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New Plugin: Cisco WebEx Activity, schedule, launch, download recordings right from Moodle

New Plugin: Cisco WebEx Activity, schedule, launch, download recordings right from Moodle

Adding a synchronous element to your online class can bring the participants together real time for lectures, group meetings, presentations and more. There are a lot of ways to accomplish this in Moodle (Adobe Connect, Wiziq, Blackboard Collaborate, Big Blue Button, etc.), now if you're organization is a Cisco Webex user there's an activity [...]

Moodle and Webex Integration demonstration by @ParadisoSol

Moodle and Webex Integration demonstration by @ParadisoSol

If you're hosting live events for your clients or students and have access to Webex, this integration might help you better manage links and invites and create a nice linkage between your course and online sessions. Paradiso Solutions has a handy video demonstration of how the Webex sessions are configured in Moodle (it takes just a minute in [...]

Showcase what’s current with the Reverse Weekly Topic format

Showcase what’s current with the Reverse Weekly Topic format

Weekly topic format is a standard for scheduled courses, but I've often thought that it showed information in a non-intuitive way (at least in terms of the live feed you see from Twitter, Facebook and other sites which put the newest and most relevant information front and center).  The Weekly format reversed course format developed by Mat [...]

WizIQ for Moodle 2.4 released!

WizIQ for Moodle 2.4 released!

WizIQ, a synchronous classroom management and meeting tool has been updated and released for Moodle 2.4.  If you have already upgraded to Moodle 2.4, you can try the new WizIQ plugin for Moodle now. And, if you are going to upgrade to Moodle 2.4, you would now be able to download and install the WizIQ Virtual Classroom plugin for your LMS or [...]

WizIQ lands new round of funding to allow “anyone to teach or learn, anytime and anyplace”

WizIQ lands new round of funding to allow “anyone to teach or learn, anytime and anyplace”

WizIQ, a synchronous online learning tool that integrates with Moodle (http://www.wiziq.com/moodle/) announced earlier this week that it has received a 4 million dollar investment to help integrate it's web properties and further establish itself as an educational platform for teaching and learning.  The education market, especially for entities [...]

BigBlueButton now supports Moodle 2.3, Recordings and HTML5 playback.

BigBlueButton now supports Moodle 2.3, Recordings and HTML5 playback.

More and more plugins are coming available for Moodle 2.3, BigBlueButton is one of the newest released just Wednesday.  Along with integration to the freshest Moodle release BBB also announced it's recording feature and playback via HTML5. The version is 1.0.8-Beta (Build 2012070900).  While we've tested this update with Moodle 2.1, 2.2, and [...]

Amvonet now available for Moodle 2.0

Amvonet now available for Moodle 2.0

Amvonet, another option for synchronous webinars and meetings with integration to Moodle is now available for version 2.0 according to a company announcement. AMVONET is pleased to announce that it has just released its new plugin for Moodle 2.0+. For those organizations utilizing the latest Moodle technology, AMVONET now provides a seamless [...]

Ajax Replacement Chat – an improved chat room for your Moodle 1.9 site

Ajax Replacement Chat – an improved chat room for your Moodle 1.9 site

I was thinking about Moodle's chat module yesterday. I thought about how my Moodle 1.9.7 site's chat module could be improved. This post is all about chatting in Moodle. Ah yes, online chatting. A major addictive time-waster in most cases. Raise your hand if you have ever wasted more than an hour chatting with others online. My right hand is up. [...]

The Chat Console Block; A new chat for Moodle?

The Chat Console Block; A new chat for Moodle?

Here's a new Mod that's now available for Moodle 2 and 1.9 which provides an overlaid chat box for logged in users.  It works pretty well for 1-to-1 chat for students and teachers (and even admins) and according to the new settings also stores history/logs of all conversations occurring over the platform.  The Gmail/Facebook-like chat for [...]

Win Blackboard Collaborate (a 50 seat classroom) for a year!

Win Blackboard Collaborate (a 50 seat classroom) for a year!

Here's a cool promotion which would integrate with your current Moodle course: win a Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) 50 seat license for a year, just by registering on a site and posting a proposal for how you'd use it in the coming year. According to Steve Hargadon, the man behind the scenes, Join the contest site [...]

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