Will You Help POET Review Plugins?

Will You Help POET Review Plugins?

As we reported on earlier this year in August, a group of major Moodle service providers (Blackboard, Remote-Learner, Lambda Solutions, and Nivel Siete) "launched a joint-working group initiative to advance the development, vetting and review of commercial and non-commercial 3rd party plugins for Moodle," called Partners of Open source Educational Technologies (POET). While that list of providers [...]

Presentation: Customizing Moodle Themes For Beginners

Presentation: Customizing Moodle Themes For Beginners

We've featured quite of bit of Gareth Barnard's work here on MoodleNews. And, for good reason, Gareth is not only a rock star developer, he also has that rare knack of being able to explain some of the most technical issues to anyone. Today's post features Gareth's presentation from the most recent iMoot earlier this month about how to customize a Moodle theme for beginners. The presentation [...]

Presentation: Snap Theme From MoodleRooms

Presentation: Snap Theme From MoodleRooms

Earlier this year we reported about a new open source theme on the street called Snap from Moodlerooms. It has a very clean and open interface built on Bootstrap 3.0 and, as emphasized in the presentation below, the theme was designed and built for mobile experience first, with desktop and other options secondary. You don't need to be a MoodleRooms client to use this theme, you just have to be [...]

Its Official: Instructure, Maker Of Canvas, Files S-1 To Go Public

Its Official: Instructure, Maker Of Canvas, Files S-1 To Go Public

Last August, we wrote that Instructure, maker of Canvas, was preparing for an IPO aimed at approximately a $500 million USD valuation. It is now official with the company filling form S-1 with the US Securities and exchange commission. While it hasn't been disclosed how many shares of common stock will be offered, the company intends to trade under the ticker "INST." The book for the offering [...]

Presentation: Stories From The Help Desk

Presentation: Stories From The Help Desk

I've been lucky enough to have spent several years on the helpdesk for a number of different technologies. The reason I say lucky is because there is no better way to develop a truly comprehensive knowledge about a technology and also fundamentally understand the user experience. Lindy Klein and Chris Mewburn of the Australian College of Nursing have nailed it in their presentation at [...]

Cool Lightweight Filtering With Collapsible Regions Plugin

Cool Lightweight Filtering With Collapsible Regions Plugin

If you're looking for a way to easily filter information, or simply keep some information hidden on the screen for a cleaner design you would do well to check out the Collapsible Regions Plugin. The syntax for creating Collapsible Regions is super simple: just add the tag {collapsible} around the section you want to hide with the non-hidden text in square brackets. Here's what it looks [...]

Table Editing Features Confirmed As Atto Update For 3.0

Table Editing Features Confirmed As Atto Update For 3.0

We were happy to read that it has been confirmed that the Table Editing Features improvement request has been added for release with Moodle 3.0 in the coming weeks. Perhaps as importantly, in the thread of this feature request, Martin Dougiamas, revealed a new process at Moodle HQ for deciding if and how items are added after freeze for a new release: We've only just this week instituted a [...]

Free Webinar: The Best Plugins For Delivering Blended Learning

Free Webinar: The Best Plugins For Delivering Blended Learning

Lambda Solutions will be hosting a free webinar focus on the best Moodle plugins to use for blended learning. The webinar will be hosted by Ben Young, who is the Director of Learning services at Lambda. The webinar will not be exclusively technology focused, however, and cover "the science" behind blended learning and specific techniques for incorporating blended learning into your content [...]

Have You Created A Checklist For Hiring A Moodle Developer?

Have You Created A Checklist For Hiring A Moodle Developer?

If you've decided that you need a Moodle developer (or two) to get your elearning project completed, make sure you're ready to bring them on to your project with this convenient checklist that was provided by Paradiso Solutions. Know your requirements It is a good idea to completely think through your project design before hiring a Moodle developer. You should know with relative certainty [...]

Get Ready: The Next Learn Moodle MOOC Is Scheduled For January 2016

Get Ready: The Next Learn Moodle MOOC Is Scheduled For January 2016

The next Learn Moodle MOOC is slated for January, 2016. It is already on our calendar here, but you should carve out time for yourself to make sure you don't miss this valuable event. Past MOOCs have received very positive feedback and, as we've recently written, the Moodle team is always taking on board feedback to constantly improve content, timing and presentation of the material. From [...]

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