News, Information and Resources for the World's Leading LMS
  • follow us in feedly
Saturday August 23rd 2014
Registration today WIRIS: Maths for Education
evolve-D theme now available in the Moodle.org repository

evolve-D theme now available in the Moodle.org repository

The evolve-D theme by Chris Kenniburg is now available in the Moodle plugin repository if you're looking for another responsive theme option with lots of ways to customize. The theme for 2.7 includes Google fonts customizable login screen responsive design (enhancement of More theme) custom colors, logos, backgrounds better navigation through drop down menus Download it [...]

Automatic saving in Moodle text editors (Try it out)

Automatic saving in Moodle text editors (Try it out)

Yesterday I gave a quick update on the autodraft feature in Moodle's text editors. This affects online text assignments, discussion forums and other places that uses encounter a text box. You can now try it out yourself at qa.moodle.net. While it's not exactly as what was illustrated in the screenshot yesterday (I never experienced the "Draft Saved" notification), the feature does work well and [...]

Atto Text Editor gets Font Size Addon

Atto Text Editor gets Font Size Addon

Atto as a text editor doesn't have the same number of tools that TinyMCE had, but the usability and accessibility improvements give it a lot of value. Slowly but surely new addons are created for Moodle's own text editor, the latest is Font Size. It is exactly what it sounds like, a quick drop down to edit font size for selected text or your cursor. Developed by Andrew Nicols this is the 7th [...]

Autosave feature screenshot and progress

Autosave feature screenshot and progress

Autosaving draft text in the text editor is something that I cherish as a blogger. You never know when you'll have drafted the perfect post and poof, power or internet goes out or Chrome crashes. Luckily Wordpress has offered this feature for a while. Moodle is just about to join the autosave club. I've been following a tracker issues (MDL-18014) which is now closed as fix. The feature will [...]

Video: Working with the Workshop Module in 2.3

Video: Working with the Workshop Module in 2.3

The Workshop module is a self- and peer-assessment activity in Moodle that has a multistep process for users as they submit, review drafts (their own and others work) and then by the teacher. Moodle manages the workflow automatically once the workshop is setup. Frederic Nevers of iTeachwithMoodle has created about an 18 minute presentation that covers the ins and outs of setting up a Workshop [...]

Different Models for Moodle Plugin Development: Not everything is free

Different Models for Moodle Plugin Development: Not everything is free

Moodle's open source, free plugin repository at Moodle.org is home to 100s of 3rd party plugins which have been reviewed and released for download to the community to use on their own sites. The database includes loads of additional information to help Moodlers understand the impact of the plugin on their own site including the answers to questions like: is my version of Moodle [...]

Update on the Grader Report Interface Upgrade

Update on the Grader Report Interface Upgrade

Moodle HQ has made a lot of progress integrating the UCLA Grade report interface improvements which allow you to scroll large courses more easily when looking at the complete grader report. While this isn't the only improvement being made to the gradebook at this time, it is one that might have the largest impact from a usability standpoint. If you'd like to stay up to date on the Epic [...]

100s of Moodle slide decks available on Slideshare.net

100s of Moodle slide decks available on Slideshare.net

I often will search for Moodle related content on sites like Google, Youtube and Slideshare to see if my RSS feeds missed anything. If you're looking for some Moodle-related content (but not a specific resource or tutorial) it's a good way to find new material you might not otherwise have been exposed to. Slideshare.net is a great place to find slide decks from conferences, professional [...]

Video: Single Activity Course Format

Video: Single Activity Course Format

Moodle 2.6 launched a new course format that expands what used to be possible only with the SCORM activity. Now with 2.6 you can make a single activity course out of any activity or resource in Modle, including examinations, assignments or even a wiki. It's a good way to create a shared space or a single purpose course (like a capstone examination). Read up on the [...]

Course Management Systems from a Usability Perspective

Course Management Systems from a Usability Perspective

Academia.edu hosts an interesting paper from 2010 by Indira Padayachee, Paula Kotzé, Alta van Der Merwe titled "Course Management Systems from a Usability Perspective". The paper discusses usability principles, defined as "generic guidelines that are applicable to all user interfaces" and goes on to evaluate and discuss how usable the system is based on a few simple metrics: visibility of [...]

 Page 1 of 230  1  2  3  4  5 » ...  Last »