The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on How to Use Moodle in 2016

This article is about how to use Moodle so that you can maximize its features, especially its new features that come with the new 2016 edition. Moodle is a great tool to use in the classroom and with some helpful tricks and tips, you’ll be able to optimize classroom time and will have more time to dedicate to more pressing issues. Let’s take a look at the 2016 version and get into some tips on how to better use the software.

 

What is Moodle?

First, we should outline what exactly Moodle is. Moodle is a software platform that allows you to create a learning management system designed with educators in mind to provide them with a single, integrated system to create a personalized learning environment. It’s currently being used in schools all over the world. Not only is it used by well-known universities like the London School of Economics, and the State University of New York, but also by companies like Shell and Microsoft for training their employees.

 

Why Use Moodle and, More Importantly, How?

How to use Moodle – and why, exactly? All you have to do to get started using Moodle is install it from whatever web browser you prefer. To use Moodle, you don’t have to be a computer whiz. All you need to do to be able to use Moodle is to use the internet. If you have any issues with using, Moodle has a very helpful support program. One of the great things about Moodle is that it maximizes the possibilities for both the teacher and for the learner. It keeps the learner interested and engaged, and the teachers are able to do cool things like embedding web pages into their courses.

 

Tips for How to Use Moodle in 2016

One of the biggest improvements seen in the newest edition of Moodle is that you can use it offline. You can enter grades and other information when you’re offline, and then Moodle will sync again when it comes back online. This is perfect if you are working on the go – say in an airplane, or even just if the internet goes down for a minute or two! There are also a few smaller improvements that can improve the user experience when we look at how to use Moodle 2.8, the newest version of the software. Though they’re small, they are helpful! First, make sure that you’ve upgraded to the newest version of Moodle, or else you won’t see any of the cool new features. In addition to bug fixes, the Moodle app now follows enrollment links in the courses, which is a cool feature that will streamline the process for users.

 

Moodle is an amazing resource for those teaching and for those learning. With all the technology available today, there’s no reason anyone should ever have to sit through a boring lesson again. With its easy installation process and its easy interface, as well as helpful new features in the newest edition, there’s no reason not to bring Moodle into your school or business today!

 

Nicole Lewis
Nicole Lewis is the Lead Author & Editor of MyLMStips. MyLMStips is dedicated to providing the most engaging topics, information, tips and tricks surrounding Moodle®. It's a place where Moodle® users can receive guidance on how to get the most out of it and increase their productivity and progress.
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