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Jamie Biddulph

Support Technician. Supporting Moodle and Totara Learn clients. Site setups, upgrades and management. End user support. You're in safe hands!
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Our top 5 most common support queries for Moodle and Totara Learn

by Jamie Biddulph | Sep 04, 2017 | Moodle Tips, Totara Tips

As Moodle and Totara support specialists we're asked a wide array of support requests from our supported clients. In this blog, I'm answering  the top five most common support queries we receive. 

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What is a Learning Plan in Totara Learn and how to use it

by Jamie Biddulph | Aug 09, 2017 | learning plans, Totara

Learning plans are a great feature of Totara Learn and can be used in many ways to enhance the LMS experience for learners and managers to communicate progress. 

Learning plans can include any learning component in Totara Learn:  Courses > Programmes > Certifications > Competencies > Objectives,[...]

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Oops I did it again! How to restore deleted activities within Moodle courses

by Jamie Biddulph | Jul 13, 2017 | Moodle, Moodle Tips

Relax, no red PVC all-in-one required for this Moodle tip.

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Moodle Plugin review: Auto Enrolment

Introducing Auto enrolment

The Auto enrolment is a great plugin which allows you to enrol users based on actions that they make within Moodle, such as logging in, viewing a course or viewing an activity/resource.

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How to share site wide activities and resources in Moodle / Totara

If you have content that you would like to be available on your Moodle or Totara LMS site without the user needing to be enrolled in a course or logged in, you can add the content to the main menu block.

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Moodle / Totara tip: Adding additional options for your chosen text editor

The two text editors most commonly used within Moodle and Totara LMS are Atto and Tiny MCE.

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Moodle tip: Enabling Moodle mobile for your site

If you would like to enable the use of the Moodle mobile application for your Moodle site you can do so, providing your Moodle site is on version 2.4 or above, although some Moodle mobile features will not be available in earlier versions of Moodle.

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Plugin review: The Checklist module

Introducing the Checklist module

The checklist module plugin allows students and teachers to track progress through a course within Moodle. The checklist displays progress using a progress bar that fills up as users check off items on their checklist.

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Plugin Review: Moodle reporting - Learner Data Reports

Introducing Learner Data Reports

Learner Data Reports is a reporting plugin developed by HowToMoodle. The plugin allows you to quickly generate reports based on user profiles, marks, courses and activity information and completion status.

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Add Social media links to your Moodle or Totara site

If you would like to include social media links to your Moodle or Totara LMS site in a stylish way and without adapting the theme, 'Font Awesome' is a easy and simple solution. This method also offers the ability to customise the size and colour of the icons to suit the branding of the site.

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