Installing Moodle with Softaculous

When installing Moodle manually, there are a few steps to take that may be time consuming. Softaculous is a great program for installing software on the server. Moodle can be installed through Softaculous with little effort. This eliminates the need to download files, connecting to the server to upload them, and all the other steps Read More >

Inserting an iframe in the Moodle Frontpage

Moodle 2.3 has the capability of not only editing the Frontpage with a WYSIWYG editor, but adding code to the page itself. The WYSIWYG editor has an HTML button that will display the content code. This is good for adding code like iframes to the Moodle site. An iframe can display content from another website Read More >

Editing the summary on the Moodle Frontpage

The Moodle Frontpage is the home page that all visitors will see. When setting up a Moodle site, the Frontpage can be edited to display nice HTML formatted content. By default, Moodle has no text on the frontpage summary. This tutorial will explain how to add content to the Moodle 2.3 Frontpage. Adding content to Read More >

Installing a Language pack in Moodle

When Moodle is initially installed, the language will be set to the one specified in the installation steps. Many educational institutions offer multilingual capabilities for their students who speak different languages other than the default  language. To accommodate this need, Moodle included a vast array of Language packs that can be installed or removed. This Read More >

Configuring notification methods for incoming messages in Moodle

Moodle 2.3 has the capability to message users when certain actions occur on the site. For example, if the a student misses a quiz, Moodle will send them a message stating the quiz is over due. These settings can be set to either not message at all, or to message the user when online or Read More >

Editing the User profile in the My Profile Settings of Moodle

Users can edit their profiles within the My profile settings of the Settings section in Moodle 2.3. The User profile can be customized and fine tuned for specific Course related information. Extra fields can also be added to the profile. See the Editing User profile fields in Moodle tutorial on this. This tutorial will briefly Read More >

Managing the Moodle question bank

The Moodle Question bank is a feature in Moodle 2.3 that allows the administrator to add new questions, edit existing questions, and import / export questions. The previous article explained How to edit the Front page settings in Moodle. This tutorial will briefly explain the Question Bank and what it is used for. Moodle question Read More >

How to edit the Front page settings in Moodle

When first setting up the Moodle site, the administrator will want to edit the Home page or Front Page to display the correct Course information. This can be done in the Settings section on the left of the Moodle home page. The following tutorial will focus on the Moodle 2.3 Front page settings. To review Read More >

Restoring Moodle from a backup

Once the backup is created through the Moodle Dashboard, like what was outlined in the Creating a backup of Moodle tutorial, the backup can be restored through the Moodle Dashboard. The following article will demonstrate how to import or restore the backup created by the Moodle dashboard. Restore backup through Moodle Log into Moodle Click Read More >

Creating a Backup of Moodle

Now that course settings are understood from the last tutorial What are the Moodle Course settings?, learning how to back up Moodle is the next topic. Moodle has its own back up feature where the site can be backed up through the Moodle dashboard. The following article will outline the process of backing up Moodle Read More >