Moodle, a popular Learning Management System, is widely used across education. And Microsoft’s SkyDrive is also widely used by both teachers and students (although in some government systems, the access is blocked to SkyDrive when in school) as a cloud-based storage drive.
So you may be interested to know that the Moodle community has developed and released a plugin for Moodle 2.3 which allows students and teachers to save their files into SkyDrive, directly in the cloud, from Moodle.
You can find out more, and download the SkyDrive plugin from the Moodle website
I can quickly think of three reasons why this is a good idea:
- Let your students access work from home or school, on multiple computers, and even phones
- Reduce the amount of storage capacity you need on your own servers
- Give teachers more storage capacity (SkyDrive gives 7GB of storage per user in the Cloud), for all of those videos, fancy PowerPoints etc that are eating up your drive space!
Note, this plugin doesn’t come from Microsoft, but from the Moodle open-source community. There are lots of other resources to integrate Moodle with Microsoft technology on this list
By Ray Fleming