Setting up an SMTP Connection in Moodle

Messages sent from Moodle can go through either the PHP mail function or through SMTP server connection. In some cases, the PHP mail function may be disabled on the server (Depending on the hosting company) to prevent spammers from sending emails through compromised websites. To work around this, the email can be configured to connect Read More >

Managing Enrollments in the Moodle plugins

Another feature in the Moodle 2..3 plugins is the Enrollment plugin. The Enrollment plugin allows the administrator to enable or disable, edit the settings, or uninstall an Enrolment plugin altogether. Common enrolments that are enabled are the Self Enrollment, Cohort Sync, Manual Enrolment, and the Guest access. If the administrator wants to disable the Guest Read More >

Uninstalling or removing a Moodle plugin

When managing plugins on a Moodle 2.3 site, there may be a need to completely remove a plugin from the Moodle site. This is necessary when plugins are not used anymore, out of date, or not compatible. In the previous article, installing a plugin was discussed. In this article, we will remove or uninstall a Read More >

How to install a plugin in Moodle 2.3

When developing Courses in Moodle, there are ways to add functionality to Courses that the default plugins do not offer. Custom plugins allow the Moodle site to be customized according to the needs of the teacher. For example, The teacher can add a progress bar in the navigation that gives a visual graph of the Read More >

Moodle 2.3 Plugin Overview

Moodle 2.3 has the capability of enabling, disabling, installing and uninstalling plugins that are used for the Moodle site to function. Plugins are used in the activities and resourcres, assignments, and many more functions within the Moodle site. Before installing any new plugins that are not in the original Moodle installation, lets overview what the Read More >