Category Archives: Moodle

Understanding Open Source

I am a big advocate of open source software.  We’ve used it at our school for a number of years.  Our firewall is an appliance called Untangle. We use open source software in the classroom including tools like Open Office … Continue reading

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Moodle and Blackboard… I’m not worried.

There is a lot of talk out there right now about the fact the Blackboard has purchased both Moodlerooms and NetSpot.  There are numerous blog post about it, including Remote-Learners response (Blackboard Buys 2 Leading Supporters of Open-Source Competitor Moodle – … Continue reading

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Interested in talking about Moodle? Moot anyone?

Are you interested in talking about Moodle? Would you like to come to a conference devoted to Moodle? Would you be willing to present at a conference devote to Moodle? Are you are curious about how Moodle can be used in your school? Would you … Continue reading

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Moodle Services Split:Part 2

  Our goal was to split out the Apache & PHP services from the MySQL service  running on our Moodle server. The decision to do this was to address performance issue experience on the opening day of school after upgrading … Continue reading

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Splitting Moodle Services to Multiple Servers

Early this year we moved our Moodle server from a Linux server to an Apple server (Moving to Moodle 2.0:Pt. 1 – The Decision) and upgraded from 1.9 to 2.1. In doing so we were concerned with a number of … Continue reading

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How do I set up self enrolment in Moodle 2.0?

First off… I know that you spell enrolment with two “l’s”, but Moodle spells it with one. As we are beginning our training around Moodle 2.0 there are some small, but important differences that are coming to light.  Depending on … Continue reading

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Moving to Moodle 2.0: Pt.2 The Tools and Tweaks

Before begining any project you want to make sure you have the tools to do the job.  In the case of a Moodle 2.0 migration you better have a really good set of tools. “Relax, all right? My old man … Continue reading

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Moving to Moodle 2.0: Pt.1 The Decision

It wasn’t easy and came with a lot of investigation, thought and discussions, but we’ve decided to make the move to Moodle 2.0 this summer (2011). We have had a number of our teachers, students and tech staff playing with … Continue reading

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Syncing LDAP (OD or AD) data within Moodle

So we have a Moodle server at our school that is connected to our LDAP server for user authentication.  This works great for us as it provides for easy integration with out other systems that use this form of authentication (FinalSite … Continue reading

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Moodle: How big is big?

We’ve been using Moodle at my school for years and it’s a real workhorse for us. Moodle is used in classrooms K-12, for committees, clubs, activities and for numerous other school needs. As we are prepare for an upgrade to … Continue reading

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