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Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties - The Odd Couple call it quits

Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties - The Odd Couple call it quits | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Moodle just announced that Blackboard "will transition out of Moodle’s Certified Moodle Partner program in the coming months."

This is consequential for both Moodle and Blackboard.On the Moodle side, we have written about Moodle's financial dependence on Blackboard as a partner and how that creates some risk for the community. Since those posts, Moodle has received $6 million in outside investment. According to Moodle Pty's press release, that investment, combined with a decline in Blackboard's financial contributions to Moodle made it feasible for Moodle to break off from the partnership.

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Big LMS Changes. I remember when they got together. Ugh.
The LMS scene remains tumultuous. Disruption is the name of the game. The ground under these huge database systems is jello.

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Learn Moodle 3.5 Basics - MOOC

Learn Moodle 3.5 Basics - MOOC | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Learn Moodle 3.5 Basics
This free course is designed for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform for teaching, whether it be in a school, a university, a company or just personal interest!

The four-week course is also a great opportunity to connect with the vibrant Moodle community dedicated to sharing resources, ideas and anything that could help inspire better teaching practices everywhere.
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An activity-based learning course for teachers new to Moodle. Four weeks, 3 to 4 hours a week. No fees.

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What are the benefits of joining the Learn Moodle MOOC? A long-term participant shares. - Moodle.com

What are the benefits of joining the Learn Moodle MOOC? A long-term participant shares. - Moodle.com | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
December 11, 2017

Have you heard of Learn Moodle?

It’s a free, four-week MOOC run by Moodle HQ, designed for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform. We also run the MOOCs twice a year, after every major Moodle release.

Our Learn Moodle 3.4 MOOC Basics is starting on 8 January 2018 and recently we talked to Mary Cooch, our Community Educator and Elizabeth Dalton, our Research Analyst, to tell us what’s new for this upcoming MOOC.
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Learn something new about Moodle in this Mooc!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 13, 2017 2:15 AM
Just signed up :) Was thinking of creating a MOOC and this looks like it could be the starting point. 
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State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition -

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition - | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This data source provides historical and current measures of institutional adoptions, allowing new insights into how the market has worked and current trends.
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This infographic shows the growth of various LMS over the years. Important for those thinking about acquiring an LMS or changing from their current system. 

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SerkanTAN's curator insight, May 20, 2017 3:06 AM

This infographic shows the growth of various LMS over the years. Important for those thinking about acquiring an LMS or changing from their current system. 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, May 24, 2017 9:37 AM
Interesting chart. Open Source is booming.
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Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle

Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Moodle rubric, a system built for criteria-based assessment, explicitly describes the performance expectation for an assignment. The rubrics have several criteria and each criterion has several descriptive levels provided. A rubric identifies several attributes. They include descriptions, performance levels and the criteria.

Criteria take into account the performance aspects that an instructor intends to assess. The description attribute denotes the desired characteristics associated with a criterion. The performance level is a rating scale in rubric used to identify the level of mastery a student has within a given criteria. Each descriptive level has a numerical grade and an instructor can choose the level that answers a given criterion in the best way possible.
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Help your students hit the target by defining just where you want them to shoot.

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Barbara Macfarlan's curator insight, November 2, 2014 6:14 PM

There are some helpful suggestions in this blog for those who are new to rubrics

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, November 3, 2014 9:30 AM

For my teaching friends. Great guide to help set up Moodle grading rubrics!!

 

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105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials - eLearning Industry

105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials - eLearning Industry | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
 105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials! We know that you love Moodle. This is why we created the following list. Show your appreciation and share it with people interested in Moodle.
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Here's a strong archive of video tutorials.  It's a great way to get both the big concept and the step by step instruction needed to make Moodle do the job. 

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Kent Lundgren's curator insight, November 14, 2014 6:38 AM

Hur många arbetar med Moodle? #synpålärnde via smarta #LMSsystem!?

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The Moodle Lesson Activity truly is an amazing content creator

The Moodle Lesson Activity truly is an amazing content creator | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

OK, so we can’t compete with Storyline or Captivate’s simple tech-free authoring, but these products cost money, and Moodle certainly has tools that can produce stunning learning packages .

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If you are a Moodler, this article will get your lesson design juices flowing.  Create interactive learning experiences that plug right into the Moodle Gradebook. 


A good place to invest some assessment invention hours!

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Using Moodle for Corporate Training - Super Moodle

Using Moodle for Corporate Training - Super Moodle | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Is it really worth all the effort, to implement using Moodle for corporate training? Moodle is one of the top LMS designs out there, stealing the top of LMS lists dependably enough. It's a good system, with a lot of rich features, extended integration, and its open source nature means that its features are clinically limitless.

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There are hundreds of LMS aimed at the corporate market.  None of them have the user community that sustains Moodle as an international favorite. 

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:43 AM

Consider by 7 SEP 2014.

