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Video: Working with the Workshop Module in 2.3

Video: Working with the Workshop Module in 2.3

The Workshop module is a self- and peer-assessment activity in Moodle that has a multistep process for users as they submit, review drafts (their own and others work) and then by the teacher. Moodle manages the workflow automatically once the workshop is setup. Frederic Nevers of iTeachwithMoodle has created about an 18 minute presentation that covers the ins and outs of setting up a Workshop [...]

Different Models for Moodle Plugin Development: Not everything is free

Different Models for Moodle Plugin Development: Not everything is free

Moodle's open source, free plugin repository at Moodle.org is home to 100s of 3rd party plugins which have been reviewed and released for download to the community to use on their own sites. The database includes loads of additional information to help Moodlers understand the impact of the plugin on their own site including the answers to questions like: is my version of Moodle [...]

Update on the Grader Report Interface Upgrade

Update on the Grader Report Interface Upgrade

Moodle HQ has made a lot of progress integrating the UCLA Grade report interface improvements which allow you to scroll large courses more easily when looking at the complete grader report. While this isn't the only improvement being made to the gradebook at this time, it is one that might have the largest impact from a usability standpoint. If you'd like to stay up to date on the Epic [...]

100s of Moodle slide decks available on Slideshare.net

100s of Moodle slide decks available on Slideshare.net

I often will search for Moodle related content on sites like Google, Youtube and Slideshare to see if my RSS feeds missed anything. If you're looking for some Moodle-related content (but not a specific resource or tutorial) it's a good way to find new material you might not otherwise have been exposed to. Slideshare.net is a great place to find slide decks from conferences, professional [...]

Video: Single Activity Course Format

Video: Single Activity Course Format

Moodle 2.6 launched a new course format that expands what used to be possible only with the SCORM activity. Now with 2.6 you can make a single activity course out of any activity or resource in Modle, including examinations, assignments or even a wiki. It's a good way to create a shared space or a single purpose course (like a capstone examination). Read up on the [...]

Course Management Systems from a Usability Perspective

Course Management Systems from a Usability Perspective

Academia.edu hosts an interesting paper from 2010 by Indira Padayachee, Paula Kotzé, Alta van Der Merwe titled "Course Management Systems from a Usability Perspective". The paper discusses usability principles, defined as "generic guidelines that are applicable to all user interfaces" and goes on to evaluate and discuss how usable the system is based on a few simple metrics: visibility of [...]

Video: PDF Annotation of Assignments in Moodle

Video: PDF Annotation of Assignments in Moodle

This is a relatively new feature in Moodle and a handy way to provide marking without any download/upload process. A much more efficient grading and evaluation process for students. Read about it in the docs here: http://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Using_Assignment#Annotating_PDF_files. Mike Johnson of Baldwin County Public Schools in Alabama narrates and demonstrates this feature for Moodle 2.6 [...]

Crisp Theme for Moodle brings another responsive option to the table

Crisp Theme for Moodle brings another responsive option to the table

Allowing users to access Moodle on their mobile devices is a must have feature for a lot of institutions these days and mobile traffic will only continue to grow. Moodle's taken giant leaps forward in the past 12 months to unleash a host of Bootstrap-based responsive options for your Moodle site with Clean, More and contributed themes like Essential, Shoelace, Evolve-D and Elegant. A new theme [...]

Essential 2.7.5 Pre-release ready for testing, new features

Essential 2.7.5 Pre-release ready for testing, new features

Essential 2.7.4 was just released to the community picking up where Julian Ridden left off with development. The updated version now available only as a pre-release for testing includes a lot of additional fixes which were part of a major cleanup. Additionally the update by David Bezemer and Gareth Barnard includes over 10 enhancements including: Automatically collapsing breadcrumbs Updated [...]

WizIQ Wins Best Virtual Classroom Award 3rd year in a row

WizIQ Wins Best Virtual Classroom Award 3rd year in a row

WizIQ, a virtual classroom tool for education with Moodle integration has won Best Virtual Classroom Provider at the 2014 World Education Awards. This is the 3rd year in a row that they have been awarded that honor. This is the third time in a row that WizIQ has been announced as the 'Best Virtual Classroom Provider'. Earlier in 2012 and 2013, WizIQ was honoured with Global e-Learning Award [...]

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