Plugins developed by Microsoft Open Technologies and Remote-Learner provide speed and efficiency for Moodle users
Microsoft Office 365 has been integrated into open-source learning platform Moodle, giving teachers and students the use of Office tools.
The integrations comes courtesy of Microsoft Open Technolgies and Moodle partner Remote-Learner.net.
‘We’re delivering a technical solution’
“Working closely with Remote-Learner, we’re delivering a technical solution for one of the most popular open source learning management systems that aims to provide seamless workflows for both Moodle and Office 365 users,” said Jean Paoli, president of MS Open Tech.
“By working closely with the open Moodle community, MS Open Tech will continue taking feedback and maintaining, improving, and adding new features.”
The open source Office 365 and Microsoft Services plugins for Moodle include integration with OneDrive for Business, OneNote and Office 365 Outlook calendar. The integration allows students and instructors, as well as enterprise users, to sign on to Moodle with the same ID.
Events created in Moodle will also be stored in teachers’ and students’ personal Office 365 calendars, enabling them to easily track course events and due dates.
“We are thrilled to be able to work with Microsoft to integrate Moodle with the Office 365 platform. With the Office 365 plugins for Moodle, Microsoft continues to demonstrate its commitment to open source software and education,” said Jason Cole, CEO, Remote-Learner.
“Educators and trainers who have both Moodle and Office 365 create new learning experiences that leverage the power of both platforms. Moodle administrators can deploy these new features knowing they have the support of both Microsoft and the Moodle Partner community.”
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