The 20 Must-Have Moodle Plugins
AUGUST 23, 2016
One of the greatest thing about Moodle’s Open-Source framework, other than the cost savings, is the ability to customize your online courses to your exact specifications. Hundreds of custom third-party plugins are offered for free by Moodle contributors, which once installed, can change the look, feel and functionality of your Moodle to suit your organizations personal learning requirements.
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
JoomlaLMS and Moodle Comparison [Updated]
AUGUST 17, 2015
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
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 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.
Third #Moodle #MOOC with Nellie Deutsch
JANUARY 28, 2014
On 1 Febuary 2014 the third version of a wonderful course on Moodle will start and engage learners from around the world. The supporting platform is Wiziq, using Moodle. It is free, it is available and it is happening this February. More information on the Wiziq Moodle site. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching through Moodle.
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.
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.
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
#Moodle #Mobile, the follow up action is called Moodbile
JANUARY 3, 2011
Mid March 2010 some of us volunteers got together and started to work on Moodle for iPhone. After the initial excitement, different people realized that if we wanted to get Moodle mobile, a lot needed to be addressed, including cleaning up the existing code, adding php-recoding, starting native apps. moodle iphone moodle mobile iphone coding
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.
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
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.
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!
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?
Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 4: My Free MoodleCloud site - Getting Started
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Have you taken a Moodle class or studied on your own? Ready to try Moodle for real? The Moodle organization has been nice enough to provide a free space for hosting your own Moodle site: MoodleCloud. Like most truly free items, there are constraints and catches, but these for the most part do not limit what you can do - and you can always move on to paid hosting if your site gets "too big" in some sense. small course, Introduction to Moodle, is included - you can, and should, add some courses of your own. Courseware e-Learning Moodle
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!!
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.
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.
Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 5: MoodleCloud Site Navigation
OCTOBER 18, 2015
Note that, although this is a free site, it is a fully functioning Moodle site, so the home page should look familiar. Now notice that one course is created for you when your site is built: Introduction to Moodle. Next up : Adding a course to your site - the easy way - restore a course from a backup, such as your backup from Teaching with Moodle. Courseware e-Learning MoodleOK - you've created your own MoodleCloud site. Here are a few things you may want to do prior to creating your own courses, or restoring a course from a backup. Turn editing off for now.
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.
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.
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.
Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 1: Entering the Moodlesphere
JULY 28, 2015
number of years back, I briefly took a look at the Moodle open-source online learning platform, and have kept up a light interest in the subject. Then it happened - earlier this month, Dr. Nellie Deutsch, founder and CEO at IT4ALL, posted a link on LinkedIn to obtain a free Moodle site via MoodleCloud. then came across a free Teaching with Moodle MOOC course that will get me started - and - this course starts in two weeks. As I progress through my Moodle experiences, I will add chapters on this blog to this adventure story. Courseware eLearning Moodle
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 – 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?
What makes a good online learning experience?
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 17, 2015
Here’s a few items I think the list needs, feel free to add your own ideas in the comments field below: Presentation : Is the student able to relate to the subject and the presenter / educator? This is not always easy as the platform (Blackboard, Moodle, FutureLearn, Udacity, etc.) Online, things are different. of days or even weeks. and what you can use, where, and why.
Moodle Pros and Cons Update
JUNE 1, 2010
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.
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
Yes, mobile moodle for iPhone is eminent, we will release open source code soon
FEBRUARY 25, 2010
the Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt (IMTAvH) in Lima and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp) was working on something special: a mobile moodle for iPhone. Yes, I am not kidding, look at Mobile moodle's monthly newsletter here to see the excitement rising. They started exchanging notes on the mobile moodle forum and only in an amazing 1 (one!)
Free trial year for reviewing #cloud #training option
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
great thing is, the LearningStone visionaries offer a one year free trial (IF you share your review after that one year)! Google apps, SharePoint, Moodle, and other cumbersome tools to let their trainees know when to come to courses, where to find material, and how to learn, as well as for offering a private platform to communicate with each other during and after training.
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
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.