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#1 Miss Ciara McLoughlin

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:22 PM

Hello there.

I was thinking of making a Moodle site and was just wondering how and where do you download/install it?
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#2 jwilliams

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 06:32 AM

Depends what you want it for?
do you want it for a server installation that is you final version for students to log on or do you want it on one machine for you to test and play around with it?

All the downloads are heremoodle downloads and to be honest there are loads of installation videos on youtube. If you are intending on crreating your own local version you will need to install something like xampp you can find this at apache friends.

hope this helps

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#3 Miss Ciara McLoughlin

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:22 PM

View Postjwilliams, on 27 March 2011 - 06:32 AM, said:

Depends what you want it for?
do you want it for a server installation that is you final version for students to log on or do you want it on one machine for you to test and play around with it?

All the downloads are heremoodle downloads and to be honest there are loads of installation videos on youtube. If you are intending on crreating your own local version you will need to install something like xampp you can find this at apache friends.

hope this helps

J

Hello There

I was just looking at all the different downloads on Moodle and Iím just looking to play around with it on my own computer and was wondering which download to download??? Thanks again,



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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:38 PM

I think you'd probably better experimenting with an existing online version of Moodle.  This is because it takes quite a bit of setting up to run it on your own computer - you need to setup a web server and related services.  Fine if you're happy doing such things, but not worth bothering with if you want to play around with Moodle.

The main Moodle site http://www.moodle.org offers a demo site that you can play with, but that is only really useful for brief experimentation because it gets reset every hour - http://demo.moodle.net/

Perhaps better would be this Moodle school demo site - http://school.demo.moodle.net/

Alternatively, there are quite a few Moodle providers which will offer free Moodle accounts on existing sites.  Could you let us know what agegroup you are aiming your Moodle site at and then we can made some suggestions.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:27 PM

View PostAndrew Field, on 29 March 2011 - 07:38 PM, said:

I think you'd probably better experimenting with an existing online version of Moodle.  This is because it takes quite a bit of setting up to run it on your own computer - you need to setup a web server and related services.  Fine if you're happy doing such things, but not worth bothering with if you want to play around with Moodle.

The main Moodle site http://www.moodle.org offers a demo site that you can play with, but that is only really useful for brief experimentation because it gets reset every hour - http://demo.moodle.net/

Perhaps better would be this Moodle school demo site - http://school.demo.moodle.net/

Alternatively, there are quite a few Moodle providers which will offer free Moodle accounts on existing sites.  Could you let us know what agegroup you are aiming your Moodle site at and then we can made some suggestions.

Hi there

I am aiming my site at Ages 11-18 (secondary) and if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to post!!!

Thanks again

Ciara
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