Now is the time to sign up for a MOOC about Moodle. It is an introductory Massive Online Open Course (anybody can join, lots of people do, and it lasts about a month). Go to learn.moodle.net/. It is a beginner course, so it is a great place to take those first steps. It took me a good year to get up to speed, without a course. You can do it in a month. I have discovered that with some internet hosts, you can get one-click installation of Moodle, and it really works. This is the highest barrier for Moodle, getting it set up. WIth the most recent iteration (2.5) it continues to get easier to use. Recommended. I learned about this at Moodle News.