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Moodle HQ Code Freeze Starts Monday October 6th in advance of 2.8

Moodle HQ Code Freeze Starts Monday October 6th in advance of 2.8

As an agile development shop, Moodle HQ has several events in its development and release cycle. This coming Monday will start the code freeze in advance of the Quality Assurance, testing and final release of Moodle 2.8 according to Michael de Raadt . Interested in other other events within the cycle? You can read about them here: https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Process#Events_during_cycle During [...]

Take a Sneak Peek at the Social/Facebook/Edmodo course format for #Moodle

Take a Sneak Peek at the Social/Facebook/Edmodo course format for #Moodle

Chris Kenniburg shared some new info on the development of the Social/Facebook/Edmodo course format that the Michigan REMC has contracted a Moodle Partner to develop. While the format isn't ready for release yet, if the screenshots are doing it justice coding and development is nearly done and the course format could have a major affect on Moodle bringing it up to par with a more social and very [...]

Edutechnica updates LMS market adoption with 2014 numbers, Moodle’s share increases

Edutechnica updates LMS market adoption with 2014 numbers, Moodle’s share increases

Edutechnica has pretty interesting dataset that they've compiled about the LMS market for institutions with greater than 800 FTE (full time equivalent students). This is the 2nd annual release of the data, in 2013 we looked at it here. When comparing 2013 and 2014, Moodle and Canvas both see a sizeable jump in market share while D2L, Blackboard, Angel and Sakai see a dip in total numbers. The [...]

Moodle MOOC 5 Starts October 1st

Moodle MOOC 5 Starts October 1st

If you're looking for a month long professional development opportunity that focuses on Moodle and tools used with Moodle the Moodle MOOC 5 on WizIQ may be your ticket. The course includes speakers and live events from around the world, a backbone of Moodle training resources, and guidance not only on Moodle in the classroom, but Second Life, Mahara, Google Drive and Apps for Education, Mobile [...]

Youtube Anywhere updated for Moodle 2.6 and 2.7

Youtube Anywhere updated for Moodle 2.6 and 2.7

If you're a user of Youtube Anywhere, a quick and easy way to add webcam recording to your Moodle site via TinyMCE, the plugin has now been updated for both Moodle 2.6 and 2.7 as long as you're using TinyMCE. No version for Atto is yet available. YTA, developed by Justin Hunt, uses the Youtube API to allow users to click 1 button in the text editor to initiate the process to creating webcam [...]

Moodle among the Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

Moodle among the Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

The Top 100 Tools for Learning is in its 8th year of and has once again unveiled a list of 100 technologies and websites that can be used to enhance learning. Moodle hits the list at number 12 (down one from 2013) which is the highest placement for a learning management system. The ranking is created through the Learning Tools Survey which compiled over 1000 votes from 60+ countries. "Learning [...]

Case Study: Voluntary Service Overseas and Moodle

Case Study: Voluntary Service Overseas and Moodle

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) works in over 30 developing countries and recruits/deploys between one and two thousand volunteers abroad a year to help combat poverty. HowtoMoodle has a Case Study published at Moodle.com that highlights how they worked to upgrade the VSO Moodle to 2.x and expand how the site was used for pre and post-departure employee training programs. The Case Study [...]

Video: Overview of Moodle’s Administrative Reports by @freemoodle

Video: Overview of Moodle’s Administrative Reports by @freemoodle

You may not know but even in a fresh install of Moodle there are loads of administrative reports available to you to better understand your site and what's happening on it. From all comments, to backup status, to logs and stats there are a bunch of options for insight. Check out this video by HRDNZ (provider of Moodlebites and Freemoodle.org) which provides an overview of what's [...]

Job: LSU Seeks Learning Management System Administrator

Job: LSU Seeks Learning Management System Administrator

A leader in Moodle use in higher education within the USA is the Louisiana State University. For years they have had one of the best knowledge bases for helping users interact with their system (think a branded "Docs" for LSU) called GROK. Their contributions to the Moodle community are also substantial. LSU enrolls nearly 30,000 students and supports over 1500 faculty on their LMS. They are [...]

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