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Join us for the Moodle Academy webinar “Using AI tools to create primary school Moodle content” on Wednesday 24th April, 12:00 UTC

3 days 22 hours ago
by Sandra Matz.  

We invite you to register for the Moodle Academy free webinar “Using AI tools to create primary school Moodle content”, on Wednesday 24th April, 12:00-13:00 UTC. At this webinar, we will welcome Dr Alexandros Kofteros, Teacher, EU CodeWeek.Ambassador.

One of the challenges of using Moodle to create courses for students to interact with, is the time required for the teacher to gather quality, licence-free resources for use in teaching, on an almost weekly, if not also daily, basis. Additionally, the requirement to cater to the different needs of individual students within the same classroom, makes the creation of content for courses an even more difficult job.

In this webinar, our invited speaker will focus on using AI tools to create content to support primary school students (ages 11 - 12) in various subjects. Alexandros will create audio, graphics and text to support teaching of Language, Environmental Education and Mathematics, including presentations for each subject.

This webinar is part of the course 'Moodle Academy webinars'. You have to be enrolled in this free course to register and join the webinar.

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Submit your abstract now for MoodleMoot Global 2024!

4 days 19 hours ago
by Sandra Matz.  

We are excited to announce that registrations and abstract submissions for MoodleMoot Global 2024 are now open!

We hope you will be able to join us in the vibrant and spirited city of Mérida in México from 22-24 October, to unlock potential, inspire change, and empower learners to envision and create a world where education is the heartbeat of progress!

With the focus on the main event theme “Unlocking human potential”, we invite Moodlers from any educational, training or learning field to come together as educators, developers, administrators, and learners to learn from each other, share findings and explore best practices to adapt, innovate, and make learning accessible to all. At Moodle, we're excited to share and explore the vast possibilities of education in an open and diverse community and we are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

We invite you to submit your abstract now for the opportunity to present your ideas, examples, and case studies. The abstract deadline is 14 May 2024 (UTC-6).

This year’s event program will include three different Jam activities. All registered MoodleMoot Global attendees are welcome to book a place to attend one of the Jams, but places for these sessions are limited, so we recommend you register early to avoid disappointment!

Register to attend the event before 16 July 2024 (UTC-6) to benefit from early bird discounted rates. After you register for the conference, you can book your free place to join your preferred Jam event, which will give you an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow Moodlers and share your expertise.

We hope to see you in October in México for an inspiring convergence of minds and hearts in the world of education!

Best regards,

MoodleMoot Global team

Announcing the finalised dates and location for MoodleMoot Global 2024: Save the date!

2 weeks 4 days ago
by Jessica Gramp.  

Hi everyone. I'm happy that we can now announce our finalised dates and location for MoodleMoot Global 2024: Save the date!

Dates: 22-24 October 2024
Location:📍 Mérida, México

Register for updates:

We will be opening up registrations and abstract submissions in the next week or 2, so it's time to start thinking about what you would like to share at this year's global Moot!

#MootGlobal24 #Moodle

Functionality with Moodle : the 2024 Integrations' Survey results are out!

3 weeks 3 days ago
by Carles Aguiló.  

Dear moodlers,

Our 2024 Integrations' Survey results are out and we're happy to share them with you! 🥳 We heard from users all across the globe and all across Moodle functions, and we're already devising a plan to hear from even more of you next year. Thanks to everyone that participated or spread the word!

The main goal of our research is to understand which types of tools and functionality our users want to see better integrated with Moodle, and as it begins to be tradition, when asking about  integrations, we get great feedback about them, and also about Moodle in general, as you can see in the quotes section on slide 20 and forward.

As a sneak peak of its contents, I will share that the 2 most popular areas of interest continue to be:

  1. Content creation, and
  2. Video conference, or Virtual classroom for the savvy.

But Learning Analytics has taken 3rd place, the new Generative AI takes 4th place, and Plagiarism & Proctoring surges to the 6th.

Happy reading everyone! And happy break if you get one.



Join us for the Moodle Academy webinar “What is the MEC?” on Wednesday 10th April, 10:00 UTC

3 weeks 4 days ago
by Sandra Matz.  

