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In honor of Earth Day, Vermont College Pushes Moodle as a way to go Green

In honor of Earth Day, Vermont College Pushes Moodle as a way to go Green

Castleton State College in my home state of Vermont published an article in the student newspaper yesterday (on Earth Day) highlighting the school's efforts for it's own Sustainability Month which ended in April. The effort included prompts to turn down the heat (risky in Vermont in April where there's likely still snow on the mountain tops), use more natural light, and even (maybe) turn off the [...]

Totara Features Presentation – Differences Matter

Totara Features Presentation – Differences Matter

Here's a slidedeck from Paradiso Solutions that highlights the differences between Moodle and Totara (in case you were wondering why the latter touts itself as a solution for business). The main differences can also be explored in an earlier post: http://www.moodlenews.com/2014/comparison-of-totara-and-moodle-whats-the-difference/. The main differences? hierarchy of user roles assignment [...]

Free course on Moodle.net: Web Design Fundamentals

Free course on Moodle.net: Web Design Fundamentals

Free courses are published all the time to Moodle.net (formerly the MOOCH), one of the most recent to be enrollable is a 6 lesson Web Design Fundamentals course by AntilleanCollege.com. The course features videos (from Youtube), quizzes and assignments. The structure utilizes conditional release with required assignments to be submitted before moving on. This course introduces students to basic [...]

Sharp Theme for Moodle 2.x released

Sharp Theme for Moodle 2.x released

Sharp is a new theme available for Moodle 2.x from 3i Logic LMS. The theme features a custom menu header, place for a custom logo and a right hand block area similar to Fusion. According to the theme description, Sharp is a two-column, fluid-width theme coded for Moodle 2.x. It makes use of custom menus that appear above the site title on every page, giving it a user friendly structure. It comes [...]

Some great Responsive Moodle Screenshot from @basbrands Multi-device Presentation

Some great Responsive Moodle Screenshot from @basbrands Multi-device Presentation

There's a great presentation deck at Basbrands.nl which shows the history of Bootstrap, Bootstrap for Moodle and some example themes. If you're interested in how Bootstrap (either the older version supported by Moodle or the cutting edge version 3) can help your Moodle site support all sorts of devices and screen sizes I recommend checking it out: http://basbrands.nl/presentation/ You can [...]

Less than 1 month until the iMoot, check out last years presentations

Less than 1 month until the iMoot, check out last years presentations

We're less than one month from the 2014 iMoot presentation. To get ready why not check out some of last year's sessions to see what you might expect from the online community event. Each year the iMoot team posts the videos online following the event and all 100s of hours of past recordings are available on the Pukunui Youtube Channel. Why not just wait for the recordings? Well for 1 the live [...]

Facebook/Social Course Format Development call for ideas from the Community

Facebook/Social Course Format Development call for ideas from the Community

A group of Moodlers in the Midwest are working to develop a new socially oriented (re: not like the current Social format) course format for Moodle based on Edmodo.com and the Facebook newsfeed. If you're interested in this project you can participate directly in the forum at Moodle.org: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=257998 According to the post, We are soliciting community [...]

2 Chemistry Resources for Moodlers

2 Chemistry Resources for Moodlers

If you're a Chemistry teacher you might be interested in two recent resources available through the Moodle.org network. 1. The first is EasyOChem Question Types for organic chemistry which include selection, drag and drop, Newman Projections, Fischer Projections, Lewis Structures and more. Each question type is explained in their entry at Moodle.org and at Scimersion [...]

Totara releases Seedlings to the community, cutting edge features though not “suitable for production”

Totara releases Seedlings to the community, cutting edge features though not “suitable for production”

Totara LMS has announced that it will be releasing a full featured version of it's Moodle distribution which includes all Totara features in addition to those that are merely experimental. "Seedlings", as the unsupported version is called, will be released in it's 2.6 version and includes all of the features expected in Totara plus others that are still being developed. The release is not [...]

Webinar: Course Quality and Moodle: Exploring Best Practices 4/24 @ 2 PM EST

Webinar: Course Quality and Moodle: Exploring Best Practices 4/24 @ 2 PM EST

Moodlerooms and Campus Technology are promoting a free webinar for Moodlers to discuss Course Quality and Moodle. The webinar will focus on the experience of course developers at the Adler School of Professional Psychology for implementing quality standards (Quality Matters) campus wide, covering both the process and outcomes. For more information [...]

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