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The Top 10 Moodle Plugins

Posted by Ben Young on Mar 9, 2018

Top 10 Moodle Plugins

With hundreds of Moodle plugins created by the open source community, it can be challenging to choose the plugins that are best for your learners. To make things a bit easier for you, we have compiled the top 10 Moodle plugins available and help you maximize your LMS to achieve your training or learning goals.

1. Completion Progress

This popular time-management plugin is a helpful aid for students who benefit from visual reminders. The Completion Progress block is colour-coded for up and coming activities to be completed, and allows for teacher oversight so educators may intervene and help students at risk of falling behind. It also features innovative and helpful activity completion settings and combined progress.

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2. Essential (Theme)

The #1 ranking theme by site usage has been tried, tested, and downloaded by thousands of Moodle users for its clean and customizable layout. As per the Moodle.org description, Essential was designed to “look as little like Moodle as possible,” so it may even serve as a company homepage. It’s capable of using Google web fonts, and it’s entire colour theme can be modified with theme settings.

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3. Offline Quiz

The Moodle Offline Quiz plugin module adds paper-and-pencil multiple choice quizzes to the Moodle interface. In offline quizzes, students can mark answers to questions on a sheet of paper to be evaluated and graded automatically by the offline quiz module. Teachers can use Offline Quiz similarly to creating standard online Moodle quizzes.

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4. Onetopic format

Based on the Moodle standard ‘Topic’ format, the Onetopic format allows for an easy-to-navigate display of each topic within a single tab - all while keeping an open tab between calls to resources. Recently updated to include compatibility with Moodle 3.5, when the format returns from its original location it can return as a blog or glossary.

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5. Interactive Content - H5P

A powerful and free content creator inside your LMS, capable of producing quizzes, interactive video, and collages, Interactive Content H5P also allows you to reuse and share content, and even make changes like translating to other languages. It’s open source, free to use, HTML5 compatible, and very responsive.

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6. Grade Me

Grade Me is a useful plugin created specifically for teachers to access and view all assignments and manual quiz questions that have been submitted by students within the same group - but are not yet graded.

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7. Socialwall Format

Transforms a Moodle course into a social learning platform using a timeline of posts, filtering and integration of Moodle’s activities and resources, all with a similar interface for easy use. Similar to Facebook, Socialwall Format allows teachers to pick up the plugin and use it right away, thanks to its highly adaptable user-friendliness.

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8. HotPot

An activity module that allows teachers to create and upload quizzes from Hot Potatoes and TexToys via Moodle. HotPot gives the administering educator access to a number of reports to show how individual questions were answered, and gives statistical trends generated from student quiz scores.

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9. Moove Theme

This is a modern theme that makes online eLearning environments cleaner, simpler, and more intuitive for both students and teachers. Moove features an intuitive, colourful layout that allows users to maximize the space of their environment, minimizing both side columns to focus on main content.

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10. Zoola Analytics

Zoola Analytics is more than a plug-in. Zoola Analytics is an LMS analytics and reporting solution that allows its users to access real-time learning data to better communicate the value of eLearning, and gain control of valuable information. It allows its users to build custom reports to better utilize insights gained from data, and automates workflows to optimize decision-making processes. It was purpose-built to serve Moodle and Totara systems.

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Elevate Your LMS Experience with Moodle Plugins

Based on this list of top Moodle plugins, you can see how open source LMS solutions like Moodle offer a wealth of dynamic options to compliment your eLearning experiences. Moodle plugins are tailored to help make learning an enjoyable experience while bolstering powerful reporting and analytics tools to accurately track data to ensure progression and growth. We recommend any of these choices as viable ways to elevate your Moodle LMS experience.

Topics: Moodle Features, LMS Expert Tips

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