Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, the ATEP (Advanced Technology & Education Park), satellite campus of the California Community Colleges System, South Orange County Community College District, has provided all of us with a quality walk-through around Moodle.
For those already familiar with Moodle, it is an decent refresher. For those showing the ins and outs of Moodle to others, ATEP has made the course available on the official Moodle OER (Open Educational Resources) repository at moodle.net. This means the course is Open-licensed, and anyone can download it for free and add it to their own Moodle site offerings.
Ah, the “scroll of death” – that processes we’ve all been through of logging into your LMS some weeks into the academic calendar, and becoming painfully aware of how much you are spinning the mouse wheel to find the week’s content. But did you know that Moodle offers several alternatives to prevent this?
Do you want to create different profile fields for different roles of users on your Moodle site? Or lets say that you want to collect different data from different users while signing up on your Moodle site based on the roles they choose? Today I am going to share with you about one of the new Moodle Plugin – “Conditional Field”, which allows you to create dynamic profile fields on the sign-up pages.
Add dynamic dropdown menu to the signup pages using this Moodle Plugin #MoodlepluginsThe plugin “Conditional Field” is created to display a drop-down menu field that shows/hides some other custom profile fields depending on its selected value. As the Moodle site administrator, you can add a special conditional drop-down menu field to the users’ edit profile page. Based on the users’ selections in the drop-down, other profile fields will be displayed or hidden. Also, based on the users’ selection some fields may become mandatory.
You can download the Conditional Field plugin from the Moodle plugins database here. The plugin comes with a sound documentation page clearly indicating the use case scenario and how to set up the plugin to the do the work for you, Check it out here. The plugin is compatible with Moodle 2.9 version onwards and is developed by Shamim Rezaie.
Site backup is something that can allow the administrator of any website to save all the things that are associated with Moodle site. There are chances for you to restore these backup so that it is possible for you to bring the site back when backup can be done. It is highly recommended to do regular backups so that it is possible for reducing the loss of the information even when there is some kind of worst problems with the website and also for speeding up the overall recovery process.
It is always good for the individuals to make use of such kind of the backup methods that can help them in keeping all the things related with the website in much safer manner so that there is no need for them to worry when they are having some issues for the website.
As a moodle administrator, Do you often get complaints from your teachers about the errors while embedding content from third-party websites? Multi Embed filter is a new Moodle plugin which comes with a magic wand to resolve all such kind of complaints.
The Multi Embed filter plugin developed by Frederic Nevers, is able to convert the URL’s from supported services into embedded content without any user input. It means that your teachers just need to know about copy/paste any URL in Moodle text editor and the filter will do the rest of the magic.
The filter needs the another ‘Convert URLs into links’ filter as a prerequisite and placed above the Multi-Embed filter in the order of processing. However, the plugin pose a security risk as it needs the “Allow EMBED and OBJECT tags” to be checked.
If you want to add a slideshow to your Moodle, look no further. A block type plugin, Slideshow uses JQuery to handle the transition of images and ensures the DOM maintains the moving gallery on the…...
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