Video – Adding and configuring a Simple Certificate Activity in #Moodle course

July 26th, 2016

Simple Certificate activity plugin for Moodle provides the most simplest way to add a new certificate format without changing any code. The plugin is available for all Moodle versions since Moodle 2.2 onwards and is based on the original Certificate plugin created by Mark Nelson who has also developed another Certificate Plugin titled “Custom Certificate plugin“. Read More

Allow anonymous posting in Moodle forums through this plugin @jleyvadelgado

June 21st, 2016

Have you been put into a situation when you have to allow anonymous posting in forums on your Moodle site? Juan Leyva – Developer at Moodle HQ developed a Moodle plugin which allows Anonymous posting in Moodle forums. Read More

Moodle 3.1 adds support for external Antivirus tool #Moodle #Antivirus

May 24th, 2016

Moodle has supported ClamAV from the era of Moodle 1.3 and by default, ClamAV was the only antivirus tool available for Moodle sites. In Moodle 3.1, a new plugin type is added to incorporate external Antivirus plugins developer by different service providers (see our previous coverage over the Moodle Tracker issue here.) Read More

Shoehorn theme updated for Moodle 2.9 & 3.0 #MoodleThemes

May 10th, 2016

Shoehorn theme has been updated to a new version for Moodle 3.0 & 2.9 with fixed bugs and improved features by the theme maintainer Gareth J Barnard. The new version will bring the M2.9 version in line functionally with the M3.0 version.

Shoehorn is a clean, innovative and Bootstrap version 3 theme with a lot of innovative features like using FitVids.js to make the videos responsive in your Moodle course and many others. Read More

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

Morecandy theme updated for Moodle 2.9 & 3.0 #MoodleThemes

April 19th, 2016

Morecandy theme for Moodle is updated to a new version supporting Moodle 2.9 & Moodle 3.0. Mary Evans, the moderator of Moodle Themes forum, who is also maintaining the Morecandy theme has posted about the release of the new version. Read More

Synchronize student groups within courses using the Synchronize groups plugin #MoodlePlugins

April 11th, 2016

Synchronize groups plugin allows you to synchronize the students groups and group members within groups courses with just a single click.

Synchronizing users among multiple courses can be handy if you setup some groups in one of your course and needs to implement the same groups in other courses also. Read More

Warn users while browsing non-production server using Environment Bar plugin #MoodlePlugins

April 7th, 2016

Moodle developers often works with multiple Moodle instances sometimes makes mistake in detecting the non-production environments. Nicholas Hoobin & Brendan Heywood has created a very simple and yet powerful plugin for all developers named Environment Bar which can save you from creating a havoc by identifying which server you currently reside on based on the URL. Read More

Get quick feedback from students through Hot Question plugin #MoodlePlugins

March 21st, 2016

Hot Question activity plugin is just updated to a new version for Moodle 2.7 and allows you to collect questions from students in and out of classroom.

Hot question activity can be used by the teacher to let the students post questions/feedback or suggestions about the course which can be rated by other students. The post getting maximum votes will float at the top of the list giving you the popular questions at a glance. Read More

Theme Designers – Switch themes easily using Theme Selector block #MoodlePlugins @GJBarnard

March 19th, 2016

Gareth J Barnard has released the Theme Selector Block through the official Moodle Plugins database. The block allows to change themes quickly and clear theme cache which can be very much helpful for Theme Designers and Administrators.

As covered previously in this post, Gareth has released this plugin and is available for Moodle 2.9 onwards. You can even allow all users to change the theme by ‘allowthemechangeonurl’ core setting. Read More