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E-Learning End Users Have Spoken

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken | Moodling | Scoop.it
Results show that end users are utilizing technology more then ever before and are seeking product features that LMSs do not offer at this time.
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How much your learners are engaged in your course? Find out with Course dedication plugin #Moodleplugins

How much your learners are engaged in your course? Find out with Course dedication plugin #Moodleplugins | Moodling | Scoop.it
Online teaching is always cursed with low engagement and higher dropout rates as compared to traditional brick and mortar learning methods. Moodle teachers also face the problem of low student interaction within the course. If you are also facing the same problem, there are many ways to improve the student interaction within your Moodle course.

For measuring the interaction in your Moodle course, you need to measure how long your students are online. Course dedication is a Moodle block plugin which allows you to keep a track of estimated interaction/dedication time of participants within a course. The block plugin is created by Aday Talavera and is available for Moodle 2.7 version onwards.

Course dedication plugin is mainly intended to be used only by teachers to check how the students are interacting within their course. Students are not allowed by default but you can configure the block for students for a personal overview. The plugin calculates the interaction time through sessions. It will check all the clicks within a course, sessions and sessions duration to give you the interaction time. You can also export the data to spreadsheet format.

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How to build an online MOOC course on Moodle

How to build an online MOOC course on Moodle | Moodling | Scoop.it
Are you also looking to start teaching online MOOC course with Moodle as your online learning management system? Getting all the ingredients right in place to create your first Moodle course for MOOC’s is difficult task for Moodle users. How do you create a Moodle course for MOOC courses?

Dr. Ahmad Mikati – Course Chair and Coordinator at Arab Open University, created an astonishing presentation for creating MOOC like online Moodle courses. The presentation covers the basics of creating a Moodle course which can reach an unlimited number of participants with an open access via the web.

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What does publishing a Moodle course mean?

What does publishing a Moodle course mean? | Moodling | Scoop.it
Ever wondered about the ‘Publish’ link you see when editing courses? Find out how you publish a Moodle course

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Introducing Moodle Desktop, Dedicated App For Windows 10 Devices

Introducing Moodle Desktop, Dedicated App For Windows 10 Devices | Moodling | Scoop.it
Stealthily developed by Moodle HQ’s Mobile Team, The “Moodle Desktop” app is available for free download from the Windows Store. With this app, users of Microsoft devices, be it d…
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Lighten Up Your Students Moodle Interfaces With ‘Shoebox’

Lighten Up Your Students Moodle Interfaces With ‘Shoebox’ | Moodling | Scoop.it
It takes years of practice of user interface design to achieve the pinnacle: a theme that is inviting and fully-featured, yet clean and never dull, all at once. Thus it stands to reason that Gareth…
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Introducing Moodle Desktop! Now available for download in the Windows Store 

Introducing Moodle Desktop! Now available for download in the Windows Store  | Moodling | Scoop.it

News just in!


Today, our Moodle Mobile team released “Moodle Desktop,” now available for use with Windows Desktop (Version 7 and upwards) and Windows tablets (Version 10 and above).


Moodle Desktop can now be downloaded via Windows Store.


Moodle Mobile Team Leader, Juan Leyva, commented that the release of the Moodle Desktop is another step that Moodle is taking to make online learning more accessible – for students, educators and other users – who are utilising various operating systems and devices.

 

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Whither Moodle? -

Whither Moodle? - | Moodling | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (479) On e-Literate and even more so with our LMS market analysis service, we have called out many times the broad dominance of Moodle in terms of active installations worldwide. In every region outside of North America … Continue reading →
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Top 05 premium Moodle themes of 2017 – Make your Moodle site more appealing #moodlethemes

Top 05 premium Moodle themes of 2017 – Make your Moodle site more appealing #moodlethemes | Moodling | Scoop.it
There are many premium themes also available for Moodle which are well maintained and offers quick support. Moodle premium themes are also equipped with the functionalities to enhance the base features of Moodle and give a more appealing looks to your site. Today, I am listing down the top 05 premium Moodle themes of 2017 which will completely change the default looks of your Moodle site.
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Moodle, the LRS? Getting Started With xAPI Learning Record Stores [UPDATED]

Moodle, the LRS? Getting Started With xAPI Learning Record Stores [UPDATED] | Moodling | Scoop.it
Learning Record Stores (LRS) are the heart of the tracking process of learning using the xAPI standard. xAPI allows systems, including Moodle and compatible LMS, to develop guidance for learning content. Unlike SCORM, the de facto EdTech standard, it covers both content and performance, making it possible to compare learning outcomes.

