Moodle, the Popular Open-Source Learning Platform, Announces Integration of Open Badges and Adopts Twitter Bootstrap in Version 2.5

Highlights include: badges, mobile access, simplified administration and many usability improvements.

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Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

Moodle, the open source learning platform used by millions around the world, has released Moodle 2.5, adding hundreds of improvements and exciting new features for teachers, students and administrators.

Inspire with Badges: Educators can award badges based on a variety of chosen criteria with the new Badges feature in Moodle, making it easy to acknowledge student’s skills and hard work. Moodle’s Badges are fully compatible with the Mozilla Open Badges standard, so they can be exported to external repositories or included in portfolios and CVs.

Use it on mobile: Moodle themes can now utilise the popular Bootstrap framework from Twitter. This means the appearance of Moodle can be attractive, flexible and responsive, allowing the site to perform equally well on desktops and mobile touch screens without additional work. In addition Moodle 2.5 supports the latest Moodle Mobile app for iOS and Android, which provides additional features for offline access to Moodle content and easy uploading of photos and videos from mobile devices.

Easier to maintain: It's now possible to install and upgrade add-ons directly from the web interface, either directly from the official Moodle Plugins repository on moodle.org or by uploading them as a zip file into the administration page. This makes it simpler to install and maintain new community-created features in Moodle.

Improved usability: Moodle 2.5 has a host of smaller improvements for usability. Forms now look a lot simpler, with advanced settings being collapsed by default. Drag and drop images and text straight into a course page from the desktop or another browser window. Display course folders directly on the course page. Jump quickly between course sections, and more. This continues Moodle’s focus on usability improvements in every release.

Download now: Moodle 2.5 is available now for free download from the community site at http://moodle.org. Upgrades are supported from any previous version of Moodle.

Contact your nearest certified Moodle Partner (http://moodle.com/partners) for help with upgrades or installation. Moodle Partners can also help with support, training, customisation, development, theme design, integrations and other services.

About Moodle:

Moodle is an open source software project. Moodle is funded by a network of certified Moodle Partners who provide Moodle services.

The Moodle Certified Partners Program has 58 Moodle Partners who can help with Moodle implementation or other needs such as hosting, training, support, customisation, and even full management of a Moodle project. Partners contribute 10% of their earnings to support the development and maintenance of the Moodle project, so to help improve the Moodle software always use certified Moodle Partners!

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