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CLAMP releases LAE 7.0 for Moodle 2.7.1 and other minor releases

CLAMP releases LAE 7.0 for Moodle 2.7.1 and other minor releases

The Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project has released it's first Moodle LAE for 2.7 (2.7.1) in addition to other minor Moodle releases: 2.4.11, 2.5.7 and 2.6.4 (LAE stands for Liberal Arts Edition and brings several plugins together for further development, testing and easy install for the CLAMP membership). Within the release are updated versions of the Edit Dates report Filtered [...]

GIFT Format for Quiz Items with Images

GIFT Format for Quiz Items with Images

The GIFT format is a flexible and friendly format for creating quiz questions and importing them into Moodle. Among the different import options, I find that the GIFT format is the easiest to learn and best available if you are not using a proprietary quiz question test bank generator. All you need is a plain text editor (I recommend Notepad++) and some attention to detail. Did you also know that [...]

Presentation: Moodle 2.7 – Improvements since 2.6 by @ghenrick

Presentation: Moodle 2.7 – Improvements since 2.6 by @ghenrick

Gavin Henrick has a great slide deck over at Some Random Thoughts which focuses on the changes in Moodle, available in 2.7 which have come to pass since 2.6. For any Moodlerooms users out there this is the delta between what you currently have now, and what's coming this Winter with their late 2014 release. As you'll see in the presentation, most of the improvements and changes between 2.6 and [...]

Formal White Theme now available for 2.7 in the Plugins Database

Formal White Theme now available for 2.7 in the Plugins Database

Formal White, perhaps one of the most iconic Moodle themes that's been removed from what installs with core Moodle, is now available in the plugin repository to install on a Moodle site near you. If you're looking for that traditional looking Moodle site and don't want to use a responsive theme. This might be your ticket. Download it here for Moodle [...]

Video: Michigan Moodle Theme based on More

Video: Michigan Moodle Theme based on More

If you're interested in some of the ways that More theme can be leveraged to give your Moodle site a custom look and feel, Chris Kenniburg has posted a 5 minute video giving a tour of his site. The site features a custom footer image, custom colors for blocks, background and other page elements, a simple layout and a few nods from Aardvark and Essential theme. Not everything is customized [...]

Recap of the 7/22 General Developers Meeting

Recap of the 7/22 General Developers Meeting

If you missed the General Developers Meeting yesterday (<--full minutes and links are available there) here's a quick recap with approximate time of when the discussion switches to each of the topics covered during the meeting. 2 minutes: Justin Hunt, developer of Poodll, discusses the ease developing plugins for Atto Text Editor 48 minutes: User menu and navigation get an overview on [...]

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 [...]

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