Troy Patterson - Educator, Consultant, Thinker

A blog that focuses on education and learning. Moodle is a frequent topic.

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Posts by Troy Patterson - Educator, Consultant, Thinker

Weekly Review

Well, obviously I’m not very good at the weekly review process. (It’s kind of OK, since no one is subscribed to actually read the weekly […]

Did the State Sell My Data?

The sale of Instructure, the maker of Canas, to the Private Equity Firm Thoma Bravo, seems to include all of the data that Instructure collected. […]

Self-Assessment in Moodle

I love the flexibility in Moodle. Usually, I can find a way to provide an experience for learners that meets our needs. Sometimes, these could […]


I find RSS very useful. I utilize Feedly to gather RSS feeds. (Basically, instead of going to a variety of websites to see if something […]

Buying an LMS

It’s been an interesting week for LMS providers. Instructure (the owner of Canvas – an LMS (Learning Management System)) just announced that it will be […]

Book Review Template

Moodle has a variety of powerful features. One of the features is the ability to share. For example, if I (or a certain friend) create […]

Spelling Words

While I’m working on a full write up, I thought that I’d share a Moodle opportunity with you. Elementary teachers seem to spend a good […]

Weekly Review

What a week. Lots going on. Washer Repair The washer decided that spinning was completely optional. After a bit of Youtube searching, the issue came […]

Weekly Review

So, it’s been a while since I posted a weekly review. There has been much going on. My father-in-law passed away. That was an emotionally […]

Particularly Helpful

Whoo Hoo! I’ve been awarded the “Particularly Helpful Moodler Badge”. It is an honor to help those in the Moodle Community. It’s also quite a […]

The Power of Passion

Recently, a family member was hospitalized. I was reminded (re-learned?) the power of passion. He was a very “good” patient. He was not demanding, very […]

Apple Fails Teachers

Apple’s Podcast infrastructure is the most powerful podcast environment. Recently, they decided to abandon educators in podcasts.  Podcasts Cleary, Apple Podcasts is still the dominant […]

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