Export your site settings easily using the Admin Presets plugin #MoodlePlugins

August 26th, 2016

If you are a site administrators who has to manage multiple Moodle sites like Development, Production or other instances with almost similar settings, then you might have observed a lot of pain in configuring the same settings again and again. Read More

Lost Admin rights on your Moodle Site – Assign admin role to other user #MoodleTips

December 22nd, 2015

During the testing or development times there may be chances when you might have accidentally lost access to your admin account and couldn’t reset it without any means like no forget password (which may not be working on localhost).

It may happen while working around with roles where tempering with admin role will result in no admin account for the site like it happened with Pedro Cruz. Read More

Moodle 3.0 administration tutorials #Moodle

December 15th, 2015

New Moodle administrators often find it difficult to get rolling with the Moodle interface and managing a Moodle site. Here is a great video tutorials playlist from YouTube created by Moodle Tutorial for Beginners covering the basics of Moodle site administration. Read More

General thoughts on upgrading your Moodle Site #Moodle

December 6th, 2015

Moodle site administrators are responsible for keeping it upgraded to the latest Moodle version and managing the Moodle site like the site backup, plugins update etc.

They adopt a lot of different strategies to keep your site updated, however there are some advantages and disadvantages for most of the them. Read More

New Plugin – Archive unused courses on your Moodle site with Course archiver

November 9th, 2015

Many times Moodle site administrators face the problems of clearing unused courses on their Moodle site which are either not accessed by any students or just don’t create anything. New plugin released in Moodle Plugins database by Matthew Davidson can help you out in archiving the unused courses on your Moodle site easily. Read More

Capability explorer plugin updated for Moodle 3.0

November 3rd, 2015

Capability explorer plugin which is an admin tool plugin and is primarily designed to help Moodle administrators understand how Moodle’s capability system works, has been updated to a new version supporting Moodle 2.9 & Moodle 3.0

According to the plugin description: Read More

Learning Analytics tools available in Moodle #MoodleResearch #MoodleWorld

October 26th, 2015

In the recent plugins usage survey conducted by Moodle HQ, the statistics collected shows the usage of different learning analytics tools available in Moodle. There are a number of reports, blocks and other plugins for Moodle that provide learning analytics. Some are standard plugins (part of the standard distribution) and some are third-party plugins (available from the Plugins Directory). Read More

Authentication plugin – Email-based self-registration with admin confirmation updated for Moodle 2.9

September 14th, 2015

In a recent update to the useful authentication plugin – “Email-based self-registration with admin confirmation”, the plugin has been updated to a new version 1.2 which is compatible for Moodle 2.9

The plugin provides the capability to setup the email-based self-registration with admin confirmation instead of user confirmation on your Moodle site. The confirmation email is sent to the main admin account’s email address. When the admin clicks on the confirmation link, a “welcome” email is sent to the user. Read More

New Plugin – Save course backup files on cloud using Course Bank plugin

September 5th, 2015

A new plugin added to the moodle plugins database this week allows you to automatically transfer the course backup files to a safe and reliable cloud-based storage solution, and retrieve these backups on demand.

The Course Bank plugin is a cloud backup service developed and maintained by Moodle partner Catalyst IT. The plugin is an admin tool which integrates with the Coursebank cloud backup service. CourseBank allows adminstrators to push their Moodle Course backups into managed cloud storage and access these backups on demand through the Coursebank interface. Read More

Automatically suspend users using the User Suspension plugin

May 27th, 2015

Now you can automate the process of suspending users and/or removing user accounts from your Moodle site using the User Suspension plugin. The plugin is developed by Sebsoft Plugins and Rogier van Dongen and can be downloaded from this link: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/tool_usersuspension Read More