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How to load test your Moodle server using Loadstorm

How to load test your Moodle server using Loadstorm | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Using this step by step ‘how-to’, you will be able to test how well your Moodle installation would be able to cope with a certain amount of users, using the loadstorm.com service. Whilst this is not a perfect representation of what real life usage of your Moodle installation would be like, it will still give you a very good idea of whether your system is good enough to run Moodle for your expected number of users.
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Moodle 2.3 Repositories

This is a recording of a webinar about Repositories in Moodle 2.3. Repositories allow you to integrate files from many other online and cloud environments and bring them right into Moodle. We cover how to setup repositories, the new file aliasing feature, and popular repositories such as YouTube, Wikimedia, Google Docs / Google Drive, DropBox, and Media Capture. Learn how to get up and running with repositories to bring all your available resources into Moodle.
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Using Dropbox Repository with Moodle

Using Dropbox Repository with Moodle | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
So for the workshop I had to set up three new Dropbox users.


A user for the institution


A user – Paul Jones who will be the student in the Moodle course


A user – james Smith who will be the teacher in Moodle.


The institution account is for registering the Moodle site so that users in Moodle can avail of Dropbox integration.

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Dropbox and the Workshop module in Moodle sound like a great fit. 

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Moodle Tutorials from English Raven

I seem to be putting together quite a lot of these Moodle tutorials, so it's about time I gathered them in one place in something approaching a logical order. Some of the tutorial entries below feature clusters of two or three screencasts to show stages in a process or different options that link more or less naturally.

 

Almost all of the tutorials below are based around real courses and activities I have developed, am in the process of developing, or have helped colleagues develop, so pretty much all of it is representative of 'Moodle in action' (I hope!).

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Moodle TextCloud

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Moodle text cloud block basically performs the following operations:
On each cron cycle, the block search for new resources included in the course. If new resources are found, it process the resource for indexing
The indexing process distinguishes between different resources types. MS Office and Open Document Format documents are converted into PDF format by the Unoconv application [2]. PDF files are converted into PlainText Files. HTML files are converted into Text files via a specific function that removes HTML tags and other formatting text.
Text of PlainText files is extracted, and processed for text analysis. This involves further steps: a) Language detection; b) stop-words filtering; c) stemming algorithm application.
Last step consists on calculating frequencies and other statistics to determine the weight of every tag.
Moodle text cloud block is able to work with different languages. The current version comes with 11 analysis languages (danish, dutch, english, french, german, italian, norwegian, polish, portuguese, spanish and swedish), 4 of these (english, german, italian and spanish) contains also the stemming engine. New language analyser and stemming engine can be added very easily.
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Bootstrap Theme

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This is a Moodle theme based on the Bootstrap CSS framework. It has minimal styling and can be used to create User Experience optimized themes.

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1st Moodle Research Conference 2012 Proceedings

The 1st Moodle Research Conference will be a unique event dedicated to the research and development (R&D) on learning and teaching carried out with Moodle. The conference will provide opportunities for sharing, discussing and providing constructive criticism of research outcomes and methods. There will be papers and poster presentations reporting original unpublished research and recent developments on the topics such as:

 

-Case studies on teaching with Moodle
-Innovative Moodle plugins & tools
-Learning design approaches
-Learning analytics in Moodle

 

Thanks Sue! @moodlehound

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Moodle 2.3.2, 2.2.5 and 2.1.8 are now available

Moodle 2.3.2, 2.2.5 and 2.1.8 are now available | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

In addition to a number of bug fixes and small improvements, security vulnerabilities have been discovered and fixed. As always, we recommend that you upgrade your sites to these latest versions as soon as possible. All admins of registered Moodle sites have been notified with security issue details.

 

Note that the 2.1 and 1.9 branches are now supported for security fixes only.

 

Also note that no release has been made in the 1.9 branch as there have been no serious security issues in this branch.

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10 things you need to consider when implementing Moodle

I had not time to complete a 10 lists of 10 for the earlier post, so here is another 10 "list" about Moodle 10 things you need to consider when implementing Moodle.

