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The Best Moodle Theme Of The Year Continues To Dazzle In 2018

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“Fordson,” the #1 Moodle theme of 2017 according to our readers, has never been one to rest on its laurels. With a bold new top bar to double as a course navigation and management headquarters, Chris Kenniburg and the development team at the Dearborn School District continue to push the envelope on a highly customizable Moodle theme with the shortest learning curve possible.

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Moodle 2018-Quick & Clear-How to create Cloze Tests

Moodle 2018. How to create Cloze test. Russell Stannard takes you through in a quick and clear video how you can make Cloze tests in Moodle. He shows you one or two tricks to help you save time.


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Enhance your course with the versatile - and easy! - HTML block

Enhance your course with the versatile - and easy! - HTML block | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
HTML block? Unless you’re a confident or enthusiastic coder, this doesn’t sound like something that would appeal to a regular Moodle educator. But you’d be wrong! The HTML block is one of the most versatile standard blocks in Moodle, and you don’t need to understand any HTML to be able to use it. Need to display a link to your organisation’s help desk? Want to brighten up the course with some relevant images? Want to add a twitter feed? All these and more may be achieved with the HTML block. Even better, you can add several of these blocks to your course page, all with different purposes

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Evolving With Moodle: A 10 Year Case Study Of Open University

Evolving With Moodle: A 10 Year Case Study Of Open University | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
Jenny Gray recently posted a deck to Slideshare that I found facinating, inspiring and energizing. Jenny is the Head of Centre of Excellence (Technical), IT Architecture at Open University and her deck captures the past decade th

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Steven Verjans's curator insight, April 28, 2016 4:03 AM
Interesting overview of OU-UK's last 10 years with Moodle and other technologies. Especially the sensitivity to mobile delivery is interesting. In my view the Open University of The Netherlands should have joined forces with the OU-UK and develop their VLE on Moodle, instead of going completely solo with Liferay.
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It Turns Out, Canada Loves Moodle

It Turns Out, Canada Loves Moodle | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
We’ve seen a lot of focus on the LMS Market in the US, especially with excitement around Canvas and what might (or might not) be happening with Blackboard. As such, it was refreshingly unexpected to see an article from the folks over at LISTedTECH on Learning Management Systems in Canada.

The article offers a brief history of the LMS in Canada. This is an interesting few paragraphs about the inception, instant dominance and eventual downfall (after Blackboard purchased it) of WebCT, and the Canadian Market’s very rapid move to Moodle after the Blackboard purchase. In fact, since about 2009, Moodle has crushed the competition in Canada, and has maintained a marketshare of over 50% since 2011. This is in contrast to the US market, where Moodle’s marketshare rests between Blackboard (the leader) and Canvas (a rapidly growing third place).

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Presentation: Moodle Socialwall Course Format

Presentation: Moodle Socialwall Course Format | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
Here’s a quick slideshow that gives highlights on one of my favorite course formats for Moodle, the Socialwall. The learning stream focused format for Moodle creates courses in a way that teachers can create course resources as the course progresses and includes some usability improvements such as the “Retrieve title and teaser image from Webpage via URL” filter which creates handy, Facebook-like previews of resources. The student experience is great as well, students see the most relevant information in a Facebook or Edmodo like stream which they can interact with through comments and replies.

You can download the plugin set for your site at https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=74. The format was developed with support by the REMC Michigan by Synergy Learning.

Check out the overview of the format through this presentation at https://goo.gl/ECnFd7

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Moodle plugins: Reader

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The Reader module for Moodle 2.x tracks the students' reading achievements by maintaining a total of the number words each student reads. After reading one of the books at an appropriate reading level, a student takes quiz to demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the content of the book. If they pass the quiz, the number of words in the book is added to the total number of words they have read. Students are encouraged to work toward the reading goal, which is the number of words the teacher expects them to read in a term. Various reports are available to the teacher who can adjust the reading goals, student levels, and book difficulty if required.

 

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The Reader module requires the Ordering question type for Moodle 2.x


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

Why is Moodle the Best LMS? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it

Moodle (acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is an open source Learning Management System (LMS ) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE ). It is rising in popularity among the educators around the world, as a tool for creating dynamic websites for students. It is open source, since it is customizable, has no contracts or user costs to pay and is widely available for free use. It can be efficiently integrated with your management system and allows you to support personalized learning, which is effective even outside the classroom and encourages the involvement of the broader community of the institution.

