Pioneer theme updated to a new version with Dashboard Tabs feature #MoodleThemes @kennibc

November 25th, 2015

Pioneer theme for Moodle has been updated to a new version with new features and fixed bugs. The new features added to the theme in the new version brings a new feature of having the “Tabs” where when a button is clicked a total of six tabs will appear and slide down below the header image. Read More

Let student’s choose booking session, assignment topic using Entry Choice feature of dataform module

April 5th, 2015

Dataform module which is a major enhancement of the standard Database activity module and is meant to offer all the functionality offered by the Database module and much more in a more flexible way.

In a recent post on Moodle forums, the module maintainer Itamar Tzadok posted one great feature “Entry Choice” of the dataform module, i.e. let the students choose any of the preferred assignment from a given set or register a session for an event etc..     With the entry choice feature the teacher can allow students to choose and take ownership on predefined entries. Read More

Hall of fame badges for students – MDL 49210

March 30th, 2015

Recently, one of the Moodler posted a new feature requirement about showing a hall of fame on the frontpage, showing users that have recently achieved a badge which is similar to showing a recently awarded block for badges.

In my opinion it will be a nice feature to have in the Moodle plugins as it will help in motivating students so that they can congratulate each other on their achievements. It could be a great motivational thing to encourage students to work harder than their classmates similar to the quiz results block. Read More

Enable Timed posts in forum discussions

March 24th, 2015

Ever wondered if you need to show up some forum post after a specified post or else the forum post should be hidden after certain time.

This small and nice feature known as Timed Posts is available since Moodle 1.8 but still it is mentioned on the Forum settings page that it is still in Experimental stage as not yet fully tested. I have tested it on my development site and I found it to be very useful for teachers who wants their feedback to be displayed after certain period of time or else students will not be able to search the forums after long time (elapsed time). Read More