Moodle Installation Guide

by Lambda Solutions

This guide is a compilation of step by step directions, best practices, and tips designed to assist users who are about to install their first Moodle site, but it also provides great background information if you are a more experienced Moodle user.

Key Chapters

  1. Introduction

    You are about to setup your first Moodle installation, and you aren’t sure where to start, what to consider, or what you should know. The good news is if you are outsourcing your Moodle hosting the Moodle installation process will be taken care of for you.

  2. Terms to Know

    There are words that will be commonly used not only throughout this guide, but during your installation as well.

  3. The Planning Process

    Before getting into the meat of this Guide, there are a few different things that you need to consider before installing your Moodle site.

  4. Course Creation

    There are a few best practices to follow when it comes to creating Moodle courses.

  5. Course Management

    Course Categorization
    Using Course Backups
    Archiving Course Strategies

  6. Site Configuration

    Advanced Features
    Registration, Authentication, and Enrollment
    Course Enrollment
    User & Site Policies
    Define Roles, New Roles, and Role Permissions
    Default Course Settings
    Appearance Settings

  7. Setup Best Practices

Your learners will likely fall in one of three categories: internal team members, clients or partners. The category that your learners belong to will play a big role in deciding what kind of training they will need, and who will manage them.

Though Moodle is extensively known throughout eLearning communities, to be a newcomer in its use is not a bad thing. On the contrary, there is detailed help to guide you in your first Moodle installation. Lambda solutions has gathered important knowledge regarding terms to know, the planning process, course creation and management, site configuration and best practices for the setup. An edition so informed that proves to be great assistance even to experienced Moodle users.

Christopher Pappas

Christopher Pappas
Founder of The eLearning Industry's Network