Implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in a Moodle Plugin – Part 1

Source: http://tandl.churchward.ca/2018/05/implementing-moodles-privacy-api-in.html The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR has now come into effect. Essentially it is a regulation in EU law designed to protect the privacy of online data for individuals within the EU. As such, any online service providers who work within the EU, or have members from the EU, need to address their…

Moodle 3.5 is released! GDPR is here!

Source: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=370798 Martin Dougiamas Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11:44 PM   Hi again! For every release since Moodle 1.0.7 in December 2002, I’ve posted a release announcement here in this forum with a picture of my kids in some creative pose related to the release.  We’ve all grown up together, and I have often called the…

Moodle DevJam in Barcelona

Source: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=370624 Hey everyone, We are inviting developers to attend a Moodle DevJam for the two days before the Moodlemoot in Barcelona where we are planning to help instruct developers on how to make their plugins Mobile App and Privacy API / GDPR compatible. The Devjam is planned to be held on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th June…

BREAKING: Moodle 3.5, Minor Releases Delayed

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/breaking-moodle-3-5-minor-releases-delayed/ Moodle HQ’s Sander Bengma has announced via the Moodle Forum that Moodle 3.5 and the accompanying minor releases Moodle 3.4.3 and Moodle 3.3.6 will not be available by the initially scheduled date of May 14. This major release comes with major new features, and, for the sake of ensuring a smooth experience, the decision to delay the release…

The surprising benefits of being a Moodle tester

I recently spent some time testing the next release of Moodle. This is the second time that I have tested a Moodle site, so I enjoyed it a little more. My first time round, I picked some safe, easy tests, and only did about 10 of them. I really wasn’t to sure exactly what to…

Made In Michigan ‘Fordson’ Theme Gets Ready For Moodle 3.5 Style ‘Shake-Up’

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/made-in-michigan-fordson-theme-gets-ready-for-moodle-3-5-style-shake-up/ A Moodle.com profile of the Dearborn School District, which serves some 21,000 K-12 students in the Greater Detroit area, describes IT leader Chris Kenniburg as a “Moodle guru,” in large part thanks to his work with “Fordson,” a free, powerful and highly customizable theme designed for a large K-12 community of students and teachers. For the upcoming Moodle 3.5, an upgrade…

Join Moodle Users Association’s Quest For Growth. MUA May Update

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/join-moodle-users-associations-quest-for-growth-mua-may-update/ MUA President Emma Richardson touches base with the community in her latest Association update. It suggests that thoughts about how to grow the membership are on the top of her mind. With the number of global Moodle users globally nearing the 130 million mark, it is no longer a question of who to bring in,…

Moodle has now grown to reach 100,000 registered sites: help us celebrate this milestone!

Source: https://moodle.com/news/100000-moodle-registered-sites/ Last week we shared five reasons to register your Moodle site and it looks like you, our global Moodle community, took note! We’re pleased to announce that Moodle has now surpassed the exciting milestones of over 100,000 registered sites and 130 million registered users! Every registered Moodle site gives us, Moodle HQ, a better picture of how…

Easily manage events and deadlines using Moodle’s calendar feature

Source: https://moodle.com/education/moodles-calendar-feature/ It is now easier than ever to manage events and deadlines efficiently using Moodle’s calendar feature! Calendars are useful ways to help organise your learners by highlighting important dates and activities. Moodle’s events key, shown below, displays the different types of events which can be added to the calendar. This includes site, course, group,…

Gamification using Gomo

One of the content devs in my team has been testing out Gomo for a client. The reason for going with Gomo, is that the client wanted responsive, SCORM compliant content. They also had one additional requirement – gamification of the content. As an old Flash developer this would have been a walk in the…