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Moodle and GDPR: How to check if your Moodle site will comply with GDPR

by Ray Lawrence | Jan 17, 2018 | Moodle, Moodle news, GDPR

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will take effect on 25th May 2018.

If you are unfamiliar with GDPR, the guide at the Information Commissioner’s Office website is a good starting point: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/

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Moodle Plugin Review: Collapsed Topics

This week we’ve reviewed the Collapsed Topics plugin – a Moodle plugin that enables you to change the way a course can be viewed by adding the ability to collapse and expand topics that are within a course.

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What's new in BigBlueButton's 2.0 Release

Following the recent release of BigBlueButton's 2.0 version, we take a look at the new updates to its user interface as well as the latest inclusions in the tools offered within the package.

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Moodle Plugin Review: The Reengagement plugin (mod_reengagement)

This week we've reviewed the Reengagement plugin (mod_reengagement) for Moodle - a plugin that allows you to send automatic reminder emails to your learners - and more!

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Moodle Plugin Review: Sketch ("paint like" editor for atto)

This week we've looked at Sketch - a new Moodle plugin that allows you to add simple, drawn images to any Atto editor in Moodle.

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Moodle Plugin Review: Introducing RecordRTC

by Corey Tromans | Sep 11, 2017 | Moodle, Plugin Reviews

The RecordRTC plugin gives the ability to record and embed audio or video anywhere you can use the Atto text editor (there’s also support for the TinyMCE editor if you prefer). 

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Get your hands dirty in an LMS Sandbox Site

by Mick Cassell | Jul 25, 2017 | Moodle, Totara

How can I test changes without affecting my main site?

A prudent site administrator will always test out changes in a test environment and this is where a “sandbox” comes in handy.

A sandbox site is an installation of Moodle or Totara Learn that is intended for you to use solely as a testbed.

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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 their Moodle site so we’ve heard most of the questions below before and we normally pre-empt them in our training delivery. 

In this blog post, I expand upon the 5-most common questions I get asked when[...]

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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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Ahead of the digital curve with Moodle 3.3 and 3.2

We’re looking ahead to Moodle 3.3 which promises a new array of new features and enhancements. Here’s a taste of what’s expected plus a recap of what was new in the current version – model 3.2. 

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