We’d like to thank the developers mentioned below for letting us know about exciting updates to their plugins, which the Moodleverse can now enjoy for free. If you’d like us to feature your plugin next month, reach out to us through the contact page! Tell us interesting challenges or development stories worth sharing.
Display OBJ 3-D Models with Wavefront Renderer
Course teachers can create and edit model views for 3-D objects coded in a .OBJ file extension and add texture files for their surfaces. Students can comment on the object page. A sample model is included in the plugin.
Streamline Your Moodle Gradebook with Grade Book
This plugin improves the usability of Moodle Gradebook, a powerful control tower for all things related to grading, but one that can prove to be a challenge to tame. The Moodle Gradebook allows mathematical expressions, such as averages, finding maximum values, and rounding figures up or down. This plugin offers a handy interface for step-by-step calculation.
Revolutionize the Visualization of Your Moodle Path with MindMap Format
This mind-bending plugin outlines the complete path of a Moodle course through a mind map model. It is organized by sections, modules, and activities. It shows links to all interrelated activities and updates grades and upcoming deadlines. As this new version no longer requires Java nor Flash, a sudden tick in popularity among Moodlers is a clear possibility.
Sync Your Class with the Rising Sun with the Japanese Calendar
According to this calendar, we currently live in year 29 of the “Heisei” era. Add this calendar for Japanese students or as part of a culturally immersive Moodle course.
Color Code Your Moodle Control Panel with Tuteur
This plugin replicates the assignment completion report panel, highlighting places that ask for priority response or were recently updated. It shows whether a specific student has made their requested submission and if the teacher has given any feedback. Currently enabled for the Assignment, Quiz, Journal, and Lesson activities, the plugin also offers grouping and filtering options.
Boast Your Popularity with the Visitor Counter
Save Your Best Pieces of Insight with Structured Feedback
This plugin offers a page where teachers can add any “criterion” with common suggestions and corrections using a fast AJAX interface. When reviewing student work, teachers can choose those criteria that apply and give students a straight or modified version of it. This allows the creation of several criteria sets for different kinds of input.
Take Your Courses on a Carousel Ride with Course Slider
This plugin adds a frame on top of a Moodle site with a rotating display of courses available. It is fully customizable, from its layout and size to the animation and navigation options. For best results, the plugin’s developers recommend using it with the “Adaptable” theme.
Keep Authorities in the Loop with the Site Outcomes Report
Schedule One-to-One Meetings in Advance with Facetoface
Add the Facetoface plugin to your site if you’re looking for the perfect tool to schedule face-to-face appointments taking place in physical locations. A teacher or admin can create meeting time windows, spanning one or more days, during which students can schedule a visit. Once the appointment is confirmed, it sends reminders to users and managers.
Let Students Reply with More Than a Thousand Words’ Worth with Sketch for Atto
There is an easy-to-use feature for the Atto text editor that allows users to create drawings using the HTML canvas property and the open source application Literally Canvas, perfect for stylus-ready pads or touch screens. Make sure Atto is enabled as a text editor in your Moodle site to work.
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