A Moodle database activity allows the instructor and his or her participants or students to search, display, comment, populate a record entry bank on just about any subject that they can think of. The structure and the format of the database is highly customizable, and there is no limit to the number of relevant entries that can be added- URLs, files, images, text, checklist and numbers are all accepted.
The database activity added has a lot of versatile and useful settings that make it perfect for any and all kinds of assignments, from sharing and collecting essential information, providing a data array for the participants to work with, or showing content for the students to view and comment on. The instructions given will create one table per run, but you can just repeat the steps should you need another table. Records can then be linked to other resources and tables in the course if auto link is allowed in the name field.
In addition to a number of bug fixes and small improvements, security vulnerabilities have been discovered and fixed. We highly recommend that you upgrade your sites as soon as possible. Upgrading should be very straightforward. As per our usual policy, admins of all registered Moodle sites will be notified of security issue details directly via email and we'll publish details more widely in a week.
Other details can be found in our notes for each release:
Moodle 2.8.6 release notes Moodle 2.7.8 release notes Moodle 2.6.11 release notes Note that 2.7 branch is now supported for security fixes only until May 2017 (LTS) and 2.6.11 is the final release in 2.6 branch.
As to be expected, there happen to be diverse kinds of this feature that facilitate for different ways of enrolling users to the courses a learning institution may have to offer. In essence these plugins permit Moodle developers to create a base class, through which they can make use of different methods this learning platform facilitates for course enrollments. Each single enrolment plugin comes with its very own custom database tables, and data is saved automatically the minute the user inputs it into the system. The information fed into these tables cannot be manually altered as it protected.
Capterra surveys over 100 Learning Management System users to uncover how they find, purchase, and use their LMS software.
The most popular LMSs among respondents track very well with our previously published research on the subject. Moodle was far-and-away the most used, with SumTotal/Skillsoft a close second, and Blackboard and Cornerstone vying for third.
Dealing with many different viewpoints can be a challenge for many open source community moderators. Moodle's Samantha Gartner explains how her team prioritizes feature requests and manages community feedback.
”The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
– Carl Rodgers
The aforementioned quote rightly suffices the problem arising in prevalent education system. We have been cultivating ourselves since the early 19th century to use the ever changing and advancing technology. We have witnessed a revolution of “doing things” the novel way, which is through the use of technology but it is sad to know that our teaching or educating methods are still the traditional practices of a chalkboard inside the four walls of a classroom.
People certainly make use of the information available over the internet but there is lack of creativity in the teaching methods. It has been found that students lack interest in lectures over long periods of time, feel anxious to put forward their views/opinions, are hesitant to even ask a question and the list extends on, this results into confused behavior and leads up to long hours of surfing of questions over the vast internet that are left unanswered. So what is the ultimate solution? There are no “un–answers” here. MOODLE is the ultimate answer to all students’ as well as teachers’ worries.
Moodle provides a great platform to aid in moving education online. But as with any new and disruptive technology, some people – teachers and students alike – are reluctant to adopt and even embrace it. However, there are ways to increase user confidence so that they can explore the software and in turn gain maximum value from it.
The article presents 3 ways to convince those who are reluctant or hesitant to embrace Moodle, through improving Moodle user experience so that it can be more educational, informative and care-free.
I spent some time this summer investigating the potential use of badges in my courses for the coming fall, 2013 semester. I realize that some students will embrace this concept and others will not. I thought it appropriate to provide an overview of the process of working with earned badges on this weblog. In subsequent posts, I will explain some the the technology behind the scenes.
Moodle filters make it possible to automatically transform your content before output or display. For example, filters make it possible for links to media files to be converted automatically into applets for playing the media, they can render embedded equations into images, can convent glossary terms automatically into links and many other things. There is no limit to the number of things that can be achieved using filters.
Recently, Moodle Mobile 1.10 was launched that brought a lot of innovative and new features like simple navigation, ability to sync when you have a wifi connection and a lot of other fixes.
However, there are lots of other features, fixes and improvements of Moodle Mobile 1.10 that is a great mobile application. Moreover, this high-end application’s messaging interface got an upgrade, making it look more modern similar to applications such as Telegram and Whatsapp. On your android, Windows or iOS device, you can give it a go by downloading the application.
Moodle 2.9 features a user-friendly redesign of the user-interface for the benefit of teachers, students and new Moodle users to create engaging learning environments. With improvements to the functionality, UI, course editing and lessons, this release is our best to date. Familiar features are reintroduced with updated titles for the common simplicity of users such as the new Dashboard, preferences, easier access to grades and the introduction of more initiative functions such as the image drag and drop.
Quiz is one of the most popular – and powerful activities in Moodle. Alongside its many standard features, there are over 80 Quiz plugins allowing you to customise it to your needs. 1. Word your questions wisely: The challenge from … Continue reading →
The Tin Can Launch plugin for Moodle(https://github.com/garemoko/moodle-mo...) allows you to launch Tin Can content and track that content to an external LRS configured in Moodle. The plugin then pulls data from the LRS back into Moodle to feed Moodle's completion tracking and give the learner that little green tick!
For many years, Moodle system has been the most preferred learning system for most learners, administrators, educators and institutions. It’s well customized designs makes it a great choice for making educational courses and settings. If you are new to Moodle systems, it’s good to learn the architectural design of this powerful web application. Moodle comprises of different architectural categories that can be redesigned for a greater use and profitability.
Here are the steps I went through (along with screen captures).In Illustrator, I created a new file with a single artboard. I really didn’t care that much about the size as I wanted to have something which would be roughly 150 x 150 pixels as a finished product. I just needed room to work. The end result is shown below. Note that it is a lot larger than the actual badges.
An attempt to create a better *PLE (personalized learning environment), drawing on the established editing game logic, for Moodle, is the aim of this project. The main underpinning principle includes activities and resources which are selected automatically by the computer and shown to the student.
PLE (personalized learning environment) enables students to make progress at their own pace (affording achievement and/or attainment).Gaming involves advancing across a game whereby there is a sense of choice, freedom and control for the player. This means the learner has an opportunity to progress along individual learning trajectories at their own pace and chosen level/pitch.
The following table highlights the relationship between key definitions and gaming for learning and teaching with Moodle.
The open source Office 365 and Microsoft Services plugins for Moodle include integration with OneDrive for Business, OneNote and Office 365 Outlook calendar. The integration allows students and instructors, as well as enterprise users, to sign on to Moodle with the same ID, making single sign-on easier and faster for education institutions and other Moodle users with Office 365 accounts. In addition, events created in Moodle will be stored in teachers' and students' personal Office 365 calendars, enabling them to easily track course events and due dates. Previously, instructors needed to update their Outlook calendars manually, or send event invitations separately to students.
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