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Making your Moodle Mobile


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This webinar was presented to BC Campus members. In the presentation we demonstrated how to make your Moodle installation mobile by using Moodle's mobile theme that comes with Moodle 2.2. We reviewed the different Moodle modules and what to expect of them in a mobile environment. We also touched on the features of Moodle Mobile Apps.

Lambda Solutions offers a Mobile theming package and provides support and training to help customers get more out of their Moodle.

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Making your Moodle Mobile

  1. 1. Making your Moodle Mobile Lambda Solutions @lambdasolutions
  2. 2. @lambdasolutions •
  3. 3. Mobile Moodle – MyMobile  Moodle 2.1 introduced the ability to set different themes to be used when different devices are detected.  Moodle 2.2 now has a standard theme as part of the core which was designed for smartphone and tablet browsers screens.  MyMobile was developed by John St. *as of Moodle 2.3 @lambdasolutions
  4. 4. The Value of Mobile Themes @lambdasolutions  Important to consider if:  Learners are on the move / learn outside of classroom.  Staff that need resources while out of office.  In 2012, Smart phone sales surpassed PC sales Source: Smartonline  World population: 7 Billion  Cell phones: 6.6 Billion Source: Wikipedia
  5. 5. @lambdasolutions MobileMoodle  Navigation dropdown  Completion Tracking  Settings – very clean  Simple, center pane
  6. 6. @lambdasolutions Forum  Can add threads  Reply  Subscribe  Can’t upload docs
  7. 7. @lambdasolutions Page Resource  Text displays well  Video works*  Embedded pictures show
  8. 8. @lambdasolutions Page Resource
  9. 9. @lambdasolutions Folder  Open in new browser window, which…  Allows for other apps to hook in.  Don’t embed
  10. 10. @lambdasolutions Book  Simple Navigation  Previous & Next at top and bottom  Finish takes you back to course page
  11. 11. @lambdasolutions Assignment  Online text works  Can’t upload a file  File picker works but clunky
  12. 12. @lambdasolutions Quiz  Multiple Choice  Written  True / False  Results
  13. 13. @lambdasolutions Quiz
  14. 14. @lambdasolutions Calendar  Can view.  Can’t create new calendar entries.  Can export as iCal
  15. 15. @lambdasolutions Messages  New messages pop-up on login  Can read, reply, create new messages  Can add people to contacts  Not best IM client
  16. 16. Mobile Moodle Scorecard Activity Notes Resources Works Well – Text, Video, pictures Forum Can read, respond, create new; beware of upload; Glossary Can read, search, create new; Loads all by default; Folder Open’s resources in new window Book Straight forward Quiz Multiple choice, written, true/false Assignment Can’t upload Calendar Can see events; can’t create new ones Messages Pop-up on login, can respond and create new. @lambdasolutions
  17. 17. MyMobile Limitations @lambdasolutions  Enjoy Login!  File-picker does not work.  Meant for Student / Teacher; not Admin / Designer.  Browser back / forward buttons.  Quiz “Browser Security” will cause issues.
  18. 18. Moodle: Apps for that? Lambda Solutions @lambdasolutions
  19. 19. @lambdasolutions Moodle - Apps  iOS  My Moodle (official)  mTouch  Android  mDroid  Moodle for Android
  20. 20. Moode Apps – Server Settings  http://YOURSITEHERE.COM/admin/search.php? query=enablewebservices  http://YOURSITEHERE.COM/admin/settings.php ?section=externalservices  http://YOURSITEHERE.COM/admin/settings.php ?section=webserviceprotocols (turn on REST) @lambdasolutions
  21. 21. @lambdasolutions My Moodle  Upload – picture, video, record audio  Participants – see who is in your course and save to phone  Contents – Browse site, download files for later access  Web - Course is embedded mobile browser at site page  Multiple logins  No longer being developed
  22. 22. @lambdasolutions mTouch  Lists whole course without section breaks  Can upload to Assignments (but not repositories)  Often loads embedded browser of resource
  23. 23. @lambdasolutions MDroid  Installs StartApp (search monetization App, changes web browser homepage)  Really only for fetching files and reading (not posting to) forums  Crashed fairly often
  24. 24. Moodle for Android (YCIS) BETA @lambdasolutions  Beta just launched  Only seems to work with test site  Shows course by content type  Forums opens mobile web browser  Upload option shows temp internet files
  25. 25. Discussion – mLearning Best Practices Lambda Solutions @lambdasolutions
  26. 26. @lambdasolutions Questions  What type of learning activities would work well for students with mobile devices?  What do students want from a mobile class experience?
  27. 27. Best Practices – mLearning  Medium is the message - graphics size, text length, etc @lambdasolutions  Link, don’t embed, resources  Video: mp4 / YouTube  Retention of information is limited on mobile devices
  28. 28. mLearning Resources  Free, open course on mobile learning best practices: http://tempus-efa.  Paul Hibbitts - Mobile Learning: A User Experience (session was earlier today) @lambdasolutions
  29. 29. For support with Moodle, contact: @lambdasolutions