Moodle Plugins are the most efficient way to get the most out of your learning management system. Think of your LMS like a smartphone - it does everything you need it to do, but sometimes you need a little more! If you want entertainment, you have a plethora of game apps to choose from. If you want to tap into social media, there's the Facebook app. If you want to work on you physical or mental health, there's a long list of apps that you can download that will assist you. Apps take our smartphones from a piece of technology, to a virtual hub for your everyday life. Moodle plugins are like applications - adding them to your LMS will tranform your online learning experience, allowing you to get the most out of your LMS.
For our full list of Best Moodle Plugins, download our Moodle Plugins Guide, where we go through all of our plugin recommendations
Here is our recommended list of Best Moodle Plugins for User Experience and Course Presentation.
This plugin makes it easy to create multi-page resources with a book-like format. Basically, you can build complete book-like websites inside of your Moodle course, including chapters and sub-chapters. Books can then be printed entirely, or by chapter.
2. Certificate/Simple Certificate
The Certificate plugin creates PDF certificates/diplomas for students of the course and is completely customizable. You have several customization options for your certificates – you can add borders, watermarks, seals, grade information, and you can even add custom text.
3. Collapsed Topics
This plugin provides an interchangeable topic or week based format that relieves users from the “Scroll of Death” when a course has an abundance of topics. This makes it easier to rifle through course topics without getting lost, and is nifty for teachers and students who need a better user experience.
4. Lightbox Gallery Resource
This resource allows you to create image galleries within your Moodle course. It allows teachers to create, edit, and delete galleries as they need. Small thumbnails are then generated, which are used for the thumbnail view of the gallery.
This plugin makes it simple to create podcasts in Moodle. Podcast episodes can be instructor created or added by course participants. Podcasts are great multimedia features for any Moodle course.
The plugin allows users to customise Moodle to their visual needs. It supports changing of text sizes and colour schemes. Customizations save to the user’s session allowing them to persist between pages, but it can also save permanently to the database.
Teachers and students can create checklists for individual assignments or for a series of activities. Teachers who prefer total control over students progress can check off items themselves, but some users have found greater student “buy-in” when they’re authorized to check off their own progress.
8. Progress Bar
The Progress Bar is a time-management tool for students. It visually shows students progress in any course activities and resources. Teachers have access to an overview page where they can see the progress of all students.
Posted on Lambda Solutions Blog on: Mar 22, 2016 07:00:00 AM PST
|Ben is the Director of Application Support for Moodle and Totara LMS|