Michigan REMC organization is funding development and Moodle Partner Synergy Learning is helping build the project. First video of new eCommunity Course Format coming to Moodle.
eCommunity” course format which gives your Moodle a Facebook- and Edmodo-like format and experience for students. The theme makes the main page of your Moodle course a wall where you just post a status, that status can be just a news forum post, can include documents (files) uploaded via drag and drop, can differentiate posts to different groups and can attach any Moodle resource or activit
Two years ago we wrote a blog post about how to add a Twitter timeline to a Moodle site via the Remote RSS Feeds block. Unfortunately Twitter fully retired its API v1 in June 2013 which means you can no … Read more
Mahara is an open source ePortfolio and social networking web application. It provides users with tools to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning and social networking features to allow users to interact with each other.
How can guests post in a forum? is a question which comes up fairly regularly so I thought I would post a suggestion with the above title in the hope Mr Google and community members might get to it in future.
The simple answer is: guests cannot post in forums, even though you can edit permissions to allow them to. It does not work. However, that is not very helpful if your organisation has a course open to guests and you would like visitors who are not a part of your Moodle to contribute to a forum. Perhaps you have a open course with examples of a new study programme and you want prospective clients to ask questions, for example?
A workaround is to create a new role, the Forum poster role and to give this role to one account which you create uniquely for the purpose of allowing visitors to post in forums in your guest access course. The role is quite restricted; the user cannot change the name or password and can only post in forums, not do quizzes, add to wikis and other logged-in user activities.
Moodle activities provides a number of powerful-collaborative activity modules & tools which enable you to link or add almost any sort of file to your course. There are many different types of activities that are available: several types-of assignments; activities for communication & collaboration between you & your students; surveys, quizzes and polls; tools to help in managing the students; & formats for delivering-interactive content.
An activity is the general term that is used to refer to a group-of features in the Moodle course. Basically an activity is some thing which a student does which interacts with the other students or/and the teacher
WIth MindMap Course, Moodle becomes a first LMS which allows students for using courses through interactive, personalized mindmap. Additionally, it provides features unavailable in standard Moodle so far, which are: 1) graphical presentation of conditional dependencies and 2) distinction of modules where student have problems (and which are near deadline). Map files can be downloaded, they are compatible with Freemind software.
Map is interactive. Users can enter course elements (like sections, modules, lesson and book pages) directly from map. Elements which were not visited by user are distincted with bold font. There are displayed arrows, which describe conditional activity dependencies. Modules, where a particular student has problems, and available time is running out, are appropriately highligthted as well.
Map files can be downloaded and opened in Freemind software, what gives teachers additional features. For example, to create a task for students teacher downloads a map and change it, for example move some elements, add invalid elements, create (or not) a list with elements possible for using. Students task will be getting map to the correct content.
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