Record Unlimited Audio And Video In Moodle 3.5, No Plugins Required

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/record-unlimited-audio-and-video-in-moodle-3-5-no-plugins-required/ The Atto text editor, one of the two Moodle offers by default, now comes with the ability to record audio and video straight from the editing interface, beginning in Moodle 3.5. When enabled, the Atto editor will feature two new buttons on the options bar. To enable access to your device’s microphone and camera,…

Implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in a Moodle Plugin – Part 4

Source: http://tandl.churchward.ca/2018/06/implementing-moodles-privacy-api-in_18.html   Continuing the series on implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in my questionnaire plugin, I will add code to handle all of the questionnaire data. I did my smaller test set, but now I need to get a fully working implementation. To start with, I need to add all of the potential response data to…

Implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in a Moodle Plugin – Part 3

Source: http://tandl.churchward.ca/2018/06/implementing-moodles-privacy-api-in_6.html Continuing the series on implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in my questionnaire plugin, I will add code to handle deletion of user data. The documentation indicates that there are two functions to implement. The delete_data_for_all_users_in_contexthandles deleting all users’ data for a provided context when a defined retention period has expired. The retention period is part of the new…

Implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in a Moodle Plugin – Part 2

Mike Churchward Source: http://tandl.churchward.ca/2018/06/implementing-moodles-privacy-api-in.html   In part 1, I began implementing Moodle’s Privacy API in my questionnaire plugin, in order to meet the requirements of the GDPR. In this post, I will add the specific code to do this. I have a skeleton file in place, that includes all of the class and function specifications that I…

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…