When it comes to hosting courses online or even going for a full-fledged online training institute, Moodle, as an LMS, checks all the boxes.
However, there are scenarios where the expectations from an LMS are more complex or diverse. In such scenarios, Moodle isn’t capable of catering to all these requirements.
This usability of Moodle, can further be enhanced and increased, across various scenarios, whilst tackling major pain points. With more and more third-party solutions offering the scope of compatibility, the doors of integration have been kept wide open for some time.
What are these Integrations? And how do they add more value to your Moodle experience?
Let’s have a look at the 10 Best Moodle Integrations of 2020, to find out!
Zoola Analytics is a reporting and analytics solution for Moodle, that helps you effectively use your learner’s data to diagnose and improve the effectiveness and engagement of your learning process.
With Zoola Analytics, you can effectively analyze every aspect of the learning process, whilst being assured of the safety of your learner’s data. The Drag & Drop feature lets you easily design custom reports with built-in calculations.
You can also save a lot of time with Zoola Analytics, thanks to Automated LMS Reporting. Zoola provides you with automatic creation and delivery options for reports. These options can be embedded directly into your LMS for use by admins, teachers as well as learners.
A Web Conferencing system, BigBlueButton helps engage your students better!
Designed for effective online learning, you can share various types of content, including audio, video, slides, and desktop with your students.
Something interesting to consider about BigBlueButton is that there is no such limit on the number of users you can have in a session. While teaching, you can be assured of your students’ focus, with the ability to zoom, highlight, draw and write on presentations.
BigBlueButton has an integration plugin for Moodle, which you can access here.
No matter what you are looking for, you can trust Google to help you find it. Going beyond searches, Google also has a solution for every aspect when it comes to your work too. Be it Google Docs for collaborative learning, or be it YouTube videos for learning, Google has you covered.
No surprises then, Google Apps Integration comes as a major boost to the Moodle ecosystem.
Google Apps Integration comes with active integration for Google Hangouts, YouTube, Picasa, Google Drive & Gmail with your Moodle.
Designed for language learners & teachers, Poodll comprises of multi-variety tools for use in Moodle. These tools have features like audio and video recording, widgets such as text to speech, tabs and stopwatches, and media players for the classroom. Media players, for example, are ideal for learning environments that require digital media for effective learning.
This wide range of features and widgets make sure a teacher can make learning a lot more engaging and visually appealing.
Zoom is another web conferencing tool that is used by universities and corporates alike.
The best part about Zoom is that it is easy to set-up, use, and manage. You can use Zoom across all of your operating systems – PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.
Zoom also supports a huge number of concurrent users, with meetings that scale up to 1,000 people on video, 49 per screen! Zoom calls are free for one-to-one calls, however, there’s a cutoff of 40 minutes for calls having 3 or more participants.
You can access the Moodle plugin for the Zoom integration here.
What’s the point of all that data if you can’t benefit out of it?
Intelliboard, as an Analytics & Reporting tool, turns all your LMS data into much more understandable and simplified data.
It’s a fact that students who are engaged in learning tend to perform better. Intelliboard enables you to understand the extent of your learners’ engagement, helping you zero-in on areas that need to be improved.
Intelliboard is compatible with various other platforms like Blackboard Learn, Canvas, Cornerstone & Totara Learn, in addition to Moodle.
Copy Paste. Admit it or not, we all have done it, some or the other time in our lives.
However, plagiarizing isn’t really a good idea, especially when it comes to education or for that matter even professional work.
Turnitin is one such commercial plagiarism detection system, that you can use on your Moodle site. By doing this, you can make sure whatever assignments or projects your students are submitting, is completely their own work.