LRS are a response to the need to place resulting xAPI-compliant data about student behavior in a central location. Since xAPI is platform agnostic, an LRS can be thought of independently from the LMS. Of course, for learning organizations with an overarching LMS solution, it makes sense to keep LRS and LMS together. Organizations using proprietary LMS, however, might want to take advantage of this independence and adopt an LRS as their private learning evidence (and know-how) repository. While this is not a problem with Moodle, as it was designed to protect data ownership, the concept of “LRS independence” helps define an organizational strategy about performance, behavior tracking, and evidence-based learning interventions.

LRS can work with both Open and proprietary LMS, or with no LMS at all. This opens up new ways of thinking about learning. Valuable experiences can happen outside the LMS. Video games, for example, are often associated with a broad set of skills, from motor development and visual contrast sensitivity, to attention and memory, or even to fighting depression. Connecting them to an LRS through xAPI would give weight to these claims to the point of considering video games as part of a learning plan. LRS could be helpful for Moodle and other LMS too, as they would provide comparable feedback about the tools and activities. In the example of video games, LRS could provide quantifiable insight about what makes a learning experience the most engaging.

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Use HTML templates to create similar content across different Moodle pages using Atto Snippet plugin #Moodleplugins

Use HTML templates to create similar content across different Moodle pages using Atto Snippet plugin #Moodleplugins | Moodling | Scoop.it
Atto Snippet Plugin - the new plugin in the Moodle plugins database is another great contribution by the PoodLL guy - Justin Hunt. The new Atto Snippet plugin is quite similar to the Generico Filter in functionality. It is a simple html/text template tool for Moodle's Atto editor.
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Upload media files faster and easier by dragging & dropping directly onto course pages - Moodle.com

Upload media files faster and easier by dragging & dropping directly onto course pages - Moodle.com | Moodling | Scoop.it
In Moodle 3.3 you can now add sound and video files directly to your course page by dragging and dropping in the same way you can already add images.

Choosing the label option further improves users accessibility by displaying the media file in the media player, for students to immediately access.
 

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Moodle Monday: Book Module - e-Learning Feeds

Moodle Monday: Book Module - e-Learning Feeds | Moodling | Scoop.it
The Book Module makes it easy to create a multi-page resource with a book like format. You might create a sequence of web page resources in your course whi
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Create refreshing looks for your Moodle site by using Fordson theme – Check out the new features

Create refreshing looks for your Moodle site by using Fordson theme – Check out the new features | Moodling | Scoop.it
Fordson theme for Moodle – one of the best eye-catching themes available for Moodle 3.2 has been recently updated to a new version with enticing features. Plugin developer – Chris Kenniburg, has already started working for a new version of the theme compatible with the upcoming Moodle 3.3 version.

The latest release of the theme includes a brand new navigation concept. This intuitive sliding panel displays a custom list of links that help the teacher manage the course. It appears in the upper right side of the page just above the Turn Editing On button. The panel will show the most important links used by a teacher often. This is the first implementation of panel in any Moodle theme. The plans for Fordson theme includes a custom text box, icons, better descriptions, and other enhancements to make managing a Moodle course easier for the teachers.

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Top 6 plugins for gamification in Moodle

Top 6 plugins for gamification in Moodle | Moodling | Scoop.it
Source: Top 6 plugins for gamification in Moodle #moodle #gamification - Moodle World Online courses can be made more engaging, interactive and exciting for the learner’s by inducing a small tint of gamification. Gamification is the process to engage, motivate and enhance the learner engagement by using game mechanics and games. Out of box Moodle…
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Moodle site administrators! check detailed cron tasks stats through this awesome Moodle plugin #moodle

Moodle site administrators! check detailed cron tasks stats through this awesome Moodle plugin #moodle | Moodling | Scoop.it
All Moodle site administrators must have faced problems with the cron tasks in their career. Cron is a special PHP script that runs different tasks at differently scheduled intervals. For running your Moodle site properly, you need to configure the cron tasks on your server immediately after installing Moodle.
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Moodle plugins: Course slider

Moodle plugins: Course slider | Moodling | Scoop.it
A simple course slider block that displays a chosen list of courses in a carousel. The course slider block uses the popular slick jquery slider.

Various options are available to configure for each block, as well as general settings, including:

- Styling, such as border, image height
- Navigation: Number of slides, navigation arrows and more
- Custom CSS and Javascript file inclusion

Currently works with the Adaptable theme.

