Today, I have attended my first Moodle Moot in London. It’s been an interesting day where I've met lots of fantastic people and attended lots of great presentations. In this blog post, I will detail information I found useful in relation to my own projects at Croydon College/UCC.
The Moodle database is a very powerful tool and can be repurposed for use in a variety of different ways. The database activity allows a Moodle Administrator to build a highly customisable data capture form which can be combined with data from other IT systems to produce a letter.
As part of our Moodle refresh for the next academic year (2017/18), I've written a new Moodle theme to incorporate suggestions from students and staff at Croydon College. The new theme looks great and I'm really looking forward to releasing this next year. Part of the refresh includes amalgamating our current three themes (Moodle, Intranet and Mobile) into one powerful Bootstrap design.
Earlier on today, I visited the BETT show at the Excel Centre in London. It's really great to see the new types of technologies out there and ask questions about software we have in the College or are keen to purchase. As a result, I met up with the Turnitin team and Planet eStream.
I've recently written a plugin for Moodle which enables Moodle's Gradebook to synchronise with ProMonitor's Markbook. This has been a challenging project but I've been fortunate to work with the Learner Progress Systems Manager, MIS and Network Manager (as part of a working group) to write a portable solution that meets everyone's need.
It's been my pleasure to present at the E-Learning Round Table held at the City of Westminster College, on the topic of integrating data with Moodle. During the course of the presentation, I looked at plugins already built into Moodle and the ProMonitor plugin synchronisation I have written for Moodle.