Speaking The Same Language At First Moodle Learning Analytics Community Call, Coming Up

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/speaking-the-same-language-at-first-moodle-learning-analytics-community-call-coming-up/   Save the date. August 28th will be the time when the Moodle Learning Analytics Working Group (working title) will gather online for the first Community Call. In the agenda there are introductions, a call for R&D partnerships, and a “Setting up the ‘Community of Inquiry’ model” seminar. Also, to agree upon a few definitions. It could be a…

GDPR-Proof Your Plugin With Moodle’s Privacy API And This Screencast

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/gdpr-proof-your-plugin-with-moodles-privacy-api-and-this-screencast/ If you are interested in making your plugin compliant with GDPR and staying on the European Moodle admins’ friendly side, the latest screencast by Moodle HQ is a must-see. It guides you towards implementing the Privacy API, Moodle’s solution for a compliant process of personal data management and traceability. Plugins can use the Privacy…

Record Unlimited Audio And Video In Moodle 3.5, No Plugins Required

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/record-unlimited-audio-and-video-in-moodle-3-5-no-plugins-required/ The Atto text editor, one of the two Moodle offers by default, now comes with the ability to record audio and video straight from the editing interface, beginning in Moodle 3.5. When enabled, the Atto editor will feature two new buttons on the options bar. To enable access to your device’s microphone and camera,…

Implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in a Moodle Plugin – Part 4

Source: http://tandl.churchward.ca/2018/06/implementing-moodles-privacy-api-in_18.html   Continuing the series on implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in my questionnaire plugin, I will add code to handle all of the questionnaire data. I did my smaller test set, but now I need to get a fully working implementation. To start with, I need to add all of the potential response data to…

Implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in a Moodle Plugin – Part 3

Source: http://tandl.churchward.ca/2018/06/implementing-moodles-privacy-api-in_6.html Continuing the series on implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in my questionnaire plugin, I will add code to handle deletion of user data. The documentation indicates that there are two functions to implement. The delete_data_for_all_users_in_contexthandles deleting all users’ data for a provided context when a defined retention period has expired. The retention period is part of the new…

Implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in a Moodle Plugin – Part 2

Mike Churchward Source: http://tandl.churchward.ca/2018/06/implementing-moodles-privacy-api-in.html   In part 1, I began implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in my questionnaire plugin, in order to meet the requirements of the GDPR. In this post, I will add the specific code to do this. I have a skeleton file in place, that includes all of the class and function specifications that I…

Implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in a Moodle Plugin – Part 1

Source: http://tandl.churchward.ca/2018/05/implementing-moodles-privacy-api-in.html The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR has now come into effect. Essentially it is a regulation in EU law designed to protect the privacy of online data for individuals within the EU. As such, any online service providers who work within the EU, or have members from the EU, need to address their…

The surprising benefits of being a Moodle tester

I recently spent some time testing the next release of Moodle. This is the second time that I have tested a Moodle site, so I enjoyed it a little more. My first time round, I picked some safe, easy tests, and only did about 10 of them. I really wasn’t to sure exactly what to…

Gamification using Gomo

One of the content devs in my team has been testing out Gomo for a client. The reason for going with Gomo, is that the client wanted responsive, SCORM compliant content. They also had one additional requirement – gamification of the content. As an old Flash developer this would have been a walk in the…

Take An Early Look At The Expanded Question Bank Manager, Coming Along For Moodle 3.5

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/take-an-early-look-at-the-expanded-question-bank-manager-coming-along-for-moodle-3-5/ The brainchild of the Moodle Users Association, its first-half-of-2017 Project Development Cycle, and University of Alberta’s Trevor Jones, the “Expanded Question Bank Management” functionality is close to finished and will be a part of Moodle 3.5, set for a May release. A prototype is available at Moodle’s sandbox. We logged in as a test teacher to give it a…