Moodle Best LMS
Follow
Find
52.9K views | +143 today
 
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
onto Moodle Best LMS
Scoop.it!

Using Moodle: Happy 10th Birthday Moodle!

Using Moodle: Happy 10th Birthday Moodle! | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

It was on this day 10 years ago that Moodle 1.0 was initially released to the community. Starting off with just a couple of passionate, education focused coders and a thesis. Who would have known back then exactly what Moodle would mature into over the next 10 years.

 

Today we see Moodle sitting stable on version 2.3. Moodle has 66,337 registered sites online in 215 countries using 86 languages with 1,271,769 teachers creating over 6,303,949 courses. Organisations ranging from pre-schools through Primary/Junior and High/Senior schools. Special interest groups,Technical Colleges, Universities, Corporates and government now all use the system one form or another.

more...
No comment yet.
Moodle Best LMS
News on Moodle
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Why is Moodle the Best LMS? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why is Moodle the Best LMS? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

Moodle (acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is an open source Learning Management System (LMS ) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE ). It is rising in popularity among the educators around the world, as a tool for creating dynamic websites for students. It is open source, since it is customizable, has no contracts or user costs to pay and is widely available for free use. It can be efficiently integrated with your management system and allows you to support personalized learning, which is effective even outside the classroom and encourages the involvement of the broader community of the institution.


Moodle has constantly maintained its top spot among the LMS tools and has been ranked 11th overall among the top 100 tools for learning in 2013 . Many factors have contributed to Moodle being highly successful. On top of being a great LMS, it is also free to use. Teachers can teach their own online courses using this and find it stable and easy to use and being customizable, it fits to its user’s needs with ease.

 

 Moodle has several advantages over other LMSs, here’s the list of a few:


- It is an open source learning platform, which is utilized by millions of people worldwide. This open source nature allows anybody to tinker with its code or add new things. Users can share changes with the Moodle community for others to use for free. All this leads to the extension and reformation of the software.

- It makes use of simple technologies, as a result of which its developers are easy to find.

- It is built on some of the most reliable technologies, such as PHP, MySQL, Apache.

- It has a fully cooperative development model which offers constant scope for improvement by allowing many high quality contributions to acquire new modules, features and enhancements.

- It makes use of the more advanced programming approach, the object-oriented programming which makes its functionality all the more efficient and allows users to proceed at their own pace, as well as customize it according to their needs.

- It focuses on making the learning and teaching experience constructivist. This process encourages the involvement of learners in the learning process, rather than letting them receive knowledge passively. The learning environment becomes more democratic with interactive and student-centered activities.

- It is convenient for educational institutions and organizations for learning and course management.

- It can be quickly deployed in your organization, without the requirement of any extra efforts.

- It is highly cost-effective, since it has a low risk startup and a low initial investment.

- It provides you with fast and reliable updates of information.

- It provides you with regular support, all the time you use it. Its support feature is active twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and addresses to its developers, members and users.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Moodle Course Administration Block Features

Moodle Course Administration Block Features | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

The Moodle Course Administration Block is an exceptionally significant block for the instructors with a number of unique features. Its features provide full access and controls for the management of the course and its structures.

 

Its features allow you to organise, the enrolments of the students and tutors, enrolment groups, handle as well as manipulate the settings of the course, use the question banks, take course and material backups as well as go through the course books.

 

In the Moodle Course, at the left of the screen lie all the features of the Course Administration Block in the module under the Settings Section.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

The Complete Wordpress Moodle Integration Guide

The Complete Wordpress Moodle Integration Guide | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

WordPress Moodle integration allows users to blog and makes the pages available on the internet.

 

Moodle, as you know, is a free learning management system. It includes features like news, announcements, online quizzes, calendars, a discussion forum, file downloads, and instant messages. It allows unlimited number of servers to be added with it as it requires n license.

