Update Moodle 3.6 to Use MariaDB

Moodle users may get an error while attempting to upgrade. This may be due to Moodle looking for MariaDB while MySQL is installed. This is more common on shared server accounts as Dedicated / VPS hosting users can upgrade to MariaDB anytime. Below we’ll configure Moodle for MariaDB. Looking for cheaper but full-featured website hosting? Read More >

How to Import & Export Role Definitions in Moodle

In this tutorial: Exporting Role Definitions Importing Role Definitions Beginning with Moodle 2.6 is the ability to Import and Export Role definitions. This allows you to share your role definitions, or use them on other Moodle sites. In this tutorial we will show you how to Import and Export Role Definitions in Moodle. Exporting Role Read More >

Displaying Additional Name Fields in Moodle

Starting with Moodle 2.6, you have the ability to display additional name fields. This is helpful when you have users with foreign characters in their names (such as Japan), and you also want to display a name in Roman Characters, or with phonetic spelling. In this tutorial, I will show you how to display additional Read More >

Installing PoodLL plugins for Moodle

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the PoodLL plugins for Moodle. This is a popular add-on since it adds audio/video recording abilities to your moodle site, and can also help you teach language courses. For example, using the PoodLL plugin you can allow students to submit audio or video answers to Read More >

How to Fix the “uploaded file may exceed the post_max_size directive in php.ini” error in Moodle

If you are working in Moodle you may see the error “The uploaded file may exceed the post_max_size directive in php.ini.” This error is caused by a PHP limitation when trying to post data. The php.ini file controls your local PHP settings, and can be changed at any time. In this tutorial I will show Read More >

Moodle vs Blackboard

In this tutorial: Pricing Server Requirements Feature Comparison Help Options There are many educational software options available, also known as Learning Management Systems (LMS). They can help you keep track of grades, give tests, and administer classes. Moodle, and Blackboard are two of the most popular of the many Learning Management Systems available. In this Read More >

Viewing the Quiz Statistics Report in Moodle

Reviewing reports from your quizzes can help identify patterns or issues with specific questions. It can also help you see how well your students are grasping the information. For example, if you see students missing the same question on a quiz. This may mean the question needs rewording, or the material needs more review during Read More >

Upgrading Moodle Using Softaculoous

Moodle continually updates their software versions as a continued effort to bring the best and most secure version of Moodle. When a new version comes out, you can upgrade your existing version by using Softaculous. This article will teach you how to upgrade your Moodle software through Softaculous. Steps to upgrade Moodle Login into your Read More >