11 Jul 2017

Moodle Announces Moodle Desktop for Windows Mobile Users

Many universities, schools, and even businesses require learners to use Windows operating system, whether on their laptops or their mobile phones. This is why Moodle has developed the Moodle Desktop. The Moodle Desktop has all features and functionalities a learners would find in the  Moodle Mobile App. This includes :

  • Easy access to course content: View course activities and download materials for offline use.
  • Connectivity with course participants: Quickly find and contact other people in your courses.
  • Engagement in course activities: Attempt quizzes, post in forums, play SCORM packages, edit wiki pages and more – both on and off-line.
  • Easy assignment submission: Upload images, audio, videos and other files from your device.
  • Checking of upcoming deadlines: View activities due, sorting by dates or by courses.
  • Keeping up-to-date reminders: Receive instant notifications of private messages, forum posts, calendar events and assignment submissions.
  • Tracking progress: View your grades, check completion progress in courses and browse your learning plans.

 

Moodle Desktop currently works for  Windows Version 10, with Windows 7 and 8 comining soon. As with Moodle Mobile, Moodle Desktop will be updated by Moodle HQ every two months.

 

Download the Moodle Desktop from the Windows Store and try it out.

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28 Jul 2016

Moodle Mobile Update 3.1 Adds the Ability to Submit Assignments

 

Great news today for Moodle users, especially who love accessing their Moodle site using their mobile phones. Moodle mobile, though lagging behind in terms of interactivity with the course contents, is a work in progress. Today, Moodle announced a great update to its Moodle mobile app. Moodle students now are able to submit assignments, in-text and file submissions, using their Moodle Mobile app. Also, if using the wiki tool in Moodle, you can edit the wiki using the Moodle Mobile App. All you have to do it update your Moodle Mobile on your phone. Below is Moodle’s announcement of the update.

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05 Aug 2015

Moodle Mobile 2.0 is finally Out!

 

With the ubiquity of mlearning, an increased interest has been put on learning through mobile applications. Moodle has embraced the mlearning revolution from the outset, although has been slow in releasing a mobile app with advanced features. After releasing Moodle Mobile, two days ago Martin Dougiamas announced the release of Moodle Mobile 2.0 with

it’s a completely new app built from the ground up, and you’ll soon notice a cleaner-looking, snappier app with some cool new features.

The main features of MM2 are:

UI/UX changes and improvements

  • Improved User Interface
  • Application faster and smoother
  • Courses can be filtered
  • Application now supports pull to refresh in most screens
  • Splash screen now available for different resolutions and orientations
  • Infinite scrolling available in Participants, Calendar events, Forum discussions, Notifications (instead of pagination or show more buttons)

 

General improvements

  • App storage no longer limited to 5MB – depending on your device it can be between 50MB and your SD card capacity
  • Calendar events can be seen offline
  • Complete user profile information is displayed
  • The complete user profile can be accessed from every page (participants, forum, messages)
  • Settings and preferences are simplified
  • * Improved multi-site push notifications

 

New functionalities:

  • Local notifications multi-site support (open the site referred to in the notification)
  • If the token expires during your session, you are asked to re-enter your password to continue working (instead of having to close the session)
  • Resources downloading status is preserved even when the user changes section or pages

 

New supported plugins and Moodle features:

  • Activity completion: Activity completion status is displayed and can be updated for courses
  • New add-on: Choices – Users can make a choice and view responses
  • New add-on: Notes – Teachers can view site, course and personal notes
  • New add-on: Book – Users can view books
  • New add-on: IMS CP – Users can view IMS content packages
  • New add-on: Chat – Users can participate in the live chat via the app (only for sites using simple or Ajax chats; daemon chat not supported)

 

Moodle Mobile 2.0 is available for Android & IOS and will be avaialble on other platforms soon. You can also download it directly here.

This is a great step in Moodle’s mobile roadmap. We anticipate more advanced Moodle Mobile app in the near future.

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