 

WordPress is a content management system that manages several web pages from a single platform. It simplifies the usage of learning management system by integrating it.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Moodle plugins: Static Pages

Moodle plugins: Static Pages | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

The local_staticpage plugin is designed to fetch a static HTML document from disk, enrich it with Moodle navigation and theme and deliver it as a standard Moodle page which exists outside any course.

 

Static pages will be available on catchy URLs like http://www.yourmoodle.com/static/faq.html and can be linked from Moodle HTML blocks, from your Moodle theme footer and so on. Using the local_staticpages plugin, you can create information pages within moodle, but without misusing a whole course just for showing a textbox.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

The Moodle Lesson Activity truly is an amazing content creator

The Moodle Lesson Activity truly is an amazing content creator | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

Not many Moodlers use the Lesson Activity in Moodle.  Mostly because it’s neither a brilliant quiz engine nor a replacement for the book module.  But when you combine both these elements and spend a bit of time on the design you can create engaging, interactive learning packages that can stand their own against popular content creation tools, and best of all, it’s authored natively in Moodle.

 

 Let’s look at the benefits/features of using the lesson module:

* Include a file popup – such as a supporting word doc or PDF, similar to what Storyline lets you do with resources
* Display a progress bar (which by the way can be styled to high heaven with CSS to look funky with gradients)
* Display an on-going score to learners so they can see their grade
* Can be set to work like a slideshow/stage with fixed height so it feels more like a Powerpoint or SCORM package
* Can be a timed activity
* Can be password protected
* Availability can be based upon completing a previous lesson – very powerful feature
* Availability can also be based upon the time spent on a previous lesson – perfect for Online Guided Learning Hours (UK requirement)
* Allows for multiple attempts and limited retries (fully configurable)
* In-built quiz with multiple question types
* Ability to import questions from other platforms
* Branching and clustering – allows for random quiz slides
* Workflows and pathways – learners can see different slides depending on the answers to a question – can be made interactive and personal.
* Can be linked to outcomes for improved reporting
* Has its own reporting tools
* Links with the Moodle gradebook

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Differentiate Activities in multilingual classes with Restriction by Language

Differentiate Activities in multilingual classes with Restriction by Language | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

This simple plugin by Renaat Debleu helps make the process of differentiating instruction to students speaking different languages by adding a new Restrict Access criterion to activities and resources. While you could previously have completing this using groups/groupings, this simple addon creates a specific configuration to ensure that those students speaking English see the right resource and those speaking French see the right resource as well. According to the plugin

 

"Language filters are great, but sometimes they can make your resources and activities very complex. This availability condition makes it easy to show an English resource only to English users and an activity in French only to French speaking students."

 

Download it for Moodle 2.7 at https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=availability_language

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Moodle Mobile for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone is out!

Moodle Mobile for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone is out! | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

If you’re using a Surface or Windows phone and wanted to use the Moodle Mobile apps like an Android or iOS user, you’re now in luck. The apps are now released in the Window’s App Store:

 

* Windows 8.1: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/moodle-mobile/

* Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/moodlemobile/

 

The same familiar look and feel available from the official app for Android and iOS products is present, in addition the apps are built on HTML5-based infrastructure. Note that the app is for Moodle 2.4 and above.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Free and low-cost Moodle hosting options - matbury.com

Free and low-cost Moodle hosting options - matbury.com | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

Every year, web hosting and installing web apps becomes less technically demanding, quicker, and simpler and it’s getting to the point nowadays where it’s a consumer level endeavour. Here’s a few of the easiest low-cost options for hosting Moodle that I’ve seen so far.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know

Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

There are many ways through which you can use Moodle gamification to improve eLearning. Reliable studies show the gamifying the learning process can add a lot of value a part from enhancing the participation of the learners and teachers alike.

 

However, apart from the obvious things that people do in order to use this concept, there are those that are likely to yield better results. One thing that you need to know is that this being a totally new concept, there is need to incorporate only the things that are likely to make it more appealing to those for whom it is meant.

 

 

more...
steve batchelder's curator insight, August 24, 7:55 AM

It would be ice to have some specific examples to illustrate the ideas in this article.

