Dear Moodle users,
I would like to share and receive your feedback on the version of Moodle which would make it as easy as possible for beginners to install and start using immediately.
(this is a link from my personal website http://bola-bola.narod.ru/index/moodle_easy/0-5 )
It is mostly suitable for working offline for teachers and students. Here is the reason why I made it and post the download link here: process of Moodle setup is not so easy for rookies and this may deter some users from starting to use this wonderful LMS tool. Some simple installation package is needed to facilitate first use of Moodle, easy experimenting and offline applications. I hope this package can attract new users to the exciting world of E-learning - not only using ready content but actually trying to make own course completely from scratch. There are some Moodle packages which make installation lot easier, still I felt that another package like this was essential to make Moodle as easy as it gets.
I made first two years ago for offline use in my classes, testing student knowledge of lessons which proved to be quite effective. It was also very useful for quick installation of Moodle during some workshops I used to organize.
Notes on setup: Simple click on exe file will unpack everything needed for starting Moodle right on your computer - immediately, without initial settings. This portable package (let's call it MoodlEasy is based on with two freely distributed tools: Moodle ((Version 2.5 / 2014, sorry, a bit outdated, but I made it the last year) and USBWebserver (the convenient set of webserver software). Users can start using Moodle immediately via automatically opened browser.
Any comments and feedback (especially negative ones would be appreciated - please post here.