This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented here in the context of their specific benefits to educational establishments, or their use in the course of teaching and learning.
It’s almost begining of new semester and you need to prepare for it. If you use Moodle you can import your course either on the same system or separate system. Here is tip on how to use “Backup” and “Restore”.
1. Go to “Backup”. You need to be carefull about selecting “Include enrolled users”. If you don’t select this item, the user related data won’t be backed up. Forum is good example. The post won’t be backed up and restored, if the user information is not included. If you like, the user name can be hidden by selecting “Anonymouse user info”.
2. The backup up course can be restored by using “Restore” function. If you restore inside the Moodle system, use just “restore”. If not, download the file and upload it to other Moodle system.
3. Ther are 3 possibility of restoring. You can restore to a totally new course, current course, and current backed up course as main course (withe current course importing).
4. As mentioned earlier. The forum post won’t be appeare if user information is not included.
It is possible to make an appointment by using a web service. http://doodle.com is an website on which you can setup meeting schedule. You can make an appointment and send the information through email. One good thing is that you can make a poll on which time slot is available for meeting members. You can find out which is the best meeting schedule from the poll from meeting members.