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Tips for creating
Moodle Mobile friendly
courses/sites
Juan Leyva
Moodle Mobile Developer
@jleyvadelgado #mootes14
This presentation is about the official app for
Android, iOs, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8
If you are more interested in ...
Moodle Mobile is the official mobile
app for Moodle
https://download.moodle.org/mobile/
Moodle Mobile
“It is important to know that the app will never be able to support all
the functions of Moodle, because Moodle is a huge ...
Install the “Moodle additional features plugin”
● Local plugin for adding new features to the current
Moodle Mobile app
● ...
Moodle additional features plugin
● Extra features: Support for sites using SSO
authentication methods (Shibboleth and CAS...
Enable Push notifications
● The site must be registered in moodle.org
● Administration / Plugins / Message outputs / Mobil...
Enable Push notifications
● Notifications are connected to the Moodle messaging
system
● A bulk message to all the users i...
● Use the topics or weeks course format
Tips for courses
● Avoid orphaned activities or direct links to activities
Tips for courses
● Labels are initially collapsed, use a short text as
introduction of what is inside
Tips for courses
● Use responsive HTML in pages or mini-sites
Tips for courses
● Youtube or maps links (URL resource) opens
automatically the system app
Tips for courses
Find alternatives to unsupported activities or resources
● Book module: Publish an “accessible” version of the
Book resour...
Find alternatives to unsupported activities or resources
● Same for SCORM without API tracking
● Not all the video formats...
Upload a detailed guide of how to use Moodle Mobile
including:
● Download links to the different platforms/stores.
● Expla...
● Create a custom theme for your site
Tips for sites
● Do not use frontpage courses or activities
Tips for sites
● Place those pages in a
global course where all the
users are...
● Enroll all the users in that course via the db plugin
Tips for sites
You have more information here:
http://docs.moodle.org/en/Mobile_app
https://docs.moodle.org/en/Moodle_Mobile_additional_f...
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Tips for creating Moodle Mobile friendly courses sites - MoodleMoot Spain 2014

  1. 1. Tips for creating Moodle Mobile friendly courses/sites Juan Leyva Moodle Mobile Developer @jleyvadelgado #mootes14
  2. 2. This presentation is about the official app for Android, iOs, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 If you are more interested in using mobiles to support learning with Moodle, see: ● http://www.slideshare.net/epictalk/20-tips-for-mobile-learning-in-moodle ● http://www.slideshare.net/epictalk/using-mobiles-to-support-active-learning-with- mobile Disclaimer
  3. 3. Moodle Mobile is the official mobile app for Moodle https://download.moodle.org/mobile/ Moodle Mobile
  4. 4. “It is important to know that the app will never be able to support all the functions of Moodle, because Moodle is a huge fast-moving target and writing secure web services (which is how the app communicates to Moodle) takes a long time to do properly. This is a tradeoff that we had to make, and we know it may disappoint some users who want this app to do everything immediately!” “We focus on the communication aspects, plus a few of the information aspects.” Martin Dougiamas Mobile strategy going forward
  5. 5. Install the “Moodle additional features plugin” ● Local plugin for adding new features to the current Moodle Mobile app ● This add-on provides new features and also web services which are currently only available in the latest Moodle version ● A Moodle 2.4 installation with the plugin has the same Mobile features available than a Moodle 2.8 installation Tips for sites
  6. 6. Moodle additional features plugin ● Extra features: Support for sites using SSO authentication methods (Shibboleth and CAS) ● A new Moodle Mobile major version requires to upgrade this plugin in your Moodle installation. ● https://docs.moodle.org/Moodle_Mobile_additional_feat ures Tips for sites
  7. 7. Enable Push notifications ● The site must be registered in moodle.org ● Administration / Plugins / Message outputs / Mobile notifications ● User must enable in their profile to receive Mobile notifications Tips for sites
  8. 8. Enable Push notifications ● Notifications are connected to the Moodle messaging system ● A bulk message to all the users in a course will send a Push notification to the user mobile phone (Remember, the user must enable to receive Mobile notifications) Tips for sites
  9. 9. ● Use the topics or weeks course format Tips for courses
  10. 10. ● Avoid orphaned activities or direct links to activities Tips for courses
  11. 11. ● Labels are initially collapsed, use a short text as introduction of what is inside Tips for courses
  12. 12. ● Use responsive HTML in pages or mini-sites Tips for courses
  13. 13. ● Youtube or maps links (URL resource) opens automatically the system app Tips for courses
  14. 14. Find alternatives to unsupported activities or resources ● Book module: Publish an “accessible” version of the Book resource using the export to HTML feature ● IMS CP: Instead using the IMS CP resource, unzip the file and add it as a resource (mini-site) Tips for courses
  15. 15. Find alternatives to unsupported activities or resources ● Same for SCORM without API tracking ● Not all the video formats are supported by all mobile devices, upload the same video in different formats in a directory resource Tips for courses
  16. 16. Upload a detailed guide of how to use Moodle Mobile including: ● Download links to the different platforms/stores. ● Explain the different possibilities and limitations of the app. ● Explain how the offline mode works (you should download your contents first). ● Explain how to configure your messaging settings for receiving mobile notifications. Tips for sites
  17. 17. ● Create a custom theme for your site Tips for sites
  18. 18. ● Do not use frontpage courses or activities Tips for sites ● Place those pages in a global course where all the users are enrolled via cohorts, meta-course enrolments
  19. 19. ● Enroll all the users in that course via the db plugin Tips for sites
  20. 20. You have more information here: http://docs.moodle.org/en/Mobile_app https://docs.moodle.org/en/Moodle_Mobile_additional_features http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_Mobile https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MOBILE Thanks for your time!

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