Microsoft Open Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of the software giant, in collaboration with Remote-Learner.net Inc., has integrated the open-source learning platform Moodle and Office 365 to help students and teachers. The new integration will offer teachers and students a more productive Moodle experience, affecting login credentials, calendar management and course content creation.
“Working closely with Remote-Learner, we’re delivering a technical solution for one of the most popular open source learning management systems that aims to provide seamless workflows for both Moodle and Office 365 users,” said Jean Paoli, president of MS Open Tech. “By working closely with the open Moodle community, MS Open Tech will continue taking feedback and maintaining, improving, and adding new features.”
Office 365 and Microsoft Services plugins for Moodle integrates OneDrive for Business, OneNote and Office 365 Outlook calendar, making it easier for teachers and students, as well as enterprise users, to log in with the same ID for educational institutions, and offer Moodle users with Office 365 accounts. Furthermore, the events created in Moodle will be automatically stores in teachers’ and students’ personal Office 365 calendars, making it easier for them to keep track of their courses and due dates.
The company says it will officially release the version 1.0 of this plugin on January 21st at BETT (British Educational Training and Technology) Show.