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MoodleCloud | Free Moodle Hosting for Single Classroom Installations

Lambda Solutions

Yesterday Moodle released MoodleCloud designed specifically to help educators that are looking for small installations of Moodle. Intended for teachers who are looking to implement online learning to 50 users or less, MoodleCloud provides a free Moodle Hosting site for those who are working with no budget. Moodle hostingCalling all educators!

What is Moodle LMS?

Lambda Solutions

What is Moodle LMS? Moodle LMS is the world’s most popular and most used learning management system. Because it is open source and free to download. With 68 million users and 55,000 Moodle sites deployed worldwide, Moodle is a user-friendly eLearning platform that serves the learning and training needs of people from all types of institutions. Moodle

Moodle Plugins – The Face-to-Face Plugin

Lambda Solutions

Hundreds of custom third-party plugins are offered for free by Moodle plugin contributors. Much like WordPress Plugins, Moodle plugins, once installed, change the look, feel and functionality of your LMS site to suit your requirements. Moodle’s category of available plugins is long and growing daily.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin| I Heart Moodle Series

Lambda Solutions

How Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Reduced Bullying in Schools by 49% with Moodle. Educating over 95,000 students, teachers and parents on Moodle, CHW’s free, fun, and interactive eLearning programs exemplify proven success in decreasing bullying, injuries, obesity and drug use. Moodle Moodle Reporting I Heart Moodle

JoomlaLMS and Moodle Comparison [Updated]

JoomlaLMS

So it is not surprising that we are constantly asked how JoomlaLMS is different from other free Learning Management Systems, particularly Moodle. When people start looking for LMS, the price question becomes a primary criterion to consider. wide functionality, considerate support and even the simplicity of usage pass into the background. Blog articles

Why You Should Upgrade to Moodle 2.9

Lambda Solutions

We announced last month that Moodle 2.9 With this new version came the announcement that Moodle 2.6 As software experts, we understand how crucial it is to operate on a secure, bug free, and well functioning Moodle site. It is encouraged for Moodle users to upgrade to a safer, more secure version of Moodle. Moodle 2.6 Moodle 2.9

Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?

Paradiso

Moodle vs Totara: Understanding the differences. Anyone who has spent even a fraction of time looking into the world of elearning and the learning management system will have come across the rather abstract names of Moodle and Totara. Moodle has gone through a number of iterations in its 15 year trajectory – from Moodle 1.0 in 2002 to version 3.0 Hierarchies.

Moodle 2.5 running and OK

Moodle Journal

Well we have a Moodle 2.5 As we have been using a system of certification for training for the Moodle courses that I run here at the College using Bronze, Silver and Gold, I thought lets give badges a try and that worked really smooth also, a nice surprise for the other members of the course when they next logged-in. If you have been following this blog at all then will have come across my posts for links to free tools, and I recently came across an extremely nice list of 321 no less, and so I am sharing that source with you here. All in all then looking good, very good.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. 100% free but with limited features (if you want those gone you pay for it). 100% free but with limitations (and you cannot upgrade – some ATs actually do this – with the goal of you buying another of their products). Hence, the word “free” All the systems below are 100% free open source systems. Feel free to marvel. 

Migrating Moodle

Moodle Journal

The last couple of weeks including the usual half term have certainly been busy given that we took the opportunity to move a Moodle vle from a Linux to Windows platform. I can now say that apart from a couple of misplaced course units and what appears to be an issue with the odd mime type the whole exercise has run very smoothly. Being a merged college as we are, we now have two instances of the Moodle running on a single server and it all seems to be holding up extremely well. Please feel free to comment on these postings, regards Barrys

New Features of Moodle 3.1 that Make it the Favorite of Learning Experts

CommLab India

Moodle, the open source Learning Management System (LMS) released its latest version – 3.1 – in May 2016. Watch this video for an overview of the features of Moodle 3.1. Now, let’s get into the details of new features  in  Moodle’s latest version. 1. Moodle 3.1 The ‘ Publish as LTI ‘ tool in Moodle 3.1 The global search option in Moodle 3.1

Multi-Tenancy in Moodle

Moodle Journal

Have I considered Multi-tenancy for our Moodle, my quick response to that question was no, actually a new one on me, though I ask are you already a Moodle mutli-tenancy site? If all this grabs your interest then follow this link From Lambda Solutions and read some more, there is even a free white paper on the subject. And the shed load of admin work that with it.

Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

As you prepare your LMS discovery you might be thinking to yourself, perhaps I  should get those free ones, you know like “Moodle”   And it would understandable to think that way, after all you just sat in a panel session where people from big name companies created their own LMS – and tell you that is the way to do it (which happened at a trade show last year). Or you may have read an article or seen a webinar recently, promoting the idea that free is the best way to go – for total control and unlimited users without paying for them.  Has ads.

Why MOODLE Is the Most Widely Used LMS

CommLab India

One of the most widely used LMSs is Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (MOODLE). Let us now look at a few features of MOODLE that make it the preferred choice of the corporate training world. MOODLE is an open-source LMS. The developers of MOODLE provide full access to its code and do not charge users if they use their product for non-commercial purposes.

OpenEd.com's Learning Library Now Integrates with Moodle Learning Management System

Lambda Solutions

OpenEd.com, the world’s largest archive of free K-12 educational material, recently announced that their library of over a million resources will now be integrated with select learning management systems, including Moodle LMS. blended learning e-learning tools

How to Put an eLearning Brothers Template into Moodle

eLearning Brothers

This quick-start guide will walk through how to take one of our Moodle course templates and put it into the Moodle LMS.  We’ve had some requests for this and hopefully you’ll find it helpful. For Moodle pros who have ever done something similar to this, please share your expertise and experience in the comments. Don’t have a free account yet?

Moodle – The Most Popular LMS of 2016: What Makes it So?

CommLab India

According to a report by Capterra, Moodle is the most popular Learning Management System in the world, when the number of users is taken into account. I am sure that sounded sweet if you are already using it. In case, you are not, there is no harm going through this blog to know why Moodle is one of the most popular LMSs in the world. What makes Moodle the most popular LMS?

Thinking Moodle Theme Design

Moodle Journal

The themes features are free and cover a wide range of curriculum area defaults, and when it comes to installing the theme, there are short video tutorials that will guide through the process. If you are feeling really creative then Themato Web Moodle Theme Engine may well be the solution. Watch out this space, Moodle UI is gonna get richer in interaction!!

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Moodle is a good LMS with which has grown over the years and offers a host of functionality and features that are very useful to have in an LMS. Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? Nothing else!

Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

This time I’m exploring whether it is possible for one of the world’s most popular academic virtual learning environments, Moodle, to be adapted to suit the needs of corporates. So it has been more than a little surprising to me over the past few years to see Moodle, an open-source VLE, used so enthusiastically by corporates. Various companies have offered customisation of Moodle to make it fit better to corporate needs, but TotaraLMS is the first example (as far as I know) of an out-of-the-box Moodle implementation designed wholly for corporate needs.

Capitalize on the CRM-LMS Combined Functionality with Moodle Salesforce Integration

Paradiso

There mustn’t be a single soul in the e-learning arena who doesn’t know about Moodle ( Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment ). It’s a free, open source e-learning platform that packs in a robust set of teaching and learning tools. Mix this widespread use of Salesforce CRM with the reputation of Moodle, and you get a potent Moodle Salesforce integration.

Running Turnitin for Moodle

Moodle Journal

There were some technical difficulties with getting the installation to actually work in our version of Moodle , but I am more than pleased to say that Turnitin were really helpful in getting over those problems. That’s all from me now, if you have any comments then as usual please feel free to post A busy half tern for me last week as it turned out because I was scheduled to deliver training for Turnitin to staff on the coming Monday, which is today. We finally had it up and running by Monday 28 Oct, so not a lot of time as it turned out to put those training materials together.

