Moodle: Sloan-C uses an open-source LMS called Moodle for the asynchronous component of workshops. Moodle provides a flexible and user-friendly set of asynchronous collaboration and learning tools. As with most open-source technologies, the Moodle software is free, making it a very cost-effective software package for any institution or company, without sacrificing quality. Moodle is a robust environment that is dynamic, interactive, and provides cross-platform learner access through a standard web browser.
To make best use of what moodle has to offer, it is recommended that users choose a browser that supports moodle's in-line HTML editor. This is a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor with an interface much like you would see in most word processing packages.
This in-line HTML editor will only appear if you use one of a specific range of browser types that knows how to start the editor. If you do not use one of these browser types, you can still use moodle just fine, but without the luxury of a WYSIWYG editor. Luckily, there is a supported browser that will work on all major operating system types. The list of supported and not supported browsers is shown below:
|Browsers that support the HTML editor||Browsers that do not support the HTML editor|
|Recent versions of: |
Internet Explorer (v5.5 or later)
Firefox (all versions)
Mozilla (v1.7 or later)
SeaMonkey (all versions)
Netscape (v7 or later)
|Any versions of: |