Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner's Guide


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  • The first book that shows how to use Moodle in a corporate environment
  • Practical examples allow you to set up Moodle in your business with ease
  • Well-known companies that have implemented Moodle for staff training share their experiences in the form of case studies
  • Use Moodle for recruitment, training, group activities, and much more

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 324 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : May 2011
ISBN : 1849514208
ISBN 13 : 9781849514200
Author(s) : Gavin Henrick, Jeanne Cole, Jason Cole
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Beginner's Guides, e-Learning, Moodle, Open Source

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Moodle
Chapter 2: Moodle in Hiring and Interviewing
Chapter 3: Rollout Products and Services with Moodle
Chapter 4: Moodle for Managing Compliance Training
Chapter 5: CPD and Competency Tracking with Moodle
Chapter 6: Communities of Practice in Moodle
Chapter 7: Web Conferencing with Moodle
Chapter 8: Integrating Moodle with Other Systems
Chapter 9: Integrating Moodle into Enterprise
Appendix: Case study credits
Index
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with Moodle
    • Why Moodle?
    • Why open source?
    • Installing Moodle for experimentation
    • Time for action – download and run the Moodle installer
    • Creating a course
    • Time for action – creating your first course
    • Basic Moodle tools
    • Time for action – adding a resource
    • Creating a forum
    • Time for action – creating your first forum
    • An eLearning framework for implementing Moodle
      • Align
      • Develop
      • Implement
      • Measure
      • Evaluate
    • Case Study—OpenText
      • What was the business problem(s) for which Moodle was chosen as the solution?
      • What was the solution and how did they arrive at the solution?
      • Why did they choose Moodle?
      • Was the project a success?
      • What were the benefits gained?
      • What lessons were learned?
      • Do you have any advice for future businesses who plan to implement Moodle?
      • Any other thoughts or comments?
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Moodle in Hiring and Interviewing
      • Creating an assignment for submitting resumes/CVs
      • Time for action – creating the assignment
      • Enabling user account creation
      • Time for action – how to enable self registration
      • Assessing submitted resumes/CVs
      • Time for action – screening the resumes/CVs
      • Creating competency tests with the Moodle quiz module
        • Using Moodle to create competency tests
      • Time for action – enabling conditional activities
      • Time for action – creating a quiz
      • Time for action – adding questions to the quiz
      • Time for action – creating a Question Bank
      • Time for action – grading competency test responses
      • Creating a choice module to schedule interviews
      • Time for action – creating a choice module
      • Creating resources and forums for the decision makers
      • Time for action – creating resources and forums for the decision makers
      • Time for action – creating question and answer forums
      • Case Study—A&L Goodbody
        • What was the business problem(s) for which Moodle was chosen as the solution?
        • What was the solution and how did they arrive at the solution?
        • Why did they choose Moodle?
        • Was the project a success?
        • What were the benefits gained?
        • What lessons were learned?
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Rollout Products and Services with Moodle
        • Some points to keep in mind
        • Setting up a course for a new product
        • Time for action – creating a Scheme of Work
          • Creating the course
        • Time for action – creating the course
          • Creating the structure
        • Time for action – editing topic summaries
          • Adding lesson objectives
        • Time for action – adding labels to each topic
        • Creating a glossary of terminology
        • Time for action – creating a glossary
          • Adding terms to the glossary
        • Time for action – adding entries to the glossary
          • Creating flashcards
        • Time for action – adding the random glossary entry block
          • Breaking up a glossary into categories
        • Time for action – adding a category
        • Implementing role-playing
        • Time for action – creating a chat
          • Recording the role-play
        • Time for action – a look at chat logging
        • Creating and assessing product knowledge sheets
        • Time for action – creating the outline of the product knowledge sheet
          • Building a structure
        • Time for action – creating the database
          • Adding fields
        • Time for action – adding a field to the database
          • Adding entries
        • Time for action – adding an entry to the database
        • Case Study—AA Ireland
          • What was the business problem(s) for which Moodle was chosen as the solution?
          • What was the solution and how did they arrive at the solution?
          • Why did they choose Moodle?
          • Was the project a success?
          • What were the benefits gained?
          • What lessons were learned?
          • What advice does AA Ireland have for businesses that plan to implement Moodle?
        • Reflection
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Moodle for Managing Compliance Training
          • Using the lesson module as a training tool
            • Creating a lesson module
