Help build the Moodle for future – Participate in Moodle Usability Testing survey #Moodle

September 13th, 2016

Moodle’s default look has not changed considerably since it’s inception but for the next Moodle version release, the Moodle HQ team is working very hard to improve upon the usability by making major navigation improvements. The major changes includes a brand new Moodle theme project, improved messaging UX interface, LTI improvements etc. Read More

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

Video – How to create a survey in Google Forms and embed in Moodle course #MoodleTips

April 27th, 2016

Google forms are a great way to create and analyze survey’s for free of cost and are used by all industries all over the world. Here is a short and crisp video showing how to create a sample survey in Google drive and embedding it in Moodle course for your students. You can check it out through this direct link also. 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

Create a personality test using Questionnaire plugin #MoodleTips

December 23rd, 2015

Questionnaire Plugin is very popular custom survey creation plugin for Moodle and can be used to create various kind of surveys on your Moodle site. One such survey can be to test the Personality test using the Questionnaire plugin. Read More

Moodle Plugins usage survey report is out! #MoodleResearch #Moodle

October 29th, 2015

Moodle Plugins usage survey which was conducted by Moodle HQ from 24 September onwards, Michael de Raadt the Research Director at Moodle HQ has published the report from the survey.

The plugin usage survey was closed on 21 October and seen a participation from more than 350+ persons all over the world. The survey and its results analysis were driven by a number of research questions as follows: Read More

Learning Analytics tools available in Moodle #MoodleResearch #MoodleWorld

October 26th, 2015

In the recent plugins usage survey conducted by Moodle HQ, the statistics collected shows the usage of different learning analytics tools available in Moodle. There are a number of reports, blocks and other plugins for Moodle that provide learning analytics. Some are standard plugins (part of the standard distribution) and some are third-party plugins (available from the Plugins Directory). Read More

Moodle Plugins usage survey 2015

October 1st, 2015

In order to help Moodle HQ focus on the future development efforts of Moodle and to determine how Moodle is used in different educational sectors, Moodle HQ is conducting a survey for the usage of plugins to gain a better understanding of which plugins are really getting used by the Moodle community. (See our previous coverage here) Read More

Participate in the Plugins Usage survey 2015 and help focus development and MoodleCloud setup

September 22nd, 2015

Moodle Plugins usage survey 2015 is conducted by Moodle HQ in order to discover what plugins Moodle users use in order to focus development efforts and to determine how Moodle is used in different educational sectors. Read More

Participate in the Competency Framework and Learning plans specification survey

July 20th, 2015

Competency Based Education (CBE) is proposed in the future Moodle versions to track the learners progress, knowledge and mastery of skills. There is an interesting forum thread going on at forums here about the features, usability, roles and structure of the CBE framework.

You can participate and submit your feedback in the survey’s:

The survey includes questions on how the system should be designed, which competency based tools you are using now, How useful is the complete system as described in the specification etc.


Current work in progress on Competency Based Education is available in the Moodle developer docs here:

Read our previous coverage on Learning plans here.