Moodle core will have 100k commits soon #MoodleDev #Moodle

May 17th, 2016

Moodle, the most popular open source LMS in the world will reach a new level of community support when the total number of commits to Moodle core will be more than 100k contributed by more than 525 developers across 57 countries.

Currently the list of developers with most git commits is topped by the first Moodle developer – Martin Dougiamas followed by Petr Skoda, Eloy Lafuente (stronk7), Tim Hunt from Open University & Sam Hemelryk. Read More

Developing for Moodle – Use Code Checker plugin to follow Moodle coding style #Moodledev

May 4th, 2016

Often new Moodle developers create few coding style errors because of unawareness about Moodle’s coding style. Tim Hunt and Eloy Lafuente are maintaining the Code Checker plugin which works for all Moodle 2.0+ versions.

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Update – Moodle at Open University – Ten years and onwards @OpenUniversity #Moodle #JennyMGrey

April 27th, 2016

Earlier this month we have shared the presentation by Jenny Gray – Head of Centre of Excellence (Technical), IT Architecture at Open University about the journey of Open University with Moodle in last decade.

The keynote speech delivered by Jenny Gray during the MoodleMoot Ireland UK 2016 (#MootIEUK16) is available online and is embedded below: Read More

Missed #Moodledev meeting yesterday – Competency based education coming in Moodle 3.1

February 18th, 2016

Moodle Developer Meeting was organized yesterday and a lot of issues were discussed in the meeting like:

  • Competency Based Education in Moodle 3.1
  • Moodle Mobile and Integration
  • User Interface and stability
  • Moodle Developer course
  • Improvements in the Moodle Quiz

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Next Moodle Developer meeting on tomorrow 17 Feb 13:00 UTC #Moodledev

February 16th, 2016

Next Moodle community developer meeting will be held on 17 February 2016 from 13:00 UTC. The agenda for the developer meeting is as follows:

  • What does the launch of the Moodle Association mean for Moodle developers? – Martin Dougiamas, HQ
  • Competency based education – new subsystem coming to Moodle 3.1 – Damyon Wiese, HQ
  • Reusable element for inline name editing (MDL-51802) – Marina Glancy, HQ
  • Latest forms library improvements / development (MDL-52715) – Adrian Greeve, HQ
  • Recent changes to the quiz: Theme developers be aware – Tim Hunt, OU
  • Plans for supporting Moodle plugins in the mobile app – Juan Leyva, HQ

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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

Discussion – The difference between online learning and classroom based computer generated material

October 30th, 2015

From last few days, a very good discussion is going on about the difference between online learning and classroom based computer generated material.

The forum thread has seen a lot of posts by famous Moodlers like Matt Bury,Tim Hunt, Viswanath Ratnaweera etc. on using the computer generated material in the Moodle like presentations. Read More

Moodle Tracker Issue – Add the OU drag-and-drop questions to Moodle core : MDL-47494

September 18th, 2015

Drag and Drop questions developed by Open University are very popular question types among the Moodle plugins database in the question type category. There is a Moodle Tracker issue opened last year to put all Drag and Drop question plugins into Moodle Core i.e. MDL-47494. Read More

67 Videos from iMoot 2014 are available #imoot14

August 27th, 2015

More than 65 videos from iMoot 2014 the online moodle conference are made available on youtube by Pukunui, Moodle Partner behind the event. The video playlist includes a lot of interesting videos and below is the list of videos which I liked: Read More

Presentation – Extending Moodle’ question type abilities

July 10th, 2015

Here is a very nice presentation and the webinar video shared by Andy Mann which shows the question type abilities of Moodle and how to use the Drag and Drop Markers, Drag and Drop into Image, Drag and Drop into Text, Pattern Match, Gapfill & OU Multiple Response types of questions.

Here is the embedded presentation and this one is the direct link to the presentation. Read More