One of the most expected new features in Moodle 3.3 is the integration with online office suites. To settle the spirits, Moodle HQ took the diplomatic route and enabled both Google and Microsoft integration into Moodle’s core functionality.
There are two methods of interaction between Moodle and these services, as the video shows:
Oath 2 Authentication
Admins can set up login using Microsoft or Google identities. When enabled, “Login with” buttons will appear for the activated services. This will allow students to link their Moodle user account with their Microsoft or Google account, making login a snap.
Access to Personal Online Storage
Once the account is linked to the service identity, it is possible to access the corresponding storage service (Microsoft’s OneDrive, Google Drive) as an option in the “File Picker.” When submitting an assignment, for instance, users can directly link a file from their online storage or create a copy to store on Moodle. No information on upcoming ability to edit files using the G Suite or Microsoft 356 online office applications is available at this time.
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