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  • 1. Moodle User Group9th Nov. BasfordPhil Hardcastle November 14, 2011 | slide 1
  • 2. The Front Page Some examples – http---moodle.rsamd.ac.uk- https://moodle.bacoll.ac.uk/moodle/ – http---moodle.leedscitycollege.ac.uk – http---moodle.solihullsfc.ac.uk- – http---moodle.yorksj.ac.uk – http---vle.rochdalesfc.ac.uk- – http---moodle.perins.net – http---uxcolmoodle.uxbridge.ac.uk- – http://virtual.cornwall.ac.uk/ – http---moodle.org-sites-index.php-country=GB November 14, 2011 | slide 2
  • 3. Local Sites http://vle.grantham.ac.uk/ http://www.nottsaclsmoodle.net/ http://www.leics-als.ac.uk/training/ http://moodle.boston.ac.uk/ http://learning.slcollege.org.uk/ http://vle.stamford.ac.uk/ http://www.vle.lasals.co.uk/ http://moodle.northamptoncollege.ac.uk/ Tell us about yours: November 14, 2011 | slide 3
  • 4. Moodle 2 Now at Version 2.1- upgrade includes: – New question engine – Ability to restore course contents from 1.9 – Support for mobile devices – Ability to copy/clone an activity – Improved navigation – Improved plug-ins check – Upgraded TinyMCE to latest version – User friendly block settings and help info. November 14, 2011 | slide 4
  • 5. Plug In Survey What version of Moodle are you using?654 What version of Moodle are you using?3 Number of Respondents210 Moodle 1.9 Moodle 2.0 Moodle 2.1 November 14, 2011 | slide 5
  • 6. Is your Moodle hosted externally or internally?654 Is your Moodle hosted externally or internally? Number of Respondents3210 Internally Externally November 14, 2011 | slide 6
  • 7. Plug - insNovember 14, 2011 | slide 7
  • 8. Direct Infrastructure Support Staff1. 12. 1 + Kidderminster as back-up3. 1 mainly but 2 additional admins and a server team4. 25. 3 in the IT team + a couple of trusted tutors who have previous moodle admin experience, but always ask me before making changes.6. 4 November 14, 2011 | slide 8
  • 9. Plug ins Drag & drop upload block (M2) ( http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid= 4963 ). This enables you to drag files directly from the desktop onto a moodle course page and have them appear as resources. That should simplify the process of getting started with Moodle 2. November 14, 2011 | slide 9
  • 10. Plug ins Introducing Easyview EasyView is the new, free tool from VLE Middleware which allows teachers to upload many types of file (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, OpenOffice documents) and learners to view those files without needing to install host software on their own computers. So now you can read a Word file without installing Word, or a Word 2007 without installing a compatibility extension for Word 2003, or a static PowerPoint slideshow without a PowerPoint reader! EasyView is now available from http://www.vlemiddleware.com/moodle/course/view.php?id =8 November 14, 2011 | slide 10
  • 11. Plug Ins etc Moodle folders – a way of managing long lists of courses on the My Moodle block. Pushing Moodle content (from forums) to Twitter http://sukhwantlota.blogspot.com/2011/10/pushing -moodle-content-to-twitter.html Official Moodle mobile app (for Apple only): – http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/blog/entry/my-moodle- the-official-iphone-moodle-app – http://itunes.apple.com/uk/app/my- moodle/id461289000?mt=8# is the iTunes link November 14, 2011 | slide 11
  • 12.  Cloze Editor http://u-002-segsv001.uni- tuebingen.de/pellic/mod/resource/view.php?id=25 07 Facebook Plug- in http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid= 3316 November 14, 2011 | slide 12
  • 13. Issues with IE 9 Users of Internet Explorer 9 are currently experiencing issues with the file picker system in Moodle. This is preventing users from submitting attachments in forums, or loading assignments into the system. Workarounds – Please set your IE9 browser to compatibility mode, before uploading your files. Here are the instructions: – http://windowstotal.com/how-to-enable-compatibility- view-in-internet-explorer-9 November 14, 2011 | slide 13
  • 14. RSC News InTouch – now an online magazine using Wordpress http://intouch.rsc-em.ac.uk/1- introduction-to-new-online-version/ New Advisor – Lyn Lall http://news.rsc-em.ac.uk/free-online-surgery-to- make-better-videos-for-teaching-and-learning/ JISC Mail lists – use them for help November 14, 2011 | slide 14
  • 15. Next Term Venue ????? Suggestions???? November 14, 2011 | slide 15