Take These 4 Life Lessons In Moodle Development

Take These 4 Life Lessons In Moodle Development

Life coach and PHM (Particularly Helpful Moodler) Michael Milette, developer of the plugins Moodle eMail Test, Contact Form, FilterCodes and the Training theme, shares with the community his “do”s and “don’t”s when it comes to Moodle development. #1 Do: Turn on Developer Debugging mode. Don’t: Disregard warning messages. Moodle offers a series of developer tools, of […]

Here Is Why Level Up! Earned MoodleNews Readers’ Top Honors This Summer

Here Is Why Level Up! Earned MoodleNews Readers' Top Honors This Summer

Nothing more fitting for the first edition of the MoodleWorldCup, a friendly excuse to showcase the Moodle plugins the community raves about, than for a gamification plugin to win! Admittedly, it was a bit of sleeper hit, given the undeniable popularity of the “Fordson” theme throughout the tournament (and long before). For the tournament, fans […]

MoodleNews Plugin Roundup, ‘In The Hunt’ Edition

Not only Justin Hunt is a prolific contributor for the Moodle code base and several talks at MoodleMoots. He is also an adventurer. From Japan, where he grew roots, PoodLL was born, a landmark example of what a “Moodlepreneur” is all about. Long time MoodleNews readers have followed his story with us dating at least […]

Try ‘Training,’ A New, Clean, Simple Way To Get Started With Moodle Themes

Try ‘Training,’ A New, Clean, Simple To Get Started With Moodle Themes

For users looking for a quick and easy way to customize a Moodle layout, “particularly helpful” Moodler Michael Milette is introducing “Training,” a new theme catered to those first-time Moodlers in charge of setting up a custom look on their site. To become the easiest way for a newbie to set up a unique theme, […]

Set Up A ‘Feature Friday’ To Jumpstart Your Team Moodle Skills

Set Up A ‘Feature Friday’ To Jumpstart Your Team Moodle Skills

The official Moodle blog has launched its “Feature Friday,” looking to create a tradition of highlighting new and existing features available in recent Moodle versions. With several issues made in the past year, a recap post promotes the establishment of “Feature Friday” for teams and organizations. Not unlike a study group, a different member could […]

MoodleNews Plugin Roundup, Chocolate Bunnies Edition

What would be the Moodle version of Easter treats and games? Here are the best answers we could come up with. Below is our list of interesting, fun, and ―why not― uplifting plugins, to match with the season. Moodle Content Curation Block (See Video) Compatible with Moodle and Totara, this plugin creates “curations”, or pages […]

There Is One Of Every Type In Our March Moodle Plugin Roundup

One Of Every Type In Our March Moodle Plugin Roundup

The world of Moodle plugins is a maremagnum. Some plugins are hard to classify. Lots of others behave as a bank of little fishes, hard to tell what each one does differently. They all even share the same architectural DNA. But did you know there are dozens of plugin types available? The new interface of […]

Brewing Moodle Content To Your Taste With Moodle Filters

Brewing Moodle Content To Your Taste With Moodle Filters

Moodle Filters are little functionalities that keep an eye on Moodle content, looking for specific words or symbols. When they find what they are looking for, they ‘filter’ the content and transform it. Thus, a Moodle Filter has two parts: the ‘string’ (words of symbols it looks for) and the transformation. Moodle includes a set of standard filters out-of-the-box, […]