Corporate Moodle will Receive a New Look

When CIT upgrade Moodle early in August 2020, they will also give Moodle a new look and feel. We will also extend this to the HT Moodle to bring the two platforms into line.

That said, we will retain our additional Formats, and our extensive range of plugins that are so useful to our users.

Moodle 3.9

With Moodle 3.9 just a short way off now, it may be worth just taking a quick look at what has changed.

New Tool Developed for Moodle

The School of Engineering, Energy and Environment, have just developed an amazing tool which links a Moodle application to a Python tool which enables them to create some realistic simulations and calculations.

For further details, contact Professor Dr. Timothy Griffin.

Moodle SwitchDrive Dynamically Linked

The Learnweb Team at the University of Münster developed an amazing tool that allowed for the linking of Moodle and OwnCloud, on which Switch Drive is based, file repositories.

Moodle, whilst basing its linking on the NextCloud Plugin lacks one crucial component, the dynamic linking of the two applications. This means you can pull files in to Moodle, but they will not be dynamically updated when you update the file on your local PC. The plugin developed by Münster, however, does.

After some experimenting with the test Moodle platform, I have finally made this plugin work on our Moodle instance, and here’s how to use it.

 

Moodle and SwitchDrive Linked

Switch have added the plugin that allows for the linking of SwitchDrive to Moodle.

This feature will doubtless save you a lot of time creating links in SwitchDrive when putting files on Moodle.

Moodle 3.9 is on the way

Moodle 3.9 is on the way, and with it a number of exciting new features.

One such feature is the inclusion of what Moodle calls the Content Bank.

The content bank allows users to save and share H5P content which they have developed for courses. See H5P.org for more information on the type of content you can develop, and how you go about it.

Quiz Plugins

On the Hybrid-Learning Moodle platform, HT Moodle, you will find a wealth of plugins to suit practically every need and requirement within the Quiz Module.

If there is a specific quiz type that you feel you need, then please let me know and we shall see if it is compatible with the current Moodle version. A full list of Moodle quiz types can be found here: Moodle Quiz Types.

The Questions have been updated to include two new types:

  1. Stack, which is a fairly sophisticated maths question type
  2. Code Runner, which allows a lecturer to set a question that requires the student to answer by entering some programming code.

Moodle Videos

It may be that you are looking to do something on Moodle, but are not too sure where to start. You could, of course, ask me, and I will point you in the right direction. Alternatively, you could take a look at the Moodle YouTube Channel and you will find a wealth of information there. If you are still stuck, please do feel free to contact me.