Category Archives: Moodle

Ideas and files for managing and customising a Moodle installation.

Updating Moodle table comments

Recently we updated Moodle to 2.6, after doing so I compared the SQL table structure of our upgraded site database against a clean install with the same addons. I found quite a few differences in table structure (smallint to tinyint, … Continue reading

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Moodle Assignment Editor showing HTML instead of GUI editor

Recently one of teachers noticed that some Assignments that had been copied between courses would show the assignment introduction as a plaint ext box with html markup visible. I tracked this down to Moodle recording the wrong format for the intro. To fix all … Continue reading

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Moodle Structure Problems

Recently I discovered our Moodle gradebook was playing up and not correctly recording marks from assignments as well as been unable to assign categories from quizes.
I tracked the problem down to the Moodle database losing all its default entries for its tables. Continue reading

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Some useful Moodle SQL Queries

I occasionally use the following SQL statements to clean-up our Moodle system and identify old courses. I recommend backing up your database before using any and knowing enough SQL to understand what they are doing before running them. I usually … Continue reading

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Moodle: Bulk Deletion Operations

At the recent CC day some people asked about bulk deletion of users and courses. Moodle 1.9 beta now supports bulk user operations, such as deleting, sending messages or confirming the account. You can use a filter to easily select … Continue reading

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CC Day T4 2007: Installing and Using Moodle

This was very similar to a previous presentation given as part of the Tech KNOW Tour. However the Using Moodle presentation has some slight additions from Paul for a more technical audience and the spoken part of my presentation concentrated … Continue reading

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