle. On your first visit you will need to register, you can choose any user name but please also enter your first and last names. After registering you will receive a confirmation email. When you respond to that your Moodle membership will be activated.
For an introduction to using the Sherwood Moodle click here.
The Sherwood Moodle contains many features, some of which are listed below:
Students of each year of each course will have a separate area. To enter these you will need an 'enrolment key' from your tutor. There is an additional area for students in any year of a course as well as one for all students. Handbooks, forms, handouts and other resources will be available for download.
A way of keeping in touch with other students. There is a News Forum for news and announcements and a student forum for general discussions. Anyone may reply to existing topics or start new topics. Files may be attached to any post, offering students a method of sharing documents, pictures etc with others.
Each course has its own calendar to which both tutors and students can add events.
A collection of web pages that allow any student to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language.
For instant communication with others students who are online.
Any student may write a private or public blog.
Can be a teaching aid or used to poll opinions.
For information about Moodle click here