Documentation:Learning Environment/Moodle Exploration
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
|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|
|RecordingsBN||Access and manage your BigBlueButton recordings||Request for Installation|
|Journal||This module allows a teacher to ask students to reflect on a particular topic. The students can edit and refine their answer over time.||Request for Installation|
|CourseFeedback||This Block intends to give the system administrators a tool for forced evaluation of a course (or other facts). System administrators can define a set of textual questions, which can be rated from students.||Request for Installation||-||Grade Me||Shows a teacher all of the assignments and manual quiz questions (essays and file responses) that have been submitted, but not graded.||Request for Installation||Flexpage||Provides complete control over how content is presented.||Not yet supported for 2.8|
|Collapsible regions||Request for Installation||-|
Registering an external blog. When I put in the feed address of my blog, I receive a "invalid feed address" message. I know the feed address works because it is used on other contexts.
When editing text, in the elegance theme, when I expand the edit box, it overlaps with the second column and then become non-responsive. Kind of a pain.