New accounts on the free plan will now have just 3GB of storage. That’s good enough to store hundreds of files of students’ work. We are committed to providing a free moodle plan forever, and this change will allow us to continue providing free moodle sites for educators and organizations from all over the world. When your Moodle site grows beyond the limits of the free account, we are here to help you succeed. Free accounts created before February 10, 2021, will continue to have 5GB of storage.
Xeted.com makes it easy for you to create a Moodle site fast, easy and free. When you create a new Moodle site, you should perform some basic setup to improve the initial experience for your students. Simple tasks such as adding the site name, a short name, and selecting what should appear on the front page will make your site more attractive. In this post, I will show you how to perform the initial setup for your new Moodle Site and how to add default settings for new users.
Add the site’s Full Name, short name, and front-page contents
Once the site is up and running, the first thing you should do before creating courses is to set your Moodle site’s name. You can do this task by clicking on the main menu -> “Site Administration” then scroll down a little bit and then click on “Front page settings“. On the Frontpage settings page (see image below), you can type in the “Full site name” and short name for the site (a single word). You may also add a front page summary that appears on the initial page of your site.
Select Frontpage Content
On the frantpage settings also, you can select what things appear on the initial page of the site. In the dropdown menu (see image below), you can select one or more of the following options: announcements, list of courses, list of categories, combo list, search box, or none. You can select the frontpage items when users are logged in, including enrolled courses.
Add the default timezone
You can add a default timezone in case most of your users are located in the same country or region. To set the default timezone, in the main menu click on “Site Administration -> Location settings“. On this page (see image below), you can test the default timezone, force timezone, and the default country for all users.
Add Default Language
You can specify the default site language for your Xeted moodle site in “Site Administration” -> “Language Settings“. On this page (see image below), you case select various language options, such as language autodetect, default language, and display language menu.
You may add additional languages to your site in “Site Administration” -> Language Packs.
Initial configuration of a moodle site can improve the look and attractiveness of your site and help your users to start their learning journey without any inconvenience. Upon creating a new moodle Xeted site, you should take a few minutes to add the full name, short name, language, and location settings for your site.
Moodle 3.10 is now available for new sites in xeted.com. Most noticeable features of this version include the ability to download course content, display html and images in folder resource, payment gateways and enroll on payment, among others important new features and improvements.
Moodle 3.9.1 is now available for new sites on Xeted Cloud. Existing sites in Xeted Cloud will be able to update to Moodle 3.9 in the coming weeks.
Major features of Moodle 3.9 include a new and improved Activity Chooser, H5P updates and improvement, a new Content Bank, MoodleNet integration, improved participants page filtering, course copy, and improvements to Quiz, Questions, Badges, accessibility, and usability improvements.
You can get detailed info on the Moodle 3.9 release on this link. Create your Moodle 3.9 site on Xeted Cloud for free. You will be able to install plugins, themes, and add your own domain name with your free account.
Sometimes you need to have a copy of your moodle LMS site to achieve certain tasks such as testing a new plugin before installing it or test the upgrade process before upgrading a production site to a newer moodle version. Another use case for using a copy of your main Moodle site would be for training teachers and tutors, in which an additional instance similar to the production site is used for this purpose. You may also want to have a template of the site with course contents that need to be copied from scratch before the beginning of a semester or a school year.
No matter the reason for having an exact copy of your main Moodle site, I’ll show you here how to clone your Moodle site in Xeted Cloud with just one click.
First login to your Xeted Cloud Dashboard and right-click on the menu options (…) of your moodle site. Select the option clock site and type the name of the new site to be created. That’s it, in 30 seconds or so, you will have an exact clone of your moodle site. The pictures below depicts how to do these steps in your Xeted Cloud dashboard.
Having an instant site copy of your Moodle site is a handy utility that can help you manage better your Moodle LMS site.
Good news. You can now use your own domain name with your free moodle site at Xeted Cloud. Using your own domain name with your moodle site allows you to grow your site brand and have more professional appeal.
To add your own domain to your moodle site follow these steps:
a) If you haven’t done so, create your free moodle site in https://xeted.com
b) Login to your Xeted Cloud Dashboard, click on your site menu, and click “Add Domain”
c) Type your domain name in the input field and click “Add Domain”
b) In your dns server, add an “A” record, to point your domain name to the following IP address: 126.96.36.199 (Be aware that it may take up to 24 hours for your DNS server to propagate this change for your domain name.)
You can now test in your browser typing your domain name and it should take you to your moodle site on Xeted Cloud.
The video below shows you have to create a free moodle site in less than one minute using xeted.com. Try it now.
Xeted Cloud makes it easy to launch a Moodle site fast, easy, and free. Customize your moodle site by installing additional plugins and themes. Your moodle site can be used for free with up to 100 students, which is good enough to get you started. Additional plans are available to suit your needs. Try Xeted now, no credit card required.