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Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond | Moodling | Scoop.it
RSVP for the free (as ever) event, or just jump straight in when the session starts on Thursday, July 13th, from 2-3 pm EDT.

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Looking for MCCC certification – Next cohort starts 2nd August by eLearning experts

Looking for MCCC certification – Next cohort starts 2nd August by eLearning experts | Moodling | Scoop.it
Do you know that Moodle Course Creator Certificate is a way of validating your Moodle knowledge and skills? MCCC certification is offered by Moodle Partners in each country. eLearning Experts LLC – Moodle partner from US is offering another MCCC certification cohort from 02nd August 2017.

The 8 week facilitated course is intended for an advanced Moodler. The course includes content and activities which will allow you to demonstrate your Moodle course creation competency. As per the last statistical data about MCCC all over the world, USA is in the top position followed by Spain, Mexico, Greece & Colombia.

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Want to add interactivity to your boring PDF files? Check out this awesome Plugin

Want to add interactivity to your boring PDF files? Check out this awesome Plugin | Moodling | Scoop.it
You might have created a lot of study material and published it in the form of PDF files but your students are not finding it interesting. How you can make those boring PDF files into interesting, interactive and more engaging content resource?

Today, I am going to show you how you can convert your existing PDF files into creative, fun-filled interactive activities in your Moodle course. Mask is a new activity type plugin for Moodle which is developed by Edunao – Moodle partner from France. The Moodle plugin is compatible with all Moodle versions from 2.7 to 3.2.

The intention behind the development of Mask plugin is to offer a simple solution for teaching staff to create an interactive experience from existing PDF files by converting them into images using the pdf2svg library. The teacher can upload their PDF file to Moodle, lay down masks that obscure parts of the underlying document and add questions for the students to answer to make the masks disappear.

Before proceeding further, please note that this plugin needs additional pdf2svg application which is available as a standard debian and ubuntu Linux package and is also freely available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX.

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Check Out Mootivated, A New Concept In Moodle Gamification

Check Out Mootivated, A New Concept In Moodle Gamification | Moodling | Scoop.it
Mootivated adds a gamification layer on top of a Moodle Site. It consists of a mobile app that provides virtual rewards to students in the form of coins, which they can later spend on a virtual sto…
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Moodle: Training, Development and Resources 17-18

Moodle: Training, Development and Resources 17-18 | Moodling | Scoop.it
There are many useful resources available to help you with the creation of your Moodle VLE courses. Below are links to some that you may find helpful. Activities & Resources (Moodle Docs
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Spoodle, The ‘Moodle On A Stick’ Solution, Now Built With Moodle 3.3

Spoodle, The ‘Moodle On A Stick’ Solution, Now Built With Moodle 3.3 | Moodling | Scoop.it
It might look like a technology at the verge of obsolescence, but the USB pen, also known as a flash or thumb drive, still serves many purposes in industrialized and developing regions alike. Not t…
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Learn about Text Encoding and the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) through this free to use Moodle course #OER Moodle.net

Learn about Text Encoding and the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) through this free to use Moodle course #OER Moodle.net | Moodling | Scoop.it
Moodle.net connects you with free courses and content shared by Moodle users all over the world. The database contains many free to use Moodle courses, Boost Presets, Database presets, Glossary entries, User Tours, Books, SCORM Packages etc.
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Breaking! Check out the first prototype of the Moodle’s MOOC platform – Moodle Academy #moodleacademy

Breaking! Check out the first prototype of the Moodle’s MOOC platform – Moodle Academy #moodleacademy | Moodling | Scoop.it
As we have earlier reported in this post; Moodle Academy – The MOOC platform built on Moodle is all ready to rock the world. Moodle Academy will be a centralized MOOC hosting platform run and managed by Moodle HQ. Recently the first prototype of Moodle Academy was available.

You can check out the prototype through https://academy.moodle.net/. The first impression of the platform is just awesome. With Moodle Academy “The sky’s the limit for teaching and learning possibilities“. The platform is designed such that you can create, customise and control your learning environment with the world’s number one learning platform, hosted in the cloud.

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Why Managers Of Large Moodle Courses Still Rely On FTP

Why Managers Of Large Moodle Courses Still Rely On FTP | Moodling | Scoop.it
For those who don’t yet know much about it, FTP is a way to send files between storage repositories. In the context of server administration, FTP’s full name, File Transfer Protocol, re…
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