Archive for March, 2009

Moodlerific on Twitter!

Posted on March 30th, 2009 in News, Resources | No Comments »

I have created a Twitter account for Moodlerific. Although I do post some Moodle related news and information on my personal Twitter account, this account will be everything Moodle and Moodlerific information. Follow Moodlerific!

Moodle Playpen

Posted on March 30th, 2009 in Features, Links, Resources | No Comments »

Brought to you by the Moodleman Blog, The Moodle Playpen is a demonstration Moodle site that allows users to explore Moodle’s possiblities. There are demos of standard features, advanced features, layout examples and discussions.

This site has been around for awhile and is maintained by Julian Ridden (follow him on Twitter!). Whether you’re looking for a new look or a way to spice up the functionality of your Moodle site, The Moodle Playpen is a great place to get ideas for your own Moodle site. One of my favorite demos is the Accordion Course Format layout! Check out The Moodle Playpen for more ideas!

Links:
The Moodleman Blog
The Moodle Playpen
The Moodle Playpen – 2.0 Alpha
Using Moodle: Accordion Discussion

Google Summer of Code 2009

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 in Moodle.org, News | No Comments »

Check out Helen Foster’s latest Moodle Announcement about Moodle taking part in the Google Summer of Code.

Follow Moodle on Twitter!

Posted on March 18th, 2009 in Information, Moodle.org, News, Resources | No Comments »

It looks like the original “Moodle” account has graciously given it to Martin Dougiamas and Moodle. Moodle’s lastest tweet reads:

Thanks Charlene for giving us your “moodle” twitter account! The plan is to use it for official news about Moodle software and community.

Follow Moodle now!

Share at MoodleShare!

Posted on March 13th, 2009 in Links, Resources | 1 Comment »

In a previous post I talked about wishing there were more Moodle communities. Here’s a Moodle community that I hope catches on and gains a big community. It’s called MoodleShare and it’s a community of Moodlers just wanting to share their Moodle sites and information.

It looks a litte raw right now but hopefully it can become a good community of Moodlers. You can post your Moodle site or create a group. It looks to me like a place to post Moodle links that you think others can benefit from. You can search by the tags. I think the site has potential. I’m trying to see if there are forums or anything but I do not see any. Sign up today!

Follow MoodleShare on Twitter!

Moodle Slider

Posted on March 10th, 2009 in Features, Ideas, Links, Themes | No Comments »

Patrick Malley created a Moodle Slider for the front page of a Moodle theme. I think it’s pretty cool! It’s pretty slick and can save some space. I think it makes it feel a little more like a regular website.

The only problem, on our district Moodle site, is that we force our users to use My Moodle. When they log in they do not ever see the front page, they only see the front page when they are not logged in. Therefore, putting any important information there or spending a lot of time working on that may not be worth it if not many users see it.

Tutorial on how to make online quizzes

Posted on March 9th, 2009 in Links, Resources, Tutorials | No Comments »

Check out this tutorial on how to make an online quiz in Moodle in two different ways. The first way is creating a simple quiz with the quiz module in Moodle. The second way is with the SCORM/AICC module in Moodle. The tutorial includes directions with pictures. I found this link through Tipclique.

Moodlers Unite!

Posted on March 3rd, 2009 in Moodle.org, News | No Comments »

Check out the Moodle Moots coming up in the next few months via Moodle Announcements.

My co-worker and I have been looking into attending a Moodle Moot. Our district has an idea of putting on our own Moodle Moot, or Moodle Workshop (on a smaller scale), in the future and attending an actual Moot would greatly benefit us. We have been looking into the Canada one or perhaps one in Oklahoma or San Francisco. Check out the main Moodle Moot page.