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October Moodle General Developer Meeting Recap: 2.8 and much more

October Moodle General Developer Meeting Recap: 2.8 and much more

David Mudrak took the reigns of the October General Developer Meeting as the new Community Developer Liaison. Check out the official minutes here https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Developer_meeting_October_2014 (my unofficial observations are below). No time was spared as they kicked off the meeting with Martin Dougiamas discussing: :1 minute - The eventual scheduled release of 3.0 which will [...]

“Goodbye” addon for Moodle provides users self-deletion option

“Goodbye” addon for Moodle provides users self-deletion option

This would be a great addition to Moodle.org, one of the largest Moodle sites in the world (but with no way to be removed from the site unless you're spam or a bad-actor). Bas Brands is the developer/maintainer of the local plugin which allows Moodle users to choose to delete their own accounts. For any self-registration site, whether offering free or paid services (through courses or [...]

Nivel Siete Mexico named a Moodle Partner

Nivel Siete Mexico named a Moodle Partner

Nivel Siete Mexico has been named an official Moodle Partner by Moodle.com, joining over 60 organizations approved to utilize the Moodle services trademark. Nivel Siete provides elearning services across Latin America and has been a Moodle Partner for a decade, though Nivel Siete Mexico is a new division (each office of an organization must be certified individually). The growing worldwide [...]

Moodle 2.8 QA Testing now 80% complete

Moodle 2.8 QA Testing now 80% complete

Moodle HQ QA testing for Moodle 2.8 has been underway for just a week and already over 80% of the tests have been completed and passed. There are still about 80 tickets available to be claimed and tested, you can see the full dashboard of tests at https://tracker.moodle.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=11454. What's left to test? student portfolio tests some gradebook features quiz [...]

Addon: Image drag and drop for Atto

Addon: Image drag and drop for Atto

Paul Nicholls has released an addon for the new Atto text editor that streamlines the image upload and insert process for Moodle making it much more like using Gmail or leading edge web-based text editors. According to the addon description: This plugin automatically uploads images dropped into Atto (from your computer) as though you'd stepped through the process of inserting an image, choosing [...]

Shoehorn Gets a Stable Release for 2.7

Shoehorn Gets a Stable Release for 2.7

Gareth Barnard's Shoehorn theme which is based on Bootstrap 3 framework has been available but not recommended for a production server until now. The latest release is now stable and ready for your 2.7 site. Check out our previous coverage of the theme here http://www.moodlenews.com/?s=shoehorn Shoehorn is a unique responsive theme that evokes a manicured lawn, summer day and bright blue sky. [...]

General Developer Meeting: October 21st at 9am EST

General Developer Meeting: October 21st at 9am EST

If you're interested in hearing what's up and coming in Moodle 2.8, including an overview of new features and changes one of the best opportunities is to hear from the Moodle developers themselves as they walk through demos of Moodle's new features during the regularly scheduled General Developer Meetings. The meetings are open to the public via live stream on Google Hangout and cover a lot of [...]

Senior Systems Engineer Sought by Blackboard

Senior Systems Engineer Sought by Blackboard

Blackboard is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join it's Moodlerooms-based Baltimore staff and Open Source Technology Operations team. You can find information to apply at https://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=54&rid=6778 POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Moodlerooms, the Open Source Technology Operations team is responsible for delivering eLearning services to over a thousand clients [...]

How to fix: “Cannot find the data record in database table question_multichoice”

How to fix: “Cannot find the data record in database table question_multichoice”

I use GIFT format to import most of the question banks that I create or acquire from other sources. It's a great, easy to use way to add lots of questions to Moodle very quickly. One word of caution though is that before you upload a file you should check your GIFT file in a text editor like Notepad++ to ensure that there are no strange characters included which can cause an error that will stop [...]

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