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Tuesday January 27th 2015
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Moodlerooms releases Flexpage Format for 2.7

Moodlerooms releases Flexpage Format for 2.7

Moodlerooms has released Flexpage for Moodle 2.7 this week. Flexpage is an innovative set of Moodle plugins which provides you the ability to create a course more like a webpage. Each topic could be it's own page, each activity added anywhere on the page, a totally custom and more linear presentation-like navigation enforced as the course developer sees fit. While the format may not be [...]

Video: Downloading and Installing a Theme in Moodle

Video: Downloading and Installing a Theme in Moodle

Here's a quick video by HRDNZ, a Moodle Partner in New Zealand. The video discusses how to locate themes on Moodle.org, download them, and then how to install them using the admin interface in Moodle. The process has never been easier for Moodle using the admin interface which starts at about 1:45 in the video. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3MYE8am7M4. More videos and [...]

Moodle Mobile Plugin for Moodle helps you design courses for mobile consumption

Moodle Mobile Plugin for Moodle helps you design courses for mobile consumption

Juan Leyva has released a new plugin for Moodle which provides Availability Conditions dependent on whether users are using the Moodle Mobile App to access courses. According to the description, With this plugin you can choose if an activity, resource or a complete section is (or is not) visible for users accessing the course via the Mobile app. If you're optimizing a course for mobile viewing [...]

#LearnMoodle Week 3 kicks off and focuses on Assessments

#LearnMoodle Week 3 kicks off and focuses on Assessments

Mary Cooch and Helen Foster kicked this week of #LearnMoodle off and the focus is all on assessments. Participants this week are asked to create both a quiz and assignment in their practice courses and to participate in other #LearnMoodle test courses to provide each other comments and feedback. Additionally the MOOC will cover the Moodle gradebook which was recently upgraded. Watch this [...]

CLAMP Releases LAE for 2.6.7, 2.7.4 and 2.8.2, first for 2.8 branch

CLAMP Releases LAE for 2.6.7, 2.7.4 and 2.8.2, first for 2.8 branch

The Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) has released it's Liberal Arts Edition for Moodle 2.8.2, 2.7.4 and 2.6.7 recently. The release brings it's suite of tools such as CLAMPmail, Anonymous Forums, News Forum, filtered course list, and more. Previously CLAMP's LAE was a leader in providing a more usable grader view for teachers, however with the improvements to the gradebook, in [...]

Moodle Mobile 1.11 Gets Calendar Integration

Moodle Mobile 1.11 Gets Calendar Integration

Moodle Mobile continues to impress, most recently with the release of 1.11 and Calendar Integration with reminders as local notifications.In addition to the calendar integration fixes also addressed issues with forum display, error messages and content saved for offline viewing. Full release notes for 1.11 can be found here: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MOBILE-873 A synopsis is [...]

@RemoteLearner Releases Office 365 Moodle Integration

@RemoteLearner Releases Office 365 Moodle Integration

Remote-Learner, a Moodle Partner in the US, UK and Canada recently released a set of plugins to work with Microsoft Office 365 and Sharepoint. Read more at the Remote-Learner Blog. The integrations provide easy ways for students and teachers to authenticate, access files, sync calendars and much more. Development of the plugins was carried out in partnership with Microsoft who made the [...]

Moodlemoot Canada call for presentations and registration are open; keynote is @Moodler

Moodlemoot Canada call for presentations and registration are open; keynote is @Moodler

The 2015 Moodlemoot Canada which will be hosted in Montreal, QC this coming October 20th - 23rd has opened registration and its call for papers. Early bird registration, which is $379 is now available for participants. There are lots of options for groups and the pre-conference workshop which takes place on the 20th directly preceding the main conference. Register [...]

Video: Adding or subtracting Topics sections in Moodle 2.x

Video: Adding or subtracting Topics sections in Moodle 2.x

Here's a quick video by Chris Sutton that highlights how new sections can be added to Moodle (and removed) just by using icons on your main course page. Note that in the video the icons are arrows, however many other sites use a small plus and minus icon as well. A handy tool to know about if you don't want to always edit via the edit settings page for a given course. Direct video [...]

MindMap Course Format get updated for Moodle 2.8

MindMap Course Format get updated for Moodle 2.8

Łukasz Sanokowski, developer of the MindMap Course block and Timestat block recently released an updated version of the MindMap course format for Moodle 2.7 and 2.8. This format can represent your Moodle course in a format that helps to illustrate the interconnectedness of your course resources and activities. See our past coverage here which was focused solely on the block version of the [...]

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