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Comment from: Jane Hart [Visitor]
Jane Hart

Mark, thanks for this posting - and for your contributions in yesterday’s workshop helping those new to social media. I thought I’d just point out (in your matrix above) that I chose to manually add users to the Elgg platform I have set up at www.c4lpt.net, as well as add them into closed groups, but by default Elgg supports self-registration, and users can easily join open groups and request membership to closed groups. The great thing about Elgg, of course, is its versatility, configurability and extensibility. :)

03/11/09 @ 08:36
Comment from: berthelemy [Member]  
Mark

Thanks Jane,

I’ve also discovered that there’s a plugin for Elgg that allows you to upload and create users from a CSV file.

http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/naakka/read/165550/upload-users

It’s still not as fully featured as Moodle, though, which allows you to create user accounts, add them to courses and to groups within courses all from one CSV file.

03/11/09 @ 08:40
Comment from: Bethany Smith [Visitor]  
Bethany Smith

I’m hoping that the newly released Moodle 2.0 will have more social features. I’d prefer to use just one tool when possible.

18/12/10 @ 14:57
Comment from: berthelemy [Member]  
Mark

I agree, Bethany, but Moodle just isn’t designed to be a social tool. It’s designed as a tutor-centred course management tool. They’re two very different philosophies.

That’s not to say Moodle cannot incorporate social tools, it’s just it’s a lot harder…

18/12/10 @ 19:09
Comment from: Colin Gray [Visitor]  
Colin Gray

Came across this article when searching for ways to integrate Moodle and ELGG as I think they’re very different systems for quite different purposes. I’m looking to use Moodle as an environment for delivering learning materials, while ELGG will provide the learning community surrounding that learning environment. Not quite figured out how well they can be tied together yet tho…

20/05/11 @ 11:08
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