Slide 2: Moodle was designed on the world’s most popular web development platform LAMP or Linux, Apache, Mysql and PHP. Moodle was created completely with free and Open Source software. MOODLE Moodle can also run on WAMP (Windows, Apache, Mysql, PHP and will run on any version of windows (Win95 up to Vista). (A Course Management System)
Slide 3: There is an open source WAMP (Windows-Apache-MYSQL-PHP) package called XAMPP
Note: the X in XAMPP is an acronym for any of four operating systems (Linux, Windows, Mac, Sun Solaris) that it can run on. All four are able to run most PHP based scripts directly from the package’s installation directory. XAMPP (A Web Server Package)
Slide 4: Download 2 Zipped Files xampp-win32-1.7.1.zip (82 MB) moodle-weekly-19.zip (15 MB) Note: The installed software occupies about 350 MB of space on the USB drive. Install xampp first before you install moodle. Installation is not fully automatic. Configuration inputs by user needed.
Slide 5: Successfully installed XAMPP folders and files on the USB drive
Slide 6: The XAMPP Control Panel Application
Slide 7: Both Apache & MySQL are running
Slide 8: Moodle starting page. Enter this URL address
Slide 9: Start adding courses!
Slide 10: Other Possible Uses Running a website or blog on a USB flash drive. Running your personal wiki on a USB flash drive. Other server-based activities? Running a demo of Moodle features on a PC with no access to Internet.