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Top Ten Moodle Course Design No-Nos

Top Ten Moodle Course Design No-Nos | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
So… you’ve read all the blogs and articles you can find telling you what you should do when designing Moodle courses, but you’re still not 100% happy with what you’ve developed? Well, welcome to the post that tells you what not to do. Typically, I wouldn’t use negative examples to express how to implement best practices in Moodle course design, but sometimes we all just need a clear and concise ‘what not to do’ list, don’t we? For today’s blog, I’m going to share with you my personal, top ten “Moodle course design no-no’s”!

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Barbara Macfarlan's curator insight, February 27, 2014 7:04 PM

This list might help avoid some of those pitfalls when designing for online delivery.

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5 Most Common Questions Asked in Moodle Training - Synergy Learning

5 Most Common Questions Asked in Moodle Training - Synergy Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
One of our Training Managers Alison ,discusses 5 of the most common questions she gets asked in a Moodle training session.

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Embed Google Calendar into Moodle

Embed Google Calendar into Moodle | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Ever wanted to show events from your Google Calendar in Moodle? Don’t want to import the new events everyday? Follow this blog post to embed Google Calendar in Moodle in 6 easy steps.

 

We can embed multiple Google Calendars into a Moodle course using a few simple steps.


Via Miloš Bajčetić, stevebatch
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Moodle Tricks are always welcome!

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Moodle Hosting Services

Moodle Hosting Services | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Moonami offers cost-effective, scalable Moodle hosting services in the cloud. Safe, secure and experienced Moodle host with a 30-day free trial.


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A 30 day free trial is a nice touch.  Hosting for Moodle is a wise choice for those who are ready to administer a Moodle LMS, but not interested in actually installing and maintaining Moodle on their own server.

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New Moodle Book: Moodle for Mobile Learning

New Moodle Book: Moodle for Mobile Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As Moodle mobile themes and apps have advanced over the past few years, so has Moodle as an engine for Mobile Learning. Mark Aberdour, the author has created a new text with Packt Publishing which ...

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Mário Ferreira's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:25 AM

Nice!

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, October 20, 2013 2:26 PM

Have a read through. The marriage between Moodle and mLearning is inevitable. See some simple apps  developed at the University of the South Pacific..http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=mlearning . 

Moodle_UK's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:52 AM

Although the Jim Judges "jury" is out as far as mobile learning is concerned - this looks like it may be worth investigating further. I haven't read it yet so can't comment or recommend.

The publisher describes this as "A guide with practical examples that gives you hands-on knowledge in creating learning environments for Mobile devices using Moodle"

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What's Important about the Blackboard Market Share News -

What's Important about the Blackboard Market Share News - | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
My last post on Canvas' US market share surpassing Blackboard's predictably got a fair bit of attention, including some follow-up press elsewhere on the internet. There were a few comments to the press made by Blackboard executives and industry experts that merit some further examination.
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Overview of the evolving LMS ecology.  Time marches on.  

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Moodle Vs Edmodo: Which One Is Right For You?

A video tutorial that takes you through the difference between Edmood and Moodle. If you are a teacher and you want to know about the differences betwee

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, stevebatch
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It always helps to compare how two course management systems work. 

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The Best Moodle Modules and Plugins

Workshop presented at the annual Moodle Day at Dawson College (Montreal). May 27th, 2016

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Moodle remains the strongest open source LMS. Check out this slideshow!

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 29, 2017 3:49 AM
Une liste à parcourir avec les collègues pour voir ce qui vaut la peine.
Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, August 29, 2017 4:28 AM
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Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, September 1, 2017 12:21 AM

Moodle remains the strongest open source LMS. Check out this slideshow!

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In Search of the Killer Mobile App, Part 1: Will LMS Vendors Lead the Way for Higher Ed? - Eduventures

In Search of the Killer Mobile App, Part 1: Will LMS Vendors Lead the Way for Higher Ed? - Eduventures | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
By Jeff Alderson, Principal Analyst

Think of the last time you told a coworker about an app, one you recommended that they download right away. Was it education related? Did it specifically target higher education users? We’re going to go out on a limb and assume that it didn’t, because—from where we sit—the “must-have” app for higher ed doesn’t exist yet.
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I've worked with more Learning Management Systems than most. I've touch everything on this list. Most of what I need is there, although more often than not some central authority hasn't flipped the switches I need to get to the tools I'd use.

 

As far as killer apps, mobile is essential.  If an LMS isn't fully functional on a tablet, it's a lame duck.

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 26, 2016 4:06 AM

I've worked with more Learning Management Systems than most. I've touch everything on this list. Most of what I need is there, although more often than not some central authority hasn't flipped the switches I need to get to the tools I'd use.

 

As far as killer apps, mobile is essential.  If an LMS isn't fully functional on a tablet, it's a lame duck.

