Thursday, February 23, 2012

Whither Moodle 1.9?

A lively discussion on the fate of Moodle 1.9 can be found at:

Personally, I've invested so much time and space to Moodle 1.9.15 that it is difficult for me at this point in time to migrate to Moodle 2.x. Moodle 2.x is getting better every 6 months with a new release and I am sure that there will come a time when Moodle 1.9.15 will be rendered obsolete. However I don't see that happening anytime soon, although the signs on the horizon are visible.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Stamp Collection module development for Moodle 1.9 and stamp icons from other Moodlers

This post is to chroncle developments to the changes I have made to David Mudrak's Stamp Collection module. This post complements these earlier ones here and here.

10/2/2012 - Added a help screen to make looking-up of Stamp icon codes easier

I've raised the bar one notch higher.
This time, the administrator can click on a help link and a
separate window will appear showing him/her the codes, the icons used and the meaning of the codes.

Students can also access the help link. This makes administering the multi-stamp collection easier for the (overworked) administrator/teacher.

Figure 1: The student can click on the Help link to know the meaning of each stamp icon.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Motivating students through multistamps in the Stamp Collection module (Moodle 1.9.15)

Hi! If you're using David Mudrak's excellent Stamp Collection module, then WELCOME! I'm happy to share with the Moodle world that I've managed to implement a multi-stamp deriviation of David's work. I found out how to do it without disturbing the underlying architecture of module's MySQL database. Now you can implement it for your own Moodle site.

Here's what the module looks like:

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