Moodle, the open source learning platform used by millions around the world, has released Moodle 2.5, adding hundreds of improvements and some exciting new features for teachers, students and administrators. Highlights include: badges, mobile access, simplified administration and many usability improvements.
Inspire with Badges
Educators can award badges based on a variety of chosen criteria with the new Badges feature in Moodle, making it easy to acknowledge student’s skills and hard work. Moodle’s Badges are fully compatible with the Mozilla Open Badges standard, so they can be exported to external repositories or included in portfolios and CVs.
Use it on mobile
Moodle themes can now utilise the popular Bootstrap framework from Twitter. This means the appearance of Moodle can be attractive, flexible and responsive, allowing the site to perform equally well on desktops and mobile touch screens without additional work.
In addition Moodle 2.5 supports the latest Moodle Mobile app for iOS and Android, which provides additional features for offline access to Moodle content and easy uploading of photos and videos from your mobile device.
Easier to maintain
It’s now possible to install and upgrade add-ons directly from the web interface, either directly from the official Moodle Plugins repository on moodle.org, or by uploading them as a zip file into the administration page. This makes it simpler to install and maintain new community-created features for your Moodle learning platform.
Moodle 2.5 has a host of smaller improvements for usability. Forms now look a lot simpler, with advanced settings being collapsed by default. You can now drag and drop images and text straight into a course page from your desktop or another browser window. Display course folders directly on the course page. Jump quickly between course sections, and more. This continues Moodle’s focus on usability improvements in every release.
Moodle 2.5 is available now for free download from our community site at http://moodle.org. Upgrades are supported from any previous version of Moodle.
If you need services to help you install or upgrade Moodle, we recommend you contact your nearest certified Moodle Partner (http://moodle.com/partners). Moodle Partners can also help with support, training, customisation, development, theme design, integrations and other services.
About the Moodle Certified Partners Program
Moodle is an open source software project. Moodle is funded by a network of certified Moodle Partners who provide Moodle services.
Moodle Partners can help with Moodle implementation or other needs such as hosting, training, support, customisation, and even full management of a Moodle project.
Partners contribute 10% of their earnings to support the development and maintenance of the Moodle project, so to help improve the Moodle software always use certified Moodle Partners!
About Lambda Solutions
Exceptional Support has made Lambda Solutions a leader in Moodle Managed Hosting and Professional Services. We believe that support is a critical component to any successful implementation and use of any technology. Since 2002, we have helped many organizations deliver great e- learning experiences. We combine offerings in managed hosting, application support services, development and integration expertise, as well as training to customers in Education, Corporate Training, Healthcare and Government. Lambda Solutions is an official partner of Moodle, the world’s leading Open Source Learning Management System.
Moodle overview (video): http://vimeo.com/moodlehq/overview
Moodle company: http://moodle.com
Moodle partners: http://moodle.com/partners
Moodle community: http://moodle.org