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Moodle 2.6 Highlight: Annotate PDFs

Short demo of the Moodle 2.6 Annotate PDF assignment submission feature

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Now to get the students to save in PDF!!

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Moodle_UK's curator insight, December 14, 2013 9:20 AM

A useful taster and introduction to the Annotate PDF function, from the original Moodle Fairy - Mary C

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Use The Command Line From Moosh To Perform Your Most Common Moodle Tasks

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If you are a part of a large organization or institution that has any type of regular academic cycle, you know how tedious and time consuming setting up courses can be. Even if you’re working…
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Moosh - the command line tool for #Moodle #timesaver

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Moodle Moot Dublin 2015 - A review | Electric Orchard

Moodle Moot Dublin 2015 - A review | Electric Orchard | Moodle gems | Scoop.it

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Excellent overview of MootIEUK15 and a much needed reminder to read the Moodle Research papers at http://research.moodle.net

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Global IT Training - VMware Snapshot Demostration - YouTube

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A brilliant walk-through of what happens in VM snapshotting at file level

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Moodle and Mahara – Why do we need both?

Moodle and Mahara – Why do we need both? | Moodle gems | Scoop.it

As you can see, Moodle and Mahara complement one another. Moodle learning management system (LMS) is among the most popular LMSs in the world, couple it with the open source e-portfolio system Mahara (through a single sign-on!) and you get a Mahoodle configuration. This Mahoodle learning ecosystem offers a very powerful learning environment which reflects the learning needs of modern students. And in a world that needs people to think constructively, work collaboratively and constantly be learning, together these systems ensure that our students are team players who have the skills and learning framework to keep up in an ever-changing world.

 

 


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Won Ho's curator insight, March 15, 2015 4:05 AM

Moodle is for teaching centered and Mahara is for learning centered.

무들은 선생 중심 마하라는 학생 중심...

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Moodle + Microsoft Office 365 Webinar

ficThis is a recorded webinar on the new Moodle and Microsoft Office 365 integration


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Moodle and Office 365 webinar by Remote Learner.

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Moodle_UK's curator insight, March 1, 2015 12:59 PM

Interesting and useful presentation from Moodle Partner Remote Learner

Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, March 2, 2015 7:41 AM

In our new Moodle build this summer, we are going to heavily promote and use the Office 365 integration for students.  Thank you!

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Disruptive Teachnology: VLE and your teaching and learning community (Three cycles of adoption of a VLE)

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All the things I do supporting moodle ......

a basic brain dump of task and other things I do relating to support / setup/ administration / training / explaining / problem solving / etc with moodle. I will organize later

