Thursday, 31 May 2012

Authenticating Moodle

Establishing an institution's LDAP integration with Moodle is one of the most fundamental technical steps that needs to taken at the initial set-up stage. All the Colleges were able to arrange this quite quickly, with the exception of the IOE, which has a much more complicated LDAP arrangement. IOE staff and student user accounts reside on separate LDAP servers with different configurations, which was a big problem since Moodle only accepts multiple LDAP servers with the same configuration.. Luckily, we discovered a work-around, which seems to be successful in our testing (I hate to tempt fate!). ULCC developed a new plugin for our version of Moodle (2.1.3) following Moodle's discussion: and installed plugin on the server as a separate authentication plugin - LDAP2 - supporting different servers and contexts than the original LDAP plugin., which enables multiple LDAP configurations to be used.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Moodle Training in the Colleges

Following the success of the Bloomsbury Month of Moodle, the Colleges are now planing their own internal training activities, with the help of the Bloomsbury Moodle Mini-Guides.

If you are a member of staff at Birkbeck, the IOE, LSHTM, the RVC or SOAS, find out what your College is offering

Moodle Academic Showcase and Launch Event

To mark the launch of Moodle in Bloomsbury, staff in the Bloomsbury Colleges have been invited to attend an Academic Showcase, taking place on Thursday 7th June at SOAS

The day’s event will be in three parts:

0930-1200: Moodle for Distance Learning
1000 Welcome and Introductions
1010 Ayona Silva-Fletcher, RVC
1040 Richard Campanaro and James Abdey, LSE
1120 Comfort break
1130 Isobel Bowditch, IOE
1200 Peter Leffek and Julie Voce, OU
1240 End

1330-1630: Moodle to support campus-based learning
1400 Welcome and introduction
1410 Wendy Hein and Pat Costall, Birkbeck
1450 John Potter, IOE
1520 Comfort break
1530 Karita Razzell, SOAS
1600 Olivia Fox, City University
1630 End

1630 -1800: Launch Reception
Opened by Keith Harrison, Secretary of Birkbeck and chair of the BLE Migration Programme Board

To book your place, please email Sarah Sherman

Monday, 21 May 2012

New Theme for SOAS users

We are very happy to announce that the lovely new  Moodle theme for SOAS was implemented last Friday and it was already welcomed from the Marketing department!

If you would like to admire their lovely theme please visit