MoodleCloud | Free Moodle Hosting for Single Classroom Installations
JULY 7, 2015
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?
JUNE 16, 2015
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
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin| I Heart Moodle Series
JUNE 10, 2015
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
Moodle Plugins – The Face-to-Face Plugin
OCTOBER 13, 2015
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.
Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?
AUGUST 28, 2015
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.
Why You Should Upgrade to Moodle 2.9
JUNE 8, 2015
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
Open Source Does Not Mean Free. Moodle Anyone?
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
I constantly come across clients who seem to be very impressed by the free tag that Moodle comes with. What clients fail to realize, initially at least, is that there’s no such thing as ‘free lunch’ And there will never be. Learning Management Cost Of Open Source LMS Free (Open Source) LMS Open Source Does Not Mean Free Open Source is Not Cheap open source LMS It is both disappointing and funny at the same time. think clients falsely […].
Moodle 2.5 running and OK
MAY 3, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
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.
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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
Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles
MARCH 31, 2014
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.
New Features of Moodle 3.1 that Make it the Favorite of Learning Experts
OCTOBER 20, 2016
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
JUNE 2, 2015
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.
Capitalize on the CRM-LMS Combined Functionality with Moodle Salesforce Integration
DECEMBER 28, 2015
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.
Why MOODLE Is the Most Widely Used LMS
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
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
JANUARY 13, 2016
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
JULY 22, 2015
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?
Thinking Moodle Theme Design
MARCH 4, 2013
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!!
Moodle – The Most Popular LMS of 2016: What Makes it So?
JULY 17, 2016
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?
Why Easygenerator will launch a free edition of her authoring software
Challenge to Learn
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
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.
The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!
APRIL 29, 2010
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
JANUARY 17, 2011
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.
Running Turnitin for Moodle
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
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.
The Top 5 Free Learning Management Platforms
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
To deal with financial constraints, several companies are opting for free learning software, and these include Learning Management Systems (LMSs). Most developers of free learning management platforms offer their products free of charge to companies who don’t use these platforms to sell courses. What are the most popular free LMSs? MOODLE. Jim is in a fix. Sakai.
Why MOODLE Is the Best Course Management Software
JANUARY 31, 2017
One of the most widely used software applications for managing courses is MOODLE (Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment), which is power-packed with various features. MOODLE is an open-source software application , and this means you need not pay any licensing fees to manage your courses. This makes MOODLE very cost-effective compared to proprietary CMSs.
Webinar on Integrating Raptivity with other eLearning Tools
JUNE 2, 2016
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
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
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
Open Source is Not Cheap, Leave Alone Free
MAY 11, 2011
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.
Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”
AUGUST 31, 2009
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.
Innovation in e-Learning : Gamification in Moodle
JUNE 3, 2016
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.
3 Reasons Why WordPress is Better than Moodle
MARCH 22, 2012
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
SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
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.
Upgrading to Moodle 3
JULY 22, 2016
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
Best Moodle Plugins for Gamification – A Curated List
JUNE 16, 2016
This blog post is borne out of requests sent in by the attendees of the Moodle Gamification webinar, conducted on June 14th, 2016. They had asked us to send in a list of best plugins for gamification of Moodle. We’ve curated a list of 8 best plugins available for Moodle Gamification. Moodle Plugins for Gamification. 1. This plugin enables you to add badges in Moodle.