Create dynamic PDF certificates in Moodle using Custom certificate plugin #MoodlePlugins

April 27th, 2016

Custom certificate plugin is a new plugin released in the Moodle plugins database which allows the dynamic generation of certificates with complete customization via the web browser.

Custom Certificate is an activity plugin developed by Mark Nelson and is available for Moodle 2.9 onwards. The plugin allows you to create a PDF certificate for your course participants within the browser window without any PHP skills. It is different from the certificate module developed by the same author and both plugins can coexist peacefully in the same Moodle server. Read More

Presentation – Moodle and PDF – from clunky to funky to maximum coolness by @frankiekam

November 9th, 2015

Frankie Kam, the Moodle community member from Malaysia has delivered a nice presentation during the iMoot Mini 2015 on using PDF files inside Moodle.

The presentation includes the details about the code hack to be done in the Moodle core to display the PDF files in iPad, Mac, PC and Android. Read More

Presentation activity module update for Moodle 2.9 @matbury #MoodlePlugins

November 5th, 2015

Presentation activity module which is an activity module and maintained by Matt Bury has been updated to a new version which supports Moodle 2.7, 2.8 & 2.9.

Presentation module displays multimedia HTML5 presentations and slide shows in users’ web browsers. A web friendly and more feature rich alternative to MS PowerPoint and PDF. However, presentations must be uploaded to moodledata via FTP and you’ll need to learn some basic HTML to create presentations for it. Read More

#iMoot15 – Moodle for Beginners and how not to use just PDFs my Meg James

October 8th, 2015

iMoot 2015 (#imoot15) which was held in between 28 May 2015 – 01 June 2015 has seen some great presentation from the Moodle community members from all over the world.

Meg James presented during the iMoot 2015 about using Moodle as a fresher and why you should just upload all PDFs in the course. Since Moodle is an LMS, so its better to have some interaction with your students rather than giving some bunch of stuff to read. She also presented about the alternates to using PDFs resources to make you Moodle course more interactive. Read More

NitroReportPDF Module for Moodle

August 30th, 2015

Nitroreport PDF module for Moodle is a module, which allows to generate reports in PDF and XLS, XLSX and ZIP files with the data from the quiz attempts by users. The plugin is still under development and is available from the GitHub page of the author Jarosław Maciejewski.

Currently it works with Moodle 2.9 only and supports all common question types available for Moodle. Here is a small presentation created by the Module author about the NitroReportPDF module and its basic usage. Read More

Moodle 2.9 Entity relationship (ER) diagram

July 15th, 2015

Marcus Green has posted the Entity relationship (ER) diagram of the latest Moodle version i.e. Moodle 2.9. The ER diagram is a graphical representation of entities and their relationships to each other, within databases. It has been created using MySQL Workbench.

The Moodle 2.9 Database Schema is “reverse engineered” from the installed database using MySQL Workbench. Read More

Essay writing in Moodle: Tips by Moodlefairy

March 31st, 2015

In a recent post on forums the moodle community educator (@moodlefairy) psoted some nice tips about essay writing in Moodle where she has compared the different ways students can write and submit essays, and what are the pros and cons of each? Read More

Moodle 2.7 Entity Relationship diagram

March 27th, 2015

In a recent post on forums, Marcus Green posted the Entity Relationship diagram for the LTS version of Moodle i.e. 2.7.

The Entity Relationship diagram is a graphical representation of entities and their relationships to each other, within databases. It has been created using MySQL Workbench. Read More

PDF Document file can’t be accepted

March 20th, 2015

In a recent thread on forums, one of the fellow moodler posted that he was trying to upload the pdf file and it was showing the error “PDF Document filetype cannot be accepted”including zip files. He was able to upload only images. Read More