TechSoup has a great post on Building Educational Web Sites with Moodle. Subtitled “Free tool lets teachers build sites, interact with students,” the post covers using Moodle, an Open Source course management system (CMS), to build an educational Web site.
With a CMS like Moodle, you don’t need any Web design skills, all you need is the ability to write and teach your ideas using images, text, or any media on the Internet — there’s no software to buy or install. Just go to any computer, open a Web browser, and make changes to your site. Moodle also works well for those with old computers, slow Internet connections, and older browsers. All you need is PHP — an HTML scripting language — installed on your system, and you’re ready to go.
The post covers step-by-step instructions on getting started.