Say Hello to MoodleNet, Your New Open Social Platform

July 26, 2019

 

Sooner or later, moodle.net, an Open Social Media Platform for the communities of Moodle educators, is going to be a kind-of-history. From this September, Moodle HQ is going to archive all the courses and their content from the moodle.net. In place of that community platform, MoodleNet, a brand new Open Social Media Platform, is simultaneously going to come live.

Through this new platform for Moodlers from Moodle, the community of educators can collectively learn and share knowledge to improve the quality of education as a whole.

Nevertheless, you can still import your courses from moodle.net once archived. As a result, you will be able to access the contents from MoodleNet from this November 2019 onwards.

What’s cooking?

Well, this is the reason why moode.net is scrapped from this August. And from the Moodle version 3.8 onward (due for November 2019), you are gonna see MoodleNet as a plugin. Hence it allows you to import resources from MoodleNet to Moodle courses. The vice versa activity is not possible for now but is due for the next phase of development, i.e., Moodle version 3.9.

How does it affect you?

It is going to affect you if you are either a teacher or an admin.

Teacher:

  • You’re no longer going to share your courses from Course Administration settings on moodle.net
  • You will only be able to import the content and use it from the archives of your contents
  • You won’t find community block finder for courses searches, either to enroll courses or restore them to your Moodle site

Admin:

  • Both course sharing functionality and community block finder will be disabled. Or, you have to do it
  • If community finder block is in use, you have to disable and intimate your users
  • You have to unset role with Moodle capability and inform the same to the role

For more information about the MoodleNet and unsetting the moodle.net, visit Moodle.org.