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…

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…

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…

Moodle In Blackboard’s Reflections On 20 Years Of Learning Technology

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/moodle-in-blackboards-reflections-on-20-years-of-learning-technology/ “thinker” by jmettraux is licensed under CC BY 2.0 According to CEO Bill Ballhaus, Blackboard Learn is “the most complete and robust LMS available on the market today.” The past 20 years of Blackboard are summarized as: a digital environment that has now become second nature, a layer of interaction that guarantees intuitiveness and inclusiveness, so no peer…

Articulate 360 Adds New Features at a Rapid Pace

Source: Articulate 360 Adds New Features at a Rapid Pace : Learning Solutions Magazine “‘With our new subscription model, we’re getting highly valuable features into customers’ hands faster than ever,’ says Articulate CEO Adam Schwartz. ‘In the two quarters since launch, we’ve already shipped more than 35 new features for Articulate 360, and there’s a…