Rescooped by Miloš Bajčetić from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Why we continue to fail on cyber security - (ISC)2 Blog

Why we continue to fail on cyber security - (ISC)2 Blog | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it
I've been asked a lot of times, especially when I was working for an antivirus producer, why can't we simply write a software that always protects the users. Well, there is a short answer and a long answer. Short answer: Because 100% security does not exist and because most people are hackable due to being ignorant on what security is (of course, until he/she is hacked first time, and sometimes not even after such an event).

Long answer, which I massively shortened by not touching all areas and not going into details: The reason is the ignorance about everything that might happen but it is not certain that it will happen. I mean, would anyone close an insurance if it would have not been required by law or be afraid of the consequences? By the way, you can use this article to convince your C-level people to pay for that expensive cyber security training for the entire company.

 

According to Webster.com, the definition of IGNORANCE is: - a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education : the state of being ignorant [noncount] ignorance is bliss — used to say that a person who does not know about a problem does not...


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/



Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, August 24, 5:11 AM

Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/


Roger Smith's curator insight, August 25, 4:44 PM

Ignorance is such a problem when it comes to understanding cybercrime.   Common sense -  (I.E. free, no such thing, but a friend sent it to me so it must be OK) and Paranoia are primary weapons in the fight against becoming a cybercrime statistic.

Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

E-learning platform Moodle Mobile arrives on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone

E-learning platform Moodle Mobile arrives on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

Moodle, for those who did not know, is a popular e-learning platform that has a user base of over 50 thousand registered and verified school sites, serving over 60 million users, in over 6 million courses, with over 1.2 million teachers. The official Moodle Mobile app is now available for those of you on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1.

Moodle, which stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, is a popular choice for schools when it comes to e-learning. Moodle allows school instructors to create online course calendars, online quizzes, class announcements, and much more. Students are also able to submit assignments, download course materials, and much more.

First discovered by the folks at WPCentral, the official Moodle Mobile app for both Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 has arrived in their respective stores. Both apps are free to download.

"Our Moodle Mobile app is a HTML5-based client that connects to an installed Moodle server. It does not try to replicate everything that Moodle does - we are focused on providing features that are most useful on a standalone app, such as offline access to content, messaging and notifications," the app description reads. Here are the key features of the app:

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

evolve-D | a different kind of moodle theme

evolve-D | a different kind of moodle theme | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

What began as a simple project to bring in a few simple enhancements to the “More” theme has snowballed into something that is completely different than most themes.  Introducing evolve-D.   A new Moodle 2.7 theme that is based off More but with an abundance of enhancements that evolved into a new theme.  Evolve-D sports a clean, minimal design with de-emphasised color scheme  to minimize distractions.  There has to be balance between beauty and function.  Moodle is a tool.  The theme must enhance the tool or it misses the mark.  What makes this theme different is it’s new approach to the Moodle frontpage.  Keep reading below to learn more…

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Autosave feature screenshot and progress

Autosave feature screenshot and progress | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

Autosaving draft text in the text editor is something that I cherish as a blogger. You never know when you’ll have drafted the perfect post and poof, power or internet goes out or Chrome crashes. Luckily WordPress has offered this feature for a while. Moodle is just about to join the autosave club.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Miloš Bajčetić from Digital Pedagogy, Critical Pedagogy, Hybrid Pedagogy, #digped
Scoop.it!

Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies: When Real Worlds Collide - Hybrid Pedagogy

Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies: When Real Worlds Collide - Hybrid Pedagogy | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it
With the development of electronic and now digital technology, the spectrum between these two extreme communications -- spoken language and etchings on stone -- has been filling in much more rapidly.

Via Hybrid Pedagogy
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Miloš Bajčetić from tipsmoodle
Scoop.it!

Create a Group in Moodle, and Assign an Activity to it | UNSW Teaching Staff Gateway

Create a Group in Moodle, and Assign an Activity to it | UNSW Teaching Staff Gateway | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

Via Gisele Brugger
Miloš Bajčetić's insight:
Why are groupings necessary?