We invite you to register for the Moodle Academy free webinar “What is the MEC?”, on Wednesday 10th April, 10:00-11:00 UTC. At this session, we will welcome Anna Krassa, Education Advisor at Moodle Academy.

This informational webinar is suitable for anyone interested in knowing more about the Moodle Educator Certificate or MEC. The MEC offers educators the opportunity to advance their careers by demonstrating their expertise in teaching with Moodle LMS or Moodle Workplace. It aligns with the European Framework for Digital Competences for Educators (DigCompEdu) and focuses on enhancing the quality of education provided. The MEC is intended for experienced Moodlers, i.e. users who have prior training with a Certified Service Provider or Moodle Academy and have some experience teaching with Moodle.

This webinar is part of the course "Are you ready for the MEC?". You have to be enrolled in this free course to register and join the webinar.

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Moodle Product Showcase Shorts: Get a sneak peek at Moodle LMS 4.4!

1 month ago
by Marie Achour.  

Hello Moodlers,

Welcome to this edition of ‘Showcase Shorts’.

We’ve entered code freeze and our QA testing has now started, which can only mean one thing… A new release of Moodle LMS is coming soon! (on April 22nd, to be exact)

Here are a few sneak peeks at some of the new functionality you can expect to see:

Introducing our new look icons & sections

Taking into account valuable input from the community, we're polishing the default course appearance by introducing sections to Moodle LMS 4.4. We've fine-tuned the styling for better consistency and improved accessibility, making navigation smoother for all users.

As part of this refinement, we've given the Activity icons a lighter makeover to tone down their prominence on the page. Plus, we've adjusted the colour palette to ensure better accessibility for users with colour vision deficiency. Our palette underwent rigorous testing against the four most prevalent forms of colour vision deficiency to ensure an optimised experience for all users.

Sprint 1.1 & 1.2 - Improved course experience

More options & a smoother user set-up experience for Multi-factor Authentication

Expect continuous improvements to the Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) tools introduced in our last update. In Moodle LMS 4.4, setting up security is even easier for users. Plus, users will now be able to get MFA codes sent via SMS, giving security-conscious folks even more options to choose from.

Sprint 1.1 & 1.2 - MFA Improvements

Bulk actions for user pages, a Moodle Workplace feature, is coming to Moodle LMS

Thanks to the hard work of the Moodle Workplace team, improvements are coming to the ‘Browse list of users’ page in Moodle LMS 4.4. The lists will be able to be filtered more easily, and functionality for bulk user actions is being introduced.

Sprint 1.1 & 1.2 - Bulk actions for user pages 

Out-of-the-box access to the ‘Ordering Question Type’ functionality in Quiz 

A fan favourite, the Ordering question type plugin will be seamlessly integrated into Moodle core in 4.4. This means updated code for modern usability and improved accessibility. Plus, upgrading is a breeze with a seamless migration path in place. Big shoutout to the Moodle Users Association (MUA) for sponsoring this fantastic feature and to our community contributor, the legend Gordon Bateson, for creating it in the first place!

Sprint 1.1 & 1.2 - Ordering Question Type MUA project

The Moodle LMS 4.4 release is not the only thing keeping us busy across Moodle Products!

We are also getting ready for the release of Moodle Workplace 4.4 (scheduled for a few weeks after the Moodle LMS release), which will include our new Course Catalogue functionality; you can see it in action in this video:

Sprint 1.1 & 1.2 - Course Catalogue in Action

And, we are continuing to improve the user experience in our Mobile Applications; for a big round-up on a range of new features, check this video:

Sprint 1.1 & 1.2 - Mobile App Improvements 

Last but not least, for our Moodle Community Developers, our journey to continuously improve your developer experience continues. Find out how by watching this:

Sprint 1.1 & 1.2 - DX Improvements

That’s it for this edition of our ‘Showcase Shorts’; we hope you’ve enjoyed the updates.

Until Next Sprint!

The Moodle Product Team

Join us for the Moodle Academy webinar “Moodle Tracker for Non-Techies” on Monday 25th March, 13:00 UTC

1 month ago
by Sandra Matz.  

As a Moodle user, have you ever needed to search the Tracker, comment or vote on an issue or even create an issue yourself? Did you find the process daunting?

