eXtension’s online course site, Campus, campus.extension.org, has been upgraded to Moodle, version 2.2.
This version of Moodle provides a number of enhanced features, including integration with external repositories, sharing of content among courses, activity completion criteria to guide the user through a course, and ability to exchange courses with Moodle sites throughout the world. Course developers can now directly pull files from services including YouTube, Flickr, Dropbox, Google Docs, Picasa, Box and Wikimedia for inclusion in the courses. And an enhanced linkage with the Kaltura video service now offers the ability to create online presentations–a combination of video and some other document such as a Powerpoint file–which enriches the total online experience.
The eXtension Moodle Help Desk staff continue to offer a series of webinars about this new version of Moodle. Check out the listings titled “Developing Online Learning Through Moodle 2” at learn.extension.org. Recordings are available for any session you miss. And, to take a simple tour through how Moodle 2 operates, check out the Moodle 201 course listed in the Organizational Training category at campus.extension.org.
Questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.