Cordinators’ Workshop on Moodle
1st March 2019
A one day Cordinators’ Workshop on Moodle was conducted at IIT Bombay on Friday, March 1, 2019 for the existing Remote Centre of T10KT, IIT Bombay, who had expressed their willingness to conduct the Main Workshop at their Remote Centres. The workshop was attended by one Teacher and one System Administrator each from 110 Remote Centers of IIT Bombay situated across the country. This activity was carried out under the aegis of 'Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching' (PMMNMTT), funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Mr. Ashwani Kumar and Mr. Bharat Bhushan attended the workshop on behalf of Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida.
Inaugurating the workshop, Prof. Deepak Phatak, Retd. PI of PMMMNMTT, IIT Bombay said that Moodle is a learning management system (LMS) which helps teachers and educators create an online platform for more adaptive and customized learning. Developed in 2002, it is free and open source software for use and is being used by many small and large institutions to create and deliver courses online to their students. He urged the colleges to develop a collaborative community for effective, efficient and proper implementation of Moodle.
Explaining the features of Moodle, Prof. Kannan Moudgalya, PI of PMMMNMTT and Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay said that it has many built-in features ranging from the basics such as file upload, assignments, quizzes, notifications and advanced features such as forums, quiz, wiki, etc. that can be used by learners. It also has many easy-to-install plugins such as attendance, reminders, analytics etc. to supplement these features.
Prof. Kannan also asked the colleges to motivate their students to participate in FOSSEE Summer Fellowship 2019.
After the inaugural session, Ms. Nirmala Venkat, Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay conducted the workshop for the Sysytem Administrators and explained them how to set up a Moodle Server.
Ms. Nancy Varkey
, Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay
coordinated with the teachers where she made them watch several videos on Moodle, pertaining to:
Users in Moodle
User Roles in Moodle
Teachers Dashboard in Moodle
Course Administration in Moodle
Formatting Course material in Moodle
Uploading and Editing resources in Moodle
Forums and Assignments in Moodle
Question bank in Moodle
Quiz in Moodle
Enroll Students and Communicate in Moodle
Prof. Kannan Moudgalya asked the participants to assist the Main Workshop participants in watching the videos in a similar way and adopt it in their campuses.
The workshop ended with the Valedictory Session followed by singing of National Anthem.