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Import Questions from Instructure Canvas with this Plugin

Import Questions from Instructure Canvas with this Plugin

Jean-Michel Védrine has shared a Moodle Question Format Importer for Canvas LMS in the case you are moving from Canvas to Moodle. Due to variations in the QTI standard between learning management systems there's no guarantee that your questions (some or all of them) will easily import to Moodle as QTI. QTI stands for Question and Test Interoperability Standard and is an industry standard (like [...]

Initial Thoughts on the “Reply to Forums by Email” Feature for Moodle (it’s awesome)

Initial Thoughts on the “Reply to Forums by Email” Feature for Moodle (it’s awesome)

Replying by email to discussion forums will make it so easy to draft and respond to discussion posts (whether you are a lurker at Moodle.org or want a super easy way to respond to students without logging into your site again and again). VERP (Variable Envelope Return Path) allows discussion forums to be replied to by email by using unique reply to addresses and routing email within [...]

Quick Tip: Allow User Themes to try out a new theme in existing courses (without affecting other users)

Quick Tip: Allow User Themes to try out a new theme in existing courses (without affecting other users)

If you want to test a theme out in an existing course or site but don't want to change the experience for all users while you test features, User Themes is a great way to change a theme across a site (where themes aren't forced at the course level) so that you can bang on a theme to find any issues it might introduce for users. To enable user themes, go to Site Admin > Appearance > [...]

Turn boring quizzes into Galaga-type game with Quizventure

Turn boring quizzes into Galaga-type game with Quizventure

While your students might not remember Galaga, they can now experience something similar with the new Moodle Quiz Mod, Quizventure. Quizventure is developed and maintained by John Okely and is now available in the Plugins Database. What's it do? Quizventure is a Moodle activity that loads multiple choice quiz questions from your courses item banks and serves them up to students space invaders [...]

Prezi: Tour and Introduction to Moodle

Prezi: Tour and Introduction to Moodle

Here's an introduction to Moodle created as a Prezi deck, it highlights what Moodle is, how it can be used, and introduces important elements and tools which users may first encounter in Moodle. The Prezi has a lot of annotated screenshots and integrated video tutorials. In it's conclusion is suggests using Moodle because it's Powerful, Secure, Comprehensive (All-in-one), and provides Instant [...]

Video: PoodLL Video Recording on an iPad

Video: PoodLL Video Recording on an iPad

While there's no sound, this video does demonstrate how easy it is to record a video on a mobile device using PoodLL for Moodle. PoodLL is a feature-rich audio, video and drawing/collaboration plugin set for Moodle that allows students to record and submit both sound and images. PoodLL is available at http://poodll.com/ and is developed and maintained by Justin Hunt. Check out the video [...]

Try out the new Edit Quiz Page

Try out the new Edit Quiz Page

First posted in the forums , the Quiz Edit page has received a prototype of how to add questions and manage your online assessments. You can now check it out http://prototype.moodle.net/questionediting/ What can you expect to have changed? visible page breaks and question grouping easy drag and drop ordering no page refresh when editing question point values (a personal pet peeve [...]

Job offered: Open University Seeks Technical Developer

Job offered: Open University Seeks Technical Developer

The Open University, one of the largest Moodle installations in the world is looking to fill a full-time position on it's Learning Systems Team https://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=54&rid=6738 The Open University's Learning Systems Team are looking for a Technical Developer. This role is an exciting role in a dynamic environment where their work will have a direct impact on the lives of [...]

Moodle 2.7.2,  2.6.5 and 2.5.8 have been released

Moodle 2.7.2, 2.6.5 and 2.5.8 have been released

Moodle 2.7.2 has been released with several small enhancements and upgrades to the software. Improvements include several fixes to stats and the gradebook in addition to Atto (both autosave and Mathjax improvements). in all over 140 issues in the Tracker were addressed for this Moodle release thanks to Moodle HQ and the open source community. Full release notes can be found here. Download [...]

Webinar: Extending LMS Capabilities with Video and Multimedia @lambdasolutions

Webinar: Extending LMS Capabilities with Video and Multimedia @lambdasolutions

Lamdba Solutions (official Moodle and Totara Gold Partner) is hosting a free webinar focused on multimedia in Moodle, including the MediaCore plugin set. Your standard LMS is great for managing courses and learning plans, but does have its limitations when it comes to rich multimedia. YouTube is an option, but online video and media repositories do not offer the security and delivery needed by [...]

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