Why Easygenerator will launch a free edition of her authoring software

Challenge to Learn

We are in the final stages of launching a free edition of easygenerator; it will be available in the first half of October. The formal announcement of the launch of this free edition will be made through the easygenerator blog and website, so will all the details of available functionality. The table below shows you the main differences between the free and the subscription edition.

Open Source is Not Cheap, Leave Alone Free

Upside Learning

We’ve known this all along that Open Source is never cheap, leave alone free. We keep meeting prospects who are considering Moodle as their first LMS. The reason they say – it’s free or at best, comes at a low cost. The problem we find with it is that it’s often not a well researched decision and many of these clients may have to review their decision at a later stage.

Webinar on Integrating Raptivity with other eLearning Tools

Raptivity

We charted four widely used eLearning tools to complete the integration, the selected tools are: Articulate Storyline Adobe Captivate Microsoft PowerPoint Moodle Janhavi Padture, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, and Jamaica Glenn, Raptivity Valued Professional, from Raptivity team, will be leading this insightful webinar.

Scooping Links for Moodle

Moodle Journal

When it comes to presenting a course in Moodle I often find myself trying to think of alternatives to the default means of materials presentation through the links to documents and websites approach, and the other day I discovered Scoopit. If you are using Scoopit, have discovered other means to display your links then please feel free to comment

Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

Last week I hosted a webinar called “Come Moodle with Us: Straight Talk on Moodle as an LMS Solution.&# Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning. Example: I created a “course&# in Moodle called Adobe Max. Moodle is going to be a major help to us in developing employees and fostering informal learning.

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! want a FREE : Easy-to-use and secure Internet browser? Easy, Moodle Hosted LMS?

Upgrading to Moodle 3

Moodle Journal

As a Moodlerooms client we have recently been upgraded Moodle 3 here at the College and as such I have been particularly interested in some of the new features that come along with that. For even more information on the Moodle 3.x check out Moodle documentation here Thinking about performance, Moodle 3.0.1 That's all for this week, but do feel free to comment

3 Reasons Why WordPress is Better than Moodle

LearnDash

Taking a page out of the WordPress model, Moodle’s free and open-source offering is an attractive option for organizations big and small… but is it the best? But I can think of three immediate reasons why I would choose a WordPress LMS over Moodle – hear me out: 1. Social – This is an area that really stands out to me as far as why I would choose WordPress over Moodle.

Moodle LMS: Hot Potatoes is Now Free!

The E-Learning Curve

I blogged recently about the development of the Nanogong and the Riffly audio-visual plugins for Moodle 2.0. Today, I'm pleased to announce that an old - that is, well-established -Moodle plugin is now freely available. As a commercially-available utility, it offered well-rounded enhancements to the fairly basic Q-T capabilities of the Moodle platform. and for Mac OS X.

Innovation in e-Learning : Gamification in Moodle

Paradiso

Why Moodle Gamification? Hosted by Sach Chaudhari, with 15+ years of e-learning solutions experience, this webinar will explore what gamification is and how gamification can be used to create more meaningful, engaging and interactive e-Learning experiences in Moodle. Participation in the webinar is free, but registration is required due to the limited number of places. 3.

Moodle Pros and Cons Update

eLearning Blender

With all the hype surrounding the upcoming arrival of Moodle 2.0, I thought it might be a good time to revisit what we love and hate about Moodle 1.9. In a previous post, " Moodle Pros and Cons " I set out on a mission to build a robust list of Moodle Pros and Cons that would be a great resource to someone researching whether Moodle would fit their needs.

IMU Student Blogging Project to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle!

ZaidLearn

In addition to getting feedback from other class mates and evaluators, students voted for their favorite blog (using the Moodle poll feature) after the group presentation. simply came to class, asked them relevant questions, and explored possibilities from this awesome list of free learning tools they could use to create or reuse sizzling content for their blogs. Interestingly, Assoc.