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Decaf 2.0 Theme updated with responsiveness and a touch-ready Awesomebar

Decaf 2.0 Theme updated with responsiveness and a touch-ready Awesomebar

The Decaf theme has been available for Moodle since near the launch of Moodle 2.0 and provides a some neat tools for Moodlers: an admin focused bar for site statistics a user focused menu for other users to help navigate and manage their accounts custom logo custom footnote custom menus as part of Awesomebar and much more According to the download area, Decaf is a three-column, [...]

Plugin: Compatibility Test helps alert students if they are using old Flash or Java

Plugin: Compatibility Test helps alert students if they are using old Flash or Java

If you're using courseware, content and materials that require students to have Flash or Java installed it can be a tech support nightmare supporting students online who have different browsers, use different computers or just don't know how to install or upgrade essential software which is listed in your site's technical requirements. The Compatibility Test maintained by Aaron Leggett and [...]

What is a Learning Management System by @Paradisosol

What is a Learning Management System by @Paradisosol

Here's a quick video by Paradiso Solutions which highlights the definition of a learning management system, what organizations and businesses are using them, for what and 4 steps for successful implementation. Check it out on their blog as well: http://www.paradisosolutions.com/blog/video-what-is-a-learning-management-system-lms/ Note: Paradiso Solutions is a supporter of [...]

Differentiate Activities in multilingual classes with Restriction by Language

Differentiate Activities in multilingual classes with Restriction by Language

This simple plugin by Renaat Debleu helps make the process of differentiating instruction to students speaking different languages by adding a new Restrict Access criterion to activities and resources. While you could previously have completing this using groups/groupings, this simple addon creates a specific configuration to ensure that those students speaking English see the right resource and [...]

Moodle Mobile for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone is out!

Moodle Mobile for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone is out!

If you're using a Surface or Windows phone and wanted to use the Moodle Mobile apps like an Android or iOS user, you're now in luck. The apps are now released in the Window's App Store: Windows 8.1: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/moodle-mobile/ Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/moodlemobile/   The same familiar look and feel available from [...]

OpenSource.Support Added as the Newest Official Moodle Partner

OpenSource.Support Added as the Newest Official Moodle Partner

New Zealand-based OpenSource.Support, a new open source software company focusing on Mahara and Moodle has been added as the newest Moodle Partner by Moodle.com. The company offers long-term support for older versions of Moodle as 1000s of organizations continue to use them and are unable to upgrade. The company also offers custom development. The company, while new, is headed by Richard [...]

Moodle Turns 12, happy birthday!

Moodle Turns 12, happy birthday!

This past week Moodle celebrated its 12th birthday with a little cake at Moodle HQ. 12 years ago in August 2001 Moodle 1.0 was released to the public. Moodle's history as posted to Moodle.org is full of great open source software innovations (like the trust and Moodle.org) which have enabled the software to grow into the globally used education softare that it is today. Here's to many many [...]

evolve-D theme now available in the Moodle.org repository

evolve-D theme now available in the Moodle.org repository

The evolve-D theme by Chris Kenniburg is now available in the Moodle plugin repository if you're looking for another responsive theme option with lots of ways to customize. The theme for 2.7 includes Google fonts customizable login screen responsive design (enhancement of More theme) custom colors, logos, backgrounds better navigation through drop down menus Download it [...]

Automatic saving in Moodle text editors (Try it out)

Automatic saving in Moodle text editors (Try it out)

Yesterday I gave a quick update on the autodraft feature in Moodle's text editors. This affects online text assignments, discussion forums and other places that uses encounter a text box. You can now try it out yourself at qa.moodle.net. While it's not exactly as what was illustrated in the screenshot yesterday (I never experienced the "Draft Saved" notification), the feature does work well and [...]

Atto Text Editor gets Font Size Addon

Atto Text Editor gets Font Size Addon

Atto as a text editor doesn't have the same number of tools that TinyMCE had, but the usability and accessibility improvements give it a lot of value. Slowly but surely new addons are created for Moodle's own text editor, the latest is Font Size. It is exactly what it sounds like, a quick drop down to edit font size for selected text or your cursor. Developed by Andrew Nicols this is the 7th [...]

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