If you want to get the most out of an open source community like Moodle, hands down, your best best is to participate, participate, and participate. In the case of Moodle this participation can come in any number of forms: from the super technically driven plugin and theme development, to being a Moodlepreneur™ and creating a value added service, attending events like Moots, or just chiming in on the forums. Heck – even placing a complaint or bug you need help with is helping the community as a whole.
One of the easiest ways to contribute to the Moodle community is by making sure that your Moodle site is registered with Moodle.org. Instructions about how to register your site are here. It is a super simple process that can be done by your site administrator in five minutes.
Moodle.org recently published a post laying out the benefits of registering, and the value couldn’t be clearer. By registering:
- You benefit because you are included in all relevant communications related to updates, security fixes, new releases, and more.
- Your site contributes to the worldwide analytics of Moodle usage.
- Your site becomes recognized in the list of registered sites for your country (this is optional).
And, hey, the registration process is totally secure. Your information isn’t shared with anyone and registering doesn’t give Moodle HQ (or anyone else) the ability to enter your site and have a look around. Everything that is tracked for stats is anonymized and aggregated.
But most importantly, while registration is optional:
The more people who register, the better a picture we get of how Moodle is used and which aspects we can improve. So registering is a win-win for us all.
One note: if you do want to register, your site must be online.
So, if you’re site isn’t officially registered with Moodle, do so today and contribute to the great community that supports the world’s most popular LMS.
Is your site registered with Moodle? Tell us why or why not in the comments below.