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Richard Hall

eLearning Consultant. Moodle an Totara Learn specialist. Totara Learn certified
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How to ensure the success of your LMS Project

by Richard Hall | Aug 24, 2017 | services, lms success

No matter where you are on your LMS journey, there are actions, decisions and things to think about along the way, which can all influence the success of your project.

In this post, I answer common questions I get asked from prospective clients who look to get it right the first time. 

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5 Moodle questions you need answering now!

HowToMoodle are long term experts in training organisations on how to get the best out of Moodle so we’ve heard most of the common questions before and normally pre-empt them in our training delivery. In this blog post, I expand upon some of the questions that just won’t go away. 

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Moodle / Totara tip: Making “old” forums read-only

Recently during one of our training events, a participant had a need to prevent students from posting to forums from earlier in a course.

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Why is Moodle beneficial for the Education sector?

As a former teacher in secondary education, I know how Moodle can be invaluable in structuring and sharing your course materials with learners, and also in monitoring and assessing progress. There’s an assumption from learners (and their parents) that learning will be available online – your[...]

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Totara tip: Tag courses in Totara LMS to help learners find relevant courses

by Richard Hall | Nov 17, 2015 | Blog, Totara Tips

Tagging courses in Totara LMS provides for an easy way for your learners to find courses relevant to their needs.

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Totara tip: Making courses visible to different sets of users

by Richard Hall | Oct 06, 2015 | Totara Tips

We are often asked about whether it is possible to hide courses from different sets of users in the course listings page. In Moodle, it is not possible to do this (though obviously access to course content itself can be controlled using enrolment methods); Totara LMS, however, does offer this[...]

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eLearning Tip: Showcase student contributions using open-source software, Mahara

by Richard Hall | Sep 08, 2015 | mahara, Moodle Tips, Totara Tips

If you’re looking to provide students with an effective and professional way to showcase their work then Mahara may well meet your requirements!

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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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Moodle Tips: New Features in Moodle 2.9 Quiz activity

by Richard Hall | Jul 07, 2015 | Blog, Moodle Tips

In a recent Vlog, my colleague, Carl discussed the new ability in Moodle 2.9 to set the pass grade directly within the Quiz activity settings.

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Moodle Tips: Moving forum discussions between courses

by Richard Hall | Mar 31, 2015 | Blog, Moodle Tips

During a recent course, I was asked if it was possible to move forum discussions between courses. On this person’s Moodle site, course content was contained in one course while there was actually a separate course specifically designed for discussion around that topic. This scenario had arisen[...]

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