I have used moodle as a teacher in an institutional context before, and now want to set up independently with a couple of my own online courses. All I want to setup is the ability to post a lesson and assignment each week and have a weekly forum for students to post their assignments for peer discussion. No gradebooks, marking assingments etc. There would be several small forums rater than one big one, so I'd have to be able to put the students into self-contained groups within the course. It needs to be easy for the students to get in etc, as many will be unfamiliar with online learning.
So, is Moodle overkill? The administration, which was done for me before, is a big unknown and something of a deterrent since my familiarity/skills/confidence with such things is low. Am I right in thinking this could take a person like me a very long time to get to grips with?
Someone I know is using V bulletin for the same kind of thing (there is telephone help there, at a price) - would that be better?