Sticky blocks in Moodle 2 – stuck?

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We have been having a few difficulties with the way blocks work in Moodle 2 compared to Moodle 1.9, especially with blocks that you wish to use as sticky blocks. Sticky blocks are a type of block in Moodle 1.9 that you use when you want a block to be added to the MyMoodle page or on course pages. Fairly straightforward – you go to Modules > Blocks > Sticky Blocks to configure.

With Moodle 2, there are no sticky ...

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Audioboo

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One of our learning technologists (@bennyhennytweet) recently told me about a site called Audioboo. Audioboo is an app you can install on your phone that lets you record some audio and immediately have it online. You don’t have to use your phone, you can go to the webpage and record from there. Once its online, the real power comes in as you can embed and share on other sites and social networks, as well as set up your audio as podcasts. You ...
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Moodle 2 – Progress and a couple of great blocks

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We are making steady progress with our move across to Moodle 2. Our first step has been to go through all the blocks and ensure that there is a Moodle 2 equivalent.

The one block that we haven’t got a replacement for yet is Nanogong. Nanogong is an excellent plugin that sits as a little loudspeaker icon in the HTML editor. It is fantastic for audio feedback. When grading an assignment, the lecturer pushes the speaker icon, then records the ...

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Moodle 2.1 + and a Merry Christmas too!

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This has been my first blog post in some time, and I do apologise for not keeping it as up to date as I should. This term has been extremely busy with a new team in place who are doing some fantastic work and getting a great reputation around the College already. It’s great to be part of a team that have such dynamic and creative people. They help to inspire everyone to better things.

Speaking of better things – ...

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