Update: Please note that the free version of the Live Class Module has been discontinued. The new module is a 30 day trial version with enhanced features, available here: http://org.wiziq.com/moodle/
WiZiQ’s Live Class Module for Moodle
The much awaited free virtual classroom for Moodle has been launched. Moodle users can now activate a “block” and an “activity” from within Moodle to schedule and launch sessions in WiZiQ’s virtual classroom, which is free for both teachers and students. A free user account is required on WiZiQ.com. The need for an education oriented, user-friendly and free virtual classroom for Moodle has long been felt by Moodle users to replace complicated, expensive and web conferencing systems made for non-educational purposes.
For Immediate Release
Raleigh, NC. Jan 22, 2007
The launch of WiZiQ’s Live Class module for Moodle makes it possible for teachers to schedule and launch free Virtual Classroom sessions on WiZiQ right from within Moodle. Teachers can schedule live-online sessions by using Moodle’s ‘Activity’. The scheduled sessions get listed in the ‘Block’, and are automatically listed on the Moodle course calendar. Thus students can easily join their teachers’ live classroom sessions.
What is WiZiQ?
WiZiQ is an online teaching and learning platform, which brings students and teachers together in real time through its simple-to-use Virtual Classroom technology for rich online collaboration and effective learning. The virtual classroom is just one of the tools available for educators and students. The platform has other features like a content library, a test section, teacher profiles, and free public sessions by experts.
What is Moodle?
Moodle is a free and open source CMS (Course Management System) or LMS (Learning Management System) designed to create courses online with advanced options for student and teacher collaboration. Moodle can be downloaded and installed on individual servers for asynchronous collaboration with students.
The need for tools to teach and learn effectively via the Internet is growing and expanding every minute, giving birth to new technologies such as WiZiQ’s virtual classroom. What makes this online education platform unique? Harman Singh, the CEO of authorGEN Technologies comments, “Easy-to-use tools for teachers with no learning curve, installation and download free and yet effective makes WiZiQ a unique e-learning platform.” Harbir, the COO of authorGEN adds, “With the integration of WiZiQ in Moodle, we hope to make the access to a state-of-the-art virtual classroom for Moodle users, without them having to spend money on expensive web conferencing systems.”
The common benefits of WiZiQ and Moodle
- WiZiQ and Moodle platforms are both free-to-use and user-friendly.
- Both are fully compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
- Both work well with multiple browsers as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, Mozilla, Opera and Safari.
- Both programs are web-based with no installations required from teachers and students.
WiZiQ and Moodle Blend Well
Users need to sign-up and create user accounts on both Moodle and WiZiQ, which are free. Teachers can schedule online sessions from within Moodle using WiZiQ’s Live Class module. Both teachers and students can connect synchronously through WiZiQ, while they can use other asynchronous options available in Moodle. WiZiQ works well for the Moodle community and provides more options for blended learning.
Downloads and Information
Comprehensive information on WiZiQ’s Live Class module for Moodle and downloads are available here:
The Moodle LMS can be downloaded here: http://download.moodle.org/