Dashboard – Courses

The previous post featured the landing page of the Dashboard. This post looks at the Course Details page and some of the elements on the page. I may have mentioned this before, but I guess it’s worth repeating. The purpose of the Dashboard is not to replace the current reports available in Moodle or Totara,…

Moodle dashboard – take 2

So in the past my previous versions of the Moodle Dashboard were all built using Adobe Flex and AMFPHP. The application was deployed to the users desktop as an AIR application, and they could run reports to their hearts content. Since then a few things have changed – and I decide the next version would…

NetBeans and Moodle

  So after been an Eclipse user for many years I finally made the switch NetBeans. One small thing about NetBeans bugged me. It would take forever to finish indexing a project (moodle site). Fortunately there is a fix for it. What If have found works for me, is to remove the moodledata directory from…

Finding the right PHP editor

Having moved to Windows 8, I found myself on the hunt for a new PHP editor. When doing project work I always turn to Eclipse PDT as my editor of choice. I don’t think it’s brilliant, but I am very comfortable using the UI. When not working in PHP, I use Flash Builder for some…

Determining the number of days between to UNIX timestamps

So I needed to know how many days there were between to UNIX timestamp values, and here is the code for those who may also need it. function dateDiffUnix($startDate) { echo ‘$start_date ‘.$startDate.’ – ‘.date(‘Y m d G:i:s’, $startDate).'<br />’; $endDate = time(); echo ‘$end_date ‘.$endDate.’ – ‘.date(‘Y m d G:i:s’, $endDate).'<br />’; $difference =…

Making a List item scroll

Have you ever wanted your List items to automatically scroll…. well I have. I am building a Flex application that shows the latest 10 items in a list container. I would like to cycle through the list once every 5 seconds, taking the last item and displaying it at the top. I am using AMFPHP…

iShop

After months of hard work, we are proud to say that the iShop is up and available for purchase! It’s a simple website with a shopping cart that has a customizable template. This allows you to showcase your products in an online shop without writing a single line of code. The framework around the iShop…

Moodle Offline #2

Just to recap on this topic. The question was asked, “Would it be possible to build an offline client for Moodle, and if so, how?” I previously looked at the different ways in which you could build a course, and then proceeded to discount them, leaving only Flash. You could build a standard ‘Topic’ course…

Moodle Off-Line Application

Someone asked me recently what the chances would be of building an offline client for Moodle. To be honest I had not thought about that, so I did. Moodle has three types of content essentially: Courses built using the Moodle authoring tool SCORM courses (including Authorware) Flash modules in the Moodle course To my mind…

iLite’s New Website

Happy New Year! It feels like yesterday that we were saying that to 2009. With the start of a New Year, we thought “what better way to start the year off than with a new website design”. And there you have it… It’s up and running. The design is slick, easy to load and all…