Moodle and NetBeans

I have been using NetBeans while for a while now as my IDE of choice, specifically when writing code for Moodle. The one thing I don’t do, is spend a lot of time customising the IDE. The one thing I did pick up though was creating shortcuts – like the ones you would use in…

What Is SafeAssign, And Will Moodle Fall Prey To A Plagiarism Epidemic Without It?

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2017/what-is-safeassign-and-will-moodle-fall-prey-to-a-plagiarism-epidemic-without-it/ http://blog.blackboard.com/exciting-plans-for-safeassign-bringing-originality-reporting-to-moodlerooms/ Some plagiarism services help educators penalize cheating. Blackboard’s SafeAssign “promotes originality.” A recent press release announces the upcoming availability of SafeAssign in Moodlerooms and Moodle in early 2018. Much like the other plagiarism services out there, SafeAssign matches student submissions against a comprehensive database of academic works. The product seems to be attuned to…

IMS Global Launches LTI Advantage Program

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2017/ims-global-launches-lti-advantage-program/ https://www.imsglobal.org/lti-advantage-overview The Learning Tools Interoperability standard (LTI) is a promising common language for platforms that host “tools,” or applications that can be part of a technology-based learning intervention. Under LTI, a system like Moodle can offer students activities hosted somewhere else online, get data about their performance and scores on those external activities, and incorporate it…

What It Means For Moodle That LMS Competitor Canvas Reached A Billion-Dollar Valuation

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2017/what-it-means-for-moodle-that-lms-competitor-canvas-reached-a-billion-dollar-valuation/ “This is a Canvas” by bixentro is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Instructure, the Salt Lake City-based parent company of Canvas, just reached $1 billion USD in market valuation. As per Silicon Slopes, co-founders Devin Daley and Brian Whitmer met at a 2008 startup class by Josh Coates, who would become Instructure’s first investor and…

H5P Project November Updates – New content types and Accessibility improvements

Source: https://www.moodleworld.com/h5p-project-november-updates-new-content-types-accessibility-improvements/  H5P project is getting popular with each passing day due to its awesome community and flexibility to create interactive content with platform independence. You can create all types of interactive content items using H5P. All you need is a browser on your device and you are all set to go. In the November month…

Digital Home School Moodle Update 2

Source: http://lewiscarr.co.uk/2017/11/digital-home-school-moodle-update-2/  Posted on November 3, 2017 by Lewis Carr Video Player Today I made a short video to show the progress I made this week on my Moodle home school. I simplified the whole login process and the children are  taken directly to their dashboard (or Springboard) as I’m naming it. Moodle then randomly picks 4 topics from 4 key…

SMS Notifier issue – Moodle 3.2

A client of mine uses the SMS Notifier block with Clickatell to send messages to their students. Recently they ran into a small issue whereby only the first word of the message was being sent to the users phone. If you debug the message being sent /blocks/sms/lib.php – line 156, you will notice that the…

error/invalidmssqlnativetype

I wrote a plugin for a client that worked perfectly on my localhost LAMP installation, but failed when running on their production site that uses MSSQL as the database. The error occurred when setting the status of a column in the database to ‘1’. Viewing the insert does not reveal to much, so at first…