Subcourse activity module updated for Moodle 2.9

July 19th, 2015

The subcourse activity module which is actively maintained by David Mudrak, Matt Gibson & Vadim Dvorovenko has been updated for Moodle 2.9 version.

The subcourse activity module provides very simple yet useful functionality. When added into a course, it behaves as a graded activity. The grade for each student is took from a final grade in another course. This allows course designers to organize the learning content into separate units. Read More

Add mathematics coordinate geometry questions in your Moodle course using GeoGebra question type

July 14th, 2015

GeoGebra is multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that joins geometry, algebra, tables, graphing, statistics and calculus in one package.

The GeoGebra question type plugin allows teachers to set up questions which can be solved and automatically checked using GeoGebra. This question type also supports randomization of the applet and automatic and manual grading. Read More

Group courses by starting date using the Semester Overview Block

July 3rd, 2015

Now you can display the winter and summer semesters with all your courses, and the favorites area for quick access using the Semester Overview block which is recently released in the Moodle plugins database.

Basically in the semester overview block, the courses are grouped by their starting dates in a semester view on the MyMoodle page. The Semsort block also displays all MyMoodle information regarding the course activities of the individual courses. Read More

Simple Clock Block updated for Moodle 2.9

June 22nd, 2015

Simple Clock block maintained by Michael de Raadt is a simple Javascript block which can be added to your Moodle site to highlight the time difference between a student and the Moodle server.

Now, the Simple Clock block has been updated for Moodle 2.9 and is maintained for all Moodle version from Moodle 1.9+ Read More

New plugin – Show specific courses with course summary on front page with Featured courses block

June 7th, 2015

Recently Featured courses block was released in the Moodle plugins directory which enables you to select some courses to be displayed on front page.

For each course, the block will show it’s name with a link to course page, it’s summary and summary files. It is also possible to set sort order. Read More

Moodle Adminer updated for Moodle 2.9

May 28th, 2015

Moodle adminer which is based on the popular database management tool “Adminer” is updated to a new version which is compatible for Moodle 2.8 & 2.9 versions and is based on the Adminer version – 4.2.1.

Moodle adminer is a tool through which you can access your Moodle database within moodle interface and no need to login to your server and using PhpMyAdmin. Moreover, it works with MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and MSSQL databases. Read More

Create slots for students to choose using the Allocation form plugin

May 28th, 2015

Allocation form module, which is is designed to allow instructors of a course to create slots that the students can sign themselves, is anew plugin in the Moodle plugins database which is released in this week only.

The Allocation form can be used to provide more than one choice (“choose three workshops from the following selection”) and/or to have students allocated to their choices fairly based on the overall choices/preferences made by all students using the Allocation Form. Read More

Automatically assigns enrolled users on a course into groups using Auto Group plugin

May 26th, 2015

New plugins for this week includes the Auto Group plugin which automatically assigns enrolled users on a course into groups dependent upon information within their user profile.

This plugin will create, update, and delete groups automatically to match the users on your course. All behaviour is event-driven and so will occur within page loads. The system can also monitor manual group setting changes and moderate them to ensure that groups are kept neat and tidy. Read More

Fullscreen toggle button for your Moodle site

May 22nd, 2015

Another new plugin added to the Moodle plugins directory named as “Fullscreen toggle button” which expands the content area by hiding all side blocks and make the central column fill the screen. ¬†This is especially useful when viewing embedded videos and SCORM packages.

It supports all the themes which are based on bootstrapbase including the Clean theme are supported. The plugin is developed by Barry Oosthuizen, and maintained by The University of Nottingham. Read More

New plugin: Download Certificates

May 20th, 2015

This week one more nice plugin was added to the Moodle plugins database i.e. Download Certificates which displays all the previously issued certificates without having to go into each course to view them. You will also be able to download the certificates directly without having to go into the course themselves. Read More