Given below is an overview of the Moodle Development and Customization Services we provide. Our services are based on a Problem – Proposed Solution structure, where we highlight common problems with most Moodle Implementations, and provide proposed solutions and flow of activities.
Problem: Moodle lacks User Friendliness
We have experience in Custom Theme Development in Moodle.
We can design a new, more user friendly look and feel to the system, so that it looks more inviting
Moodle has a lot of features, but the way the features are placed, connected and used, will determine how easy they are and how usable the system is.
We can design your Moodle flow in a way that modules are easy to use and user friendly.
There are also a lot of features which are already available in Moodle, or even as plugins, which can enhance its usage and user friendliness.
Problem: Different Systems and Services are not Integrated to Moodle
Moodle is a highly integratable platform, and allows integrations from various other 3rd party systems.
We have a very high level of experience in integration of all kinds. We can integrate your Moodle implementation with any and all other services based on their integrability.
There are 2 kinds of integration:
Integration of 3rd Party solutions via API + configuration
Integration of Complete Student/Staff portals via manual programming
For 3rd party integrations, usually the 3rd party software has an API, which we can install in Moodle and configure accordingly, to integrate the solution. An example of this type of integration could be Turnitin. Turnitin can be integrated into Moodle, so that Turnitin activities can be seamlessly done from within Moodle, without having the need to separately login to Turnitin every time. Other examples might include LAMS, Big Blue Button etc.
In cases where the integration does not have an API, it will be done manually. This is usually the case with Campus Management Systems (Student/Staff portal). In these cases, we will design manual integrations via Database Stored Procedures or Plugins, so that any relevant updates on external student and staff portals, are automatically synced into Moodle effortlessly, so that users can have access to latest information at all times, without the need to do manual, tedious updates onto Moodle.
Problem: Lack of Features in Moodle
Many a time, it can feel like Moodle might lack some features which are necessary in a university implementation, as opposed to other systems such as Schoology.
Moodle, in fact, has all the features which are present in other such systems, and even more.
For those features which are required in Moodle, but are not present, these can be usually present on the Moodle market via free plugins.
In cases where there is a specific functionality required from Moodle, which is not present even via plugins, then we can develop those plugins for you.
The plugins we develop will be highly customizable and hence, will be designed to your specific needs.
This way, your Moodle implementation will have the exact functionalities which you require.
Some examples here could be features like Messaging and Chatting on Moodle between Staff and Students, Announcement Management, Forum based Event Management etc.
Problem: Moodle features do not function exactly as you want
It is also a common case where the desired functionality/feature is indeed present in Moodle, but it is not exactly the way the users want it to be.
For instance, Moodle allows setting up and conducting online Quizzes, Exams etc. However, in many cases, the instructors might want to have tests where the questions are randomized, or where quizzes are different for different people. A function of the above nature is not present in Moodle at the moment.
In such cases, these functionalities can be programmed into Moodle, so that the users can enjoy using the enhanced required functions.
These can be implemented via plugins or even scripts.
We have experience in customizing features as well as building plugins of required functionality from scratch.
Hence we can prepare plugins or customize existing Moodle features to your expectations.
Problem: Proper Reporting is not present in Moodle
Among our various customization experience in Moodle, we also have made customized reports.
The basic reports present in Moodle might not give enough information, or might not give information the way the lecturers/admin need.
Customized plugins/scripts can be made where the data gathering is done according to requirements, and relevant reports are displayed.
Some examples of reports that can be done: Report on activity and participation of each student across the course, in assignments, quizzes and forums; Report on lecturer interaction and activity in a course; Reports on student performance across different tests/quizzes etc.
Problem: Moodle Implementation is not Mobile Friendly
Moodle as of now does not have a Mobile app.
But Moodle can be easily browsed and navigated using Mobile browsers.
We also specialize in App Development for iOS and Android. We can develop custom apps that can take data from Moodle and represent it inside the App as per your liking.
Problem: Users do not get notified regularly of activities in Moodle
Moodle has configurations for notifications, which can be setup to send users reminders and notifications on various triggers/events inside the system.
We can do these necessary configurations to enable timely notifications.
Additionally, we can also design scripts which will run on the Moodle servers and will send users notification emails based on any event/trigger they require.
Problem: Moodle not able to support large number of users simultaneously
We have good experience in Moodle Infrastructure design.
We can re-design your Moodle server infrastructure to ensure that it can take the required stress and load in terms of number of users.
We also provide stress and load testing to simulate the number of users and test the infrastructure to see if it can support or not.
Problem: Current Moodle Implementation is old and not upgraded since some time
We have experience in complex Moodle upgrade procedures.
We can upgrade Moodle to the latest stable build, and can also check and ensure that all of the features which are required will work on the new upgraded version.
Problem: Moodle has a steep learning curve
Moodle can take some time to learn in cases where people might not be familiar with the myriad of features and their uses.
We can design a Moodle flow to make it as easy to understand and follow as possible.
We also provide Moodle training. Hence we can train users on how to use and go about all the features in Moodle. These would include existing features, and also the features we would implement.