          • Time for action – creating a lesson module
          • Time for action – creating a content page
          • Time for action – creating a question page
          • Time for action – creating page jumps
          • Time for action – testing your lesson
          • Creating groups and groupings to manage employees going through training
            • Creating groups
          • Time for action – creating groups in your course
          • Time for action – enabling groupings in your course
          • Time for action – enabling group mode
          • Time for action – creating groupings
          • Time for action – filtering activity access via groupings
          • Time for action – adding users to groups
          • Using completion tracking
          • Time for action – enabling completion tracking
          • Time for action – configuring completion tracking in your course
          • Time for action – configuring completion tracking at the activity level
          • Course completion reports
          • Time for action – adding the completion status block to your course
          • Case Study – Aer Lingus
          • What was the business problem(s) for which Moodle was chosen as the solution?
          • What was the solution and how did they arrive at the solution?
          • Why did they choose Moodle?
          • Was the project a success?
          • What were the benefits gained?
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: CPD and Competency Tracking with Moodle
            • Some points to keep in mind
            • Enabling Outcomes in Moodle
            • Time for action – enabling Outcomes
              • Adding a scale
            • Time for action – creating a scale
              • Adding an Outcome
            • Time for action – editing topic summaries
              • Adding Outcomes in bulk
              • Reflection
              • Using Outcomes in a course
            • Time for action – adding an Outcome to a course
            • Adding an Outcome to an activity
            • Time for action – adding an Outcome to an online assignment
            • Grading an Outcome in an assignment
            • Time for action – grading the assignment
              • Reflection
              • Reporting on Outcomes in a course
            • Time for action – viewing reports
            • Case study – National Health Institute, Italy
              • What was the business problem(s) for which Moodle was chosen as the solution?
              • What was the solution and how did they arrive at the solution?
              • Why did they choose Moodle?
              • Was the project a success?
              • What were the benefits gained?
              • What lessons were learned
              • What advice does National Health Institute, Italy, have for businesses that plan to implement Moodle?
              • Some thoughts
            • Case study – Gulf Agency Company
              • What was the business problem(s) for which Moodle was chosen as the solution?
              • What was the solution and how did they arrive at the solution?
              • Why did they choose Moodle?
              • Was the project a success?
              • What were the benefits gained?
              • What lessons were learned?
              • Reflection
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Communities of Practice in Moodle
              • Creating a wiki for your community
              • Time for action - adding a wiki to the community site
                • Administering your wiki
              • Time for action: Revert a wiki page
                • Managing pages
              • Creating a collaborative glossary
              • Time for action - creating a glossary
              • Time for action - creating the basic database shell
              • Time for action - Creating the database fields
              • Time for action - edit the display template for a database
              • Creating community moderators
              • Time for action - creating the moderator role
              • Time for action - Assigning the role to a user in a forum
              • Editing privileges for an existing role
              • Time for action - editing the privileges in a forum
              • Time for action - checking the users permissions
              • Using RSS feeds to improve communication
                • Creating RSS feeds from a forum
              • Time for action - Enabling RSS
              • Time for action - Enabling RSS in a forum
                • Displaying an RSS feed in a course
              • Time for action - creating an RSS feed block
              • Case Study – Adapt
                • What was the business problem(s) for which Moodle was chosen as the solution?
                • What was the solution and how did they arrive at the solution?
                • Why did they choose Moodle?
                • Was the project a success?
                • What were the benefits gained?
                • What were the lessons learned?
                • Do you have any advice for future businesses that plan to implement Moodle?
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Web Conferencing with Moodle
                • Some points to keep in mind
                • Background on web conferencing
                  • Products
                  • Integration
                  • Features
                • Technology and web conferencing
                • Time for reflection
                • Using Adobe Connect Pro with Moodle
                • Time for action – find and install the module
                  • Installing the module
                • Time for action – unzipping and uploading
                  • Creating an Adobe Connect activity in Moodle