If so, join Community Engagement Advisor Helen Foster for a non-technical introduction to the Moodle Tracker, including tips for successful searching and advice on how to report a bug or suggest a new feature. This free webinar will be held on Monday 25th March at 13:00-14:00 UTC.

This webinar is part of the course 'Moodle Academy webinars'. You have to be enrolled in this free course to register and join the webinar.

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New site policy for

1 month ago
by Olga Koenig.  

Hi Everyone 😊
We'd like to inform you that the Moodle HQ team has been diligently working on implementing a new site policy for to enhance our security measures. Kindly note that you will be required to accept the new site policy the next time you log in.
The full site policy is available at this link


Join us for the Moodle Academy webinar “Translating User-Generated Content” on Wednesday 13th March, 9:00 UTC

1 month 2 weeks ago
by Sandra Matz.  

We invite you to register for the Moodle Academy free webinar “Translating User-Generated Content”, on Wednesday 13th March, 9:00-10:00 UTC.

In this Moodle Academy webinar, Andrew Hancox, of Open Source Learning, and Rajneel Totaram, of Moodle Academy, will talk about the technical details of building a Moodle plugin for translating user-generated content.

This presentation will explore the design and challenges of content translation, and how the content translation pluginset tries to overcome these.

If you are a Moodle developer keen on user-generated content translation or want to learn about a complex use of Moodle filter plugin, this presentation will be of interest.

This webinar is part of the course 'Moodle Academy webinars'. You have to be enrolled in this free course to register and join the webinar."

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Join us (in German/ auf Deutsch) for the Moodle Academy webinar “Zahlen - Daten - Fakten (Nutzerdefinierte Berichte)” on Wednesday 6th March, 14:30 UTC

1 month 3 weeks ago
by Sandra Matz.  

Registrieren Sie sich für das kostenlose Moodle-Akademie Webinar "Zahlen - Daten - Fakten (ZDF): Mit nutzerdefinierten Berichten ein eigenes Moodle-Reporting aufbauen" am Mittwoch, den 6. März um 14:30-15:30 Uhr UTC.

In diesem Webinar werden Sie vom YouTuber und Moodle-Experten Dag Klimas mit nutzerdefinierten Moodle-Berichten vertraut gemacht.  Darüber hinaus, wie Sie einem ausgewählten Nutzerkreis Berichte zum Abruf zur Verfügung stellen können. Damit nicht genug, Sie lernen auch, diese Berichte periodisch, z. B. als Excel-Datei, an Empfänger/innen per E-Mail zu senden.

Die Praxisbeispiele basieren auf den Umsetzungen der eduBASEweb-Plattform, die Dag Klimas seit Mai 2023 verantwortet.

Dieses Webinar bezieht sich auf die folgende Kompetenz:

Dieses Webinar ist Teil des Kurses 'Moodle Academy webinars'. Sie müssen für den Kurs eingeschrieben sein, um sich für das Webinar zu registrieren und teilnehmen zu können.

Registrieren Sie sich für das Webinar.

Functionality with Moodle : languages in an interconnected world

1 month 4 weeks ago
by Carles Aguiló.  

Dear Moodlers,

I'm happy to be back with topic-specific updates, still at a monthly cadence, and to focus this month on languages.

1. Teaching languages with Moodle

There is an excellent course at Moodle Academy presented by our long-time Moodler and even longer-time language teacher Mary Cooch that can also be found on our Youtube channel. Teaching Languages with Moodle

It not only presents all tools and strategies to teach languages on Moodle, but also suggests plenty of small tricks and ways in which to use those tools effectively, clearly displaying the command of real-life teaching and learning that Mary possesses.

2. Poodll

Poodll is a set of tools that makes language teaching and language assessment a piece of cake. You can create little games like flashcards (with user completion tracking) and a 90's arcade game in a word learning fashion. You also have all the tools you need to grade the student's speech or video output automatically or manually, and easily provide them with feedback that can be automatically or custom generated, text, video or audio again, and that will add real formative assessment to their activities. Poodll is also a Moodle Certified Integration, so Moodle has performed an in-depth review of its code and user experience.

