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Video: Advanced Moodle Gradebook Features by @lancasterbible

Video: Advanced Moodle Gradebook Features by @lancasterbible

The video below is about a 75 minute demonstration of advanced grading features as you would see them on a Moodle 2.6 site. The video trainer, Eric Brandt, highlights rubrics, checklists, and other advanced grading criteria that can be used in Moodle courses to assess students using Moodle's standard activities. At about the 1 hour 19 minute mark it also dives into Moodlerooms' Joule Grader [...]

Moodle HQ is Hiring: Marketing and Outreach Officer & Level 1 Developer

Moodle HQ is Hiring: Marketing and Outreach Officer & Level 1 Developer

Moodle HQ is hiring in Perth. Currently they are looking for a Level 1 Developer (entry level PHP with knowledge of XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and Ajax) and a Marketing and Outreach Officer to help manage digital marketing and outreach, grow the Moodle brand and coordinate among the Moodle HQ team, Moodle Partners, community and industry. If you're in the area (or interested in a move to western [...]

General Developer’s Meeting Starts at 9am EST Today

General Developer’s Meeting Starts at 9am EST Today

Don't forget that the General Developer Meeting starts at 9am this morning (July 22nd, 2014). This meeting will feature updates from Moodle HQ on enhancements like the gradebook in addition to a presentation by Justin Hunt on developing plugins for Atto Text Editor. Find all the details here: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=263920 Tune in from the Moodle HQ Youtube Channel here (or [...]

Moodle Mobile coming for Windows 8 and Windows Phone #

Moodle Mobile coming for Windows 8 and Windows Phone #

Last week Martin Dougiamas announced that Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phone were the next devices to get Moodle Mobile apps. The app is under development by CV&A Consulting working with Moodle HQ providing supervision and oversight on the project. CV&A is part of the team that developed the official Moodle Mobile app already available to the community. For more information on the [...]

Presentation: Course Personalization Using Conditional Activities by @thornedu

Presentation: Course Personalization Using Conditional Activities by @thornedu

I didn't have a chance to attend Randy Thornton's Conditional Activity presentation at the #MTMoot two weeks back but from the looks of the presentation deck it was a great presentation for those who participated. Mr. Thornton covers the basic settings and a few different scenarios of how you can personalize (or customize, or differentiate through branching) a Moodle course for students using [...]

Video Playlist: How to configure Joomdle (Moodle and Joomla) by @onlearningpoint

Video Playlist: How to configure Joomdle (Moodle and Joomla) by @onlearningpoint

Patrick Selby from OnlearningPoint shared a playlist of 6 videos that cover the configuration of Joomla to Moodle to enable the Joomdle connector. What are the benefits according to his post? Single Sign On, one user base, shared display of contents across the systems and more. The six video playlist highlights the following topics: How to configure Joomdle connector for Moodle and [...]

Update: Moodle General Developer Meeting is at 9am EST July 22nd

Update: Moodle General Developer Meeting is at 9am EST July 22nd

Moodle's updated the time for the upcoming General Developer Meeting featuring Justin Hunt and status reports on many of the other Moodle project underway for Moodle 2.8 and beyond. The meeting will now start at UTC 13:00 (or 9am EST): http://goo.gl/KOVNSZ Watch it live streamed on Moodle HQ's Youtube Channel (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw9xtl9pGac)

@LambdaSolutions Hosts: 5 Tips on Choosing the Right LMS

@LambdaSolutions Hosts: 5 Tips on Choosing the Right LMS

Thursday July 31st at 1pm EST Lambda Solutions' Chad Leaman and Farshid Zavosh will host "5 Tips on Choosing the Right LMS". The webinar is free to attend. According to the registration site, Selecting the right Learning Management Technology for your organization can result in having an engaged and well trained work force, faster course completions for students, and less overhead and [...]

Looking for Course content? Check out the Course Content Database at Moodle.net

Looking for Course content? Check out the Course Content Database at Moodle.net

Mary Cooch recently shared a resource with me in a comment on a post here at Moodlenews for the Moodle.net Course Content Database (a resource that I had thought no longer existed). Back in Moodle 1.9, there used to be several databases of importable quiz questions, glossary xml files, and Moodle database templates for download on Moodle.org (but then with the change to 2.0 they [...]

Gradebook Report Improvement Demo from UCLA

Gradebook Report Improvement Demo from UCLA

Last week in Montana I had the pleasure of meeting Rex Lorenzo and Alfonso Roman from UCLA. While they presented on behat testing during the pre-Moot workshops, I was able to chat them up on the UCLA Gradebook view which will likely be incorporated into the huge gradebook improvement project underway at Moodle HQ (and across many partner institutions such as UCLA). Rex shared a quick demo of the [...]

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