As Moodle continues to develop as a learning platform, new features emerge. This month, the latest release has delivered multiple improvements to the Gradebook tool, taking from quantative and qualitative research from teachers across the globe. A new Grade history report allows teachers and managers to see which grades have been changed, when and by whom, while a handy Single view makes it simple to focus on one column or row of the gradebook.
While there have been a range of aggregation strategies available to teachers in Gradebook, a new natural weighting method in the latest release allows for the sum of all grade values, scaled by weight. Extra credit, excluded and hidden grades are all supported.
There are tons of great tools that integrate directly with Moodle to offer better collaboration, personalized learning and communication. In developing the MediaCore Moodle plugin we gained experience working with Moodle and became familiar with the ecosystem of plugins available for the LMS.
This is a new block which creates a slideshow in the header of a site or course page. It uses jquery/cycle to handle the image transitions. Jquery is also used to manipulate the DOM to reposition the block's node into the heading div of the page.
Since this is dependent on using moodle's built in jquery functions, it is not available for versions prior to 2.5.
Update: This block will work with the Clean theme on Moodle version 2.5.2 where MDL-41516 has been fixed.
This plugin adds the ability to export Moodle wikis as either PDFs or epub documents.
It was developed by Davo Smith of Synergy Learning, on behalf of the Judicial Institute for Scotland
Users with the 'mod/wiki:managewiki' capability also get a 'Sort pages for export' link, that allows them to choose the order in which pages will appear in the export.
There is an additional global setting which allows a copy of any wikis on the site to be sent (as a PDF) to a given email address, whenever they are updated (note, this will not export all wikis on the site the first time it is configured, it only sends those that have been updated since the email address was first entered).
In 2001, Moodle was launched as an online solution for educators to freely adopt as a tool to reach and engage students in the learning experience within their own websites. Today, Moodle’s design and evolution continues to achieve this goal as a free and open source learning platform with clear pedagogical principles, adopted by over 50 million users in pretty much every country that has computers.
What does the future look like for Moodle?
Education technology is a very dynamic area, with a lot of trends going in various directions.
Moodle will stay an open source project (licensed under GPLv3), and will continue to follow its core philosophy that any educational situation (including software development itself!) is improved by enabling rapid, high quality feedback among participants. The ultimate goal is real-time feedback wherever you are, on any device. Moodle listens closely to the needs of the community and responds by implementing what they ask for, steadily making Moodle better and better in each release.
To find out how to contribute to the open source Moodle Project,visit moodle.org.
Gaining an understanding of Moodle Drupal integration and the features is imperative for users.When software applications first emerged, they brought several enhancement benefits that led to the current dependence on them as solutions to numerous problems. The rate at which new software is developed is tremendous. It is now obvious that software engineers will need to focus on developing middleware platforms that integrate separate software to share information.
In fact, there already exist various integration modules that enable synchronization of data from two or more software applications. One of them is the Moodle Drupal integration that enables Moodle and Drupal platforms to work together in sync. To understand how this form of integration works, its benefits and how to achieve it, you must first have a clear distinction between the two different applications.
Moodle- an incredible Learning Management System (LMS) that helps you manage your training programs in a highly efficient manner. According to a report released by Capterra, this wonderful open-source software is the world’s most popular LMS. Why is Moodle the choice of the corporate world? What makes it the ideal LMS? To find out, let us now see what this amazing tool can do for you.
The YouTube assignment submission plugin is for the Moodle assignment (2.3 and above). It allows teachers to set an assignment, for which a submission can be a video. The video is uploaded from the student's pc/device directly to YouTube. The video file is stored on YouTube, though it is accessible from Moodle.
The Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project, better known as CLAMPhas recently released it’s updated Liberal Arts Edition for Moodle 2.5.8, 2.6.5 and the 2nd in the 2.7 branch for 2.7.2. CLAMP LAE includes a set of enhancements for Moodle including the Edit Dates report, Filtered Course List block, Quickmail and an enhanced UI for the gradebook (fixed column and row headers).
CLAMP is a member supported collaborative comprised of liberal arts colleges with common interest in creating a better Moodle to fit the specific needs of the members.