I’m very pleased to be able to announce a whole new way to integrate Live@edu into your virtual learning environment! This plug-in is a free download that provides integrated access to Live@edu services such as e-mail, calendar, instant messaging and search within the Moodle environment.
This newly integrated experience is accessible via a single username and password. We believe this experience will enable more teachers and students to quickly and easily access the Live@edu resources they already use to efficiently communicate, collaborate and learn. Best of all – just like Moodle it’s completely free, and licensed under the GPL v2 agreement – so you can go and grab the code, play with it, develop on top of it, and get it to work with your existing system however you want it to!
This is the start of something big from us here at Microsoft. The Microsoft Live Services Plug-in for Moodle is the first in a growing collection of free, easy-to-deploy solutions – some completely turnkey, others requiring some level of customization –available on www.educationlabs.com that showcase our latest work on new and exciting learning scenarios. On this site, you can learn more about the plug-in and access the download today.
Check out what Moodle creator Martin Dougiamas has to say about the Live Services Plug-in on his blog. Last but not least, you can download the code here and start using it right away!
Here’s a video demonstration of the Microsoft Live Services Plug-in in action…