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Multi Select menu as a User Profile Field

Multi Select menu as a User Profile Field

If you're looking to add a way for students/users to select more than one option as part of the user profile field, such as highlighting all of their organizational affiliations or certifications, the Multi Select Menu Custom User Profile Field plugin might be up your alley. The Custom Field provides a way for you to configure a user profile field where the users can select multiple options of [...]

Real Websites Built With Moodle (a list of sites)

Real Websites Built With Moodle (a list of sites)

This site, threehosts.com, promotes several well known hosting solutions like Bluehost.com (which is actually what hosts this site). They've also put together a list of good looking Moodle sites that are presumably hosted by one of their affiliates (if these are hosted by a Partner or self-hosted let me know). In any case it's a solid looking group of Moodle sites if you're looking for [...]

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 [...]

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