HowToMoodle Blog

Why carry out a healthcheck for your Moodle or Totara site?

by Gemma Mellings | Aug 19, 2015 | Blog, healthcheck, Moodle, Totara

At HowToMoodle we carry out a number of healthchecks for clients, whether they have recently launched their Moodle or Totara site, or have been using the platforms for years. Healthchecks on your site are important to ensure that your site is running well and you are getting the most out of it.

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How to delegate creation of user accounts in Totara Learn and Moodle

by Gemma Mellings | Aug 18, 2015 | Blog, Moodle Tips

As a busy Moodle or Totara Learn administrator you can delegate the ability to create new accounts on your site. I encountered this scenario during a recent Moodle Mentor session. This post is all about using a permissions based solution for this situation. While this post does focus on Moodle,[...]

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Moodle Tip: Make forum discussions accessible from the course page using RSS

by Gemma Mellings | Aug 14, 2015 | Blog, Moodle Tips

Ever wanted to make your course page more relevant to your learners? Speaking to a client this week, that is exactly what they wanted to do. Listening to how they run their course, I suggested adding variable content by showing the latest forum discussions to the course page using RSS feeds.[...]

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Moodle news: Release of Moodle mobile 2.0

by Gemma Mellings | Aug 05, 2015 | Blog, Moodle news, News

Moodle mobile 2.0 for iOS and Android has recently been released. This latest app is a big step for mobile learning with Moodle.

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Moodle Tip: How to award badges in Moodle based on different levels of performance

by Richard Hall | Aug 04, 2015 | Blog, Moodle Tips

Awarding badges in Moodle based on different levels of performance in a particular activity is possible using the following workaround. For example, if a student were to score at least 90% in a quiz, they would receive a Gold badge whereas a score between 70% and 89% would merit a Silver badge[...]

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