 

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 . Many factors have contributed to Moodle being highly successful. On top of being a great LMS, it is also free to use. Teachers can teach their own online courses using this and find it stable and easy to use and being customizable, it fits to its user’s needs with ease.

 

 Moodle has several advantages over other LMSs, here’s the list of a few:

 

- It is an open source learning platform, which is utilized by millions of people worldwide. This open source nature allows anybody to tinker with its code or add new things. 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.

- It makes use of simple technologies, as a result of which its developers are easy to find.

- It is built on some of the most reliable technologies, such as PHP, MySQL, Apache.

- 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.

- 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.

- It focuses on making the learning and teaching experience constructivist. This process encourages the involvement of learners in the learning process, rather than letting them receive knowledge passively. The learning environment becomes more democratic with interactive and student-centered activities.

- It is convenient for educational institutions and organizations for learning and course management.

- It can be quickly deployed in your organization, without the requirement of any extra efforts.

- It is highly cost-effective, since it has a low risk startup and a low initial investment.

- It provides you with fast and reliable updates of information.

- It provides you with regular support, all the time you use it. Its support feature is active twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and addresses to its developers, members and users.


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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, October 5, 2015 2:38 PM

Great article on Moodle.

Noa Curzon's curator insight, June 22, 2016 7:51 AM

open source learning platform is great!

 

raffaella.tonazzi's curator insight, March 28, 2017 11:00 AM

A good means to share content on line

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Moodle 2.5 – User Interface improvements | Some Random Thoughts

Moodle 2.5 – User Interface improvements | Some Random Thoughts | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
The user interface has been an area that Moodle HQ has focused on since the release of Moodle 2. Each release has added some nice features and now it has come.
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Moodle 2: Improved File Manager | Educational Vignettes

Moodle 2: Improved File Manager | Educational Vignettes | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
Following on from my last post on file repositories file manager is much improved in the new Moodle. You can: Quickly add one or multiple files to your.
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Video: Add, Hide, and Dock Blocks in Moodle 2 | Moodle News

Video: Add, Hide, and Dock Blocks in Moodle 2 | Moodle News | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
Here's a quick video that highlights how to add, hide and dock blocks in Moodle 2.x. The video was created by Baptist Bible College and Seminary and features their Moodle, but the tips stay true for any Moodle site with ...
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Moodle 2: A guide to enabling groupwork | Educational Vignettes

Moodle 2: A guide to enabling groupwork | Educational Vignettes | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
Group work is one of the educational strategies, that if employed well, can promote collaboration and participation amongst students. Group work can also.
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Introduction to Moodle 2 | ATUDE - Knowledge Network

Moodle 2 Overview · Top New Features of Moodle: Rubrics · Top New Features in Moodle: Completion Tracking · Training and Workshops · Events in the ATC · Academic Technology Workshop · Administration and IT ...
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Set Up A ‘Feature Friday’ To Jumpstart Your Team Moodle Skills

Set Up A ‘Feature Friday’ To Jumpstart Your Team Moodle Skills | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
The official Moodle blog has launched its “Feature Friday,” looking to create a tradition of highlighting new and existing features available in recent Moodle versions. With several issues made in the past year, a recap post promotes the establishment of “Feature Friday” for teams and organizations. Not unlike a study group, a different member could be in charge of studying a new Moodle feature or activity each week and showcasing it at an informal meeting, explaining its goal, how it works, and practical ways the rest of the team can put it into practice.

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How To Import Short Answer Questions into Moodle

How To Import Short Answer Questions into Moodle from Word document.


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Want to use H5P with Moodle? Check out these new features in H5P Moodle plugin

Want to use H5P with Moodle? Check out these new features in H5P Moodle plugin | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
H5P is fast becoming the most preferred choice of educators around the world to create interactive content. It’s open source nature, ease of sharing and reusing are the main reasons for its popularity. H5P is also very much popular among Moodle teachers. The H5P Moodle plugin is among the top 3 most downloaded Moodle activities plugins.

H5P is now used by more than 26,000 sites all around the globe with addition of 1000 new users every week. Recently, the H5P development team updated the H5P Moodle plugin. The new version of the H5P plugin is equipped with new features and improvements based on the Moodle community feedback.

