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

Double Death Backup

Well, my main computer decided it had had enough. I’ve been leaning on it for about eight years now. It decided that a whole clean, […]


Well, it’s been a while. There are a multitude of reasons for why I haven’t been posting lately, but I’ll explain them here. I do […]

Week Review

Last week was great in at least one way, my oldest daughter was able to come for a visit. It was nice to spend time […]

Differentiation in Moodle

The excellent Mountain Moot allowed me to present “Differentiation in Moodle”. This was a fun presentation to deliver. Differentiation is important in education. I shared […]

YouTube Ad-Free Link in Moodle

This is a general “trick” that has a very specific implementation in Moodle. If you add an extra “dot” immediately after the “.com” but before […]

Open Source in Education

Why now? New York is looking to Bill Gates to “reimagine” education. Obviously, Bill Gates has been successful in some of their endeavors. Bill Gates […]


I don’t post a lot of political things here. That doesn’t mean that I’m not political or passionate about politics. I am. I’m also privileged. […]

Weekly Review

So, it’s been way more than a week since I posted a weekly review. I’ve been working lots and lots of hours over the past […]

Contact Tracing

Nicky Case has a wonderful, easy to understand explanation of how we could implement contact tracing without Big Brother issues. We certainly don’t know everything […]

I chose wisely.

I chose wisely. Over 30 years ago, I vowed to have and to hold “for better or worse”. I may have the words slightly wrong […]

Executive Order 2020-35

Interestingly, the Governor’s office did not post this immediately on their own Executive Orders Page. Below is the text of the Order, unformatted from a […]

Video Conference Options

Lots of people are currently doing video conferencing right now. We are once again in the “wild west” of tools. On the plus side, our […]

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