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,…

Watch Moodle Grow and Blossom

Source: https://moodle.com/news/watch-moodle-grow-and-blossom/ Moodlers around the world are currently exploring the latest release of our open-source LMS, Moodle 3.7. Behind the scenes, many developers worldwide over many years have written thousands of lines of code to produce the high quality LMS we enjoy today. Moodle: a growing and evolving project Since the beginning in 2002, when our…

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…

Moodle 3.7 has arrived!

Source: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=386516 by Sander Bangma Moodle 3.7 is here! Over the past 6 months the Moodle Core team have worked hard on the new features for this latest release.  As always, this release has been supported by our dedicated community who have contributed their time and effort towards feature improvements, bug fixes, documentation and translation, helped…

Moodle welcomes Google Summer of Code students

Source: https://moodle.com/community/moodle-welcomes-google-summer-of-code-students/ We are proud to announce that Moodle has been selected again as a mentor organisation for Google Summer of Code Google Summer of Code is an annual global program that encourages university students to participate in open source software development. The program pays developer students to work on a programming project for three…

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…

Sneak Peek at New Features in Moodle 3.7

Source: https://moodle.com/development/sneak-peek-at-new-features-in-moodle-3-7/ The latest Moodle 3.7 release will be out in two weeks and we want to highlight some of the new features available and how you can use them to enhance your learning and teaching processes.   Enhancements in forums Participating in forum activities within courses is now easier and more engaging than ever…

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…