Moodle.org demonstrates the heart and soul of Moodle. It is a Moodle site with lots of activity, users and content that serves all Moodle users. It uses features of its own program to encourage learning through participation and collaboration. New users are urged to look at the "About, News, Support, Community, Development and Downloads" tabs which can be seen on most pages at Moodle.org.
Here is a brief list of what you can expect to find at Moodle.org:
Free discussion places
Discussion places you will have to create a (free) login then you can participate or merely view.
- Using Moodle - a "course" filled with over 50 active forums to discuss and answer questions. We suggest you visit MoodleDocs first, maybe do some research there or read the Welcome! Are you new? Confused? Please start here!" page.
- Exchange - one of many places to exchange Moodle courses.
- Business Uses - a place where the business community can discuss things like setting paid courses and corporate education systems.
- Language Teaching - a course where collaboration on language teaching and learning takes place.
- [The Lounge] - a forum for social discussions with other Moodlers.
- Moodle demonstration sites - forums that discuss demo sites plus several sites you can visit including Mt. Orange for educators and the original Moodle Demonstration Site.
- Teaching and Learning - a course with topics of interest to educators that also demonstrate Moodle features.
- Technology and Pedagogy - a colloquium created a paper which has been split up in topics here.
Downloads - things to download.
- Standard Moodle packages - the basic code from current stable to older stable versions dating to 2006.
- Packages designed for Windows and Mac OSs
- Language packs - Moodle has been translated into many languages. Your site can be multilingual but still work off the same basic code.
- Themes - a database of contributed Themes that are in addition to those included in the standard Moodle package.
- Modules and Plugins - a database of Contributed code which is not part of the standard install package. These can meet special needs.
Postings and announcements
- Moodle announcements
- Event calendar
- Moodle jobs
- Planet Moodle - an aggregate of blogs and status reports from Moodle developers
- Security News
- Moodle Buzz - a database of world wide news about Moodle
- Moodle twitter] - if you like twitter, Moodle has an account.
- Books and Manuals about Moodle - a database of materials about Moodle
- RSS feeds - most activities on Moodle.org can provide you with an RSS feed.
Your personal pages
You can customize your Moodle.org home page, what people see and track what you have done. Register first, so you have a home page and the same login for MoodleDocs and Tracker.
- My Home,
- My Courses and
- My Profile
Not always free things
- [ http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=48 Moodle Certification courses] organized by Moodle Partners by country.
- [Moodle Partners] - list of consulting and web services offered by a special group of providers.
- shop - mugs, clothes and other things branded with Moodle logos
- Donations - Moodle is completely free of financial obligations. In addition to code and information contributions, Moodle accepts money. This is placed in its development fund run by the Moodle Trust which contracts programmers to work on Moodle, and also supports expenses like moodle.org.
Developers have their own area - usually not for teachers or most site administrators. It includes but not limited to:
- [Developers - http://moodle.org/mod/cvsadmin/view.php?cid=1] database of who is who and what do they do.
- Open Source Code files - not recommended for anyone but developers.
- Developer Documentation - a separate Moodle documentation area for developers.
- Tracker - bug reporting system
- Several forums for developers, the Moodle Road map and more
All of this can be accessed through Moodle.org . Learning is an intense process for everyone involved. Moodle.org offers something for different styles, objectives and skill levels. It is the training univerisity for Moodle that uses Moodle.
You are in the right place, Moodle documentation is a good starting point get to know Moodle and Moodle.org.