Moodle and AsULearn

Moodle, the open source learning management system that powers AsULearn, is used to deliver, track, and report online courses and course materials. It is a versatile, all-in-one learning system for both students and faculty. Some features of Moodle include messaging, assignments, discussion forums, and plenty more. Moodle is supported by a global community, allowing individual developers to access and modify the code in order to make it more secure and efficient. 

 Michelle Melton, the lead web developer/programmer in the Center for Academic Excellence, has contributed code to Moodle core, as well as third-party plugins that can be used at App and around the world. She has developed, updated, and reviewed code for Moodle, and as a result has contributed in providing a more efficient and effective source of teaching and learning. Some of her contributions include: 

  • CoursEval Block: This feature allows students and faculty to have access to online course evaluations directly from an AsULearn course. 

  • Quickset Block: By updating this plugin, Melton has given faculty the opportunity to change a course and its gradebook visibility directly from the course home page.

  • Metagroup Sync: This plugin was developed so that faculty can use meta link enrollments and automatically keep the Banner enrollments synced into designated groups.

  • Kaltura Plugin: A bug fix for Kaltura (our media platform) allows for the embedding of Kaltura media into AsULearn text editors.

  • User Backup Delete: This plugin allows faculty to regularly notify users, as well as to purge old backup files from the system. 

  • Tracking Field Integration: This development allows for the integration of tracking fields in Zoom meetings in AsULearn. 

 For more information on AsULearn, its different features, and how to use it, please visit the AsULearn Knowledge Base.

Michelle Melton,  the lead web developer/programmer at the Center for Academic Excellence
Published: Jan 14, 2022 11:20am

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