Use groupings to restrict access to an activity or resource to a subset of students. To assign an activity, or release a resource, to a select group of students, the group must belong to a grouping.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Why do so many Moodle courses suck? | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction.

Given the state of many of these courses, it’s no wonder that drop out rates for online learning are so high. And of course Moodle isn’t the only culprit. Many of the other commercially available LMS (learning management systems) and VLE (virtual learning environment) platforms aren’t doing any better.

Moodle has been around now since 2002 and research carried out in 2013 showed that more than 7.3 million students had studied in more than 83 thousand registered sites.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Decaf 2.0 Theme updated with responsiveness and a touch-ready Awesomebar

Decaf 2.0 Theme updated with responsiveness and a touch-ready Awesomebar | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

The Decaf theme has been available for Moodle since near the launch of Moodle 2.0 and provides a some neat tools for Moodlers:

* an admin focused bar for site statistics
* a user focused menu for other users to help navigate and manage their accounts
* custom logo
* custom footnote
* custom menus as part of Awesomebar
* and much more

According to the download area,

    Decaf is a three-column, fluid-width theme for Moodle that was created by Lei Zhang and Paul Nicholls. It improves usability by fixing an “Awesomebar” at the top of the screen, which provides dropdown menus containing everything in the Navigation and Settings blocks.

    For developers, it also transforms the performance info into a colorful bar which floats at the bottom of the screen, which increases awareness of the performance statistics.

The update for 2.7 (RC1) also includes a new update to Awesomebar which is touch-ready for smaller devices accessing the site. Download it and find links for bug tracking here: https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=theme_decaf

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Moodle plugins: LDAP server (Sync Plus)

Moodle plugins: LDAP server (Sync Plus) | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

Moodle authentication method which provides all functionality of auth_ldap, but supports advanced features for the LDAP synchronization script.

 

On the one hand, it adds the possibility to the LDAP synchronization script to suspend users which have disappeared in LDAP for a configurable amount of days and delete them only after this grace period (the Moodle core LDAP synchronization script only provides you the option to suspend _or_ delete users which have disappeared in LDAP). On the other hand, you can prevent the LDAP synchronization script from creating Moodle accounts for all LDAP users if they have never logged into Moodle before (the Moodle core LDAP synchronization script always creates Moodle accounts for all LDAP users).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Moodle VS Docebo - Match Up!

Moodle VS Docebo - Match Up! | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it
Enter Now and Check Out Who Wins In a Match Up Between Moodle and Docebo LMS and Ensure You Choose the Most Powerful Solution For Your Needs.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

More badges and professional development ideas

More badges and professional development ideas | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

This semester, the CETL is revising it’s system of badges to better acknowledge, challenge, and reward faculty and staff who engage in professional development activities. We’ve developed some new badges, introduced badge levels, and tweaked the way badges are earned. We’ve also expanded the way participants can publicly display their badges.

 

A list of all the badges can be found here. Most of these badges now have three levels. The initial level (which we’re calling the “learn stuff” level) is earned simply by participating in professional development activies. These can be CETL workshops, individual consultations with CETL staff, or even opportunities from other sources, like a conference or webinar. Those who wish to progress to the second level of a badge (the “do stuff” level) will work with the CETL to construct an appropriate challenge card. These cards will simply be things the participant can do to apply why they learned at the “learn stuff” level. Participants can move on to the third level (“evaluate/share stuff”) by constructing and completing another challenge. This one will focus on evaluating the application of the new knowledge and sharing how it worked with others. Participants can share through the CETL blog and website, social media, or more formal research and publication avenues.

