One of our semester-long projects is to do usability testing of Moodle. We’ll be conducting a number of tests in which we give people a series of tasks to complete and how they do them. We’re not alone in this; we’re working with a number of other colleges (including Smith College, Reed College, Macalester College, Kenyon College, Earlham College and Luther College) who will be conducting tests of their own this spring.
By default, Moodle ships with a default number of emoticons turned on — filters that turn text smilies into graphical ones. This is all well and good — the nuances of speech can be lost in the written words, and emoticons help with that — but it can cause problems, particularly with some of Moodle’s … Read moreDisabling Emoticons in Moodle