Hi all, I'm an out of work teacher, practising to use Moodle as much as possible, I don't have much money and I don't have the access that I would have as an employee but I want to actually save the resources I've been creating, for use in the future. Is there a free or very cheap place I can put my resources?
One possible solution would be to DIY
If you have a laptop/PC at home, it's actually fairly easy to set up your own Moodle instance to keep them on (and develop others). You don't need to set up any of the additional bits like email/authentication and all the other bits you would need in a full production environment.
Although this needs a small amount of technical knowledge (or at least the confidence to try it) it has the advantage of being completely free, in your own control and you can take it with you where-ever you end up working in the future.
I vote with Richard. It took me three tries to get my own moodle going on my hard drive. But it was worth it.
Now I'm about to see if I can destroy the latest version by using git.
I will certainly try it. Thx
If you do not need to access your resources for a while, just backup the courses and download the backup files.
The cheapest way to get a small 'sandbox' installation is to run Moodle on your own home computer. Installations are available at the links below. It takes a bit of technical capability to get the software installed, but you should be able to find someone to help if needed.
Another option is to get a web account with company such as BlueHost or HostGator. The cost is around $5/month. They usually have a one-click installation process to install Moodle. I use BlueHost for my simple development servers and have found they provide excellent service.
I do have a host account with econosite but despite overcoming a number of challenges with installing Moodle there I still don't have it. Maybe I should try BlueHost. Thx
I know a cheap hosting company that has easy install for moodle.
Check out namecheap.com They have hosting packages starting at 2 dollars a month. They have been great so far for me. Just a quick note.
April, since I've been through this b4 with another host I want to get the right package. In your opinion does it matter which hosting package I get?
Hi, Diane. I was going to suggest the same thing as Richard. I keep all copies of courses I create on my hard drive and use the desktop Mac version to access them when I don't have access to a Moodle in the version I need on a server. It is super easy to do on a Mac, but I don't know what it's like on a PC.
There is also this great site run by really great people: http://courses.moodleshare.com/
P.S. I only now noticed a banner on the site saying that Jon Fila has been nominated for a Bammy. I happily voted for him. Fellow Moodlers who know him and know of his work with teachers, please go vote, too!
I have a production site, if you share your ideas and stuff with me, i can share my site with you. you can create course even sell them.