This is what you will see:

  • Overview: Brief abstract of the project
  • Function: What the program does.
  • Proprietary Examples: Names you might recognize.­
  • Priority: Based on our resources.
  • ImpacT Overview: How this project helps others.
  • Current ImpacT: Where we are
  • Future ImpacT: Where we are going
  • Numerical ImpacT: Examples of how the numbers could work out.
  • More Info & Links: Self explanatory 

The short version: Moodle has much of the same functionality of Blackboard, and online educational training tool for remote classes.

Moodle – is a Course Management System that has the same (and arguably a few better) features as Blackboard.

Who uses Moodle?

  • Colleges and universities use it for distance education and as an online collaboration tool for students to enhance their time in the classroom. 
  • Companies use it to train employees on company policies or to introduce new work standards.
  • Homeschoolers could use it as suggested in our Homeschoodle Project Page.
  • Mission leaders sometimes use it to train the pastors at churches started in other countries much like a homegrown seminary.
  • Churches or Associations use it for discipleship, Bible Studies or coordination of other campuses and formal training of other staff/leaders.

The official version from the Moodle website:

"Moodle is a course management system (CMS) – a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. You can download and use it on any computer you have handy (including
webhosts), yet it can scale from a single-teacher site to a University with 200,000 students. Th­e moodle site itself is created using Moodle, so check out the Moodle Demonstration Courses or read the latest Moodle Buzz."

Success stories with Moodle:

Moodle Buzz is the most comprehensive listing of people using Moodle.  Check it out if you want real world examples.

If you are getting started with Moodle:

Watch the tutorials below for a quick start-up.  Then I would suggest you each try creating a course real quick.  Make it open enrollment, ask for one paper, post to the forums and create a one or two question quiz.

When you are done, sign up for each other’s courses and try them out.

Video tutorial:

This might be helpful, as well.