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{{Moodle 2.1}}The official Moodle mobile app for iPhone, developed and maintained by Moodle HQ, is available for download (free!) from the Apple Online Store http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/my-moodle/id461289000
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{{Moodle 2.1}}The official Moodle mobile app for iPhone, developed and maintained by Moodle HQ, is now available for download (free!) from the Apple Online Store http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/my-moodle/id461289000
  
NOTE: Moodle 2.1 or later is REQUIRED to use this app. [[Enable mobile web services|Mobile web services]] must also be enabled on the Moodle site.
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NOTE: Moodle 2.1 or later is REQUIRED to use this app. [[Enable mobile web services|Mobile web services must also be enabled]] on the Moodle site.
  
 
This app is not a replacement for the Moodle interface, it just provides you with some useful additional tools.
 
This app is not a replacement for the Moodle interface, it just provides you with some useful additional tools.
  
You can:
 
  
* Upload pictures and video to your Private Files area in Moodle
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==Adding your Moodle site==
* Record and upload an audio file to your Private Files area
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* View the participant list of your courses
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After downloading the app you are prompted to enter the address of your Moodle site and your username and password.
* View information about the participants
 
* Send a private Moodle message
 
* Add a private note about someone
 
* Work offline with automatic synchronization
 
* Copy a Moodle user to your mobile address book
 
* Access the web version of your Moodle site
 
* Access Moodle documentation
 
  
 
[[File:Mobile app add a site.jpg]]
 
[[File:Mobile app add a site.jpg]]
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==Dashboard==
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Functionalities (tasks) are displayed with icons on the home page of the app.
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[[File:Mobile app.jpg]]
 
[[File:Mobile app.jpg]]
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==Upload==
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This functionality allows you to select or capture an image, sound recording or video from your mobile device and quickly post it directly to your "Private files" area in Moodle. If you are offline, the file is saved and can be uploaded later when you are online.
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Once the files are on Moodle, they are then easily accessible whenever you need to insert an image into a forum post, post an assignment or anything else that uses files.
  
 
[[File:Mobile app upload.jpg]]
 
[[File:Mobile app upload.jpg]]
 
[[File:Mobile app record audio.jpg]]
 
[[File:Mobile app record audio.jpg]]
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==Participants==
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This feature allows you to see all the courses you are enrolled in, and to browse the contact information for all the users in those courses.
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# You can see photos and descriptions of all people (according to your capabilities and privacy settings etc)
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# If they have phone numbers defined, you can call them or send an SMS with a single click.
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# If they have email addresses you can send them an email.
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# If Moodle messaging is enabled you can also send a private message.
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# If notes are enabled and you have the appropriate capability you can add a private note about someone
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==Help==
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The help icon provides access to the Moodle documentation.
  
 
[[File:Mobile app viewing docs.jpg]]
 
[[File:Mobile app viewing docs.jpg]]
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==Licensing==
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The Moodle mobile app for iPhone is available for download for free from the iTunes app store (with FULL functionality).  However the source code is owned by Moodle Pty Ltd and will not be initially distributed under the GPL.
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On the Moodle mobile app roadmap is an app for Android. This will definitely be GPL and free for download and modification by other developers.  This is in keeping with the philosophy of the Android platform and will allow the community to innovate on that platform.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* Tracker area [http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MOBILE Moodle for Mobiles]
 
* Tracker area [http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MOBILE Moodle for Mobiles]
 
* Blog post [http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2011/09/09/official-moodle-mobile-app-for-iphone-released Official Moodle Mobile App for iPhone – Released!]
 
* Blog post [http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2011/09/09/official-moodle-mobile-app-for-iphone-released Official Moodle Mobile App for iPhone – Released!]
* [[:dev:Mobile app|Mobile app developer notes]]
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* [[:dev:Mobile app|Mobile app developer notes]] including the Mobile app roadmap
  
 
[[Category:Mobile]]
 
[[Category:Mobile]]

Revision as of 14:58, 15 September 2011

Template:Moodle 2.1The official Moodle mobile app for iPhone, developed and maintained by Moodle HQ, is now available for download (free!) from the Apple Online Store http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/my-moodle/id461289000

NOTE: Moodle 2.1 or later is REQUIRED to use this app. Mobile web services must also be enabled on the Moodle site.

This app is not a replacement for the Moodle interface, it just provides you with some useful additional tools.


Adding your Moodle site

After downloading the app you are prompted to enter the address of your Moodle site and your username and password.

Mobile app add a site.jpg

Dashboard

Functionalities (tasks) are displayed with icons on the home page of the app.

Mobile app.jpg

Upload

This functionality allows you to select or capture an image, sound recording or video from your mobile device and quickly post it directly to your "Private files" area in Moodle. If you are offline, the file is saved and can be uploaded later when you are online.

Once the files are on Moodle, they are then easily accessible whenever you need to insert an image into a forum post, post an assignment or anything else that uses files.

Mobile app upload.jpg Mobile app record audio.jpg

Participants

This feature allows you to see all the courses you are enrolled in, and to browse the contact information for all the users in those courses.

  1. You can see photos and descriptions of all people (according to your capabilities and privacy settings etc)
  2. If they have phone numbers defined, you can call them or send an SMS with a single click.
  3. If they have email addresses you can send them an email.
  4. If Moodle messaging is enabled you can also send a private message.
  5. If notes are enabled and you have the appropriate capability you can add a private note about someone

Help

The help icon provides access to the Moodle documentation.

Mobile app viewing docs.jpg

Licensing

The Moodle mobile app for iPhone is available for download for free from the iTunes app store (with FULL functionality). However the source code is owned by Moodle Pty Ltd and will not be initially distributed under the GPL.

On the Moodle mobile app roadmap is an app for Android. This will definitely be GPL and free for download and modification by other developers. This is in keeping with the philosophy of the Android platform and will allow the community to innovate on that platform.

See also