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Alleviating the Moodle “Scroll of Death”

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Alleviating the Moodle “Scroll of Death”

Since Moodle began, navigation has been plagued with what became known as the “Scroll of Death”. In Moodle 2.x, there are additional navigational menus that result in a Menu “Scroll of death”. What follows is one of he more simple ways to manage this problem. Summary: Use the course menu plugin to solve the problem…

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Moodle could benefit from a better forum

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Moodle could benefit from a better forum

The ideas in this post have been around for years.  What prompted this was a post from Dan on Moodle.org asking for feedback on compelling features of ForumNG, one of the projects out of the Open University.  Looks like there is a possibility of improved forums in Moodle core.  COOL!! Philosophical preamble Where Moodle is…

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Starting out in Moodle 2.0+

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Starting out in Moodle 2.0+

I’ve now completed a few small pilot training sessions in Moodle 2 .0. Some general comments: The same: Workflow: Edit mode on, the Add resources/Add activities dropdowns, the icons, Sections Forums (the bug with Q&A forums is still there) Groups/groupings (except for new site wide groups aka cohorts) Different Navigation in the new Navigation block…

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New Zealand Moodle groups I know of

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For admins mainly. MUA.  Moodle Universities Aoteraroa akoaotearoa.ac.nz/communities/moodle-universities-aotearoa Not strictly Moodle: Greater Christchurch Schools Network.  (Built around the Christchurch Loop) www.moodleinschools.org.nz/ Moodle in Schools: MoE supported site. ecdf Supported Moodle sites repository.  (Higher Education) Wellington Loop Moodle.

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DESIGN: some nice Moodle sites

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moodlenz.net/ No left menu, two top navigation menus Based on Ardvaark theme: e-bhp.wszechnica.com/ (you can hardly tell this is Moodle)

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What is Moodle?

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FIRST OF A SERIES (Maybe) You could think of Moodle as being like a walled garden. It’s a private online space, which is divided into things called courses, each of which has members. A walled garden has two aspects. It can be safe or it can be merely isolated and cutoff. However, as I have…

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Online Life: wikis and forums

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Moodle trial is coming along.  People ask “Is it going OK?” and I’m often unsure how to answer.  What is ‘OK?’ There is a feeling, often expressed among the participant lecturers “I’m not really doing much, just using the basics”.  I came in today for the first time this term to find NO e-mails about…

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E-mail & what can do it better . . cont

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E-mail & what can do it better . .  cont

I have a well defined, high stakes, major project, with several members in the team, complexities around goals, timelines an politics: the Moodle trial.  A dead sitter for a better way to work.  I am going to find another way. Week 8 with Luis on his “experiment, or initiative, at work where (he has) diverted…

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We have our Moodle Trial

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I’m really not sure how I feel at the moment, 6 days into our Moodle trial.  Surfing the forums.  A lot of them.  Just wondering where to delve in . . . We need: timed release signups for groups [how can you have a supposedly constructivist enviroment without this?] student folders for files [ditto!!] better…

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