Turbo Charging Moodle

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Published on October 6, 2008

Author: moodleman

Source: slideshare.net

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This is a presentation given at MoodleMootAU in Brisbane 2008. Origibnally built on Mac in Keynote, it has lost much of its shine with a PPT conversion. But content is still here.

Elements of this presentation used with permission from Ialja. be sure to visit her slideshare space.

Turbo Charging moodle

Introduce you to the concepts of Moodle contrib code Provide users with links of where to find good code Show users how to install code into their own Moodle’s aim of this workshop Turbo Charging moodle

Introduce you to the concepts of Moodle contrib code

Provide users with links of where to find good code

Show users how to install code into their own Moodle’s

What is...

Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment

an adjustable environment for learning communities

developed by a global community

is used by...

over 47,600 learning communities

over 1,400 in Australia alone

by over 21 million users

in over 180 countries

in over 75 languages English Italiano Thai Eesti Tongan Suomi Sinhala Norsk Polski Deutsch

Regular release via an aggressive roadmap

can grow...

the moodle package is modular

add new activity and resource options Image Galleries Podcasting Book resource Surveys Journals Audio conferencing Certificates Story writing Stamp Collections Repositories Portfolios

your branding with custom themes

LDAPS Repositories connect with existing systems

LDAPS

Repositories

compatibility with different standards

contrib Working with

what is contrib code? Contrib is Community contributed code Typically written by users who have a specific need they need met Moodle’s modular architecture and open API’s allow for relative ease in adding new functionality There are dozens of projects out there with wide ranges of scope

Contrib is Community contributed code

Typically written by users who have a specific need they need met

Moodle’s modular architecture and open API’s allow for relative ease in adding new functionality

There are dozens of projects out there with wide ranges of scope

Moodle is designed to be modular Extra functionality can be plugged in without editing existing code. Areas you can add to include: resource types activities blocks course formats Quiz question types and more How to plug in new code? What code can I plug in ?

Moodle is designed to be modular

Extra functionality can be plugged in without editing existing code. Areas you can add to include:

resource types

activities

blocks

course formats

Quiz question types

and more

How do I install contrib code? Installing is a three step process. Step One Upload the files to the relevant location The locations are normally outlined in the readme that comes with the files. Step two Install the language pack (use en_utf8_local) This allows for easier management. Step three Go to the admin Notifications screen for automatic install THAT’S IT How to plug in new code?

Installing is a three step process.

Step One

Upload the files to the relevant location

The locations are normally outlined in the readme that comes with the files.

Step two

Install the language pack (use en_utf8_local)

This allows for easier management.

Step three

Go to the admin Notifications screen for automatic install

THAT’S IT

Modules and Plugins Database Moodle Contrib CVS (hosted by Sourceforge) Moodle Forums Directly from Moodle users Where do I get contrib from? How to plug in new code?

Modules and Plugins Database

Moodle Contrib CVS (hosted by Sourceforge)

Moodle Forums

Directly from Moodle users

The answer to this is ‘ Not Always ’ Moodle is made by users with ranging degrees of experience Always do your research Is anyone else using it? Are their comments in the M&P Database Check the Moodle forums. Never install straight into production!!! Always test first Is contrib safe to use?

The answer to this is ‘ Not Always ’

Moodle is made by users with ranging degrees of experience

Always do your research

Is anyone else using it?

Are their comments in the M&P Database

Check the Moodle forums.

Never install straight into production!!! Always test first

DEMO

Official Moodle Modules and plugins database http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?id=6009 Moodle Contrib on CVS via Sourceforge http://moodle.cvs.sourceforge.net/moodle/contrib/ Moodle Forums http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=5 MoodleDocs - The official wiki http://docs.moodle.org useful sites for code

Official Moodle Modules and plugins database

http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?id=6009

Moodle Contrib on CVS via Sourceforge

http://moodle.cvs.sourceforge.net/moodle/contrib/

Moodle Forums

http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=5

MoodleDocs - The official wiki

http://docs.moodle.org

The moodle Playpen Designed to highlight stable community code Allows users to ‘try before they buy’ Create your own login and browse demo courses Ask for your own sandpit Always running the latest developer build. See what’s coming! Will be a little buggy at times..be patient http://playpen.riverview.nsw.edu.au

Designed to highlight stable community code

Allows users to ‘try before they buy’

Create your own login and browse demo courses

Ask for your own sandpit

Always running the latest developer build. See what’s coming!

Will be a little buggy at times..be patient

http://playpen.riverview.nsw.edu.au

Thank you Julian Ridden Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview [email_address]

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