3. Languages and educational technology shows

I have been lucky to attend three shows in these first weeks of 2024: Learning Technologies France in Paris, BETT show in London and FOSDEM in Brussels. Whereas I have been to BETT many times, it was my first time for Learning Technologies France and my first time at FOSDEM and both were extremely exciting, buzzing and essentially too successful, as booths were busy the whole time and talks often hung the sign "This room is full". And for both of them, you better speak a couple of languages too, as English will normally get you far, but there is nothing like communicating with people in their comfort zone, which is their mother tongue.

And that's it from me! Next month I'll be back with the results of the 2024 Integrations' Survey. Until then, have a beautiful time.



Getting Started

2 months ago
by Scott Anderberg.  

Hi Moodle Community,

I’m off to a strong start in my 3rd full week as Moodle’s new CEO.  I’m back in London after two great weeks in Australia with our teams and partners there.  People keep asking me how I’m feeling.  The answer is full!  There are so many great things happening and so much great work to do.  The highlight of the last two weeks has been meeting people though, and I’m looking forward to continuing to do that!  We’ll be working hard on our forward looking plans over the coming months and as important information becomes available, I’ll be back in touch.  I will be doing a lot of traveling in the coming months to visit other members of our team and I’ll be looking for the opportunity to pop in at MoodleMoots along the way.  I will definitely be at our Global Moot in Mexico later this year and I hope to see many of you there!


Join us for the Moodle Academy webinar “Upgrading a Large Moodle Site” on Wednesday 21st February at 8:00 UTC

2 months 1 week ago
by Sandra Matz.  

We invite you to register for our next Moodle Academy free webinar “Upgrading a Large Moodle Site”, on Wednesday 21st February at 8:00-9:00 UTC. At this webinar, we will welcome Cameron Ball, Senior Architect at Catalyst IT, a Moodle Premium Certified Partner. Catalyst IT is a multi-region software development company that provides enterprise-level services for open source software.

Upgrading Moodle is a challenge at the best of times. With so many interesting plugins out there (not to mention core itself); any upgrade is sure to have some degree of challenge.

In this presentation Cameron will cover Catalyst’s approach for upgrading a huge Moodle installation from 3.9 to 4.1 covering:

  • History of this large site;

  • Overall approach for the upgrade;

  • Codebase audit strategy and techniques;

  • Database audit strategy and techniques;

  • Data and configuration migration strategy and techniques

Join us for this highly entertaining session, voted number 1 favourite at MoodleMoot Global 2023, as Cameron takes you on their roller coaster ride of a journey to upgrade the largest Moodle in the Southern Hemisphere.

This webinar is part of the course ‘Moodle Academy webinars’. You have to be enrolled in the course to join the webinar.

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Moodle Products Roadmap Update - our first for 2024!

2 months 2 weeks ago
by Marie Achour.  

Hi Moodlers,

The Moodle Products team recently completed our 3-monthly increment planning process during which we re-assessed our priorities and formalised our delivery plans for the quarter ahead, as well as reviewed our longer-term roadmap.

Our goals for the quarter are aligned with Moodle's Product Vision which is focused on empowering our users to unlock their creativity, facilitate collaboration and optimise their learning & business outcomes.

For Moodle LMS, this means that we will be aiming to:

  1. Complete the designs for our new AI Subsystem which will power Moodle’s AI capabilities in the future, with immediate focus on enabling AI-generated content creation and launching embedded tools to support learners.

  2. Build our new SMS Subsystem which will enable the enriching of the notifications functionality in Moodle, helping educators and their learners collaborate more effectively and stay informed of key events that impact their learning outcomes.

  3. Finalise the changes to our activity icons, with a new colour palette and some new designs that will make it easier for students to easily identify what they are working on.

  4. Deliver our new course subsection functionality, providing more flexibility on how courses can be structured in Moodle to make them easier to navigate and provide more options for how content can be presented.

  5. Complete the integration of the ‘Ordering Question Type’ plugin into Moodle core, as it is one of our most popular plugins it’s no surprise that this project was chosen by the Moodle User Association.

  6. And last but certainly not least, support the release of Moodle LMS 4.4 scheduled for the 22nd of April

For Moodle Workplace, this means we will be focused on:

  1. Delivering our new Course Catalogue feature, bringing self-directed learning capability to our solution for the first time!

