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Moodlerooms To Launch Plug-In for [email protected] Integration
Moodlerooms will release a free plug-in designed to integrate open-source learning management system Moodle with Microsoft's [email protected] services. It will be available for download from Moodle.org on Thursday, February 23.
With the new plugin Microsoft Outlook Live, which provides 10 GB of storage per student for e-mail and calendar storage, will be directly available through Moodle 1.9 and 2. Outlook Live also includes protection from phishing attacks, spam, and viruses. Students will receive school domain e-mail addresses.
Additional features of the plug-in include:
- Access to Windows Live Messenger, which allows students to send instant messages, make video calls, and update social networking status;
- The ability to use the Bing search engine through Moodle; and
- The option to log in to Moodle courses using a Windows Live ID.
Microsoft's [email protected] services are compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
Downloading the plug-in under General Public Licensing will not require any additional agreements, besides the open-source license agreement from Moodle.
For more information, visit moodlerooms.com or microsoft.com/liveatedu.
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