This tutorial is purpose-based. Therefore, this tutorial is not interested in showing you every "whiz-bang" functionality that Moodle has to offer, but only the functionality that you need to know about to fulfill your purpose for creating a course using Moodle.
It is also important to know that even though Moodle is an online learning management system, it still has a lot of features that can be used in conjuction with classroom-based activities (such as its gradebook functionality).
In all, Moodle in simple, fun, yet powerful. This tutorial will have your site up and running in about an hour. Please give this tutorial a try.