Wanted: Moodle Site Admins for GDPR-compliance testing

Source: https://moodle.com/2018/02/01/wanted-moodle-site-admins-gdpr-compliance-testing/ Moodlers in the European Union (and others who are interested), we’ve been working on supporting Moodle to be GDPR compliant and recently released a plan for this. Moodle HQ developers have been working with the community, a specialist lawyer and our own UX team to develop a set of features (initially implemented as plugins) which…

9 Moodle Plugins To Spur A More Quantified Teaching Practice In 2018

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/9-moodle-plugins-to-spur-a-more-quantified-teaching-practice-in-2018/ “Quantified self” by Christopher Michel is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Not all of education’s most pressing questions have answers in the form of tidy sets of numbers that are easy to graph and scrutinize. This could be part of the reason analytics could actually kick off a “qualitative renaissance” of sorts within Moodle. But,…

Forging a path with competency-based education in Moodle

Source: https://moodle.com/2018/01/24/forging-path-competency-based-education-moodle/ Moodlers, are you interested in competency-based education (CBE)? For those not familiar with CBE, simply put, it refers to assessment systems which are based on learners demonstrating what they have learned and the knowledge and the skills required. CBE has been referred to as one of the “next big things” in edtech! Many organisations…

The Best Moodle Theme Of The Year Continues To Dazzle In 2018

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/the-best-moodle-theme-of-the-year-continues-to-dazzle-in-2018/ “Fordson,” the #1 Moodle theme of 2017 according to our readers, has never been one to rest on its laurels. With a bold new top bar to double as a course navigation and management headquarters, Chris Kenniburg and the development team at the Dearborn School District continue to push the envelope on a highly customizable…

Find Your Way Around Moodle 3.4 With This Official Playlist

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/find-your-way-around-moodle-3-4-with-this-official-playlist/ If you cannot follow the official “Learn Moodle 3.4 Basics” MOOC to completion, or are interested in helping others get introduced to Moodle and its newest features, Moodle HQ has released a 32-video training playlist, its largest yet. Borrowing the layout of previous courses, the Moodle 3.4 videos begin with “Finding your way around: Moodle…

Enhanced Analytics Tools, Moodle Users Association’s First Voted In Project For 2018

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/enhanced-analytics-tools-moodle-users-associations-first-voted-in-project-for-2018/  https://moodleassociation.org/mod/page/view.php?id=548 With a comfortable advantage over 7 other titles including “UX Redesign for Course Restore” and “Advanced Grading for Workshop” (second and third, with over 20,000 votes each), the project “Fix analytical tools for random quiz questions for consistency across use cases” has been voted as the Moodle Users Association’s (MUA) focus of the 2017 July-December…

Gamification, Moodle, And You (And Moodle HQ’s Adrian Greeve) in 2018

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/gamification-moodle-and-you-and-moodle-hqs-adrian-greeve-in-2018/ Ever since the early 2010s when gamification began permeating more aspects of user interactions, the Moodle community started to show its interest, excitement, and healthy skepticism about the possibility of adding a “game layer” on top of education. Moodle HQ’s Adrian Greeve has been a witness of its ebbs and flows, he shares in an interview for moodle.com. For him it…

Improve your Moodle experience by attending one of these FREE webinars:

Source: http://www.moodlenews.com/moodlenews-webinar-landing-page/ Live Webinar: 4 Emerging LMS Fundamentals You Need to Know About The Webinar: The LMS journey can be unruly with many paths either leading you astray or closer to your goal. Why waste your time when we have already explored and identified paths that pioneer sustained performance above and beyond the next year. At…

How can Moodle’s Gradebook improve the platform’s usability for teachers?

Source: https://moodle.com/2018/01/05/can-moodles-gradebook-improve-platforms-usability-teachers/ January 5, 2018 Did you know each course in Moodle has its own gradebook which can be accessed from the grades link in the navigation drawer? The gradebook contains the grades for each student in the course. By default, students and teachers can see this link and students can use it to can access…