How to Create an Educational Platform for a Virtual Classroom or Course in MOODLE – In Few Steps


If we look at the past for a long time they taught people in their homes, With a tutor or teacher specialized in the area, then the students entered schools where a teacher taught not only one person but a whole group of students and thus the idea of ​​teaching has developed over the years. However, today everything is at a distance. That is where the concept of virtual education comes in.

Importance of virtual education

One of the main characteristics of virtual education is that makes people more self-taught, since it is an effort towards the person, in addition to receiving only the online classes you can also investigate more about what you have learned.

Virtual education is a challenge, promotes the development of interpersonal skills, in addition to the fact that the student is motivated to continue their studies. It is important that all teachers know how to do virtual classes to make an alternative to face-to-face classes.

We remind you that it is important that you have knowledge about how to set up a virtual class in Google Classroom. Another very important option that you can consider is Zoom, and it is very easy to learn even to give virtual classes from your cell phone.

How to create a platform in MOODLE

Step 1

First of all, it is extremely important that you read the Moodle documents found on its official website. Also, you need download the official installation zip, in which are all the files you need.

Then you should access the Bitnami page and download the server for Moodle. This server will do almost all the actions for us, and we will only have to click a few times. In this process, Bitnami will ask you for a username and password, as well as a name for your website.

Once the installation is finished, you must make sure the requirements are complete and that you be allowed to open the website as such on your own computer. To do this, you must open your trusted browser and type “Localhost” in the bar. If the installation was successful, you will be greeted with a message that says “Moodle is ready to use”.

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Step 2

Now, we must start uploading our files and verify that the website can function being hosted from our computer. To do this, we must access the folder in which Bitnami is installed, which is usually in Program Files.

Once you access this folder, you can find a subfolder called HTDOCS. You must delete this folder and replace it with the one called MOODLE, which comes in the zip package that you downloaded before starting the whole process. You will have to give it the original name of the folder you deleted.

Subsequently, you need to create a database so that your students can access the course through an official account provided by yourself. To do this, you must type in the browser localhost / phpmyadmin, and this will open a server manager for you. You must select the “Create Database” box and include the requested data.

Step 3

Now, you must access your browser again and type “localhost / moodle” to start the final installation. First of all, it will ask you to choose a language in which the platform will work.

Later, you need to make sure that the installation paths are correct, so that the server can easily and quickly access the files that are required. Too, you must choose a type of database. For this, we recommend the MYSQL option. If all of this worked, you will get to the final step.

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In the latter, the installation verifies that all the server requirements are met and shows you a page in which the terms and conditions of use of Moodle are displayed. Once you accept, it will show you another page in which all the aspects of the server will be seen, which everyone should say “OK”. If they are all like this, click on continue and you will be able to start making the basic configurations after installing the Moodle server platform.

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