Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Make a Play Once Only question in a Moodle quiz with Justin Hunt's PoodLL Repositories plugin

Image credit: Username Coffee.
I am using Moodle 2.7.2 for one of my quizzes. I also use Justin Hunt's excellent PoodLL repositories to make "Play (Listen) Once Only" recordings that I include inside my Moodle quiz.  

The repository has a play-once audio player that looks like this: 

If you ever wanted to make listening-type Moodle quiz questions, then read on!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Easily enroll multiple students on WordPress into your purchased Moodle course with the Edwiser Bridge-Bulk Purchase extension

Bulk Purchase. Credit: Alexas_Photos.
Welcome to my fifth and last post in a series of five posts featuring the Edwiser Bridge and its four extensions. Today I will focus on the Edwiser Bulk Purchase Extension, which is a commercial plugin. The best thing about this plugin is that you can now let your administrator or manager purchase more than one quantity of a Moodle course in a single transaction. If that's not good enough, the extension allows the Instructor or Manager to enroll himself and others to the purchased course!
Screen 1. The Edwiser Bulk
Purchase Extension icon.

So, in short, this extension allows instructors, parents, managers or corporate trainers to purchase a Moodle course on behalf of others, and then enroll them. This extension will save you effort and time. Please note this extension requires the WooCommerce Integration extension to be installed first.

Section 1. Overview

Screen 2. The Big Picture.
Where the Bulk Purchase Extension fits in the E-Commerce system.

How useful is this extension? VERY! Imagine that you are an Administrator who is given the responsibility of purchasing a Moodle course online. You have ten (10) students to enroll into the course that costs USD100 per person. Which would you prefer? To pay USD100 once for every student that you enroll - which means you have to repeat the online payment and enrollment process TEN times? Or to pay USD100 x 10 = USD1,000 once, and enter all ten students' account data, and then have all TEN students' Moodle account created automatically?

Obviously the latter as it saves you time and effort. With Edwiser's Bulk Purchase Extension, you can make a bulk online payment for a course for multiple students. and have those students login into Moodle and start off the course. With the extension this is an almost painless process and a breeze to use.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Integrate WooCommerce with Edwiser Bridge to sell your Moodle courses online by using the Edwiser WooCommerce Integration extension

To get POWER, you have to
CONNECT ALL the parts!
So you've got your Moodle site integrated with WordPress using the Edwiser Bridge, and the Edwiser Single Sign On and Selective Synchronization extensions. What's next? How about integrating with WooCommerce?

Edwiser WooCommerce Integration
extension logo

Section I: Overview

The WooCommerce Moodle Integration allows you to sell courses, synchronised by Edwiser Bridge, using WooCommerce. This will leverage on WooCommerce's strengths of e-Commerce functionality and it will allow you to sell multiple courses as bundled products without the need of an additional extension.

This post is Part 4 in the series of Edwiser Bridge and its extensions. Here is the Big Picture that shows where this extension fits in:

Section II: Pre-requisites

This post assume that you have already successfully purchased, installed the WooCommerce Integration extension and activated its license key.

Screen 1. License key information.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Edwiser Selective Synchronization extension to selectively synchronize Moodle courses with WordPress

Checklist by Jurgen Appelo.
Licensing: Creative Commons,
Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Welcome the my third post in a series of five posts featuring the Edwiser Bridge and its four extensions. Today I will focus on the Edwiser Selective Synchronization Extension, which is a commercial plugin.
Image 1. SS extension icon.

This plugin works in tandem with the other extensions to achieve a Moodle-WordPress synergy.

Section I. Overview

Image 2. The Big Picture. Where
the Selective Course Synchronizatin extension fits in.

Why is this plugin useful? Imagine a Moodle site with hundreds of courses. With the Edwiser Bridge alone, you would import ALL courses into WordPress. That could be a lot of courses being synchronised, leaving you with no choice but to let the Bridge do everything for you.  You might then end up having to delete the WordPress courses which you don't need. Wouldn't it be far more convenient to be able to choose the courses to be synchronised? You can with this plugin by Edwiser.

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