Moodle software is Open source system for creating online education sites for use of educational institutions, health organizations, military, airlines, government agencies, oil companies, etc. It is free under GNU General Public License. It can be installed on any computer running on PHP, supports SQL type database and easily runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
There is no complex uploading process in software. Just drag and drop desired material on page. Embed multimedia can be searched with just a click. It helps to direct students for correct learning path. Forums to wikis and glossaries, comment boxes to individual messaging help to get voice heard. Formatting of courses is very easy with text editor, customizable edit icons and built in video, sound and image embedding.
One can motivate students with badges. Assignments, workshops can be arranged online for self assessment of students helping in tracking their progress. My Home page provides quick reach to courses, assigned tutorials or other preferred items. Mobile friendly environment can be embedded to website. Within administrative interface one can choose themes, add own css, logo and custom HTML.
Non essential settings on forms are collapsed by default. Reports in Administrative block are easy to operate. Jump to dropdown menu is possible. Folders can be displayed inline on a course page. Word count in forum posts is provided.
There are numerous sites in operation by schools and colleges or prominent institutions for running dynamic online courses and programs. Independent educators and home scholars can use it widely to gain educational advantages.
Latest version Moodle 2.5 has exciting features for teachers, students and administrators. It is online learning management system to create own websites to spread knowledge, manage files and track path in desired right direction. Install it for acquiring or spreading knowledge.