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Rubrics in Moodle 2.2 - VivaeLearning: The Best Free Video Tutorials Online

Rubrics in Moodle 2.2  - VivaeLearning: The Best Free Video Tutorials Online | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A first (and very brief) look at rubrics or marking criteria in Moodle 2.2 -to be available in December 2011
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This short (4 1/2 minute) video gives you a clear understanding of the Moodle rubric tool. You are lead through creating and using the rubric and see results from both the instructor and student point of view. 



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Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle

Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Moodle rubric, a system built for criteria-based assessment, explicitly describes the performance expectation for an assignment. The rubrics have several criteria and each criterion has several descriptive levels provided. A rubric identifies several attributes. They include descriptions, performance levels and the criteria.


Criteria take into account the performance aspects that an instructor intends to assess. The description attribute denotes the desired characteristics associated with a criterion. The performance level is a rating scale in rubric used to identify the level of mastery a student has within a given criteria. Each descriptive level has a numerical grade and an instructor can choose the level that answers a given criterion in the best way possible.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Moodle is always evolving.  One of the strengths of this open source giant is the depth of user community resources.  The Rubric system helps you build grading criteria that will help your online students hit the target. 

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Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know - Super Moodle

Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know - Super Moodle | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

by Nicole Lewis on August 24, 2014

Enter Now and Check Out Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know to Ensure You Enhance the Learning Process and Increase the Value from Participants.
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These ideas will work with any course management system. (Indeed,  a blended classroom and Web 2.0 applications can get the job done.)


However, using Moodle (open source!) is a great way in for any teacher seeking away to blend, flip, or go fully online with their classes.

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Deborah Eastwood's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:30 PM

Gamificatioin is an excellent way to increase student engagement in the online classroom.

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Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle

Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Moodle rubric, a system built for criteria-based assessment, explicitly describes the performance expectation for an assignment. The rubrics have several criteria and each criterion has several descriptive levels provided. A rubric identifies several attributes. They include descriptions, performance levels and the criteria.


Criteria take into account the performance aspects that an instructor intends to assess. The description attribute denotes the desired characteristics associated with a criterion. The performance level is a rating scale in rubric used to identify the level of mastery a student has within a given criteria. Each descriptive level has a numerical grade and an instructor can choose the level that answers a given criterion in the best way possible.

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Moodle is a great LMS.  One the strengths of the platform is the rich set of resources available to online teachers. The Moodle Rubric system is a valuable assessment tool that will help your students understand the target... and hit it.

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Poodle: a portable, offline Moodle solution.

Poodle: a portable, offline Moodle solution. | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Moodle works well on the web, but what about isolated educators without access to an Internet connection? Should they be excluded from online education and resources?
With Poodle, they’re not!

Created by MAF-Learning Technologies (MAF-LT) for an audience without access to the Internet, Poodle is Moodle made portable.

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Poodle could provide you with an offline testing environment as you experiment with customization of your Moodle course designs.  Since is works on a flash drive, you can work almost anywhere.  It's a full moodle installation so once you get your course tweaked you can back it up and move it to your online Moodle. 


Nice little nerdy tool! 

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MoodleChannel - YouTube

MoodleChannel - YouTube | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Moodle Help Channel created for staff at Forth Valley College, home of the #moooodlecow: to support the move to Moodle 2x this session.

 


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Moodle help when you need it.

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, January 4, 2014 1:15 AM

Subscribe to our channel to view and perhaps use to help you prepare your own support videos for your organisation using Moodle 2x. 

 

A constant work in progress that we hope to develop eventually into the Interactive Moodle for Teachers guide.

Ted Burke's curator insight, January 6, 2014 11:51 AM

Excellent tutorials

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User-Level Customizations Possible in Moodle – Part 1

User-Level Customizations Possible in Moodle – Part 1 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Moodle provides great possibilities of customizations.

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Moodle remains my LMS of choice.  It's a dynamic and evolving open source platform that rivals any of the commerical systems.  Hosting costs are MUCH LOWER than Blackboard, D2L or others.  

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Why is Moodle the Best LMS? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why is Moodle the Best LMS? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Moodle has constantly maintained its top spot among the LMS tools and has been ranked 11th overall among the top 100 tools for learning in 2013 .

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Moodle has been my first choice for years.  Honestly I can't see why anyone would pay the overhead of outfits like Blackboard or D2L when they could put their money into staff professional development. 

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Cultus's comment, November 11, 2013 3:58 PM
Moodle has several advantages over other LMSs, here’s the list of a few:<br><br>It is an open source learning platform.Users can share changes with the Moodle community for others to use for free. All this leads to the extension and reformation of the software.<br>It makes use of simple technologies, as a result of which its developers are easy to find.<br>It is built on some of the most reliable technologies, such as PHP, MySQL, Apache.<br>It has a fully cooperative development model which offers constant scope for improvement by allowing many high quality contributions to acquire new modules, features and enhancements.<br>It makes use of the more advanced programming approach, the object-oriented programming which makes its functionality all the more efficient and allows users to proceed at their own pace, as well as customize it according to their needs.
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