Moodle is a Learning Management System (LMS) that is a software application used to facilitate learning in an online environment. This platform can be used in a variety of ways to administer courses, to provide learning content, monitor learner participation and progress and assess learner outcomes.

Moodle can be downloaded to your own server for free or can be purchased from a Moodle hosting service with administrative support. Moodle features support evidence gathering to demonstrate continuous improvement in pre-accredited and accredited training.

Moodle is the preferred LMS for higher education providers including VET and the use of Moodle in pre-accredited training facilitates the pathway to further education.


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About Moodle FAQs
A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions which provides an overview of Moodle.

https://docs.moodle.org/28/en/About_Moodle_FAQ#What_do_my_students_need_to_know_before_using_Moodle.3F



What is Moodle - Explained as Lego
A visual overview of the Moodle learning management system.
http://www.slideshare.net/moodlefan/what-is-moodle-explained-with-lego-presentation




Moodle More than a repository for your resources
An overview of the different ways that Moodle can be used to manage learning.

http://www.slideshare.net/sandrapintopires/best-ways-of-using-moodle?related=1




Moodle Sandbox Demo
This site allows you to experiment and explore the Moodle environment in different roles. You can practice using the various tools available within Moodle to create and administer courses.
http://demo.moodle.net/




VET Content
A collection of Toolboxes that can be modified and embedded into Moodle. Some are free and some are available at a cost. https://nationalvetcontent.edu.au/share/page/user/guest/dashboard




How to get Moodle
Gippsland Connect Moodle is hosted by eWorks. Training support is provided to staff using the Moodle and technical support is also available. http://eworks.edu.au/service/tvc




21st Century Skills online course
This course is self-paced and delivered fully online. It is designed for teachers and develops digital literacy skills which can be used in blended delivery and e-learning. It offers the opportunity to develop content in a Moodle environment.

Gippsland Connect Moodle: http://gippslandlearnlocal.trainingvc.com.au/



Videos
Videos can be used to provide visual and audio experiences and are easily added to the Moodle environment.

8 tips to use Youtube effectively in eLearning
http://bit.ly/1R7ZTuX

Teacher Tube is a free, education-based community for sharing instructional videos and content for teachers and students.http://www.teachertube.com/

Youtube is a free video sharing community which is open to everyone. https://www.youtube.com/?gl=AU

Vimeo is a free video sharing community which has the option of purchasing a Vimeo Pro account to access more features. https://vimeo.com/help/basics




Copyright Law

When creating learning activities for a Moodle environment, you need to ensure compliance with copyright law as it relates to text, images, video, sound recordings, artistic works and music.

The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, not for profit organisation which represents peak bodies for Australian artists and content creators.
http://www.copyright.org.au/

Smartcopying is the official guide to copyright for schools and TAFEs in Australia and is managed by the National Copyright Unit. http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/copyright-guidelines/copyright---a-general-overview/1-1-what-is-copyright

Creative Commons licences provide a simple standardised way for individual creators, companies and institutions to share their work with others on flexible terms without infringing copyright. The licences allow users to reuse, remix and share the content legally. http://creativecommons.org.au/learn/licences/