Integrate with external DBs
Create new accounts
Monitor cron files
Check drive space
Check DB backups
Remove accounts
explain and use cohorts
explain why share and share accounts
Load courses
Remove courses
troubleshoot why some course restores do not work
help my customers find things in moodle
explain the gradebook
configure the gradebook
explain completion tracking
turn on/off completion tracking
configure quizzes - attempts, review options, open/close dates, delete attempts, contact vendors about content issues
contact vendors in general - about their courses - loading them on our moodle - maintaining accounts and assigning permissions for them in contexts
keeping the # of administrators to a minimum - saying "no, you don't need those rights" - and then repeating that.
Resetting passwords
Uploading users via bulk upload
Creating cohorts, editing cohorts, explaining and finding instances where cohorts make sense
enrolling cohorts into courses
enrolling teachers into courses
troubleshooting the external synch for account authentication and enrollments
configure assignments - # of uploads - automatic email push to teacher, change the number of submit buttons - via draft
troubleshooting RSS feeds - enabling and turning off blocks
loading and using course themes
explaining site wide variables, like session time, file max upload size\
turning on and off debugging options
remoting to the MySQL moodle DBs using both MySQL Workbench and phpMyAdmin to perform all sorts of operations on the DB. usually in the form of course wide updates to quiz, forum or assignment settings.
Backing up the DBs - Restoring the DBs - upgrading the moodle from 1.9 - 2.2 - 2.6
Troubleshooting DB upgrade issues.
Documents in this blog lots of detailed moodle things
Installing plugins - un-installing plugins - wondering if a plugin is problematic in other places - like in DB upgrades. Activating plugins - like google drive or dropbox.
developing custom enrollment and grade / progress reports - using php / javascript / html / mysql
helped solve a large en-mass data file - attempting to be imported via bulk users
resolve course behavior - usually from vendors
assigning points to forums - modifying the gradebook
explaining LDAP configuration - why its a good idea - tradeoffs - moodle is now a slave etc. Troubleshooting LDAP configuration - determining what moodle requires and will allow - like duplicate email addresses.
help explain and demonstrate the home page setup - course categories - how to organize course and other information on the home page and course pages
showed different course formats - topic formats - and other course wide properties.
explain - demon-straight the relationship between the course wide forum and the
updating Timezones and then time settings - so moodle would be daylights savings time aware - and stay that way.
deciding - allowing users to create their own accounts - tradeoffs - Site policies
site policies - like password policy and what that should be.
assigning system roles - site wide - when applicable - why......
creating custom roles - although the longer i am here doing this - the less I like doing this. Work within the framework - do not introduce upgrade maintenance points.
Enabling email based self registration - with the reCAPTCHA - so we don't get spammed with a bunch of dummy accounts.
creating graphics and uploading into site themes

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Stumbled upon this excellent blog, Very much like the internal wiki I keep, chock full of useful information written from the point of view of someone managing every aspect of a Moodle. Bookmarked!

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The Facebook-like Moodle Wall just got better - My Christmas gift to the Moodle community

The Facebook-like Moodle Wall just got better - My Christmas gift to the Moodle community | Moodle gems | Scoop.it

The Moodle Wall for Moodle 2.x just got better. Much better. And the best part is that, in the spirit of Christmas and Open Source, I am giving away the prized source code to all Moodle developers and students.

For now let me take you on a tour of the FIVE improvements of the Wall.


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The Moodle Socialwall Course Format is available for Download, FKA "eCommunity"

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Chris Kenniburg has posted instructions on how to download a copy of the initial release of what is now called the Moodle Socialwall course format to Moodle.org. The format, as highlighted here in ...
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Have been following this development closely. Think it looks really promising and will appeal to those users who may have experienced Edmodo.

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Top 10 Moodle Plugins in 2014

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If you are wanting to know the most popular plugins by number of downloads then continue reading as we outline the top 10 Moodle Plugins of 2014!
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Interesting to see as many as 2 themes in the top 10. 

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JISC RSC > Weston College: Developing a marvellous Moodle

JISC RSC > Weston College: Developing a marvellous Moodle | Moodle gems | Scoop.it
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Wow! So much good stuff here on improving engagement with Moodle.

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Moodle plugins directory: Moodle Version Block

Moodle plugins directory: Moodle Version Block | Moodle gems | Scoop.it

This simple block for view a version of Moodle, PHP, MySQL, PHP Extensions and PHP Settings. 

 

This block is designed to help administrators and developers quickly visualize the system version.

 

For more information please visit the complete documentation: http://docs.moodle.org/en/Moodle_Version_Block


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Super useful. Why didn't I think of this?

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Moodle plugins: Wiki export

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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

 

Usage

 

Once the plugin is installed, you can visit a wiki, then click on the new 'Export as epub' or 'Export as PDF' links that appear in the activity administration block (with javascript enabled, similar links are inserted on the top-right corner of the page).

 

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).


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Looks very useful! Improves the ability to mark a wiki and ensures no pages are missed.

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Miriam Fischer's curator insight, October 23, 2014 3:27 AM

Gute Idee, schon oft wurde ich gefragt, wie man die gemeinsame Arbeit im Moodle-Wiki exportieren könnte.

