Moodle is a free and open-source learning management system written in PHP. Moodle is used for blended learning, distance education, flipped classroom and other e-learning projects in schools, universities, workplaces and other sectors.
A workshop provides a place for students in a class to see an example project, upload their individual projects, and see and assess each other's projects. When a teacher requires each student to assess the work of several other students, the workshop becomes a powerful collaborative grading tool.
The Moodle wiki module enables students to collaborate on a group writing project, build a knowledge base, and discuss class topics. As wiki is easy to use, interactive, and organized by date, it encourages collaboration among its participants. This makes it a powerful tool to create group knowledge.
A glossary is a list of words and definitions that students can access. However, a course creator allows students to add entries to a Glossary. This transforms the glossary from a static list of vocabulary words to a collaborative tool for learning purposes.
The chat module creates a chat room where students can have real-time online chats. Similar to other activities in a course, the chat activity is available to students enrolled in the course. Chat sessions can be logged and made available to students who may join the course later.
The feedback activity enables you to create surveys for your students. Do not confuse this with the survey activity. In survey, you must choose from several pre-made surveys; you cannot build your own surveys. In the feedback activity, you can build your own poll, using several kinds of questions.
An assignment consists of something that a student creates, and then uploads into the course for the teacher to grade. For example, the student can write a paragraph or take a photograph. The options in the assignment activity give you many choices in how to run the assignment.
On Moodle, the course material is either a resource or an activity. A resource is an item that the student views, listens to, reads, or downloads. Examples include a web page, a link to another location on the Web, a file that the student downloads and a video that the student watches.
In maintenance mode, only site administrators can login and use the the site. When users try to access a course when your site is in maintenance mode, they will see a message informing them that the site is in maintenance mode. You can also create your own message.