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Facebook/Social Course Format Development call for ideas from the Community

Facebook/Social Course Format Development call for ideas from the Community

A group of Moodlers in the Midwest are working to develop a new socially oriented (re: not like the current Social format) course format for Moodle based on Edmodo.com and the Facebook newsfeed. If you're interested in this project you can participate directly in the forum at Moodle.org: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=257998 According to the post, We are soliciting community [...]

2 Chemistry Resources for Moodlers

2 Chemistry Resources for Moodlers

If you're a Chemistry teacher you might be interested in two recent resources available through the Moodle.org network. 1. The first is EasyOChem Question Types for organic chemistry which include selection, drag and drop, Newman Projections, Fischer Projections, Lewis Structures and more. Each question type is explained in their entry at Moodle.org and at Scimersion [...]

Totara releases Seedlings to the community, cutting edge features though not “suitable for production”

Totara releases Seedlings to the community, cutting edge features though not “suitable for production”

Totara LMS has announced that it will be releasing a full featured version of it's Moodle distribution which includes all Totara features in addition to those that are merely experimental. "Seedlings", as the unsupported version is called, will be released in it's 2.6 version and includes all of the features expected in Totara plus others that are still being developed. The release is not [...]

Webinar: Course Quality and Moodle: Exploring Best Practices 4/24 @ 2 PM EST

Webinar: Course Quality and Moodle: Exploring Best Practices 4/24 @ 2 PM EST

Moodlerooms and Campus Technology are promoting a free webinar for Moodlers to discuss Course Quality and Moodle. The webinar will focus on the experience of course developers at the Adler School of Professional Psychology for implementing quality standards (Quality Matters) campus wide, covering both the process and outcomes. For more information [...]

Adding CSS to modify your theme in Moodle (through the Administration settings)

Adding CSS to modify your theme in Moodle (through the Administration settings)

Here's a handy video by Andrew Johnson which highlights the process of editing your standard Moodle theme with CSS which will allow you to modify look and feel of your site through html. Check out the full ~3 minute video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL5g77ZkNas.

Standard based Moodle themes are now available in the Addon Repository

Standard based Moodle themes are now available in the Addon Repository

Each of the familiar themes which used to ship with Moodle releases are now part of the plugin database in advance of them not being available by default to your fresh Moodle install. The themes that have been moved to a repository home rather than installing with any new Moodle include Binarius, Sky High, Nonzero, Nimble, Magazine, Fusion and others (many of which were part of Moodle since the [...]

Moodle HQ seeks testers for the 2.7 QA Cycle

Moodle HQ seeks testers for the 2.7 QA Cycle

In advance of the 2.7 release next month Moodle HQ is seeking testers to help vet and QA the code by taking it through 400 tests. Testers will use the Moodle QA site and Tracker to document their findings and will get to dive into the new features, workflows, and fixes made to the latest and greatest Moodle release. To get involved and join the team, check [...]

Heartbleed Vulnerability and Moodle, change your password at Moodle.org

Heartbleed Vulnerability and Moodle, change your password at Moodle.org

If you're running Moodle over HTTPS with an SSL certificate you may need to patch your Moodle server to remove the vulnerability known as Heartbleed. As stated by Matthew Spurrier, Moodle HQ Systems Administrator, This vulnerability allows exploitation of the heartbeat mechanism within TLS in order to read 64k of addressable server memory at one time, potentially allowing the leakage of [...]

City College Plymouth and raising the bar on course quality

City College Plymouth and raising the bar on course quality

A recently published post on a  JISC Regional Support Center (RSC) site highlights one college's implementation of a rating system for Moodle courses which helped to raise the bar across the board for their Moodle in terms of measured course quality. The Moodle team adopted a 3 tiered award (Gold, Silver and Bronze) rating system, some simple and concrete measurements, and promoted a "go for the [...]

29 Moodle Tutorials in Portuguese

29 Moodle Tutorials in Portuguese

Carlos Nunes connected with me to share the 29 Moodle tutorials that he's created in Portuguese. The videos range from editing and configuring courses to explaining Moodle and creating tests. Check out each video (4 hours worth of tutorials) as part of a Step-by-step Moodle course at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd-QtXnha0KcZoD8CqIbLg3I11Vptvfnk

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