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Moodle plugins: Open Source Physics

Moodle plugins: Open Source Physics | Moodle gems | Scoop.it

This plugin lets you download any Easy Java (and Javascript) Simulations (EJS) application stored in the OSP-Compadre library (http://www.compadre.org/osp) directly from your Moodle. This digital library won the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education, given by the Science magazine, in 2011, and it offers more than 500 ready-to-use simulations about Physics and Mathematics.

 

When used in combination with the EJSApp plugin, you will be able not only to access, search and download these applications but also to add them automatically to your Moodle courses as activities.

Simulations can be downloaded either as Java applets or in Javascript format (which can be run in mobile devices).


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To investigate!!

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Moodle - PHP - MYSQL - APACHE: Oh the many fun and interesting things I do with databases...

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Another belter from James. This time getting very passionate about databases. I would like to learn this stuff...

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Moodle - PHP - MYSQL - APACHE: Running the automated course backup script manually

Moodle - PHP - MYSQL - APACHE: Running the automated course backup script manually | Moodle gems | Scoop.it
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How to run the automated course backup from the command line to watch it

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Moodle plugins: Question Creation Activity

Moodle plugins: Question Creation Activity | Moodle gems | Scoop.it

y similar to this but it involved a role and permsiion changeThe Question Creation Activity is a graded activity where students must create questions in the Moodle question bank. A teacher grades the questions.

 

The students get a grade for the questions they create.

You can specify a percentage of the grade to be automatically assigned depending on how many of the required questions the student creates and the rest of the grade awarded to the student to be dependent on the grade a teacher assigns for the questions created. 

 

It is possible to choose that the activity is 100% automatic grading without any teacher manual grading, or 100% manually graded by teachers.

 

You can chose the question types students will be allowed to create and the number of questions required to complete the activity.


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Moodle - PHP - MYSQL - APACHE: Recovering student grades in moodle - after - oops - they were unenolled

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Checked and we have this set to on.

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Microsoft teams up with Moodle to transform E-learning - Neowin

Microsoft teams up with Moodle to transform E-learning - Neowin | Moodle gems | Scoop.it
Microsoft Open Tech has announced its partnership with E-learning software Moodle. This will allow Microsoft to integrate its services with the online education system to make it a lot more efficient.
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Intriguing... particularly the OneNote integration with Assignments and marking workflow.

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Moodle Bootstrap Elements Plugin now with Font Awesome! - YouTube

Demo of the Moodle Bootstrap Elements Plugin now with fontawasome support and a nice icon picker to boot! Easily add modal popups, toggle (expanding content)...

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Save Time When Building Your Moodle Courses

Save Time When Building Your Moodle Courses | Moodle gems | Scoop.it
If you build courses in Moodle, then this post is for you. Today, I’m going to provide you with some time saving techniques to use when building your Moodle courses.

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Some good pointers here especially in relation to 'My Private Files' use.

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Greg Correll's curator insight, December 11, 2014 8:30 AM

Moodle and Joomla = best friends

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The Best Moodle Plugins

The Best Moodle Plugins | Moodle gems | Scoop.it
With over 12 years of experience configuring Moodle for organizations of every shape and size, we built up a strong understanding of the best Moodle plugins for your specific learning and talent development needs.
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The Top 5 Moodle Plugins for Educators

The Top 5 Moodle Plugins for Educators | Moodle gems | Scoop.it
There are tons of great tools that integrate directly with Moodle to offer
better collaboration, personalized learning and communication.

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Maxime QUEVAL's curator insight, November 5, 2014 6:10 AM

Le meilleur des plugins pour Moodle pour les formateurs

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Moodle 2.8 Release Highlight: Gradebook - YouTube

Moodle 2.8 provides evolutionary improvements to Gradebook, including a more modern Grader interface that scrolls well on all devices including touch screens, a new “single view” of any row or column, simplified setup using “natural weighting”, and detailed history of grade changes and more.


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Cannot wait to roll these improvements out to our users

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