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Back to School Reminder: How to reset a Moodle Course

Back to School Reminder: How to reset a Moodle Course

When it is finally that time again for classes to start filling up, we thought it would be a good idea to help you prepare by providing a refresher on how to reset a Moodle class to its defaults - removing all students, assignments, blog posts and other information. Learn more about course Reset at the Moodle docs. This video was created by MunsterTechTeam at the School Town of Munster, [...]

GIFs of the Moodle Recycle Bin in Action

GIFs of the Moodle Recycle Bin in Action

Couldn't help but play with the Recycle Bin which we posted about yesterday and show just how simple and handy this tool can be with a simple core hack (note that there is some discussion in the tracker on how to get this change into Core without forcing users to modify any code and just either install or turn on the addon). First, let's look at the process of deleting and verifying that the [...]

Michelle Moore’s “Use Your Noodle: Blending with Moodle” presentation

Michelle Moore’s “Use Your Noodle: Blending with Moodle” presentation

Longtime and well respected Moodle Evangelist, Michelle More, recently published a presentation on SlideShare on "Blended Learning." The presentation provides specific guidance and insights related to creating a flipped classroom - a teaching approach where content delivery and ingestion happens outside of class hours and class time is used to emphasize interaction, practice and skill [...]

Moodlewish come true: The Recycle Bin for Moodle

Moodlewish come true: The Recycle Bin for Moodle

Way back when we were wishing for a way to undo deleting a resource in Moodle. This wish has now been granted thanks to Skylar Kelty who has released the local addon for Moodle. When installed, the plugin offers teachers an additional menu item in the course administration block which details those resources and activities which they've deleted. Check it out [...]

Instructure LMS readies for IPO aimed at Half Billion+ Valuation

Instructure LMS readies for IPO aimed at Half Billion+ Valuation

Instructure, the company behind open source LMS Canvas, is a fast growing company in Utah which has not-so-quietly scooped up high-profile colleges and universities in the US is readying for an initial public offering which could value the company between 500 and 800 million dollars according to Reuters. Canvas, like Moodle, is freely downloadable and usable, but Instructure is the company [...]

External Tool and LTI and 60+ other videos available from #iMoot14

External Tool and LTI and 60+ other videos available from #iMoot14

Floyd Saner presented on the Moodle External Tool and LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) during the 2014 iMoot, an international online conference focused on Moodle. The session focuses on how tools have evolved to provide Moodle and other LMSes easier integration through SSO and automatic or near-automatic user registration to a 3rd party service. If you're looking for ways to integrate [...]

Using Totara & Moodle Learning Data webinar

Using Totara & Moodle Learning Data webinar

Lambda Solutions is hosting a free webinar which focuses on learning data from both Totara and Moodle and how it can be used for compliance (accreditation, verification of training, etc.). The webinar is free to attend and takes place on August 27th at 1pm EST. According to the description, As the world becomes more interconnected through globalization, businesses of all shapes and sizes are [...]

Teaching With Moodle Week 3 is underway

Teaching With Moodle Week 3 is underway

The LearnMoodle MOOC, "Teaching with Moodle" is in the third week and second half of the course. The main focus of the course for the remainder will focus on using Moodle's much improved gradebook and then extending Moodle and diving deeper in Week 4. Over 4000 have signed up for the MOOC now several times run. Over 25% of those registered have gone on to earn a badge for participating [...]

2015 MoodlePosium Schedule is set, Early Bird Registration Runs through September 8th

2015 MoodlePosium Schedule is set, Early Bird Registration Runs through September 8th

MoodlePosium is a yearly Canberra Based Moodle conference with a focus on Higher Education and VET. The conference is organised by a committee comprising members from the Canberra Institute of Technology, Australian National University, University of Canberra, Australian Catholic University and University of New South Wales. This year will be the 7th MoodlePosium and will be hosted by the [...]

New in the Plugin Repository: Recent Files Block

New in the Plugin Repository: Recent Files Block

Here's a cool block that lets you showcase what newest files have been uploaded to a course. As a student you can see the files and docs uploaded and even pin them in the case the final project paper instructions are posted as a PDF and you don't want to lose them. The Recent Files Block is available for Moodle 2.8 and 2.9. According to the description, The recent files block provides a [...]

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