  2. Passing our WACG AA accessibility accreditation, certifying Moodle Workplace as best in class against accessibility standards (also for the first time).

Our community developers should also expect to see further developments in support of our ongoing commitment to modernise our software:

  1. Updates to the Task API: we will be completing technical enhancements that will make it easier for administrators to manage their sites in the case of task failures and create the foundation for further technical modernisation in the future.

  2. Enhancements to the LTI framework: creating more opportunities to leverage the power of this common standard in Moodle.

  3. Changes to our Web services & Bootstrap: please watch the videos below for excellent summaries of the work we will be progressing in this space.

  4. Focus on Plugin reviews: each of our teams will dedicate time this quarter to review plugins submitted by our community, keep an eye out for feedback and a sharp drop in the queue!



To find out more about these upcoming improvements and to see what we have planned long term, please check out our Public Roadmap. From there, you can follow the links to the Tracker issues for even more details.

Until next increment!

The Moodle Products Team

Join us for the Moodle Academy webinar “Student partnership in assessment” on Wednesday 7th February at 11:00 UTC

2 months 3 weeks ago
by Sandra Matz.  

We invite you to register for our next Moodle Academy webinar “Student partnership in assessment”, on Wednesday 7th February at 11:00-12:00 UTC, which is free to attend. At this webinar, we will welcome Rob Lowney, Senior Learning Technologist at Dublin City University.

Involving students as partners in the assessment process helps develop assessment literacy, support student engagement, and recognises students’ agency and their being experts in their own learning. Moreover, it helps support academic integrity and universal design for learning. Technology can play a key role in facilitating assessment partnership between educators and students. This webinar will share the experiences of Dublin City University (DCU) in utilising core and third-party Moodle tools to support assessment partnership, and encourage other educators to adopt these approaches into their own practice.

This webinar is part of the course ‘Moodle Academy webinars’. You have to be enrolled in the course to join the webinar.

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Join us for the Moodle Academy webinar “Improving Moodle through UX research and data analysis” on Thursday 25th January at 10:00 UTC

3 months ago
by Sandra Matz.  

We invite you to register for this free webinar “Improving Moodle through UX research and data analysis” on Thursday 25th January at 10:00-11:00 UTC. At this session, we will welcome Eliot Hoving and Stuart Lamour at UCL.

UCL Moodle is one of the biggest Moodle installations in Europe. It provides an essential arena for the teaching and learning of UCL’s 51,000 students and 16,000 staff. It is also an incredibly complex Moodle that combines third party cloud infrastructure, third party development, around 200 plugins, some local and some from the community, and internal Agile based development.

In order to upgrade from Moodle 3.11 to Moodle 4.2 in 2023, the central Moodle team engaged in a process of UX and data-led discovery and analysis to re-design its landing page, dashboard, and identify areas for future course format and plugin development. Many of the results were surprising and revealed the importance of continually engaging with end users when trying to evaluate and roadmap Moodle development.

In this webinar, our invited speakers will outline the methods of UX and data analysis used at UCL and the results. They will further show how these methods can be adapted at other institutions looking to improve their Moodle.

This webinar is part of the course ‘Moodle Academy webinars’. You have to be enrolled in the course to join the webinar.

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Showcase Shorts: Your update on the latest Moodle Developments! Time to kick off the year!

3 months ago
by Marie Achour.  

Hello Moodlers,

Welcome to this edition of ‘Showcase Shorts’ and happy New Year to you all!

Like many of you, our teams took some time over the last few weeks to celebrate the festive season with their friends and family, but somehow still managed to smash out a ton of work!

We made great progress on delivering our Moodle Product Vision, which focuses on empowering you for life and delivering improvements designed to help you unlock your creativity, help facilitate collaboration and optimise your business & learning outcomes.

We are excited to share a few highlights of our recent efforts with you!

Custom Domains are coming to MoodleCloud

We are happy to announce that Custom Domains are coming to MoodleCloud. Providing our MoodleCloud Plan users with the opportunity to use their own domain name, this is one of our most highly voted new feature requests and we are thrilled to say that it’s almost here. 

