My Moodle 2.7 theme on an iPhone

I have been building my own Moodle 2.7 theme, and here are some screenshots of it. The screenshot below show the theme running on an iPhone 5. Once I have clicked the icon, an animation runs a transition between the current screen and the new screen. I have this theme running on a public server,…

Setting a page layout

I have been working on my own theme, and ended up breaking Moodle…  just a little. When viewing my messages (/message/index.php?user1=2&user2=3), I discovered that the layout had gotten out of wack. I somehow had two side-pre columns – one beneath the other. Long story short I fixed it by doing the following. First I found out…

Moodle 2.7 Videos

Below are some links to videos produced by the chaps at Moodle showing the new features.   Overview Scheduled Tasks Assignments Atto editor Logging Themes Conditional Activities  

Moodle 2.7 Released

The below content comes from the Moodle.org (http://docs.moodle.org/27/en/New_features) and provides a high level overview of the new features in Moodle 2.7. Some updates of particular interest to me being the ATTO editor and the Restricted Access. The restrictive access feature allows for conditional branching of students thus providing alternate learning paths. Activities can be created and…

Adding an accordion component

One of the changes to Moodle 2.7 is a new ATTO editor for adding content straight into Moodle. Since my adaptive content tool (ACT) was based on the previous editor (tinymce), I decided to do a little code re-write and make it available for the new editor. While re-writing the code, I also realized that I…

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…

Merging two Moodle sites

The other day I was asked if it would be possible to merge a number of Moodle sites into a single Master Moodle site. Well I gave it some thought. Considered all the relationships between the different database tables, what conflicts there might be, and how one would handle there. I finally concluded that it…

5 countries and a little SCORM

Today was a good day. In the space of 8 hours we spoke to client in 6 different countries. Multi-lingual LMS and CMS are no longer the exception to us. We take platform integration with existing or proposed systems as a given. Building a stand-along Moodle in English may mean you are not covering enough…

Moodle bootstrapbase

Yesterday I ran into a problem with the custom menu on my Moodle 2.6 site not working. Try as I may, I could not get the dropdown menu to appear when hovering over the parent. I was using Clean as my base theme, which extends Bootstrapbase for additional functionality, including the top navigation. I started…

Editing a component

In my previous post I showed a short movie on how to create content using our responsive authoring tool. I thought I would break the process down a little more in this post and show you how easy it is to edit a component. Each component has four basic controls, namely: Help – Hover over…