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Saylor Academy, aka Saylor.org has been using Moodle for several years as we've covered in the past here and here. Their organization is one of the foremost curators of Open Educational Resources which they have pulled together over the...
With TinyMCE going away, you might be interested in tracking the progress on the new default text editor in Moodle, Atto. The Front End team from HQ is using their Prototypes.Moodle.net site to help showcase the tool as it...
The newest versions of Moodle's active install packages have been released, the newest being Moodle 2.6.1. Each release features numerous bug fixes, security patches and enhancements. For Moodle 2.6.1 enhancements/highlights include better keyboard controls (for accessibility) and gradebook editing,...
In addition to Moodle's recent major release of 2.6, several minor releases hit the scene within the last few days: Moodle 2.5.3, 2.4.7 and 2.3.10. Each minor release represents the most up to date code for Moodle in addition...
Accessibility in learning management systems is an important feature and Moodle has made some major advances over the last few years (read up Accessibility and Moodle at http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Accessibility). Here's another resource that you can get involved in that takes an...
If you're a Grid Course Format enthusiast you'll be happy to hear that Gareth has been hard at work improving the format for accessibility. Specifically, he's adding the ability to control which grid is highlighted using limited keyboard controls. According...
If you were unable to attend the most recent Moodle Developer Meeting held last week on Tuesday 7/30, you can catch it on demand via Youtube. This most recent meeting gave an update on the happenings outside of Moodle HQ,...
If you're interested how other LMSes stack up with Moodle (and vice versa) here's a report by Hadi Rangin of the University of Illinois along with others from the Universities of Ohio State, Indiana and Illinois. According to the...
Wiris Math editor for Moodle provides an easy way to create and administer mathematic equations in quizzes or through the text editor generally.  Recently they've focused on improving accessibility and performance. Their recent announcements highlights the accessibility improvements which have been...
North Carolina State University recently published this webpage which highlights their exploration of Moodle 2.x's accessibility vs accessibility in 1.9.x releases.  The thorough paper provides a lot of use case scenarios and outcomes when testing Moodle with various assistive...