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The Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions | Capterra

The Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions | Capterra | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

Learning management systems are used by academic institutions and companies to manage, track, and deliver courses and training programs. One of the fastest growing software sectors over the last decade, it is now a billion dollar plus industry with hundreds of competing offerings. Below is a look the most popular options as measured by a combination of their total number of customers, active users, and online presence.

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Make a quiz using Moodle for your students | Opensource.com

Make a quiz using Moodle for your students | Opensource.com | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Moodle organizes data into courses for online and open learning. Learn how to create a course or quiz for your students in this step-by-step.
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Bootstrap and Moodle and Tables oh my.

Bootstrap and Moodle and Tables oh my. | Moodlicious | 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!

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Moodle Database API Examples to Learn From - Super Moodle

Moodle Database API Examples to Learn From - Super Moodle | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Moodle Database API represents a free learning administration framework that empowers you to make effective, adaptable, and captivating web learning encounters. Moodle works on any web server that backs the PHP programming dialect, and a database. It works best and is most benefiecial when running on the Apache web server with a Mysql database. These necessities, Apache, PHP, and Mysql are normal to a very large share of business web hosts, even the ones with minimal expenses.
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Moodle Mobile 1.5 Available in Google Play

New features:

* View your activity grades and outcomes (Requires configuration by the Moodle site administrator)

* New sign in and manage accounts page, quick access to all your sites


Improvements: 

* The Site URL field now supports domains without the http/https protocol prefix

* Notifications page design improved

* Messages received can be replied in-line

* Refresh now updates all information related to the site

* The help link in the menu now points to documentation matching the current site version

* App design polished and optimized, improved support for site themes

 

Fixes:

* Menu scrolling bad positioning issue fixed

* Upload options are only available now if the service has the "Allow upload of files” setting enabled (for Moodle 2.6 and onwards)

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Moodle 2.7.1, 2.6.4, 2.5.7 and 2.4.11 are now available.

Moodle 2.7.1, 2.6.4, 2.5.7, and 2.4.11 are now available via the usual open download channels: http://download.moodle.org or Git.

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.

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Results of the Gradebook Survey (part II) and the Gradebook Workshop

Results of the Gradebook Survey (part II) and the Gradebook Workshop | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Bob Puffer has posted his notes on the Gradebook Workshop which was held in Long Beach, CA, USA a few weeks ago to Moodle.org along with some handy resources to start making sense of what may come ...
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How To Make the Most of a Video Introduction for an Online Course

From an instructor's perspective, there is a great deal of thought that goes into the creation of a new course in Moodle — everything from the template and color scheme to the best way to relay contact information. One of the most important considerations, however, might also be one of the most overlooked: How do you greet the students?
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Moodle 2.7 New Features and Roadmap

New features added in Moodle 2.7 and ongoing work in development
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Syllabus tool integration with Moodle

Syllabus tool integration with Moodle | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

We would like to introduce the Moodle developer community to an open source syllabus project at Utah State University (USU): http://salsa.usu.edu/.

 

Our project is focused on helping instructors create syllabi that are web accessible, based on best practices and targeted to distance education courses in higher ed.

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What's new in Moodle 2.7: Assignment improvements - YouTube

A short overview of assignment improvements in Moodle 2.7. Learn more about other new features and improvements in Moodle 2.7 at http://docs.moodle.org/27/en...
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Moodle 2.7 is released!

Moodle 2.7 is released! | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

Our latest release puts a nice Moodle hat on top of six months of planning, conversations via every medium, meetings at all hours, arguments (usually constructive), worry, long coding sessions, organisation, chaos, conferences and mojitos among developers, teachers, administrators in many countries around the world, integrated by Moodle HQ.  About 104 developers have code credits in this release (including 23 from Moodle HQ).

 

As usual hundreds of bugs were found and fixed.  In addition we have our usual mix of new features that everyone can see and new features that developers and administrators care about.

Highlights of the new features include:

Improved interfaces for usability and accessibility on all platforms.  Bootstrap themes are now default.New Atto editor with tighter integration into Moodle and browsers.New More theme allowing easy customisation via the user interface. Improved conditional activities supporting more complex boolean operations and plugins.New mathematical equation editor that works on all browsers, including tablets and phones.
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PoodLL for Moodle 2.7 Arrives

PoodLL for Moodle 2.7 Arrives | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

I have tested PoodLL on Moodle 2.7 and made a few changes here and there. I updated all the mods accordingly. Only the PoodLL Assignment Submission type and the PoodLL Recording question type had issues. The rest had minor updates. Please download the mods fromMoodle’s plugin database, or via github.

