Moodle v2.5 Announces Integration of Badges and Twitter Bootstrap

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Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 – Moodle, the open source learning platform used by millions around the world, has released Moodle 2.5, adding hundreds of improvements and exciting new features for teachers, students and administrators.

Inspire with Badges: Educators can award badges based on a variety of chosen criteria with the new Badges feature in Moodle, making it easy to acknowledge student’s skills and hard work. Moodle’s Badges are fully compatible with the Mozilla Open Badges standard, so they can be exported to external repositories or included in portfolios and CVs.

Use it on mobile: Moodle themes can now utilise the popular Bootstrap framework from Twitter. This means the appearance of Moodle can be attractive, flexible and responsive, allowing the site to perform equally well on desktops and mobile touch screens without additional work. In addition Moodle 2.5 supports the latest Moodle Mobile app for iOS and Android, which provides additional features for offline access to Moodle content and easy uploading of photos and videos from mobile devices.

Easier to maintain: It’s now possible to install and upgrade add-ons directly from the web interface, either directly from the official Moodle Plugins repository on moodle.org or by uploading them as a zip file into the administration page. This makes it simpler to install and maintain new community-created features in Moodle.

Improved usability: Moodle 2.5 has a host of smaller improvements for usability. Forms now look a lot simpler, with advanced settings being collapsed by default. Drag and drop images and text straight into a course page from the desktop or another browser window. Display course folders directly on the course page. Jump quickly between course sections, and more. This continues Moodle’s focus on usability improvements in every release.

About Moodle:

Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company.

Links:

Moodle overview (video)
Moodle company
Moodle partners
Moodle community

Read the original press release at PRWeb.