Creating Content for Novice Learners

From SHIFT’s eLearning Blog by Marcela Martínez Ibarra URL: http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog/elearning-tips-creating-content-for-novice-learners As eLearning professionals we want to take our students on a learning adventure where they come out on the other side brimming with knowledge, inspiration and staggering awe for their superhero-like trainer. Ok, maybe these goals might be a tad unrealistic. Even the best eLearning designers can…

Factors to Consider when Assessing the Cost of Custom eLearning Content Development

From eLearning Industry by Christopher Pappas URL: http://elearningindustry.com/cost-of-custom-elearning-content-development In this article, I will go over the factors that come into play when determining the overall cost of custom eLearning content, regardless of whether you are in the private education or corporate training sector, so that you can get an accurate idea of how much of your budget…

Light-box in Articulate Storyline: Easy Way to Display Additional Content in E-learning Courses

From CommLab India by Darshan Dudhagundi URL: http://blog.commlabindia.com/elearning-development/lightbox-in-articulate? Is your screen filled with content and has no space for more? Are you looking for an easy way to display this additional content? Articulate Storyline gives you the solution for this problem. While surfing the Internet, you might have come across pop-ups which display videos, image slideshows, advertisements…

Responsive content in Moodle

I guess when it comes to creating content that is responsive to the device it is being displayed on, there are a few requirements. Possibly and in no particular order: SCORM compliant Easy to use Offer a number of interactive components Customisable I am sure there are a few more that I have forgotten. Maybe…

UAT at last

After many months of development, we have finally reached the first round of UAT testing on our latest Moodle site. It always feels good to get to the UAT stage, even if the client returns with a bug list or change requests. The whole point of the UAT is exactly that. Truth be told I…

Best Free Themes For Moodle LMS — 2019 Summer Cut Update

Source: https://www.lmspulse.com/2019/best-moodle-themes-summer-cut/ By Cristian T. Duque -July 11, 2019 Welcome to yet another exciting time for Open Source Beauty lovers! Below you will check out the community’s picks for Moodle themes, one of the best reasons why Moodle is the top LMS worldwide. These themes have gained the raving love of the community for being modern, high-performing,…

Create Awesome Course Layouts With These Top 11 Moodle Course Formats (2019 Updated)

Source: https://www.lmspulse.com/2019/moodle-top-course-formats-plugins/ By Jaswinder Singh -June 23, 2019 Updated on June 23rd, 2019. Since we last checked, the Grid course format skyrocketed in popularity. Here are the top 10 Course Format plugins by downloads in the last 12 months: Grid (11,873 downloads in the past 12 months) Collapsed Topics (10,650) Onetopic (10,607) Buttons (7,045) Tiles (5,556) Flexible…

Giving Moodle a “Boost”

Over the weekend I read a post on LMS Pulse ( https://www.lmspulse.com/2019/ugly-lms/ ) entitled, “Is The LMS Ugly?”.   In the article the author mentions that 80% of people surveyed found some form of dissatisfaction with Moodle. When talking to my own clients they often tell me that they want a Moodle site, that does…

Dangerous Vulnerability Found In Moodle 3.6.3, Earlier Versions Potentially Affected, Issue Not Yet Fix

Source: https://www.lmspulse.com/2019/dangerous-vulnerability-found-in-moodle-3-6-3-earlier-versions-potentially-affected-issue-not-yet-fix/ On April 28th, a vulnerability affecting Moodle 3.6.3 was documented by ethical hacker from Turkey Özkan Mustafa, aka AKKUŞ on his Pentest Blog. LMSPulse@lmspulse URGENT: Review the Admin roles in your #Moodle site ASAP CVE-2019-11631 High Severity vulnerability found Özkan Mustafa Akkuş@ehakkus (CVE-2019-11631) In Moodle 3.6.3 and in prior versions, the plugin installation area…

Calculating the total number of forum posts from the course logs in Moodle

Source: https://turn-editing-on.blogspot.com/2019/04/calculating-total-number-of-forum-posts-from-course-logs-in-moodle.html Posted by Ravi Murugesan The course logs in Moodle contains a treasure trove of data for learning analytics. One of the numerous data points in the logs pertains to the forums in the course. If you’d like to calculate the total number of posts learners have made on the forums, how many posts were…