New OER survey : Opening the textbook – Educational resources in US higher Education 2015-16

July 27th, 2016

Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG) published a new report relating to the OER usage in US higher education titled “Opening the Textbook – Educational Resources in US Higher Education“. The report shows that OER is not a driving force in the selection of materials. Read More

Check out which devices and browsers your users are using through the Device Analytics plugin #MoodlePlugins

June 13th, 2016

If you had ever thought to extract the stats the user devices like the Browser, Mobile, Desktop, Operating System in Moodle through some analytics software’s then you might be knowing the pain of generating reports out of them.

Mark Heumueller created a report plugin named “Device Analytics” for Moodle which allows you to capture all these stats very easily in the admin dashboard including the stats about the Operating system, Display Size, Window Size and Input Type etc. Read More

Monitor your Moodle site 24/7 using Toodle – Free uptime monitoring tool #Moodle #Toodle

December 11th, 2015

EduLabs, an independent Moodle service provider has shared a free uptime monitoring tool for Moodle named Toodle – Tools for Moodle.

There may be several tools available to check out the servers and apps but this tool – Toodle is specially developed to check out the uptime of Moodle based sites. Read More

Multi Course Grader report updated for Moodle 2.9

October 26th, 2015

Multi Course Grader report plugin which allows you to display site wide grade reports on one page with the ability to filter by course category / course, has been updated to a new version to support Moodle 2.9.

The Multi Course Grader report can pull any number of grader reports (without editing functionality) into one page but without any editing functionality. It can be used as a quick way to get a detailed overview of all courses on site. It also acts as a quick way to navigate to any other course’s Grader Report by use of hyperlinks on the course names. Read More

Do computers in schools help students learn? Share your views

September 16th, 2015

In a recent forum thread on forums, Michael de Raadt the Research Director at Moodle HQ has posted about the OECD report on Students, Computers and Learners. Its a report about computer use in schools and results in standardised tests for reading, mathematics and science. Read More

Block – Level Up! – updated with new user experience

September 12th, 2015

Block – Level Up! which is a great tool to gamify your Moodle course, has been updated to a new version with all new User interface and fixed bugs.

Level Up block allows you to gamify your students’ learning experience by allowing them to level up in their courses.

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New Plugin – Checkmark and Checkmark report

September 8th, 2015

New additions to the Moodle plugins database this week are Checkmark activity module and Checkmark report plugin.

The Checkmark activity module allows teachers to obtain information about the assignments completed by the students prior to a lesson whereas the Checkmark report (local/checkmarkreport) is an extension to the module checkmark and shows the marks and grades for one or more checkmarks in a tabular form. 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

New Plugin – Random question summary

August 9th, 2015

A lot of new plugins are added to the Moodle plugins database in this week out of which the first one is the question report plugin “Random Question Summary” which allows for the analysis of random questions within a Quiz. Read More

Sitewide user reports plugin update for Moodle 2.7

August 5th, 2015

Sitewide user reports plugin which produces Multiple User Reports from any course category / course on one page has been updated to a new version recently to support Moodle 2.6 & Moodle 2.7 versions.

The sitewide user report plugin provides a report which can be filtered by course category or course. Read More