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Add Falling Snow to Any Moodle Site with this script

Add Falling Snow to Any Moodle Site with this script

Here's a great script that you can add to the Body section (additional HTML, http://yourmoodle.com/admin/settings.php?section=additionalhtml) of your site which will add falling snow. A fun/cool addition for the holidays. Commented code below provides the details on how to edit timing, number of flakes, colors and more. Enjoy! Check [...]

A Moodlemas Carol: resources for past, present and future

A Moodlemas Carol: resources for past, present and future

I'll be taking an unofficial holiday break until the new year starting this week. While I don't have planned posts I just might get a few out when I find something truly too good not to share (as often Moodle-related news is). In any event, so as to not leave you with nothing to read or brush up on that's somewhat connected to my favorite LMS, here are some resources to invest your time over the [...]

Moodle Partner Program Expands with an Addition Partner in Japan: e-Learning Co

Moodle Partner Program Expands with an Addition Partner in Japan: e-Learning Co

The e-Learning co Ltd in Japan has been added to Moodle's growing roster of Moodle Partners worldwide. This is the 3rd Moodle Partner in Japan and brings the total Moodle partners to over 60. If you're looking for a partner in your region be sure to use the Partner Search at Moodle.com. Press Release, for more information [...]

Plugin: Full Screen for Atto

Plugin: Full Screen for Atto

Atto's slowly been gaining functionality through plugins released at Moodle.org. The newest plugin provides a familiar fullscreen option to help with editing a lot of html to give you self a larger canvas when editing a page that might be displayed full width of user screens as well. The plugin is maintained by Daniel Thies. This brings the total approved Atto plugins to 15 and [...]

Free Book: How to Use Moodle 2.7 (360+ pages of Moodle)

Free Book: How to Use Moodle 2.7 (360+ pages of Moodle)

This digital text created by Jaswinder Singh based on Jason Cole & Helen Foster's Using Moodle 2nd Edition is available for free to Moodlers who are using 2.7. The text is 350+ pages and focuses on all aspects of Moodle's standard modules and functionality, detailed information on all settings available to users (including administrators) and screenshots of various Moodle configuration [...]

Moodle HQ expands to new Perth location

Moodle HQ expands to new Perth location

With an expanding staff and growth in its sites Moodle HQ in Perth has moved to a new location to accommodate future growth (and give the current team some breathing room). According to the post at Moodle.com, When Moodle HQ moved to Lord Street, there were a few Moodlers and plenty of room. When we left, there were nearly 20 and space was getting tight. The new space allows for continued growth [...]

Totara Continues Enterprise Partner Growth with Synegen earning Platinum Partner Status

Totara Continues Enterprise Partner Growth with Synegen earning Platinum Partner Status

Totara LMS, a business focused Learning Management System built on the foundation of Moodle has been growing significantly over the last few years most recently adding Chicago-based Synegen, Inc as a Platinum Partner. 14 partners have been added in North America to date. For a full list of partners visit http://www.totaralms.com/partners. For a breakdown of the differences between Totara and [...]

Grade Boundaries and Differentiated Feedback for Students

Grade Boundaries and Differentiated Feedback for Students

Moodle's quiz engine has a host of excellent tools that are extremely flexible and can be used in all sorts of different ways to provide students a different experience. This week I've been playing with Unlimited attempts for quizzes and the best way to encourage/discourage student behavior to promote better scores by students. For example I wanted to provide students a way to retake a quiz [...]

Video: Gradebook Highlights for Moodle 2.8

Video: Gradebook Highlights for Moodle 2.8

Here's a quick video from Moodle HQ which highlights the new features in the gradebook for Moodle 2.8. This release included a lot of positive changes to the Gradebook for usability and new features. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMXvtFPmd0o. All of the Moodle Gradebook highlights can be found at https://docs.moodle.org/28/en/New_features#Gradebook_improvements

2014 Moodle-Mahara Meetup is in Adelaide

2014 Moodle-Mahara Meetup is in Adelaide

If you're looking for a Moodle- and Mahara-focused event in Australia this coming April 16th, the 2015 Moodle-Mahara Meetup may be your ticket. The event in 2015 is held in Adelaide at the University of South Australia's City West Campus. The event features fast presentations (20 minutes) in the morning with a few longer form (45 minute) presentations in the afternoon and plenty of time for [...]

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