 

Pedagogy Map

To help folks get started, we’ve created the Pedagogy Map. This is a wonderful visual representation of the new badges and how they are related. Participants can earn any badge they want whenever they want, but they can also create their own Learning Path. Particpants can sit down with the CETL staff to determine which path best fits their professional development goals. Each Path will be individualized, including challenges developed by the participant and the CETL, and self-paced. The CETL developed Pedagogy Map and new badges can help faculty and staff determine which paths would be best for them, however the CETL will develop and issue badges that are personalized to other requests for professional development. The Pedagogy Map can be viewed below. If you want to see the new badges associated and featured in it you may click http://www.txwescetl.com/pedagogy-map/

 

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Moodle plugins: WIRIS plugin for Atto - Maths

Moodle plugins: WIRIS plugin for Atto - Maths | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

Adds a fully WYSIWYG equation editor (WIRIS editor) and, optionally, an advanced calculator tool (WIRIS cas) to Atto.

WIRIS editor is a mathematical visual (WYSIWYG) editor. You can use a large collection of icons nicely organized in thematic tabs in order to create formulas or equations for any web content. You can create and edit your formulas in a visual environment, just click on the WIRIS editor icon for creation or double-click on the formula for edition. No maintenance when upgrading Moodle to a new minor version. It is based on JavaScript and compatible with HTML 5.

WIRIS cas is an online platform for mathematical calculations designed for education. You can access a powerful calculation toolbar through an HTML page that includes integrals and limits calculation, function graphing in 2D or 3D and symbolic matrices manipulation, among others. WIRIS cas covers all mathematical topics from primary school to university level (Calculus, Algebra, Geometry, Differential Equations...).

This plugin depends on WIRIS filter which must also be installed.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Bootstrap and Moodle and Buttons

Bootstrap and Moodle and Buttons | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it
Following on from the previous post about Tables Bootstrap also lets you style links as buttons which can have a nice effect. For example: To do this,
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Bootstrap and Moodle and Tables oh my.

Bootstrap and Moodle and Tables oh my. | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

With so many installing or creating Bootstrap based themes – I have noticed more and more use the features in course content. You can style quite a bit, and make things look pretty!

Styling tables in Moodle with Bootstrap

There are a few nice style options for when you lay out table data.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Restricting E-learning Course Access In Moodle

Restricting E-learning Course Access In Moodle | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

The core function of a learning management system is to store and organize files and provide version-controlled access to data. As a training manager, you may want to have restrictions to the data such as:

1. Complete the first course and the second course is available
2. Complete the first topic and clear the assessments to unlock the second course
3. Just attempt the first topic and access second topic

 

To apply restrictions to courses, you need to go to Site administration ->Advance Features and tick Enable condition access as shown below

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Atto Text Editor gets Font Size Addon

Atto Text Editor gets Font Size Addon | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

Atto as a text editor doesn’t have the same number of tools that TinyMCE had, but the usability and accessibility improvements give it a lot of value. Slowly but surely new addons are created for Moodle’s own text editor, the latest is Font Size.

 

It is exactly what it sounds like, a quick drop down to edit font size for selected text or your cursor. Developed by Andrew Nicols this is the 7th Atto Plugin.

 

Download it here: https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=atto_fontsize

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Miloš Bajčetić
Scoop.it!

Moodle Tips: Suspension of students rather than full unenrolment

Moodle Tips: Suspension of students rather than full unenrolment | Moodle Best LMS | Scoop.it

On our training events, we are regularly asked about removing students once they have completed a course. This can be for a variety of reasons but often it is simply a case of wanting to only display current learners in the grade book and other grade data areas (e.g. quiz attempts table, SCORM attempts table, etc.) rather than all enrolled learners, as these areas can become unwieldy with pages of data relating to learners who finished the course the previous year.

This scenario is not quite as straight-forward as it may first appear. As the grade data areas always show learners who are enrolled in the course, unenrolling them from the course will also remove them from the grade data areas. This process can be achieved automatically by using the enrolment duration in the enrolment method which would unenrol learners after a certain time in the course.

While it is preferable that all learners are not displayed in the gradebook, the drawback to unenrolling the learners is that typically their data is not retained either, and teachers are therefore unable to look back at the grades for unenrolled learners. The solution here is to suspend course learners rather than unenrolling them; this will prevent course access to those learners whilst still retaining the ability for teachers to filter their grade results in the gradebook for their own analysis.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.