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 >

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 >

Protect your Joomla 3 admin dashboard from Brute Force logins

The Admin Tools Joomla component can be used to protect your Joomla website against brute force attacks. In a nutshell, a brute force attack is when hackers repeatedly guess your Joomla password over and over again until they get it right and login to your dashboard. Enabling the password-protect administrator feature within Admin Tools adds Read More >