Moodle Moot Okinawa #365 'Tips for effective use of Moodle'
Global standard LMS, Moodle has many functions . So that if you use Moodle efficiency or just file
server , is depending on the know-how of usage . This presentation was on elearning award forum
in Japan .
I hope you will love Moodle as We do .
e-learning co., ltd.
● Takeshi Matsuzaki
● CEO of e-learning corporation ltd.
● Established in 2000
● Courseware for IT Engineers
● Moodle service
● Setting , support
Reliable open source software .
Don't spend money to custermize .
Exploit your materials .
Don't loose time to understand .
Oracle , MS SQL
• Amount of students, courses
– Server Admin
On the Internet
Who do it ?
• Using the images
• Supplying Moodle as a part of Web Matrix
• Hosting by Micorosoft from $ 1.29/month
– Amazon Web Service EC2
• 64 images available, From only AWS price To AWS + $5/month
• Hosting company
– Joe‘s web hosting
• By e-learning co., ltd.
– Latest Moodle version, able to FTP/SSH, Design for the site 12,000yen/month
• Hints by Moodle alone
– Adding only pulldown menu, it becomes cool
• Home / ► Site administration / ► Appearance / ► Themes / ► Theme settings
• Add title and URL In [Custom menu items] text box .
• Layered structure is possible .
– Customizing front page
• Home / ► Front page settings / ► Edit settings
• Write HTML code in Front page summary or we recommend to use an iframe .
– Moodle has many themes as plugin .
• You can install the theme by downloaded as zip file to upload to your
– Home / ► Site administration / ► Plugins / ► Install add-ons
– The plugins excluding theme may be hard to select [Plugin type ] . -> Refer zip’s
– Select theme, Home / ► Site administration / ► Appearance / ► Themes / ► Theme selector
• Boot Strap
– Developed by Twitter, responsible design by using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery .
– Moodle offers the base design ‘bootstrapbase’ and simple ‘Clean’ theme .
We, e-learning corp., offers Moodle custom themes .
• Many converting tools for PPT to flash, PPT to HTML5, but not
• Moodle offers the module ‘Book’ similar to PPT
– ‘Book’ offers continuity pages (html)
– ‘Book’ can read from some htmls together .
– Pages in a ‘Book’ is editable as html, so that you can insert several kind
of contents such as Youtube videos .
• Weak point of ‘Book’
– Anyone can copy ‘Book’ as characters .
– A bit slow behavior
– ‘Book’ from Powerpoint is not working without IE .
• How about OSS image viewer ?
Galleria Display http://galleria.io/
Image gallery with JS .
Free for basic version. Charged theme $9-$29
Changing PPT’s default size 960*720
– File name was Japanese, change it to English .
• for /f "usebackq delims=スライド tokens=1" %i in (`dir /b スライド
*.JPG`) do ren スライド%i slide%i
• Using Galleria Display on Moodle.
– Zip files such as css , image, and js , upload them as files to
Moodle, Unzip and set main file.
– With htmls ,Making moodle ‘file’ or upload in another place. Embed as
iframe on other modules .
– Using PHP .
• Want to make videos .
– Excluding in this time.
• Distribute videos .
– Study parameter
• Load of the server and network
– File format ?
• MP4 , flv , or wmv
– MP4 is the best
– How to distribute
• Embed in the moodle server
– High load of the server and network
• Using stream server
• Using CDN : Contents Delivery Network
• Cloud Front is Amazon’s CDN
– Data transfer rate $0.201/GB (about 100GB 2,000yen)
• ACFVideo offers function between Moodle and Cloud Front
– We, e-learning corp. , offer it as OSS .
amazon cloud front
Set URL and
policy of expiry
• Self enrollment
– Users can add himself .
• Each course can have a different enrollment key .
• Home / ► Site administration / ► Plugins / ► Authentication / ► Manage
• Set ‘Email-based self-registration’ ON .
• By using reCAPTCHA, prohibit from spam by robots .
• Adding many users once
– Making CSV file .
– Changing user profile or adding group , is also possible .
• Other systems integration .
– CAS, IMAP, RADIUS, Shibboleth
– Home / ► Site administration / ► Plugins / ► Authentication / ► Manage authentication
• You can insert ‘Quiz’ with many formats .
• Home / a course / ► / Question bank / ► Import
• For the format, there are some good documents, or you can
make it based on exported formats .
• Easy GIFT format (easy by using Excel)
選択肢 選択E 選択肢
ズタ クイ 問題
イト ズNO NO
• What is badge ?
– Open Badegs
– a new online standard to
recognize and verify
– Developed by Mozilla
– When a student fulfill a
condition , the badge
– The badge is saved in a
– An organization can have
its own bag , or Mozilla
offers it as ‘Backpack’ .
– Course completion
– Activity completion
Home / ► Site administration / ► Advanced features
Enable completion tracking ON
In a course, set ‘Enable completion tracking’ ON.
Home / ► Site administration / ► Advanced features
Enable conditional access ON
Home / ► Site administration / ► Badges / ► Add a new badge
Recommend PNG , Maximum size 256kb.
Mozilla Backpack needs square , 64x64px, 128x128px,
• Want to sell your courses on
• Moodle has paypal module .
– How it works ?
– Need Moodle account
• Recommend self-enrollment .
– Entering charge course, jump to
– After finishing payment on paypal, a
few minutes later , he/she can study
the course .
May 2013, In Japan SoftBank and PayPal got relationship
• On Moodle
– Enable on the site
Home / ► Site administration / ► Plugins / ► Enrolments / ► Manage enrol plugins
Set paypal and enable paypal .
Enter paypal’s mailaddress in ‘PayPal business email’ .
‘Allow PayPal enrolments’ YES
– Enable on the course
• Home / ► Courses / ► a course / ► Users / ► Enrolment methods
• ‘Add method’ PayPal
• Enrol cost
– Using sandbox
• $CFG->usepaypalsandbox = true;
• You make virtual sellers and buyers on the sandbox , and testing .
– This Moodle plugin is called classic API , Paypal offers newer one, REST API .
• Changing character code
– To UTF-8
• On sandbox
• Login as the ordinary paypal account
• From upper menu - Applications – Left menu -Sandbox accounts -[Enter
• When you are jumped to Non sandbox , Japanese site (maybe a kind of
bug), Enter this URL directory .
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On-premise version, installing Adobe Connet to the own server .
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Moodle official site forums
– Moodle QA forums , very active
Moodle Association Japan : MAJ
– A private organization in Japan, certified by Moodle HQ
Moodle Tokyo Cafe
– Learning Moodle together in Tokyo, Mr. Fujita in Yokohama NFPCA
Moodle courses by e-learning corp.
– Course Creator (2days)
– Admin Basic(1day)