BigBlueButton 1.0 released with new polling, emoticons and improved video dock @bigbluebutton

May 18th, 2016

BigBlueButton, the most popular open source web conferencing system for online learning, has been updated to a new version 1.0 with improved features.

In a recent announcement on the BigBlueButton project blog, the BBN team announced the release of the new stable version after testing the beta version for more than 6 months. Read More

Speech recognition for Moodle #speechace @moodle

January 8th, 2016

For language teachers especially the teachers who teaches English as a second language program (ESL) in their schools/universities it is very tedious to make students practice speaking and improve their pronunciation.

Speechace has come up with a paid plugin for Moodle which provides speech recognition functionality in Moodle. As of now it is available only for English language but as per the Speechace team it can be provided in other languages also based on demand. Read More

Media collection activity updated for Moodle 2.9

October 11th, 2015

Media Collection activity module for Moodle has been updated to a new version to support Moodle 2.9. Media collection activity plugin allows instructors/teachers to create a space for students to submit “galleries”. The galleries themselves have many display options the user can choose such as displaying in a grid or carousel, and defining the number of items to show per row/column and such. These galleries can be based on images, audio or video. Read More

Allows audio recordings to be made in Moodle using the Record Audio plugin

October 9th, 2015

Record audio plugin allows users to simply record a snippet of audio (in MP3 format) instead of uploading (or choosing) a file, anywhere that Moodle provides access to the file picker.

The plugin has been updated to a new version 1.0.1 to make it compatible with all Moodle versions from Moodle 2.3 onwards. Read More

Video Easy filter updated for Moodle 2.9

August 10th, 2015

Video Easy filter, which is developed by Justin Hunt (the PoodLL guy), has been updated recently to support the Moodle 2.9 version.

VideoEasy is a filter to play mp4, mp3 and other media files with html5 players. It uses user editable templates to allow the admin to customize the appearance of existing players or to support new players. Predefined player templates support Video JS, JPlayer, JW Player, Flowplayer and MediaElement.js Read More

Adobe Flash will be continued with PoodLL for sometime

July 19th, 2015

Since Adobe flash is again in news because of a security threat that has Firefox blocking it and Facebook calling for its death, so what is going to happen with our popular PoodLL plugin and Flash?

Justin Hunt (the PoodLL guy) has posted on his PoodLL blog about the continued support for flash for sometime with moving to webrtc (html5 recording) in time for PoodLL 3 this year. Read More

BigBlueButton 0.9.0 released

May 11th, 2015

BigBlueutton, the most popular open source web conferencing system for on-line learning with deep integration with Moodle has been upgraded to a new version 0.9.0 which is their twelfth release to date.

The current release of the BigBlueButton is a major step towards of the goal of BigBlueButton i.e. every student with a web browser should have access to a high-quality on-line learning experience. Read More

How to Embed Musical Examples in Moodle – Youtube video

April 25th, 2015

Here’s a quick video showing you how to embed the musical examples in your Moodle course without fiddling with the HTML code.

The video shows you how to embed musical examples with play buttons using the standard editor on Moodle 2.7 Read More

WebRTC Experiments module updated for Moodle 2.7 & 2.8

April 10th, 2015

WebRTC Experiments is an activity module maintained by Daniel Neis Araujo, which allows people on your Moodle site to interact more freely. It uses the code from to implement an activity module for Moodle.

The current version fixes a bug with scales. As this module does not use grades, it is now disabled. Read More