Moodle block: Sharing Cart

Am little girl giggly excited this afternoon over a new (to me) plug in called Sharing Cart. Sharing Cart allows you to copy resources and activities between courses. I tried this as an admin and it worked a treat so tried it as a teacher and it also worked. I tested it on a variety of content and activities – forums, SCORM packages, pages, PDFs and a quiz. Love that it works. And so easy…

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Blog access in Moodle 2

A post to save you some confusion around blog access. I try to make the MyMoodle page the one stop shop for students on our site. So when we decided to use Moodle blogs, I wanted to provide access to student blogs from this page. As it turns out, this is not possible. While bizarrely you can change your Blog PREFERENCES from the MyMoodle page, you cannot actually ACCESS your blog posts from it. When…

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YouTube video editing

I love the new video tweaking/editing functions on YouTube. Today I produced a tutorial on how to configure a headset with microphone on Windows 7 because I couldn’t find any out there and our students need support in this. I created the video with no sound, uploaded it and then once YouTube finished processing it, I could ‘Swap audio’ and pick a soundtrack. The ones offered were within 10 seconds of the length of my…

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Quick Moodle brain dump: Creating a centralised course reading index

In our 25 week long course, we want to provide all reading lists weekly, but also want to display them in the Course Resource Centre. The least labor-intensive workflow for this in Moodle 2.2 that we can come up with is this: 1) Create Folder and add files in each week using the Resource tool. Ensure folder names would make sense outside the week/topic. 2) Duplicate the folder resources using the wonderful new duplication tool…

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