I am a team leader who developed an E-learning system for a university and a learning center using moodle.
now , I am asked to develop an E-learning system for a GOVERNMENT and I wonder (1) if moodle is the best solution for big projects ? any sample?
(2) Does moodle support big numbers??? I have around 2,500 teachers who will register to the system and more than 25,000 students. I also have around 2000 course .
(3) How are the server requierments calculated ?
please pass (urgently) me any information even if very simple.
thank you for your help
Good to hear that Moodle finding such a broad audience!
Your questions are very general and need long and general answers. For a start, here are some quick answers.
> (1) if moodle is the best solution for big projects ? any sample?
Hier "big" means "big places" I guess. Of course there are many, see http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=9317
> (2) Does moodle support big numbers??? I have around 2,500 teachers who will register to the system and more than 25,000 students. I also have around 2000 course .
> (3) How are the server requierments calculated ?
Unfortunately nobody has found a formula yet. See for example http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=88924
I fear, you have to go the hard way through http://docs.moodle.org/en/Performance and http://docs.moodle.org/en/Performance_FAQ also read other discussions in this forum.
we took the project I used the information which you send it to me in the meeting with the client
now I need help in how to administrate the moodle for a big project, I'll write a new topic in using moodle
thaaaaank you for your help
I can only hope that my information was correct!
You are in the right forum for large Moodle servers. As I wrote in my previous posting, there are no "tutorials" on administrating large Moodle servers. I assume you are experienced in managing not-so-busy servers, the only new thing is the scale. It needs lot of experience, like most other new things.
Its good to know that someone is diving in a deep part of the moodle ocean no one seems to have tried before.
Apart from wishing you all the best and hoping that everything works out you could consider load balancing /peformance issues when you have somemany users accessing your application concurrently.
I 've seen this load balancing software ( citrix) at work and you might want to find out how it could fit in.
I 'll be here to lend a listening ear , because who knows - I might find myself swimming your part of the ocean someday - and I'll really need to listen to you.
They have been doing it for several years, in different parts of government, which suggest that the ones who tried it first were happy enough to recommend it to other departments.
I am sure there are other examples of Moodle use in government.
2) The Open University in the UK runs Moodle with 400000+ users.
3) Server requirements very much depend on which parts of Moodle you use. It makes a big difference if you are just serving static content, or will have lots of interactive activities. So, no easy answers.
I can help whenever possible ..
we are developing and customizing a huge moodle project for 51 schools on one moodle installation and 51 oracle schemas ... (i sent you a message, check your messages section) .. the system seems to run perfectly ...
p.s. to tell others, we both are from jordan ;)