The General Developers meeting for July took place earlier this week. While a 3am EST time didn’t give me a chance to watch live, the session was recorded and is available here.
Here’s a quick and simple recap of the agenda which you can use to skip to the parts you want to watch.
- 1 minute – Summary of hackfests at recent Moodlemoot and the transition to a more formal “working group” format for driving Moodle development
- 6 minutes – Michael de Raadt talks about his experience with a recent working group and their purpose in engaging non-developer Moodlers in driving features and improvements through openness and participation
- 12 minutes – Martin Dougiamas touches base on his experience with a working group working on course rollover and archiving coming up with kind of a “massive update tool” for managing courses in bulk to aid larger institutions with lots of courses that need to be saved
- 26 minutes – Moodle Association discussion to expand Moodle HQ development and more rapidly advance the LMS
- 35 minutes – Jetha Chan talks about Ruby phonetic markup plugin for Atto
- 38 minutes – Ankit Agarwal discusses Moodle integration with IFTTT
- 43 minutes – a more friendly user interface for the Lesson module which provides a graphical user interface for an otherwise difficult to use module (especially for new users. Very cool!
- 48 minutes – Events graphic report plugin which uses Google charts to display log/event data with pie, line, and bar charts.
- 52 minutes – updated tag API for Moodle 3.0 discussed by Marina Glancy which will separate the tags for competencies and questions from user interest and blog tags which should help users to organize their sites better.
- 1 hour 2 minutes – Juan Leyva and Moodle Mobile 2’s new features and improvements such as pull to refresh, filtering, a hamburger icon slider, infinite scroll. The new version will be available for the Learn Moodle MOOC coming up in August.
- 1 hour 20 minutes – Andrew Nicols and the new “anonymous” forums aka User Disguises.
Lots of great info about awesome projects and features on the horizon for Moodle. Check out the full recording below or a few choice screen captures in the slideshow in the bottom of the post.