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…

Moodle versions in git

Source: Moodle Tips https://www.moodletips.com/moodle-versions-in-git/ All versions of Moodle are appropriately tagged in the Moodle git repository (git://git.moodle.org/moodle.git) so you can use the following to show the commits that relate to each version. Just a note too that major versions are branched using the convention MOODLE_XX_STABLE where XX is the version e.g. MOODLE_36_STABLE for Moodle 3.6. This gives you something…

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.…