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The Authentication by IP user plugin provides a new way to limit some users (users who have this method identified in their user profiles) to login only from certain defined IPs. If you run a residential campus Moodle site or find...
Yesterday I pitched a few tactics and ideas to help prevent and thwart cheating and heighten security in online courses. We talked about "cheatability", proctoring, examination test banks, 3rd party validation, ID verification, and much more. It was a...
A recent article at PCWorld highlights recent research by internet security firm Rapid7 which highlighted several medium open source applications and a few vulnerabilities which could lead to security concerns. According to the article, "The researcher found an issue...
New Moodle versions were released recently. Moodle 2.5.2, Moodle 2.4.6 and 2.3.9 are all out and available for download to upgrade your sites. For 2.5.2 you can look forward to a number of changes and enhancements, including better TinyMCE functionality...
If your site is set to allow self-registration (that is if your site is either inviting registrations or setup as an ecommerce site) then you probably have noticed that spam users have been created at some point. ReCaptcha is...
The Safe Exam Browser in Moodle is a tool that uses javascript to "lock down" certain aspects of the Moodle quiz experience while the quiz is live. It cuts down on the use of keyboard shortcuts, locks the student's...
Moodle HQ recently announced the availability of it's newest versions of Moodle code, including 2.5.1, 2.4.5, 2.3.8 and 2.2.11. Note that 2.2.11 is the last release in the 2.2 branch; Moodle 2.3 is now slated to receive only security...
NYTimes recently published this article which was a really interesting read about the use of encryption for student data and sessions and why institutions and other stake holders (tech-savvy and information sensitive parents) are taking a hard look at...
Recently Moodle.org released Moodle 2.4.2 (one of the minor updates that happen between major release cycles) but due to a "major regression" introduced before the codes release an emergency release of Moodle 2.4.3 followed only a week after to...
Moodle 2.3.1 is out.  While there weren't many added features of functionality there were many bug fixes in addition to some security fixes made in this most recent release. For functionality added/improved were Unit tests and easy access links from...