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Updated on June 10th, 2019. Even thought the Clean URLs plugin for Moodle stopped being updated in 2017 and never made it into the official Directory, its legacy lives on. Thanks to Heywood and Issue MDL-28030 which he created,...
Cron is the tool in Moodle (and many open source software) in charge of its biorhythm. It is the part of the system in charge of running scheduled tasks and updating elements. It is critical for messaging and other...
Moodle Partner Catalyst IT shares the User Key Authentication plugin, that will allow SSO (Single Sign On) for Moodle, from third party applications. SSO is a mechanism that validates a user between different online services to avoid repeat logins. It...
Imagine your Moodle course like your own learning mansion. Gold letters at the door name the subject of the course. Inside, long halls lead to room after room, or stairs to the upper floors with more long halls leading...
Brendan Heywood, Moodle Developer at Catalyst IT, developed an awesome plugin "Link crawler robot" focused for helping the Moodle site administrators in identifying and fixing the broken links, slow and large links from a student perspective. The plugin is a...
Its a standard practice to have multiple environments in a 'pipeline' leading to production at the end in the IT industry and similarly almost all Moodle users may have multiple Moodle environments for testing and development of new features...
Video recording of the Moodle Community Developer meeting held on 11th May, 2016 is now available online. The agenda for the recently concluded community developer meeting was: Global search API from development perspective - Eric Merrill, Oakland University, Michigan,...
Another new plugin released this week in Moodle plugins database is - "Enrolment key based self-registration" which effectively combines the email based self registration and then using the enrollment keys to enroll in a course into a single step. As...
Moodle developers often works with multiple Moodle instances sometimes makes mistake in detecting the non-production environments. Nicholas Hoobin & Brendan Heywood has created a very simple and yet powerful plugin for all developers named Environment Bar which can save...