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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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Happy 15th Birthday Moodle! With Love, Ray

by Ray Lawrence | Aug 17, 2017 | Moodle, Moodle Birthday
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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 Moodle 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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How to use Group images to differentiate users in a Forum in Moodle

I was delivering bespoke Moodle training at a UK housing association earlier this month, where Moodle is used as a platform to engage with their residents. Moodle has been in place for a few years and the Forum activity module is used extensively for residents to communicate about issues they[...]

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Comparison chart: Reporting with Moodle, LearnerDataReports and Totara Learn

by Gemma Mellings | Dec 02, 2016 | Moodle, Totara

There are a range of available options to generate reports and gather data in your eLearning site. Depending on your requirements, reporting functionality can range from straightforward reporting on single courses (in Moodle) through to gathering data on system-wide competencies (in Totara[...]

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