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Moodle Mobile

Moodle Mobile 1.9 now available!

Moodle Mobile app 1.9 was recently released in December 2014 on Google Play (for Android) and Apple iTunes (for iOS)! This is the official mobile app for Moodle developed by Moodle.org. Lingnan has enabled this feature as a pilot for academics and students for their ease of access to the lecture materials

What's New this Version

New features:

  • New languages added: Bulgarian, Turkish and Chinese traditional
  • Notifications: Forum notifications are more concise and include a link to open the discussion directly in the app.
  • Grades: New "Show grades" button in the participants profile page to view that participant's grades (if you are allowed)

Improvements:

  • General design: New main menu and back icons, courses menu section improved design.
  • Forum design and usability: Discussions are now opened in a new page displaying all the posts expanded. Forum notifications open the discussion inside the app. Pressing the user name opens the user information page.
  • Grades design and usability: Added missing icons, fixed background colours.
  • Recent messages list design

Download Links

Go to Google Play, Apple Store or Windows Phone Store, and install the app directly from your Mobile device, search for "Moodle Mobile" the author/owner must be "Moodle Pty Ltd"

Moodle on App Store  Moodle Android App  Moodle on Windows Phone Store

Site URL: https://lms.ln.edu.hk

Login: Lingnan Username and Password

Please find the Moodle Functions Comparison Table for its limitation.

Cache

If you connect to your Moodle site and update/create/delete anything, and then go to your mobile app, the content will not be displayed. You will have to wait a couple of minutes. The cache time for the app is currently 5 minutes.

You can refresh the contents of the Mobile app using the refresh button (top right in the left orange menu).

Limitations

Moodle Mobile is still at a work-in-progress status.

  • Course Summary/Label: Cannot display the full text.
  • Quizzes/Assignments: We do not recommend attempting to submit assignments or quizzes with WiFi on a mobile device. Connections can time out and your assignment or quiz may not be successfully submitted.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF): These documents will load in the browser window. Tap the screen to see 2 other options in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Flash: Not supported on iPads because it lacks full support for touch screens.
  • Video: Not all video formats will play on all mobile devices.

Moodle Functions Comparison Table on Moodle Mobile version:

Although Moodle Mobile support Android, ITSC testing show various result using different mobile. The following table are for reference only.

*Teacher’s function only

Functions iOS - iPhone 5 Android - Samsung
Read File    
Read doc file OK OK
Read pdf file OK OK
Read file within folder OK OK
Face to Face    
Create Face-to-Face Activity* Fail Fail
Create session OK OK
Sign-up Sessions OK OK
Group Choice    
Create Group Choice Activity* Fail Fail
Select Group OK OK
Group Selection    
Create Group Selection Activity* Fail Fail
Select Group OK OK
OU Blog    
Edit Blog OK OK
OU Wiki    
Create Blog Activity* Fail Fail
Edit Wiki OK OK
Turnitin Assignment    
Create Turnitin Assignment Activity* Fail Fail
Upload Assignment Fail Fail
Read Turnitin Assignment OK OK
Check Turnitin Assignment Grade OK OK
Local Assignment    
Create Local Assignment Activity* Fail Fail
Upload Assignment Fail Fail
Read Assignment OK Fail
Check Assignment Grade OK OK
Mahara Assignment    
Create Mahara Assignment* Fail Fail
Submit Assignment OK OK
Read Assignment Fail Fail
Check Assignment Grade OK OK
Attendance    
Create Attendance* Fail Fail
Select Attendance Fail OK
Built-in Wiki    
Create Wiki activity* Fail Fail
Edit Wiki Page OK OK
Forum    
Create Forum activity* Fail Fail
Create Topic OK OK
Reply Topic Discussion OK OK
Questionnaire    
Create Questionnaire activity* Fail Fail
Submit questionnaire OK OK
Quiz    
Create Quiz Activity* Fail Fail
Submit Quiz OK OK
GoChinese    
View GoChinese Fail Fail
Read Moodle Page OK OK
Read embed URL OK OK
Read Label OK OK
Send Message OK OK

Help and Support

For any help and support, please contact the ITSC hotline.