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MoodleFreak Avatar block lets you capture profile pictures from your webcam

MoodleFreak Avatar block lets you capture profile pictures from your webcam

This simple block for Moodle called "MoodleFreak Avatar" allows users to upload an image as a profile picture captured from their webcams. The block was created and maintained by Luuk Verhoeven and is available for Moodle 2.6+ to download here: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/block_mfavatar As a bonus, Luuk's created an easy to follow tutorial on how to install the block to your Moodle [...]

Moodle Mobile 1.12 Released: improved notifications, group event, front page course support

Moodle Mobile 1.12 Released: improved notifications, group event, front page course support

Moodle Mobile 1.12 has been released and includes loads of fixes to make the app better in addition to enhanced features when it comes to compatibility with group events in the Moodle calendar and how notifications work. Support for "front page course" activities is now available bringing students access to centralized resources which are on the front page of your Moodle site. Additionally now [...]

2U moving off of Moodle in favor of their proprietary LMS

2U moving off of Moodle in favor of their proprietary LMS

2U, which started off as 2Tor announced in their Q4 results call that they are working on the final steps of their transition off of Moodle as the backbone of their LMS. As previously reported on Moodlenews, 2U started using the open source learning management system early on as they started growing their private label higher education services and partnership business. 2U specializes in [...]

Moodle once more participates in Google Summer of Code #GSOC2015

Moodle once more participates in Google Summer of Code #GSOC2015

For the 9th year Moodle is participating in the Google Summer of Code which is a community effort designed to connect student coders with open source projects world wide. As part of the program students are given a mentor at the participating organization and a stipend to fund their time and effort. Past projects of the GSoC include: Flavours - a way to backup and import administrative [...]

11 More Theme Customizing Videos from MoodleBites

11 More Theme Customizing Videos from MoodleBites

MoodleBites has a great collection of theme customizing videos on their Youtube channel, all part of their MoodleBites for Theme Developers series which focus on the tools, tips and processes you'll need to fully customize your own theme. Each of the 11 videos focuses on a succinct part of theme development, including the tools like Firebug, how to duplicate a theme and more. If you watch the [...]

MoodleMoot IE UK presentation submission deadline extended, registration now open

MoodleMoot IE UK presentation submission deadline extended, registration now open

MoodleMoot IE UK 2015 will take place on May 11-14 at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland. The event is current soliciting presentations and registration is also open. The early bird rate which is €50 off each registration type lasts until March 28th. Register here: https://mootieuk15.moodlemoot.org/mod/page/view.php?id=22 This year you can present in several formats, including Pecha [...]

Torchbearers (Writers) wanted

Torchbearers (Writers) wanted

It passed without me noticing, but last November was the 5th birthday for Moodlenews.com. What started as an idea for a Moodle-related magazine quickly evolved into a daily blog of news, videos and other info aggregated and curated from around the web. Subsequently a weekly newsletter was added and 5 years later I still get up extra early every weekday to spread what Moodle news I find [...]

Video: Customizing and Styling Breadcrumb Navigation with CSS

Video: Customizing and Styling Breadcrumb Navigation with CSS

This video from MoodleBites works through how to utilize your browser and some quick CSS to edit and customize the Moodle Breadcrumb: the main navigation element available to users. The video is part of a series of 11 themeing videos which are available from the HRDNZ Moodle Bites's Moodle-related Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL85A5759CCB2856A8 Check it out [...]

New Moodle Plugin Category: “Incubating”

New Moodle Plugin Category: “Incubating”

The Moodle addon database got a new addition recently, that of a category for projects which are "incubating". According to the category description, Moodle plugins listed in this category do not yet meet all the different standards and criteria to be listed in the matching plugins category. They may be eventually re-evaluated and propagated once the detected issues are fixed. Important [...]

MountainMoot Registration is Open Today! (first 40 get a huge discount)

MountainMoot Registration is Open Today! (first 40 get a huge discount)

The "deliberately small personable Moot" in the heart of the Rocky Mountains was one of the highlights of my summer last year (Helena, Montana and the crew at Carroll College are equally fantastic). The MountainMoot registration opens today 2/24 and according to twitter: the first 40 registrants will get the Moot for just $199 (more than 20% off). This Earlybird rate is available until March [...]

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