COVID-19 has lead the whole world in a lockdown situation, every sector is affected from this lockdown, Education Institutes are also shut down due to this pandemic, No traditional classrooms are ongoing and no one knows how much time will it takes to make the life on track, Under such circumstances Virtual or Online Class become the best alternative for these Institutes to regulate the studies of the learners.
WHAT ARE ONLINE COURSE PLATFORMS?
Online course platforms are types of learning management systems (LMS) that provide users with access to digital classes. These virtual courses are similar to offline classes in a lot of ways: an instructor provides an engaging educational experience through video, image, text, audio, and PDF files. Students follow along with the LMS software, take notes, perform exercises, and complete exams to test their knowledge.
One of the Best and Free Open source platform available is Moodle
Moodle is an open-source virtual classroom software for live online classes is a learning management system. Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment or Moodle is used by educators to create customised lessons for learners. This live online classes software sends automatic notifications/alerts as well as provides multimedia integration. Plug in management and all in one calendar are this virtla classroom software’s additional advantages.
Key features of Moodle:
- Manage user roles and permissions
- Detailed reporting and logs
- Multilingual capability
- Mass enrollment and secure authentication
- Intuitive text editor
- Peer and self-assessment.
Within the Moodle one can integrate Google Meet, Big Blue Button, Microsoft Teams for Live Classes.