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11 More Theme Customizing Videos from MoodleBites

11 More Theme Customizing Videos from MoodleBites

MoodleBites has a great collection of theme customizing videos on their Youtube channel, all part of their MoodleBites for Theme Developers series which focus on the tools, tips and processes you'll need to fully customize your own theme. Each of the 11 videos focuses on a succinct part of theme development, including the tools like Firebug, how to duplicate a theme and more. If you watch the [...]

MoodleMoot IE UK presentation submission deadline extended, registration now open

MoodleMoot IE UK presentation submission deadline extended, registration now open

MoodleMoot IE UK 2015 will take place on May 11-14 at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland. The event is current soliciting presentations and registration is also open. The early bird rate which is €50 off each registration type lasts until March 28th. Register here: https://mootieuk15.moodlemoot.org/mod/page/view.php?id=22 This year you can present in several formats, including Pecha [...]

Torchbearers (Writers) wanted

Torchbearers (Writers) wanted

It passed without me noticing, but last November was the 5th birthday for Moodlenews.com. What started as an idea for a Moodle-related magazine quickly evolved into a daily blog of news, videos and other info aggregated and curated from around the web. Subsequently a weekly newsletter was added and 5 years later I still get up extra early every weekday to spread what Moodle news I find [...]

Video: Customizing and Styling Breadcrumb Navigation with CSS

Video: Customizing and Styling Breadcrumb Navigation with CSS

This video from MoodleBites works through how to utilize your browser and some quick CSS to edit and customize the Moodle Breadcrumb: the main navigation element available to users. The video is part of a series of 11 themeing videos which are available from the HRDNZ Moodle Bites's Moodle-related Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL85A5759CCB2856A8 Check it out [...]

New Moodle Plugin Category: “Incubating”

New Moodle Plugin Category: “Incubating”

The Moodle addon database got a new addition recently, that of a category for projects which are "incubating". According to the category description, Moodle plugins listed in this category do not yet meet all the different standards and criteria to be listed in the matching plugins category. They may be eventually re-evaluated and propagated once the detected issues are fixed. Important [...]

MountainMoot Registration is Open Today! (first 40 get a huge discount)

MountainMoot Registration is Open Today! (first 40 get a huge discount)

The "deliberately small personable Moot" in the heart of the Rocky Mountains was one of the highlights of my summer last year (Helena, Montana and the crew at Carroll College are equally fantastic). The MountainMoot registration opens today 2/24 and according to twitter: the first 40 registrants will get the Moot for just $199 (more than 20% off). This Earlybird rate is available until March [...]

A MOOC by the numbers: Learn Moodle Infographic

A MOOC by the numbers: Learn Moodle Infographic

The 2nd running of LearnMoodle MOOC wrapped up a few weeks ago. Since this handy infographic was created to showcase the great success it had in reaching new Moodlers and getting them through the course to completion. As with all Massive Open Online Courses all registered users do not make it through to the end, but for active users this round of LearnMoodle had around 35% of participants earn [...]

Bookmarks plugin adds functionality for students to save their place

Bookmarks plugin adds functionality for students to save their place

I've always been a fan of the Admin Bookmarks plugin and suggested a friend that he turn it into something that all users could use (which became the User Bookmark app: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/block_user_bookmarks). Hrvoje Golcic recently contributed a new addon that extends the functionality to allow bookmarking within even Book module chapters. According to the description, Users [...]

Video: How to Change File Size Upload Limits in your Course

Video: How to Change File Size Upload Limits in your Course

If you've ever been working with a file and it was too large to share with your students in your course, within limits you can increase the upload max to allow larger files. This quick video by Nick Shay demonstrates where to find the setting in your course administration: (direct video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLa0eJUV6Ic) If you're an administrator this can also be set at [...]

FREE BOOK on Feb 22nd from Packt: Moodle 2.0 Elearning Course Development

FREE BOOK on Feb 22nd from Packt: Moodle 2.0 Elearning Course Development

Packt Publishing is running a free book download giveaway from February 16th through March 2nd and this Sunday it will be giving away Moodle 2.0 Elearning Course Development for free to Moodlers worldwide. Get your own copy! Learn about Moodle for free Packt Publishing is encouraging customers to develop new skills and try new technologies with 18 days of Free Learning. For 18 days [...]

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