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Creating Moodle Mobile friendly sites

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Tips for sites

Install the “Moodle additional features plugin”

  • Local plugin for adding new features to the current Moodle Mobile app
  • This add-on provides new features and also web services which are currently only available in the latest Moodle version
  • A Moodle 2.4 installation with the plugin has the same Mobile features available than a Moodle 2.8 installation

Moodle additional features plugin

Enable Push notifications

  • The site must be registered in
  • Administration / Plugins / Message outputs / Mobile notifications
  • User must enable in their profile to receive Mobile notifications
  • Notifications are connected to the Moodle messaging system
  • A bulk message to all the users in a course will send a Push notification to the user mobile phone (Remember, the user must enable to receive Mobile notifications)

Upload a detailed guide of how to use Moodle Mobile including:

  • Download links to the different platforms/stores.
  • Explain the different possibilities and limitations of the app.
  • Explain how the offline mode works (you should download your contents first).
  • Explain how to configure your messaging settings for receiving mobile notifications.

Create a custom theme for your site

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Do not use frontpage courses or activities

moodlemobile dont use frontpage.png Place those pages in a global course where all the users are enrolled via cohorts, meta-course enrollments

Enroll all the users in that course via the db plugin

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Tips for courses

Use the topics or weeks course format

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Avoid orphaned activities or direct links to activities

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Install the Moodle Mobile_availability plugin

With this plugin you can choose if an activity, resource or a complete section is (or is not) visible for users accessing the course via the Mobile app.

Once installed you can create Moodle Mobile friendly courses just replacing resources currently not supported by the app, like the Book module, with Mobile friendly resources (like an HTML version of the book module).

See the Moodle_Mobile_availability_plugin page for additional information.

Labels are initially collapsed, use a short text as introduction of what is inside

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Use responsive HTML in pages or mini-sites

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Youtube or maps links (URL resource) opens automatically the system app

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Find alternatives to unsupported activities or resources

  • Book module: Publish an “accessible” version of the Book resource using the export to HTML feature
  • IMS CP: Instead using the IMS CP resource, unzip the file and add it as a resource (mini-site)
  • Same for SCORM without API tracking
  • Not all the video formats are supported by all mobile devices, upload the same video in different formats in a directory resource

See also

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