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Community driven “dMoot” is coming December 4th

Community driven “dMoot” is coming December 4th

While the capital campaign has ended, there are still a lot of opportunities to get involved in the the Moodle community. On December 4th there's an upcoming unofficial event focused on improving the Moodle.org Documentation for a few features and aspects of Moodle. This project idea came to light at the Mountain Moot this past July and is open to anyone interested in learning about updating Docs [...]

Use of Moodle to support fundraisers leads to Award

Use of Moodle to support fundraisers leads to Award

Barnardo's, one of the UK's leading children's charities was honored recently by the Charity Learning Consortium for their novel and effective use of Moodle to train fundraisers and team members. Inspired by their experience of MOOCs, Barnardo’s IS learning and development team reworked its strategy to offer a flexible, blended learning solution requiring no face to face classroom delivery. [...]

Last Chance to Support #MoodleisOrange

Last Chance to Support #MoodleisOrange

Today the #MoodleisOrange campaign ends and you won't be able to purchase a sweet Moodle tshirt or hoodie any longer. While you can donate anytime to Moodle.org, the official capital campaign ends in just a few hours. So far over 140 shirts have been purchased and a handful of donations have been made directly to Moodle.org https://moodle.org/donations/. Will you join the supporters? Read [...]

Impressionist Course on Moodle.net is like a choose your own adventure book

Impressionist Course on Moodle.net is like a choose your own adventure book

This course, the Impressionists, is available for download from Moodle.net and has a unique spin on using the quiz feature to allow students to choose their own curriculum. If you're looking for a demonstration of how to allow different learner paths in your course using "either/or" access restrictions in Moodle this is good, simple example created and shared by Mary Cooch. Check it out online [...]

CLAMP releases Liberal Arts Edition (LAE) for 2.7.3 and other minor releases

CLAMP releases Liberal Arts Edition (LAE) for 2.7.3 and other minor releases

The Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP), a membership driven organization of liberal arts colleges, has released their Liberal Arts Edition for Moodle's most recent minor releases: 2.7.3, 2.6.6, and 2.5.9. LAE for Moodle includes custom modules relevant to the membership including Quickmail, Filtered Course List, Anonymous Forums, Groupings auto-creation, and other enhancements. [...]

Site News Block can bring more attention to announcements on the MyMoodle page

Site News Block can bring more attention to announcements on the MyMoodle page

This simple addon replicates the Site News thread as a block which can be added to your default MyMoodle page ensuring that students always have relevant information available upon login. Otherwise the Site News can only be added as a block with links to recent posts on the page. The block is maintained by Jan Eberhardt and available for Moodle 2.7. Check it out [...]

Update on our Community Funding Survey; Survey Closes 11/21

Update on our Community Funding Survey; Survey Closes 11/21

The Community Funding Survey that Juan Leyva and I launched is still open and the ranking of the plugins is pretty clearly giving us a 1, 2 and 3 as far as priority goes. We'd love to hear your feedback though before we close the survey and start working towards bringing the campaign to fruition. Have you filled out the survey yet? If not, these are the three projects Juan is considering for [...]

Preview of all that’s new in Moodle 2.8

Preview of all that’s new in Moodle 2.8

Martin Dougiamas narrates this 2 minute video that breaks down all the great stuff that was included in Moodle 2.8. From the gradebook's lesser known improvements (like pasting from a spreadsheet) to Moodle's move to support complete analytics-based computer-aided education. There are a lot of great things in 2.8. Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9tLaHU7ZAE Or [...]

Major regression in the Wiki forces quick release of 2.8.1

Major regression in the Wiki forces quick release of 2.8.1

A bug discovered in the newly released 2.8.0 has prompted a quick update and release of 2.8.1 for anyone who might have upgraded their site already. This syntax error in the Wiki module is the culprit: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-48204. In the case that your site was already upgraded Moodle HQ is advising you to upgrade to the newly released 2.8.1 where this issue has been [...]

Import Canvas XML question exports to Moodle with this qtype plugin

Import Canvas XML question exports to Moodle with this qtype plugin

If you're moving from any LMS to Moodle one of the challenges is converting any existing materials you have to usable formats for your new LMS. You can use a third party to do the work for you, or you can work with the content yourself extending Moodle's capabilities to import question types from other systems. This question format extension for Moodle lets you import questions from Canvas by [...]

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