Embedding your favorite links easily in Moodle

April 16, 2010 at 8:36 pm Leave a comment

Hi all!

One common use of Moodle is to share your favorite links with your students. Unfortunately to do this can be a bit of a chore. First you need to login and switch on editing, find a space, add a resource, fill out the form, etc.

THERE IS AN EASIER WAY


Delicious.com is a social bookmarking tool (Click here for a good description of what social bookmarking is). With Delicious you can bookmark your favorite sites as you find them and automatically share them with your friends. Using Moodle however, you can embed these bookmarks directly into your site.

The process now becomes:
1) Visit the site you want to share with your students.
2) Click the “tag” button in your browser.
3) Provide some meaningful tags (search terms).
4) Press save

The next time Moodle synchronizes, your bookmarks will automatically be updated. (You don’t even need to login).  I use this process with our Mathematics moodle.  Here’s what the bar looks like:

Here are two screencasts to help you set this up:
1) An overview of Social Bookmarking
2) How to link Delicious with your Moodle

Also, you may want to check out:
1) Delicious.com
2) Bookmarking in Plain English

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