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Free Course to Download or Demo: History of Linux and Software Freedom

Free Course to Download or Demo: History of Linux and Software Freedom

Here's a course from the MOOCH which is available to checkout as a guest or to download to install on your own Moodle site. The course is the "History of Linux and Software Freedom" and is available here: http://hub.moodle.org/index.php?courseid=2208&rss=1. The featured course includes an introduction to Unix operating system, the GNU Project and GPL, and finally discusses the Rise of [...]

Moodle 2.9 QA Continues, 94% complete

Moodle 2.9 QA Continues, 94% complete

The community QA cycle for Moodle 2.9 is now over 90% complete with just a handful of tickets left to test. The remaining tests can be found here: http://goo.gl/u9Qboe. Tests have clear instructions to follow, require access to a Moodle 2.9 site and their completion 1. helps Moodle advance towards 100% QA test completion and 2. adds your name to the QA tester/bug finder group at [...]

Keynotes announced for 2015 Canada Moot in Montreal (online attendance options available)

Keynotes announced for 2015 Canada Moot in Montreal (online attendance options available)

Keynotes have been announced for the 2015 CandadaMoot taking place this October in Montreal at the Montreal Hyatt Regency. Martin Dougiamas will provide the initial introduction and welcome to the audience attending. Additional keynotes will be provided by Samantha Slade and Yves Otis of Percolab, David Cormier and Bonnie Stewart of University of PEI and Percolab, respectively and Jeff Wilson [...]

The new Messaging widget/popup will save you time and effort

The new Messaging widget/popup will save you time and effort

A little known change to Moodle was highlighted last week during the General Developer Meeting where the new messaging process was highlighted. Messaging now no longer requires you to load your own messaging page to see the back and forth between you and the recipient. Instead, wherever you see a user's name in places such as viewing their profile, or looking at a list of online users you can [...]

April’s General Developer Meeting recording is now available (Check out the changes to messaging)

April’s General Developer Meeting recording is now available (Check out the changes to messaging)

Below you'll find embedded the General Developer Meeting which focuses on changes and advances in Moodle 2.9. Below is a brief synopsis of the topics highlighted (with what minute they start) 02 minutes - Andrew Nicols' new temp directories (MDL-44874) 04 minutes - Urs Hunkler and Mustache theme template (logic-less theme template) 22 minutes - Daymon Weise with updated Ajax handler 38 [...]

UCL’s Digital Business Academy MOOCs making waves

UCL’s Digital Business Academy MOOCs making waves

TechCrunch recently picked up and published stats on the new "Digital Business Academy" which was created by Tech City and is powered by course materials from University College London. According to the article over 12,000 students have registered for the free courses which are aimed to provide business skills to those who want to learn more about entrepreneurship and business. From the [...]

Ways to check student activity in your Moodle course using Reports and Logs

Ways to check student activity in your Moodle course using Reports and Logs

Here's a quick video that highlights the ways that you can look up student activity to verify that students have reviewed material, participated in course and completed required exercises. The reports and logs in Moodle are a great way to validate whether or not students are staying pace and reading what they need to be within a given course. Log reports can be configured by activity, time [...]

Moodle QA Testing now over 95%

Moodle QA Testing now over 95%

Moodle's QA Testing round for 2.9 now looks to be over 95% complete with about 15 open tracker tickets left to be further developed, fixed, tested or peer reviewed. There is a short list of "must fix" items for Moodle's 2.9 release pending as well. Great work to the bug finders and QA testers who volunteered to try out the new features and validate that they were in working order. If you have [...]

Share 3D Art/Projects in your Moodle Course with Sketchfab embedding for Atto

Share 3D Art/Projects in your Moodle Course with Sketchfab embedding for Atto

Here's a cool little addon that allows you to embed Sketchfab models directly into Moodle with just a button and a link (users can also embed directly from the site). The plugin is an addon for Atto toolbar and requires 2.7 or higher. Check it out here: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/atto_sketchfab For any projects that require 3D rendering or using Sketchfab already in your [...]

Microsoft Shutters the Open Tech group which collaborated on support for Office 365 for Moodle

Microsoft Shutters the Open Tech group which collaborated on support for Office 365 for Moodle

On the heels of working with Remote-Learner to create an Office 365 integration for Moodle announced early in 2015, Microsoft has shut down it's Open Tech subsidiary while creating a new internal Microsoft Open Technology Programs Office. The organization's goals, says Open Tech president Jean Paoli have been achieved, During its operation, MS Open Tech has helped connect Microsoft with a number [...]

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