Virtual Learning Platforms Thread, Moodle & Microsoft in Technical; Moodle Links with Live@edu -- Campus Technology
Microsoft is bringing its widely adopted Live@edu collaboration suite to Moodle, the open ...
21st July 2009, 09:22 PM #1
Moodle & Microsoft
Moodle Links with Live@edu -- Campus Technology
Microsoft is bringing its widely adopted Live@edu collaboration suite to Moodle, the open source learning management system (LMS) that's installed at more than 35,000 registered, validated sites worldwide. Microsoft also unveiled today its new Education Labs site, which will serve as a repository for education software developed on an accelerated cycle.
Live@edu Plugs In to Moodle
Through a new plugin developed by Microsoft and released today, Moodle users will be able to take direct advantage of Live@edu features, including calendaring, search, e-mail, shared workspaces, storage, and instant messaging.
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21st July 2009, 09:41 PM #2
For completeness, Google apps already has Moodle integration
http://moodlerooms.com/resource-cent...news__node/28/ Google Apps Education Edition™ Integration
Moodlerooms and Google have worked together to build a state of the art integration. The 1.0 version of the integration provides:
* Automatic creation of users in Google Apps (Google Docs™, Google Calendar™, and Gmail™) when they are created in Moodle
* Automatic log in to Google Apps when a user logs in to Moodle
* A Gmail block in Moodle that displays latest Gmail messages on the Moodle Front Page
* A Google Apps block on the Moodle Front Page displays links to Google Start Page, Google Docs, Google Calendar and Gmail
* A Moodle app on the Google Apps Start Page
22nd July 2009, 02:35 AM #3
That looks very handy, especially as we are users of both!
Originally Posted by russdev
22nd July 2009, 08:59 AM #4
At the recent Learning gateway conference, Microsoft emphasised that Live@edu for Europe would be hosted in Ireland. This maybe something you need to consider if you are planning to use Live@edu or google.
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