                • Time for action – creating an activity
                  • Joining the Adobe Connect Room
                • Time for reflection
                • Using BigBlueButton with Moodle
                • Time for action – find and install the Module
                  • Installing the Module
                • Time for action – Unzipping and uploading
                  • Creating a BigBlueButton activity in Moodle
                • Time for action – creating a BigBlueButton activity
                  • Joining the BigBlueButton virtual classroom
                • Time for reflection
                • Case study—Remote-Learner
                  • What was the business problem(s) for which Moodle and Web Conferencing was chosen as the solution?
                  • What was the solution and how did they arrive at the solution?
                  • Why did they choose Moodle with these web conferencing platforms?
                  • Was the project a success?
                  • What were the benefits gained?
                  • What lessons were learned?
                  • What advice does Remote-Learner have for businesses that plan to implement Web Conferencing with Moodle?
                  • Some thoughts
                • Reflection
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Integrating Moodle with Other Systems
                  • Managing content in repositories
                    • Using Alfresco to manage content
                  • Time for action - installing Alfresco on your test site
                  • Time for action - add a repository plugin to Moodle
                  • Time for action - adding content to Alfresco
                  • Time for action - adding content from Alfresco to Moodle
                  • Time for action - creating a content conversion space
                  • Time for action - adding a content rule to a space
                  • Time for action – testing your new rule
                    • Using Google Docs as a repository for Moodle
                  • Time for action - configuring the Google Docs plugin
                  • Time for action - adding a Google Doc to your Moodle course
                  • Time for reflection
                  • Exporting content to e-portfolios
                  • Time for action - installing Mahara
                  • Time for action - configuring the networking and SSO
                  • Time for action - enabling Mahara portfolio plugin
                  • Time for action - enabling Mahara to listen to Moodle
                  • Time for action - creating a Mahara portfolio
                    • Using Google Docs as a repository
                  • Time for action - setting up the Google Docs portfolio plugin
                  • Time for Action - exporting from a forum to Google Docs
                  • Case study
                    • Why did you choose Moodle?
                    • Was the project a success?
                    • What benefits did TASB and its audience realize from the adoption of Moodle?
                    • What lessons did you learn if you had to do it again?
                    • Do you have any advice for future businesses who plan to implement Moodle?
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Integrating Moodle into Enterprise
                    • Authentication plugins available in Moodle
                      • Internal authentication methods
                      • External authentication methods
                    • Time for action – enabling the LDAP plugin
                    • Time for action – enabling the external database plugin
                    • Time for reflection
                    • Enrollment plugins available in Moodle 2.0
                      • Enrollment plugins
                    • Time for action – automating enrollment with flat file
                      • Creating an enrollment flat file
                    • Time for action – creating an enrollment flat file
                    • Time for action – editing flat file enrollment plugin settings
                    • Time for action – automating enrollment with external database plugin
                    • Time for reflection
                    • Customizing the look of your Moodle site
                      • Applying one of the available existing themes
                    • Time for action – applying standard themes
                    • Time for action – customizing themes with theme customization forms
                    • Time for action – changing the site header
                    • Time for action – editing language strings
                    • Case study – Raiffeisen International Fund Advisory
                      • What was the business problem(s) for which Moodle was chosen as the solution?
                      • What was the solution and how did they arrive at the solution?
                      • Why did they choose Moodle?
                      • Was the project a success?
                      • What were the benefits gained?
                      • What were the lessons learned?
                      • Do you have any advice for future businesses which plan to implement Moodle?
                      • Do you have any other thoughts or comments on Moodle?
                    • Summary
                    • Appendix: Case study credits
                      • Chapter 1: OpenText
                      • Chapter 2: A&L Goodbody
                      • Chapter 3: AA Ireland
                      • Chapter 4: Aer Lingus
                      • Chapter 5: ISS
                      • Chapter 5: GAC
                      • Chapter 6: ADAPT
                      • Chapter 7: Remote-Learner
                      • Chapter 8: Texas Association of School Boards
                      • Chapter 9: RIFA

