Category Archives: Moodle

Moodle Releases Moodle 2.8

Moodle 2.8 introduces advancements for Gradebook, Forums, Analytics, Usability and much more. Moodle, the world’s open source learning platform, recently announced the availability of their latest release, Moodle 2.8, bringing significant evolutionary improvements to the Gradebook tool, forums, analytics and … Continue reading

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How to modify Moodle form elements before displaying the form

Forms in Moodle are both easy and hard to deal with. Easy, when you stick to standard form elements, without any solution specific modifications or design changes. And hard, when you have to break with standards or do some specific … Continue reading

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Creating learning paths using Diagram Editor

Course sequencing allows for instructors to define a learning path through a given curriculum. It allows the course creator to define pre-requisite conditions between courses that are enforced by the LMS. With Moodle 2 completion dependencies can be defined for … Continue reading

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Whats new in Moodle 2.3

The long awaited Moodle 2.3 is out. It took a little bit of time but after looking at what’s in it I can tell you that its jam-packed with Moodle goodness and is WELL worth the wait. In this post … Continue reading

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Moodle development – IDs, coursemodules and contexts

Introduction In this blog entry, I’d like to go through some basic concepts of the Moodle architecture. We will look at very common but sometimes confusing parts of Moodle: instance IDs, contexts and coursemodules. To explain the concepts we will … Continue reading

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Statistical Analysis of Moodle Quizzes

I am a massive fan of Moodle Quiz. It really is one of the most powerful and comprehensive pedagogical tools in Moodle. From its multiple question types (http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/Question_types) to its many configuration and grading options, its various methods of giving … Continue reading

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A solution to Federated Moodle Management

First of all – Federated Moodle Management – what does that even mean? This is where an entity (regional organisations or perhaps umbrella groups) require the ability to self provision multiple Moodle instances for each of their member organisations, while … Continue reading

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Course prerequisites in Moodle 2

The assumption people have when they read Moodle 2 conditional activities is that it can work on a course level, that they can define a course which must be completed before a student can enter another course – but this is a feature that is not available (until now). Continue reading

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One-way Syncronisation of your Moodle Calendar with Outlook or Google Calendar

A lot of people find the calendar tool in Moodle very useful. It is a really simple way for learners, teachers and site administrators to schedule learning and training events. More details on the Moodle calendar and its uses can … Continue reading

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Grading Scales in Moodle

A+, Satisfactory, 58%, Partial understanding, Needs more work, below average – yes there are many ways for us teachers to express how well we think a student has done in an assessment activity. This is very important as sometimes we … Continue reading

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