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#MoodleisOrange Campaign Kickoff

#MoodleisOrange Campaign Kickoff

Obviously I have a profound respect for Moodle, it's future direction, the community which supports and uses it and Moodle HQ which helps to steer one of the largest open source project world wide (otherwise I wouldn't spend hours out of every single day exploring it or brushing up on what's new). This year, for the first time ever Moodle HQ is coordinating a capital campaign to 1. raise [...]

14 Plugins and growing for Atto Text Editor

14 Plugins and growing for Atto Text Editor

One of the great things about TinyMCE was that it was very extensible and came with loads of features already built in. Moodle's own text editor released with 2.7 is comparatively light in features, but that is slowly changing. Recently released for Atto was the "More Font Colors" plugin which is exactly what it sounds like. Here's a list of all of the Atto Plugins that you can use (each can be [...]

Moodle Mobile 1.7 released for iOS and Android, offline support for forums added

Moodle Mobile 1.7 released for iOS and Android, offline support for forums added

With the release of iOS 8 a few issues hit the Moodle Native app for Apple devices. In the most recent release of 1.7 these issues were resolved. In addition added functionality to the Moodle focused mobile apps were added, including differentiating resources/activities which can't be viewed through the app, improved usability of the calendar, new loading screens/icons and more. Also, new [...]

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. [...]

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