Custom Domain Process 

Another Plugin will be available in Moodle Mobile Apps

In a wonderful example of collaboration with our Moodle Community, the ‘mod_checklist’ plugin will soon be supported in our Mobile Applications. This will mean that all the plugins available to our MoodleCloud Plan users will also be available in our app for the first time, rounding out the proposition for those users. 

Plugins in Apps

Course creation is getting simpler 

We’ve been thinking about how we can make creating course content in Moodle easier and help our users get creative. We started some deep dive research in this space to help us better understand how educators and learning designers create courses, what they need from the process and how we can make it better for them. 

We’ve also been working hard on improving how courses can be structured in Moodle to make them easier to navigate and provide more options for how content can be presented. 

Course Creation Discovery

Course Hierarchy Updates

Our most commonly used functions are getting better

Our activity icons and one of the most used functionalities in Moodle, the Activity Chooser, are getting a face lift. These changes are designed to help educators more quickly pick the right activities to include in their courses and make it easier for students to identify what they are working on easily. 

We are also improving the functionality provided in our ‘Browse User List’ page to make managing users faster and simpler. These updates will be incredibly helpful to Moodle Administrators who use this functionality day in and day out.

And, we continue our journey to enhance the functionality provided by our Plugin Directory, making it easier to search, find and select the right plugin for your Moodle implementations.

Activity Icons & Chooser Updates

User List Page Enhancements

Plugin Database improvements

More opportunities to learn Moodle are here

We’ve launched a brand new ‘Moodle for Learners’ Course on Moodle Academy, with functionality built in allowing the customisation of the course content for your own Moodle implementation. We’ve also got a bunch of new Webinars coming and are getting ready to launch our new Moodle Developer course soon too.

Moodle Academy Update

That’s it for this edition of our ‘Showcase Shorts’, we hope you’ve enjoyed the updates.

Until Next Sprint!

The Moodle Products Team

Au revoir, from Aurélie

3 months 1 week ago
by Aurélie Soulier.  

Dear Moodlers,

Happy New Year! I wish all of you, all over the world, a fantastic year ahead, filled with success, happiness, and countless moments of joy with Moodle.

As I prepare to conclude my journey as the Community Engagement Lead for Moodle HQ on Wednesday, I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to my amazing team and to every one of you.

While my focus will soon shift to a role outside the Moodle sphere, my connection to the Moodle community remains strong. I intend to stay engaged in various Moodle-based activities in my free time. I'll remain a member of the MUA and, take part in the PAG, as well as continue work on a personal project (involving user tours) that I'm eager to continue.

I also want to share the exciting news that Olga Koenig will be taking over my role as the new Community Sites Manager. I have every confidence that Olga, leading the Community sites team, will continue to strengthen the community and uphold the values that make Moodle such a great project.

Thank you all for your support, dedication, and commitment to the Moodle project. Your contributions and collaboration are what make this global community so vibrant and impactful. It's your passion and commitment that make Moodle what it is today and what it becomes tomorrow. 

Best wishes, and much Moodle love to all!

Community Engagement Lead, Moodle HQ

P.S: I leave you with this Scottish song which traditionally marks the new year, but also refers to friends who recall the good old times. It resonates especially as I will keep my last 15 months at Moodle HQ, and the people I met along the way, a dear memory, and hope to see many of you again soon.
'Ce n'est qu'un au revoir.'

For old acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind Should old acquaintance be forgot In the days of auld lang syne?

Join us for the Moodle Academy webinar “Generative AI and H5P” on Thursday 18th January at 9:00 UTC

3 months 1 week ago
by Sandra Matz.  

We invite you to register for the first Moodle Academy webinar of the year “Generative AI and H5P” on Thursday 18th January at 9:00-10:00 UTC, which is free to attend.

In this session, we are delighted to host Svein-Tore Griff With, the founder of H5P, to take us through the process of creating H5P content in a fraction of the time it used to take with the help of generative AI. Svein-Tore will demonstrate how you can create fully fledged interactive courses in minutes with H5P.

This webinar is part of the course ‘Moodle Academy webinars’. You have to be enrolled in the course to join the webinar.

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