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.
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. A 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. Here is why you should upgrade Moodle 2.6 (or
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. I 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). The reason I state “free” open source, is because “open source” itself is not necessarily free.
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. 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. Of course if you are running Moodle yourselves then you will no doubt also be running other integrated applications and in our case that’s LAMS and Mahara. 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. 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
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!! a nd Moodle 2.0.
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. 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? Pat comes the reply, “It is free”. Open Source LMS.
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. 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? You can find the template used in this demo in our Free Library. Sign up now!
10 Popular MOODLE Plugins for Workplace Learning
MARCH 14, 2017
Being an open-source Learning Management System (LMS), Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment ( MOODLE ) has become popular and stands out amidst other learning management systems. It has a wide-ranging directory of free plugins, and add-ons to make trainers’ and users’ lives easy. Here are 10 popular MOODLE plugins, based on user likes and preferences. Level up!
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.
Moodle in Corporate eLearning Mirrors Higher Education Trends by Brian Carlson
Learning Solutions Magazine
MARCH 26, 2017
In late February 2017, Moodle marked a historic milestone by surpassing over 100 million registered users worldwide who are utilizing the free open-source system through approximately 100,000 individual installations in both K-20 and professional education instances in governments, corporations, and nonprofits. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Systems Training Strategies
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. Recently a colleague of mine pointed me to the prices of Moodle and a re-branded Moodle being offered by a leading vendor in the UK.
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. If you’d like a copy of our session slides - or a link to our Moodle site, please feel free to sownload my notes: moodle_08272009_sessionnotes. After Effects, Acrobat, CS4, etc).
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.
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 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? Moodle is a major player, but that doesn’t always equate to the best option. But I can think of three immediate reasons why I would choose a WordPress LMS over Moodle – hear me out: 1. But hey, it could be better.