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…

Upgrade error

Over the weekend I tried to upgrade an old Moodle site from 3.3.2 to 3.6.3. I had done an upgrade the previous day that went well, so felt a little reckless, and decided to do the upgrade in one jump. Something to note at this point – I inherited the site from someone else. The…

Hiding profile fields using CSS

Recently a client asked me to hide some of the profile fields on their site. Just hiding the field, or even setting the field to disabled is pretty easy, because of the field ID. But in their case they did not only want the field hidden, they also wanted the associated label hidden as well.…

Emails from Moodle site marked as spam or not delivered to some domains

Source: https://turn-editing-on.blogspot.com/2019/03/emails-from-moodle-site-marked-as-spam-or-not-delivered-some-domains.html So you have cron working on your Moodle site but you have the annoying problem of emails from your site being marked as spam or not getting delivered at all to some email domains. For example, they might be delivered to a Gmail address (even if they’re going to the spam folder) but not to…

Enrolments Ahoy! Check Out The Latest Moodle Plugins To Manage Students Sign-Ons

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/enrolments-ahoy-check-out-the-latest-moodle-plugins-to-manage-students-sign-ons/ Do you want your plugin, theme, Moodle site or custom development featured in MoodleNews Plugin Magazine’s Top of 2018? Contact us (Twitter, Facebook) for sharing your latest work with the community. The following selection lets you systematically add users between systems, authenticate them and more. You will look good doing it. They all have been…

Animated Badges And Team Leaderboards, Just The Latest In The People’s Gamification Solution Favorite Level Up!

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/animated-badges-and-team-leaderboards-just-the-latest-in-the-peoples-gamification-solution-favorite-level-up/ It is not easy to stand out in increasingly crowded fields. Pioneers of learning gamification tools find themselves so popular that waves of copy-cats follow after new launch. What are the top players to do? If they are true leaders in their field, they’ve been plotting their next act for a while, ready to…

Why Don’t We Just Start Over? Moodle Forum Beat

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/why-dont-we-just-start-over-moodle-forum-beat/ “Marmite” by SteveR- is licensed under CC BY 2.0 — You either love it or you hate it It is one of these discussions that appear every now and then, with intentions and quality of feedback from across the whole spectrum. In essence, would Moodle be better off starting anew, leaving a few engineers supporting the old system while…

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…