CBTec Launches a MOOC Platform, accepts Moodle MBZ files and has a Moodle Compatible Mobile App

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TechCrunch recently highlighted Eliademy, a site created by CBTec which they mentioned is compatible with Moodle. The MOOC engine is in the mold of Coursera or Udemy (though minus the fees, lineup of A+ Professors and VC millions).  The aesthetics are very simple and starting a course is incredibly easy. Techcrunch claims that the Eliademy “shares the same codebase” as Moodle; if that’s the case perhaps this is a great way to showcase an incredibly improved Moodle aesthetic and UX. Another aspect of the touted Moodle compatibility, as far as I can gather, stems from the shown ability to import a Moodle backup or MBZ file (up to 256MB).

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Unfortunately all I received was an error with the 1.9 MB MBZ file I attempted with. I could see the value of easily putting a Moodle-based course online in a format that’s more similar to Udemy’s course creation tools. For anyone interested in how other LMS platforms are doing with resource adding and course creation you should continue reading: the interface is slick and easy to use with a quick drop down for adding videos, documents and other info.

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Not always 100% intuitive, there are some really interesting and novel ways that the course format helps navigation and keeps things simple. Here’s a course I put together in about 10 minutes:

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And for what it’s worth, the free app looks pretty slick as well as per the screenshots on Google Play (the webpage itself was already responsive); unfortunately after downloading I was also unable to login 🙁

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  1. Interesting! I’m sure a theme designer could do something similar with a Bootstrap based theme with a novel menu navigation bar. The course logo etc. is just a matter of adding images / text to section 0.

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for your “test drive”. Our quality manager is looking at your feedback and we will fix those minor issues asap. In any case, we thank you for your feedback and we will improve.

    BR,
    Sotiris

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