Moodlerooms announced today the availability of a plug-in that integrates Microsoft Live@edu with Moodle, the world’s leading open source Learning Management System. Live@edu is a free service from Microsoft that provides hosted email, online storage and Office Web Apps to tens of thousands of schools and 22 million users around the world. For schools that use both Moodle and Live@edu the plug-in integrates the two so that teachers and students can access the enterprise-quality tools they need to effectively teach and learn online.
There are a lot of great online tools and services available for teachers and students to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. But sometimes it can get a bit daunting bringing these tools into the classroom in a streamlined and productive way. The plug-in built by Moodlerooms integrates email, calendar, instant messaging and Bing right into the Moodle classroom environment, making it simple and easy for students and teachers to share ideas, work on projects together and have all the information important to them in one place after signing in only once.
This Moodlerooms release not only includes a new plug-in for Moodle 2.0, but also updates the Moodle 1.9 plug-in released two years ago. The result is yet another great example of the many projects across Microsoft that improves interoperability with Open Source technologies and illustrates a broader commitment to openness on our platforms.
The set of Windows Live plug-ins are free to download and available now in the Moodle community. You can also learn more about the benefits it provides teachers and students in this interview with Kwasi Asare of Moodlerooms.
By Frank ChiapponeSenior Marketing Product ManagerMicrosoft Office Division