                      Gavin Henrick

                      Gavin Henrick has worked with technology in business, learning and development for over 10 years. He has been consulting on using Moodle, Mahara and other open-source applications for the last 4 years. He has run several websites and runs his own blog (www.somerandomthoughts.com). He is a regular speaker at a number of Moodlemoots and conferences on the use of Moodle in the corporate space focusing on practical examples of usage. Gavin recently joined the the Moodle Partner Remote-Learner and is based out of Canada working with a range of organisations in Canada and Europe.

                      Jeanne Cole

                      Jeanne Cole is a Senior Project Manager for Remote-Learner US. She is an experienced Moodle course developer and project manager who has migrated hundreds of courses from other learning management systems to Moodle, as well as created courses from client materials. She also has experience managing projects applying multiple open source products to meet a wide variety of client needs. Prior to her Moodle career, Jeanne worked as a project engineer / manager for contractors in the US and UK.

                      Jason Cole

                      Jason Cole, Ph.D is the Chief Operating Officer for Remote-Learner, US, an official Moodle partner providing hosting, support and instructional design services. Jason oversees Remote-Learner’s daily operations, providing technical services to over 1,100 clients, from small non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies. Jason started using Moodle at San Francisco State University in 2003 when he led the transition from Blackboard to Moodle. Later, he led the implementation of Moodle at the Open University in the UK, currently one of the top three largest Moodle deployments in the world. Over the ensuing 2 years he successfully architected a system that currently supports over 225,000 student users with multiple enrollments. Jason is the co-author of Using Moodle (c2006 & 2007) published by O'Reilly Community Press, and has been the organizer of several successful Moodle Conferences in the US and UK.

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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Use lesson modules to create training for sales and end users
                      • Set up forums to create product and service user communities
                      • Upload a feedback form for internal collaboration and decision making
                      • Make employee inductions interactive and track their training with SCORM modules
                      • Create a company intranet to promote peer-to-peer based collaboration
                      • Make it easier for your employees to work from home with web conferencing
                      • Extend Moodle with open source tools such as Mahara, Jasper Reports, and Alfresco
                      • Theme your site with a color scheme, company logo, and language packs
                      • Move your existing documents and processes to Moodle and integrate your back-office data with the enrollment and authentication plugins

                      In Detail

                      Many people will recognize Moodle as a Virtual Learning Environment that can be used in schools to teach lessons and organize student information. Fewer people will realize that Moodle can be used in businesses to dispense training, share important documents, and encourage teamwork.

                      Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner's Guide will show you how to set up Moodle in your corporation. By introducing a system within your company that will allow for a centralized, accessible repository of knowledge, staff training will become a lot more streamlined, and the retention of skills will improve, leading to huge productivity benefits.

                      An easy-to-access, user-friendly system is crucial to keep communication flowing in any successful business. By putting your H.R. documents, newsletters, discussions, and training documents all in one place, which is accessible from the office or from home, you are giving your employees all the information that they need to be productive and become integrated members of your company. This book will show you how to get your important business documents online, as well as the recruitment and training processes. You will learn how to move any existing processes to Moodle, as well as set up new ones that will have you wondering what you did before Moodle came along!

                      A beginner's guide that shows you how to share documents, create group activities, dispense online training, and much more, all by setting up Moodle in your business

                      Approach

                      Part of Packt's Beginner's Guide series, each chapter looks at a different aspect of using Moodle in a business environment, and steadily guides the reader through setting Moodle up in their own business with the help of practical examples, accompanied by lots of screenshots. Each chapter also includes case studies from well-known companies that have already implemented Moodle.

                      Who this book is for

                      If you are responsible for training, recruitment, or maintaining any guidelines within your company, then this book is for you. No previous experience with Moodle is necessary as the examples are easy to follow

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