Accelerating Remote Learning Using AWS Moodle


How to accelerate learning using AWS Moodle.


Online learning has been around for some time now. In fact, in 2019, more than 12 million people took part in online learning for professional or educational courses. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic escalated the need to provide remote, high-quality education using online tools. 

Software used to create and develop high-quality, interactive educational courses boomed overnight. However, most learning management software systems (LMS) at that time tended to be non-intuitive and difficult to configure for a variety of courses. Managing the system itself became a full-time job. 

This is where Moodle comes in. Moodle provides flexibility and scalability for features and pricing. As an open-source LMS, Moodle provides top-quality features that allow you to create internal employee training or complete educational courses. 

This guide discusses how using Moodle will accelerate learning affordably while giving you access to a complete set of management tools and course development features.

What is AWS Moodle?

AWS Moodle is one of the most popular LMS tools within the AWS education sector. Currently, Moodle has 253 million users in 241 different countries. Moodle is an online, open-source LMS designed to develop education and training using a simple, intuitive interface that uses the drag-and-drop method to build learning content. 

Moodle is fully scalable and is accessible completely online. From management, course development, grading, and tracking, Moodle enables users to create the educational content they need and manage it safely and securely. There are many options for using Moodle, including a fully managed Moodle-as-a-Service, Moodle Workplace, Moodle Apps, MoodleCloud, and Moodle Academy. The Moodle app mobile solution offers another on-the-go platform for students to access and manage their coursework.

Moodle can be leveraged as part of an AWS cloud system to provide online learning options. Users can create learning plans, grade work, and cultivate online course development. Moodle features all the tools needed for a full-featured LMS solution with the added advantage of integration into the AWS cloud suite of tools. 

What can an LMS like Moodle do to improve remote learning?

The Moodle LMS improves remote learning by providing an easy-to-use, integrated AWS solution that includes a customized dashboard for course and student management, collaborative tools, a shareable calendar, and progress tracking. Moodle not only provides course development options but also offers easy administrative options to manage courses and student progress. 

Moodle enables courses to include blocks and other graphical items to add or highlight information. Get creative by adding interactive activities, such as quizzes or tests. 

Creating courses for other AWS tools? AWS Connect and other tools are integrated into Moodle to provide real-time, step-by-step instruction for more effective, direct training. 

Administrative features of Moodle include: 

  • Customizable site design
  • Secure authentication
  • Mass enrollment
  • Multilingual
  • Bulk course creation
  • Automatic data backup
  • User access management
  • Student registration
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Custom configuration options to meet unique business needs
  • Language selection

Course development features include: 

  • Content management
  • Media management
  • Portfolios
  • Ability to create interactive learning activities
  • Add resources to course content
  • Question, quiz, and test development within a course
  • Enroll students in courses
  • Grading and feedback on coursework
  • Managing data formats
  • Document converter plugins
  • Plagiarism prevention
  • Download course content options
  • Community support forums
  • Extensive Moodle use documentation

Moodle enables users to create private websites with custom online courses to meet learning or education goals. Users can teach, learn, and manage courses – all in a single tool. Educators can create courses, competency frameworks, learning plans, and success badges and generate certificates of completion. 

Moodle enables collaborative learning by integrating web conferencing options, forums, assignments, and peer review using workshops. Students have access to calendars, messaging, and custom notifications so they can stay up to date on their progress. 

Data privacy and security are constant concerns. With Moodle, AWS supplies the overall security within its infrastructure. Moodle is coded with a security-by-design approach, so you can rest easy knowing your business and customer data are secure.

How does Moodle work with Connect? 

AWS Moodle and AWS Connect Services are both integrated within the AWS cloud infrastructure. Moodle and Connect can be paired, allowing Moodle accounts and courses to be created within Connect. Integrating Moodle and Connect allows users to take advantage of shared authentication using single sign-on. 

Moodle can be used to create courses within Connect, sharing learning libraries and data access. By using Connect and Moodle together, you get integrated reporting and analytics for real-time visibility into student behaviors, attendance, and coursework results. 

Leverage customer data within Connect and Moodle to create internal training focused on your business needs. Learning examples, assignments, and course development include integrated steps within Connect to facilitate improved learning content accuracy. 

Are you ready for Moodle?

Is your business ready for Moodle? A fully managed Moodle-as-a-Service (MaaS) provides a secure, flexible, open-source LMS integrated into the AWS infrastructure. MaaS enables businesses to create educational options for internal and external training. Leveraging the security and scalability of the AWS infrastructure with a fully featured LMS development tool is a win for businesses looking for an eLearning or remote learning solution. 

By choosing MaaS, businesses don’t need to worry about installing, hosting, or managing the Moodle LMS. CloudHesive offers MaaS built on the scalable and secure AWS platform. CloudHesive’s fully managed Moodle means CloudHesive takes care of integration, security, upgrades, and backups while providing a single point of contact for 24/7 support. 

Do you need managed services or cloud solutions? Have questions on what you need or how to proceed? CloudHesive provides support and deep expertise in using Amazon-managed services and serverless architecture systems. As an Amazon Managed Services partner, and Amazon Premier Partner, CloudHesive helps businesses take full advantage of all AWS features, including AWS Moodle, Connect, and remote learning. See what other customers have to say in case studies available from CloudHesive. 

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