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Tim's blog: Load-testing Moodle 2.6.2 at the OU

Tim's blog: Load-testing Moodle 2.6.2 at the OU | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

At the start of June we will upgrade the OU Moodle sites to Moodle 2.6. Before then we need to know that it will still perform well when subjected to our typical peak load of 100,000 page-views per hour. This time, I got 'volunteered' to do the testing.

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The Moodle Lesson Activity truly is an amazing content creator

The Moodle Lesson Activity truly is an amazing content creator | Moodlicious | 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.

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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 | Moodlicious | 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.

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Moodle 2.7 some of the improvements since Moodle 2.6

This is a presentation on the key improvements available in Moodle 2.7 since Moodle 2.6
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Moodle and LTI

Moodle and LTI | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

LTI is acroynm for (learning tool interactive) - yes, very vague, which means lots of options or LTI services that you can utilize.

On a conceptual level, moodle can act as either;

A LTI provider - where your moodle instance is serving up LTI services
A LTI consumer - where your moodle instance is consuming from another server, its content.

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Moodle Tip: Now you see it; now you don't (Gamification)

Moodle Tip: Now you see it; now you don't (Gamification) | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

With the improved Conditional activities settings in Moodle 2.7, it's possible to hide an item - and then reveal it - and then hide it again, a feature very useful in the popular gamification type courses.

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4 Valuable Reports From Moodle

4 Valuable Reports From Moodle | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

Reports are a powerful tracking feature in Moodle LMS. They generate valuable information regarding the learners’ activity at the course level as well as the LMS site level.

 

By default, many types of reports are available in Moodle LMS. In this blog, I would like to share some of them.

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LTI 2.0 Support coming to Moodle?

LTI 2.0 Support coming to Moodle? | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Moodle’s External Link resource is one of the most flexible in the educator’s/course creator’s tool belt. To date we’ve been using IMS Global’s LTI 1.1 standard to provide access from Moodle to an assortment of 3rd party tools(or even other Moodle sites). The value is an uncomplicated SSO system that provides the minimum amount of data required to allow students to work on a 3rd party system to interact, socialize, or even take a test. 
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Using the Moodle Question Bank - Super Moodle

Using the Moodle Question Bank - Super Moodle | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Moodle Question Bank is a feature that allows a teacher to simply create, preview, as well as edit questions in a particular database of question categories. Question categories may be limited to being used on sites, courses or even quiz levels. Questions in a category may be added to a lesson activity or a quiz via an export process. Teachers usually enter the question bank by simply creating or even editing a quiz activity or via the settings>course administration>question bank.
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What's new in Moodle 2.7: Logging - YouTube

A short overview of assignment improvements in Moodle 2.7. Learn more about other new features and improvements in Moodle 2.7 at http://docs.moodle.org/27/en...
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Moodle Development Process

Moodle Development Process | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

This document summarises the various development processes used in developing Moodle. There are four main processes that overlap.

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How to drive moodle like a cadillac and not a chevy...

I was observing a course the other day and noticing how it was put together, looked at what it was *doing.  My observation was like this:

"This course is kinda lame.  It has good content, but its lame.  It doesn't engage the student much.    Courses were like read this, read that, post in the forum read more and more and post again to a forum."

Answer this question.  How could this course be better?

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A Quick Look at Piwik Analytics for Moodle

A Quick Look at Piwik Analytics for Moodle | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

Two years ago we built and released a Google Analytics feature for Moodle which offered some robust reporting for Moodle – beyond the standard url logging it logged the breadcrumb from Moodle – see here for details. This was released as a plugin on the Moodle plugin directory.
 

David Bezemer of UP Learning took this concept/plugin and then expanded it to included Piwik an open source analytics system. The plugin is also available in the plugin directory.
 

Using this plugin requires you to install your own copy of Piwik separately, which you can use for all your websites. So I used it for the Moodlemoot Edinburgh this year, and below include some of the reports that were possible to generate from it.

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