Complete newbie to Moodle, and wonder if someone could help summarize the capability of Moodle to create live virtual classrooms. I would like to create a course with scheduled times such as Monday/Wednesday/Friday 2-3 pm, where students attend live, and I could go through the course material in powerpoint with a live webcam on myself, as well as have myself draw using a Wacom tablet (e.g. a digital "blackboard").
Can Moodle support this? Is it built into the core, or must it be attached as an add-on? If add-on, which ones are best?
Generally I like to avoid add-ons because I never know if the developer will be around in a year or two to keep things updated. The worst case scenario would be adopting an add-on then finding out it no longer works because the core changed, and the add-on didn't adapt.
Also, can the course be archived for students to access temporarily (a few days) if they miss a class?
Appreciate anyone's comments on this topic, to help steer me in the right direction. Links to further information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.