Big Benefits from Moodle 2.5 with 'Essential' theme

The recently released Moodle 2.5 coupled with a new 'theme' called Essential provide a fantastic platform for School VLEs and are a quantum leap from the old Moodle which many saw as being old-fashioned, clunky, horrible to look at and awkward to use. So, for those procrastinators like myself, this might turn out to justify your lack of decision about a VLE for your school or organisation! 

Benefits of Moodle 2.5 with the 'Essential' theme for school/organisation VLEs / Moodles

Briefly ...

  • Easier to install, update: A move towards WordPress-like functionality - Moodle steps you through many of the previously-complex processes such as managing your plugins after an upgrade
  • Easier to use in general: Lots of javascript & Ajax hide large sections of the configuration, so instead of having a 3-screen-high form to wade through, you usually see the important settings at the top, with optional settings neatly packed and hidden in sections waiting for you to click to reveal.
  • Activities and Resources: A much more intuitive way of inserting Moodle activities and resources.
and from a theme point of view ...

 

  • Responsive: The 'Essential' theme obviates the need for a seperate Moodle 'app' to view on smartphones, tablets etc. Moodle now resizes and re-orients the layout on the page to suit your device. Example: On a smartphone, it condenses your menu, it re-arranges your blocks to below the content and it generally makes your Moodle VLE look gorgeous on smartphones
  • Styling: Previous Moodle 'themes' required technical knowledge to change colours, insert logo, and other styling tasks. The 'Essential' theme has a comprehensive configuration screen where you can do most/all of this.

Conclusion:

With our the Digilogue LearnSpace package, you can leapfrog ahead to get an installed, configured, styled, smartphone compatible VLE (eg Moodle but we do others as well!) with hosting and setup for a no-setup, no website design/development, monthly fee. 

Like what you've read? Help to spread the word!

What our Customers say:

  • Very helpful when working with them. We found them easy to work with and knowledgable in sorting technical issues. Service is working perfectly

    Cathnia Ó Muircheartaigh
    Osraí.ie
  • Digilogue have developed the Goldhold client site over the past eighteen months into a professional, functional and robust piece of online software. I have found them efficient and open to work with, billing is transparent and project milestones were hit on time. I have no hesitation recommending Digilogue and hope to continue to use their services long into the future

    Greg Heaslip
    Goldhold
  • Excellent support before and after. Follow-up support is very important to us.

    Denis Desmond
    Retired Teachers' Association of Ireland
  • Comhairle, tacaíocht agus seirbhís den scoth

    Micheál Ó Foighil
    Coláiste Lurgan
  • Well done to Seaghan and his team for an efficient and professional webcast of our conference

    Gerard O'Sullivan
    Coláiste Chiarain
  • Digilogue has provided our website services since we were established in 2004. More recently we have engaged with them in the creation of our online training courses. In all aspects of our collaboration we have found Seaghan and his highly qualified team to be professional, efficient, creative and easy to deal with and would highly recommend the service they provide to any business looking to enhance their business through e-Commerce.

    Conor Holmes
    Outside The Box Learning Resources
  • Enniscrone Golf Club are very pleased with the professional upgrade and redesign of their Web Site in 2012. The level of consultation and back up support through out the whole process was second to none. It was very much a hands on approach which required a good deal of almost daily consultation and discussion and Digilogue were very generous with their time.

    Brian Casey
    Enniscrone Golf Club
  • Our experience of working with Digilogue has been overwhelmingly positive. They are extremely supportive and have a, ‘we can solve that’ approach to every difficult issue we identified. I find them helpful in explaining technical jargon, and at the same time finding a simple means of putting manageable systems in place. They have an ability to mix various digital media in order to develop an attractive and user friendly system

    Paul Fields
    Kilkenny Education Centre
  • It was important for us to work with a company that understood our needs and audience so we chose Digilogue because of their experience in education.They did an excellent job designing our website and continue to offer us ongoing technical support. They are always accommodating, a pleasure to work with and appreciate us as customers

    Miriam O'Donoghue
    CDVEC CDU & FESS