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Open Badges - MoodleDocs

In September 2011, Mozilla launched the Open Badges project as a way to "make it easy to issue and share digital learning badges across the web". Mozilla have developed an open specification and API for badge creation and sharing and are looking for developers to implement infrastructure that makes use of the badges.


TotaraLMS have volunteered to lead the development to integrate Open Badges into Moodle (and also Mahara).


This document contains our initial ideas and some unanswered questions around implementation in order to receive feedback from the moodle community on what is required and how to implement it.

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SCORM doesn’t work in Moodle?

I see a lot of posts with very limited information about issues with SCORM in Moodle – Here is a common question:

My SCORM package works fine 90% of the time but 10% of my users report that it doesn’t save their score or flag as complete – help?

 

This question is not very specific so it’s hard to give advice but here is a list of things to check.

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Analytics: getting helpful information out of an LMS

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At the recent Australian Moot, a hot, emerging topic was “analytics”. Analytics have the potential to help students, teachers and institutions make better choices that lead to improved ...
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Moodle 2.3.1, 2.2.4, 2.1.7, 2.0.10 and 1.9.19 are now available

Moodle 2.3.1, 2.2.4, 2.1.7, 2.0.10 and 1.9.19 are available via the usual open download channels (http://download.moodle.org, CVS or Git).

In addition to a number of bug fixes and small improvements, security vulnerabilities have been discovered and fixed. As always, we recommend that you upgrade your sites to these latest versions as soon as possible. All admins of registered Moodle sites have been notified with security issue details.

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Managing SCORM content in Moodle 2

There are a range of ways to manage SCORM package files in Moodle.

 

Moodle 2.3 has an “alias” feature that means when an uploaded file is re-used elsewhere on Moodle, the teacher has the option to create a shortcut or alias.

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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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Using the ‘Workshop’ module for self and peer assessment in Moodle

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After my session at the MoodleMoot Hong Kong last week I received a few messages asking me to share my slides. Rather than putting it on slideshare I thought I’d share them on my blog in the form of a video, adding the extra comments and corrections that I made post-presentation.
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Moodle as an LTI Provider – The New Way to Share

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I have been experimenting a little bit more with Moodle and LTI.  I truly believe this is HUGE.  I mean this is incredible stuff.
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Nixon U Rolls Out Open Source Course Management System

Nixon U Rolls Out Open Source Course Management System | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Online higher education institution Nixon University is adopting an open source course management system to help its instructors customize course delivery and assessment to the needs of individual students.
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AutoEnrol

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Adds functionality to automatically enrol users onto a course, either as they log into your Moodle site or as they acess a course. This plugin is primarily intended for use on courses which you want all users to be able to access but can also be configured for more advanced purposes.

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Moodle Icons Guidelines - Draft

Rumour is Moodle 2.4 will get new icons! About time! Here is a slideshow of parameters.

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Assignment 2.3 submissions : Online audio recording

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Audio recorder (Flash 10.1+) submission method. Records locally and uploads via HTTP POST, so there's no need for a streaming server!

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Kaltura Video Package for Moodle | Video Walkthrough

Kaltura Video Package for Moodle | Video Walkthrough | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

Kaltura Video Package for Moodle 2.x allows you to jumpstart the use of rich-media at your institution, and enrich your Moodle LMS with video, audio, and images. To learn more visit the demo site: http://moodle2.kaltura.com/

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MoodleShare

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And we're back. Thank you for your patience as we make upgrades to our site.

 

Courses will be uploaded daily.

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Open Technical Debt

Open Technical Debt | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Technical debt is accumulated future work that has amassed as the result of decisions made during the development of software (or more generally during the development of information systems). The term was coined in 1992 by Cunningham who realised that as soon as software is created there is an element of deferred work that can be equated to “going into debt” (Cunningham, 1992).


Analogously, technical debt is often equated to financial debt, such as a loan. The value of a technical debt is not dollars, but the cost of the time needed to rectify problems. As software is created, compromises are made between delivering a flawed but acceptable system now or delaying and delivering a superior system later. These compromises result in a backlog of work that needs to considered before a future release.

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Moodle Overview

This is a one minute quick overview of the Moodle project. If you ever need to explain quickly to someone what Moodle is - send them this!
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