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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

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

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.

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

Open Source Does Not Mean Free. Moodle Anyone?

Upside Learning

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?

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.

Third #Moodle #MOOC with Nellie Deutsch

Ignatia Webs

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.

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 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

#Moodle #Mobile, the follow up action is called Moodbile

Ignatia Webs

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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!

Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 4: My Free MoodleCloud site - Getting Started

Courseware Development

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

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!!

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.

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.

Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 5: MoodleCloud Site Navigation

Courseware Development

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

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.

Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 1: Entering the Moodlesphere

Courseware Development

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

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.

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

What makes a good online learning experience?

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

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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.

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

Yes, mobile moodle for iPhone is eminent, we will release open source code soon

Ignatia Webs

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

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?

Create #mobile #quizzes free & paid options for #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

If you have any questions, feel free to use the same ask-me box on the right side of my blog, if possible I pour the answer into a blogpost. An example of a mobile quiz option for Moodle is Mobile Study For mobile authoring tools, look at the end of this blogpost, for a free and easy mobile quiz tutorial just read the following section.

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