Moodle

moodle-packageIf you want to provide your clients and students with a full-service virtual learning environment that is student-centred and easy to use for you and your staff then the Moodle Learning Management System is your best choice.

WebCare Solutions is your expert Moodle web designer in Australia. We can provide you with a new Moodle website from just $1395. (See our price list.) The WebCare team have more than 15 years experience in adult learning environments in Australia – including at university, TAFE and commercial RTOs. We offer Moodle Hosting, Moodle Customisation and Moodle Web Design in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart or anywhere throughout South Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and Australian Capital Territory.  Hmm – or we could just say “Australia-wide”!

We understand the pedagogical and technical aspects of learning management systems and can provide you with all the services and support needed to install, setup and maintain your Moodle website.

WebCare Solutions offer a range of Moodle-related services including:

  • Installation (Download Moodle) to a location where you want it hosted
  • Custom Design – customising the look of your Moodle site to your design requirements
  • Theme Installation & Configuration – install and configure a theme to give your Moodle site a great new look. Our most popular service!
  • Configuration – configuring the settings within Moodle to deliver training in the way you specify
  • Setup of various functionalities, such as integrating payment gateways (e.g. PayPal) so students can pay, or to be able to process group enrolments internally
  • Moodle web hosting – we can host your Moodle site for you.
  • Course design and development (accredited and non-accredited) – we have a highly experienced Moodle trainer who can migrate any kind of course content on to the Moodle platform.
  • Moodle Training – by video, manual or face to face
  • Ongoing course management – we can help manage your Moodle system – students, staff, administrators – whatever you need help with.
  • Maintenance packages – we can tailor a monthly maintenance package to suit you – backups, upgrades, security – whatever you need.

 

10 Reasons To Use Moodle and WebCare:

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Moodle uses familiar icons which help with the learning curve. For example, you can include a quiz in a given topic by choosing from the list of activities under the activity menu.  You don’t have to be a programmer in order use Moodle but you will need to invest a little time to familiarise yourself and to get the hang of navigating through the Moodle environment. But, don’t worry, if you have questions or need help, we are here to help.

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Moodle is “Open Source” software, which means that it can be downloaded and installed for free.  It also means it has an extensive development network of people continually working to improve it, and then contributing additional functionalities and ideas to the ‘common pool’.

While Moodle itself is free, it does require set up, design and functional customisation.  It works perfectly well as is, but most clients want to create a ‘look and feel’ that reflects their organisation and brand.

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Many of its functions are geared toward student learning as Moodle was designed by an Australian educator. With the vast array of options to enhance learning, teachers find it to be a wonderful tool. Moodle’s intuitive features like resource and activity pull down lists make course creation quick and easy. Moreover, there are nearly endless options offered in Moodle that you can use for students’ activity.

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Moodle has an endless list of resources and activities. You can choose various methods for enrolling people. For example, you can assign an “enrolment key” to filter those users who are not supposed to be included in the class. You can also assign your students into groups. With resources, you can create links to any content rich sites outside Moodle without leaving its environment or opening a new browser (though it can be done as an option). Some of the many activities found in the list forum are quiz, wiki, and workshop. You have to explore Moodle to appreciate its wonderful features for student-centred learning.

For a more in depth look at the features, view our Moodle Features page.

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Unfortunately, most commercial software is geared towards how many features it offers rather than addressing the core issue. How well will the students learn using this tool? In the Moodle Learning Management System constructivism, social constructivism, and connectedness are used for its pedagogy. Therefore, knowledge can be built and developed through constant interaction and cooperation, and students are immersed during the learning process.

See an example of pedagogies on our Moodle Screenshots page.

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Many believe that learning best occurs in a structured environment where there is a classroom, a teacher, and a group of students. Inside the classroom, the usual approach is the teacher gives a lecture, a quiz and homework. Using Moodle enables students to learn independently and interdependently, at a time and location that suits them, and at their own pace. This makes Moodle perfect for businesses that deliver training to the public, as well as organisations delivering internal staff training programs.

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Moodle can eliminate the need for instructors to manually mark certain assessment formats. As well as saving loads of instructor time, once students have completed an assessment, they can view their grades and results almost instantly. Different pass marks can be set (e.g. 75% or certain questions) and options can be tweaked to determine how long students have to complete assessments or individual questions.  When teachers and students are simultaneously logged in, they can interact through chat and forums in real time.

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The learning resources, activities and features are modular which means it can stand alone but they are also designed to complement each other. For example, resources like uploading files can complement text and web pages like podcasts or videos to enhance the learning experience of your students.

Take a look at just some of the modules available in Moodle.

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The Moodle environment offers feature rich elements such as a calendar, student activities and text and activities like chat and forum, and wikis. Moodle can be used also as a project collaboration site, news website, school portal, and for many other purposes.

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Moodle is designed to engage learners to participate and collaborate with one another. Elements like chat and forums are available to facilitate and support active participation and self-initiative. Projects like wikis and workshops help learners to study the inner workings of the ideas found in a lesson and to study them with others interdependently.

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Moodle Demonstration

If you would like to give Moodle a test run, you can explore a range of different Moodle demonstration sites at:

https://moodle.org/demo/


Contact Us with Your Questions

If you would like to talk through your Moodle LMS requirements, please contact us for a no-obligation chat. Send us an enquiry form or call us on 1300-656-902. We’ll talk through what you need and then, if we think we are a good fit for you, we’ll send you a comprehensive written quote.