Forum Discussion – Are rubrics really a good thing?

October 30th, 2015

Another good forum thread live on forums is “Are rubrics really a good thing? Upcoming webinar” started by Tim Hunt discussing views by different Moodle community members about using the rubrics.

The webinar by Emeritus Professor Sue Bloxham (University of Cumbria, UK) is scheduled on 4 November 2015 07:00 AM to 08:00 AM UTC. Read More

Presentation – Configurable Reports as a Learning Analytics Tool by Elizabeth Dalton #iMoot15

October 30th, 2015

Elizabeth Dalton, the LMS admin in Granite State College United States has presented in the iMoot 2015 (#imoot15) about using the “Configurable Reports plugin as a learning analytics tool”.

Configurable reports plugin is a block maintained by Juan Leyva, and is a block to create custom reports without SQL knowledge by teachers and students. Read More

YouTube Video: Integration between Moodle and Google Apps for education #mootus15

September 18th, 2015

Another great video session recording from the presentation given by Robert Puffer during MoodleMoot US 2015, which was held between 4-6 August, has been put up on YouTube by Moodle HQ.

The session discusses about the integration of the Google Apps for Education and Moodle. Its a worth watching session of 23 minutes for the administrators who wants to setup their Moodle site alongwith Google Apps for Education. Read More

YouTube Video – Meta Course use in Moodle #mootus15

September 15th, 2015

If you are also looking for the usage of Meta course in Moodle, then here is a very nice video by Inda Johnson, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine delivered during the MoodleMoot US 15 (#mootus15).

The Course meta link plugin makes it possible for one course, called a metacourse, to bring in enrolments from other courses. The Course meta link plugin needs to be enabled both on the site level by the site admin and has to be enabled within the course. You can access related instructions about the Course Meta link in the Moodle docs here. Read More

Moodle Performance and Scalability with MUC – by Martin Langhoff #mootus15

September 12th, 2015

Martin Langhoff from Remote-learner has presented his research about the performance and scalability with MUC during the MoodleMoot US 15 (#mootus15).

Martin presents his study about the scaling the performance of the Moodle site using different tools like PHP profiler, JMeter & Apache Bench and the environment. Read More

#Moodletip – Developing Gamification within Moodle

September 10th, 2015

Stephan Bader, the Business & Technology Applications Analyst at North Carolina State University at NC State University, has shared his presentation delivered during the MoodleMoot US 2015.

The presentation on “Developing Gamification within Moodle” discusses the exploration of course gamification and a Moodle plugin developed to assist with the process. Read More

YouTube Video – #mootus15 Managing LTI apps in a CASA Community App Sharing Architecture App Store

September 9th, 2015

Here is another video from MoodleMoot US 2015 (#mootus15) by Nick Thompson about managing the LTI apps in a CASA (Community App Sharing Architecture) App Store that lives inside of your moodle.

The video covers the CASA basics, principles and benefits, use cases and demos. It is indeed a worth watch 20+ minutes videos to watch. Read More

#mootus15 – MoodleMoot US 2015 19 videos available online

September 5th, 2015

The videos from MoodleMoot US 2015 (#mootus15) which was held at University of Minnesota Twin Cities from August 4th – August 6th, are made available on youtube by Moodle HQ. There are a total of 19 videos available from the MoodleMoot US. Read More

Moonami added to the Moodle partners network

September 3rd, 2015

Moodle announced the addition of US based e-learning company, Moonami, to the growing network of Moodle Partners at the conclusion of its successful US MoodleMoot in Minneapolis.

As a Moodle Partner, the organisation will use the Moodle trademark and provide certified Moodle services to its customers, while contributing financially to support core Moodle development and services such as MoodleCloud. Read More

Course from MoodleMoot US (#mootus15) Teaching Online about Teaching Online

August 29th, 2015

Including all the presentations and videos shared by the participants of MoodleMoot Us 2015 (#mootus15), another nice material which caught my attention is the course “Teaching online about teaching online: Four Pillars for Success” by Ryan D. Hazen.

The course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The course includes four cycles as follows: Read More