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Happy Friday: Another Free Moodle Hosting site – FreeWebClass

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FreeWebClass is a super simple signup/registration and installment of Moodle which you can get up and running in about 2 minutes.  Registration requires only a valid email.

Once created as a subdomain of your choice you have full administrative control of a 1.9.9 install of Moodle.  Maximum upload is a hefty 200MB and there seem to be no constraints on the system (at this time).

For more free hosting options check out our updated hosting page: http://lmspulse.com/hosting/

Some additional pros/cons:

  • Domain Lookup shows that the registrant is somehow connected to Ninehub.com (another free Moodle hosting service) as the Ninehub name servers are used.  The registrant however is officially “Smart Domain” in Glen Waverly, VIC, Australia.
  • No 3rd party plugins and apparently no FTP access provided/available (however the 200MB upload might negate the need to upload large files if you can cope with the standard theme set).
  • No contact information or other ways to engage the proprietors of the site.
  • No information provided on backup policies (so save your work and Moodle courses as backups on your local drive often).

Otherwise, I’ve been mucking around at http://joe.freewebclass.com and it’s snappy and works pretty well.  If you’re just looking to check Moodle out or have a spare site for some testing/interaction: this might be a viable solution for you.

4 Responses

  1. I found Freewebclass through a Google search and then found your post as well. Weird that today’s post was about what I was searching for. I didn’t have an RSS feed to Moodle News before (had forgotten about you) but will now. I signed up for a free account and in addition to the pros & cons, I would say that there is no clear method to upgrade an existing free account to a paying account and I have not yet figured out how to restore my uploaded courses from my current Moodle hosting.

  2. Marita, to restore courses from another site you can either create a new course and then use “restore” or use the Administration block to restore courses using “Front Page Restore” (Administration -> Front Page -> Front Page Restore). Note that you’ll need to backup and save your courses locally to your computer before uploading and restoring them to the new Moodle site. With a 200MB upload max I can assure you that it does work and I have tested it with a larger course (30MB) without issues.

  3. Tengo un problema a la hora de visualizar el contenido de los cursos. Me explico: Como administrador puedo editar y hacer visible los contenidos de los curos pero cuando entra algún estudiante, la columna correspondiente al contenido de los cursos aparece en blanco. (como adminsitrador activo el símbolo del ojo) Gracias

  4. sounds curious. could be that you have the student view not shown or that the activities are hidden. Do you have an account (student or teacher) to test it out?

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