Around any major website that is used by dozens of countries in the world, the formation of a community is very probable. Moodle currently has over 50,000 active sites from more than 200 countries, so we may speak of an immense community here.
One of the easiest ways to keep such a large community together, being able to exchange information at all times, is to use forums. They are the best means of communication between people from different countries, time zones and fields of activity. Forums are asynchronous and let you express yourself freely, guided by just some basic common-sense rules. Any user of Moodle has access to the Moodle forums
These can be incredibly helpful for newcomers, who have the opportunity of browsing several topics in order to find what they're looking for: from installation problems, security and privacy issues to discussions around every Moodle component, teaching strategies and even a Moodle lounge, for casual discussions with other users. If you liked this post and you would like to get additional information relating to Moodle Development
kindly go to our own site. Provided you just started using Moodle and you're having trouble creating your first wiki page, you should go to Forums ->Using Moodle ->Moodle core ->Wiki module.
In this section, you can find all previous issues regarding the wiki module. It's likely that someone else has had the same problem as you, and you might find the answer already posted (e.g. "insert.doc or PDF in wiki page?"). However, should you not find your question answered, you can add a new discussion topic and wait for others to reply. It goes without saying, this is as useful for the proficient user as it is for the newbie. Furthermore, you can find forums in several other languages, as well as specialized forums (e.g. Moodle for business uses).A forum discussion in Moodle
Moodle also offers its community the opportunity to publicize and look for Moodle-related jobs, which could be very helpful if you're working on a larger project and can't do all the work yourself. This is where you can find professionals like PHP developers, designers, e-learning trainers, administrators and so on.
The Moodle Partners provide optional commercial services to Moodle users, including, but not limited to, hosting, support, installation, coding and course development. These companies can, again, be very useful if you're looking for professional help with this platform.
Besides their online services, Moodle also offers offline meetings to their community. They organize conferences ("MoodleMoots") and other such events, where users can lecture and discuss face to face. There are upcoming conferences in Baton Rounge, LA (with the topics: "Moodle for Programmers and Technology Administrators", "Moodle for Managers and Program Administrators" and "Moodle for Good Practices in Teaching and Learning"); Delhi, NY; Helena, MT; Rohnert Park, CA etc. For those attending, as well as for those who can't attend, the conferences are documented on the Moodle website, with forums available for discussions. This is where you can also discuss presentations and even accommodation and car sharing. There is the option to organize your own conference, should you wish to do so.
The fact that the Moodle community is so well organized is not only very useful, but it also gives the user a feeling of inclusion. This community offers excellent opportunities to share your knowledge, learn from others and blend with people from the same field.