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Delivering the CPIT Moodle Windows 8 app

It is great to work on and showcase a real world example of a modern app being embraced by forward-thinking education institutions like Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) to give students better access to information, and an improved learning experience as a result.

We are increasingly building more Modern UI apps for Australian and New Zealand organisations, helping them to enable better access to information, from anywhere, both for their customers and their own staff. 

One of the key design principles in Modern UI is better focus on the content of applications

The CPIT Moodle app is a Modern UI application that allows students at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) to connect to and view Moodle courses, their content and resources all from within the app. 

Moodle is a Course Management System (sometimes referred as Learning Management System or Virtual Learning Environment) used in 235 countries, with 67 million registered users. In New Zealand alone the official Moodle stats page reports 329 sites.

CPIT Moodle app main menu

CPIT Moodle app course discussion

The app stores all retrieved data in a cache so any downloaded resources can be viewed later while offline giving its users great flexibility to study when possible, where possible. CPIT Moodle runs on Windows 8 tablets and laptops.

CPIT has adopted Windows tablets for internal use, which means this application will also be used by teachers and staff. The CPIT Moodle app was created for CPIT and it should work for other Moodle users but it hasn’t been tested. Please let us know in the comments if you have this app working with your Moodle.

We are happy to work with other institutions to port this app if needed. Contact us for more information.

Posted by: Chris Auld, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Director | 09 December 2013

Tags: Modern User Interface

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