Documentation:Learning Environment/Moodle Exploration

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This page documents the exploration of the capabilities of Moodle to enhance the student learning experience.

A small closed development environment has been created to try out various tools and themes that might enhance the student experience.

Moodle Development Install: 2.8.2


Potential Moodle Plugins

Plugin Name Purpose/Utility Comment
Adobe Connect Provides an activity level integration between Moodle and Adobe Connect Pro Not a product that is used.
Attendance Plugin Part of Set called Attendance Not a typical functional issue, will not be loaded at moment.
Banner/Luminis Mesage Broker Process courses, users, and enrollments out of SunGard HE/Ellucian Banner. Includes support for realtime notifications from Luminis Message Broker. Potentially relevant to IT
BigBlueButton Plugin Web conferencing connection Installed
Certificate This module allows for the dynamic generation of certificates based on predefined conditions set by the teacher. Currently not available for 2.8
Email-based Self-registration Provides email-based self-registration with admin confirmation instead of user confirmation. Currently not available for 2.8
Face-to-face Plugin To help manage sessions where registration is required/Event Management Not typical course scenario, will not be loaded at moment.
Mobile Identity Verification Plugin Custom plugin by Lambda solutions Not available on Moodle site
Moodle Welcome Plugin Sends a welcome message to new users, sends a notification to a moderator of the new user creation Future interest???
My Grades Report Plugin A Moodle Report that shows all user grades in all courses Currently not available for 2.8, future interest
Progress Bar Plugin A time management tool for you and your students Installed
SAML Authentication Plugin SAML Authentication plugin based on the simplesamlphp software. (Also install the SAML Enrolment plugin if you want auto-enrol based on SAML) More an IT focused plugin, will not currently install
Subcourse Plugin The module provides very simple yet useful functionality. When added into a course, it behaves as a graded activity. The grade for each student is took from a final grade in another course. This allows course designers to organize the learning content into separate units. Future use?? will not load.
Vericite Plugin Plagarism detector, requires subscription Future desire???
Webinar Plugin For use with Adobe Connect only Currently not of interest, will not be loaded.
Checklist Set (Block/Module)] creates interactive checklist Installed
Course Checks Block This block carries out a number of automated checks on a course, to encourage a minimum standard of course quality, avoid common mistakes and highlight possible areas for improvement. The block also allows for a course to be cleared of empty sections. Installed
Collapsed Topics An interchangeable topic or week based format that solves the issue of the 'Scroll of Death' when a course has many topics. Installed

Themes

Name Status
Aardvark Installed
Bootstrap 3 Installed
Bootstrap Base Installed
Clean Installed
Elegance Installed
Essential Installed
More Installed

Technical Questions