The Experience of Using the Moodle LMS Scheduler Plugin to Control the Appointment Management
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The use of open-source software applications has become an important tool to support modern approaches in medical education. The experience gained during the implementation of the Moodle, an open-source Learning Management System, at Horbachevsky State Medical University in Ternopil (TSMU) is presented regarding some aspects of a teaching process in medical education. A Moodle-based system enabling students’ self-appointment to complete missed classes is proposed. This system is implemented through integrating the Scheduler plugin. The experience of developing, using and supporting this system at the TSMU is described. Also an example of how the version control system was applied to manage the processes of open-source software adaptation and support is shown.