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RWTHmoodle in Motion – New Plugins in the Pilot Phase in the Winter Semester 2020/21

September 28th, 2020 | by

While the philosopher Heraclitus already knew that everything flows, RWTHmoodle proves us once again that this insight is true. Like a river, our learning platform is always in motion and constantly evolving. Our plug-ins in pilot operation make an important contribution to this. Each semester we test several plugins directly in selected course rooms and – after a successful pilot phase – we include them in our RWTHmoodle system.

Stagnation is not an option – especially not with RWTHmoodle

For the new winter semester we have again accepted four new plugins as pilots, which we present to you here:

Etherpad Lite

When text work in the RWTHmoodle course room should be collaborative, Etherpad Lite is the plugin of choice. Here participants can work on a text simultaneously – all in real time.


You know teaching in such a way that the lecturer asks questions and the students answer them? The plugin StudentQuiz messes up this usual order, as here the students can ask the questions and share them directly with each other. This creates collaborative question collections and the participants are actively involved in shaping the course.

Lightbox Gallery

A picture is worth a thousand words? Then how about a whole gallery? With the plugin Lightbox Gallery you can create a whole gallery and especially support courses that work with many graphics or photos.

Level up!

Learning can be easy as playing a game. The plugin Level up! provides the proof. Lecturers can configure their learning content in such a way that students can achieve different levels and points. The plugin makes it possible to bring in the principle of Gamification into your RWTHmoodle course room and to motivate thus the students additionally.

Got curious?

Do you want more information about the current plugins in pilot operation and their possible use in a teaching scenario? Or you are even directly interested in testing a plugin in your RWTHmoodle course room in the winter semester? Then contact the IT-ServiceDesk.

Responsible for the content of this article is Susanne Kubiak.

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