Lambda Announces the Availability of Moodle 2.6 Managed Hosting
Lambda Solutions today announced the expansion of their managed hosting service to include the latest version of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle 2.6. Voted number one in the LMS category in the Center for Learning & Performance Technologies Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 list, Moodle leads in value for performance.
“Moodle 2.6 includes new features for teachers, administrators and students, improving functionality and the user experience at all levels, “ said Shevy Levy, CEO of Lambda Solutions. “Moodle continuously adds usability and course management features based on extensive community feedback. This version adds important productivity, accessibility and usability features.”
Moodle 2.6 – New Features
Moodle 2.6 For Administrators
One of the most important new features in this release is the bulk course upload feature, which allows administrators to import a .csv file with unlimited course information to Moodle. Each course is automatically created and a course template assigned on upload. Improved course categories allow finer categorization from broad topics such as “Science” down to “Biology” and then subcategories such as “Cells”, or “Proteomics.” Create any number of categories at any level to organize courses.
Moodle 2.6 For Teachers
The new Single Activity Course Format supersedes SCORM in this version. The SACF allows teachers to assign activity type by course page, offering a more flexible scheme than in the past. New features make it easier to provide feedback to students and to edit courses on tablets and with smart phones.
Moodle 2.6 For All Users
This version embeds the industry standard TinyMCE editor into course interfaces that require composition. The expandable editor makes formatting and adding media to assignments simple and easy.
About Lambda Solutions
Founded in 2002, Lambda Solutions provides a full range of services for the leading, open source Moodle and Totara Learning Management Systems. Lambda works with both institutional and corporate clients to help them achieve better learning outcomes and increase the value of their human capital. More than half a million people learn everyday on our managed hosting platforms. Focused on healthcare, education and government, we provide systems integration, customization, training and support to enterprise-class customers, including Four Seasons Hotels, CGI, Rutgers University, and the Canadian International Development Agency. Lambda is a Moodle certified services partner and a Totara gold partner. The company has offices in Canada and the United States.
Brent Harvey, Marketing Manager