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Top 14 awesome features coming in Moodle 3.1 #Moodle #Moodle3.1

Top 14 awesome features coming in Moodle 3.1 #Moodle #Moodle3.1 | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it

Moodle 3.1 which is scheduled to be released in May 2016 is packed with a lot of rich new features for teachers, students and administrators. The new features are designed to help you save time and deliver online learning more efficiently.

Here we are listing the top 14 new features coming in Moodle 3.1 which will make your life easier and better:

1 Competency based Education

2.1-page assignment grading

3. LTI Improvements

4. Global Search

5. In-place-editing in many places

6. Grade performance fixes

7. User Disguises – Capability to post in forums as anonymous users

8. Nicer Confirmations

9 Download all folders as a Zip

10. Pinned Discussions

11. Feedback improvements

12. Search in Server folder repository

13. Course Meta links
14. Recycle Bin

Hope all these new features will make your life much easier with Moodle and you will enjoy all these new features coming in Moodle 3.1.


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Video Interview: Phill Miller and Martin Dougiamas discuss the Blackboard/Moodle Partnership

Video Interview: Phill Miller and Martin Dougiamas discuss the Blackboard/Moodle Partnership | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
This video captured this past March in Madrid, Spain features Phill Miller, International Vice President of Open Source Services for Blackboard and Martin Dougiamas, Founder of Moodle discussing the Blackboard and Moodle relationship and it’s importance for each organization and the community.

The interviews touch on the relationship, growth of Moodle, goals of Blackboard, use of Moodle in Spain, shared Moodle development roadmap, and much more.

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4 Reasons Why Teaching Staff Should Not Doubt Moodle

4 Reasons Why Teaching Staff Should Not Doubt Moodle | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
If you asked any Professor or student the idea of an online, computerized system to manage courses in schools would be a dream come true. Ideally, it would be a pleasant, teaching \ learning efficiency enhancer. For some this dream has been fully realized. For others a horror to be dependent on computerized systems.

Moodle, is one such platform. An excellent platform for online education, Moodle can make even the biggest anti-technological users believe in online education.

Here are4 reasons why.

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The 20 Best Learning Management Systems - Edudemic

The 20 Best Learning Management Systems - Edudemic | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
From Moodle to Edmodo to Inquisiq r3, there's a lot of tools you can use to manage, track, and deliver courses and training programs in your school. They're called Learning Management Solutions (LMS) or sometimes Learning Management Systems. Either way, how do you pick which is the best?

 

Key Takeaways

 

- The LMS industry is now a billion dollar plus industry.

- There are hundreds of LMS solutions out there.

- Moodle, Edmodo, and Blackboard are the big names in the industry.

- The most popular tool is not the most popular on social media. See: Edmodo vs Moodle

- Scroll down to the bottom to see the difference between who follows these companies on different social networks. View the LinkedIn stats in particular.


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Video: Setting up Rubrics in Moodle 2.x | Moodle News

Video: Setting up Rubrics in Moodle 2.x | Moodle News | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
Here's a handy video by Mike McHugh of Bismarck Public Schools recorded via Google Hangouts and published to Youtube. The video highlights the use of advanced grading in Moodle and defining and implementing rubrics ...
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Anne's activities: Best of Moodle2 - basic tutor guide

Best of Moodle2 - basic tutor guide. This handout will show tutors some basic features of Moodle2 and how to do them. It includes the following: How to enter Moodle at Coventry University; Moodle 2 home page; Add an item ...
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What's New in Moodle 2? | SMC Wordpress

This summer IT Services is working hard behind the scenes to make sure all our campus systems are running well. Part of our necessary maintenance is upgrading.
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What is New in Moodle 2? | Information Technology Newsletter

New Features in Moodle 2. New File Management Features There is now drag and drop where files can be added to your Moodle course by dragging them from your computer to an Add a File dialog box or directly onto the ...
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Waffle Bytes: Moodle 2 for Teachers - Some Updates with 2.4

Waffle Bytes: Moodle 2 for Teachers - Some Updates with 2.4 | Moodle - Carol's Collection | Scoop.it
Ability to stream in outside calendars - my calendar of choice is my Google calendar for a variety of reasons; the ability to use this within a Moodle course instead of maintaining a separate calendar is a huge time-saver!
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