Adding Chemistry editor to Atto

It is very easy to add a chemistry editor plugin to the Atto editor. There are 2 apects to this: Adding the capability to render chemical equations An editor capable of making this rendering accessible to user without remembering intricate syntax The 1st item is easily taken care of by enabling additional capabilities of the […]

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Getting xdebug to work with Netbeans using WampServer

I plan to use Netbeans IDE for my Moodle and WordPress PHP development. Netbeans is free, works on WAMP and is highly rated. Installation of WampServer is a bit tricky as you must absolutely follow the installation instructions to get it to work. Installation of Netbeans is straightforward. My environment is as follows: Windows 10 […]

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Customization example of Moodle database activity: Implement a Leave Management System

Introduction The Moodle database activity module is extremely versatile. I have implemented an e-book library, an application form, a simple employee management system (acting as a simple HR module to keep track of employee documents and leave management), etc. All of these use stock Moodle code and just need some JavaScript templating. I wanted to […]

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Moodle parent portal implementation

Moodle does not offer a parent portal. This maybe necessary in K-12 schools where confidential communications with the parents maybe required on a separate channel form the normal one that the student also has access to. There is a backdoor way to implementing a Moodle parent portal. This consists of several steps as outlined in […]

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Provisioning o365 accounts using Google SAML App and assign licences using power shell

The final piece of our puzzle is provisioning of Office 365 Education (o365) automatically. To recap, we started out by using Moodle as the directory reference, modified Moodle plugin called Configurable Reports to synchronize Moodle user accounts to our LDAP server, and used Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS) to provision Google accounts from our LDAP […]

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Synchronize Google G-Suite using LDAP

So, we started out by saying that we are going to use Moodle as the reference directory. From this we will build our LDAP directory (synchronize from Moodle to LDAP). So now we want to synchronize our G-Suite directory to LDAP.  How do we achieve this? Well, Google provides an excellent standalone tool for Windows […]

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