St Albans, Herts United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 16, 2011 -- eXact learning solutions has announced the release of HarvestRoad Hive DR Control Panel for the Moodle 2 Learning Management System. HarvestRoad Hive Control Panel brings the most important features of the HarvestRoad Hive Digital Repository directly to Moodle 2 users, without ever leaving the Moodle environment.
Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO of eXact learning solutions, Australia, explained: "For many years, Moodle users have been able to build courses using learning materials stored inside the HarvestRoad Hive Digital Repository. With the advent of Moodle 2, a brand new way of accessing external repositories has been unified and standardised.
"With the release of the HarvestRoad Hive Control Panel for Moodle 2, users can now locate and view repository content, add new content and make changes to existing content all within the Moodle interface - and all under the control of HarvestRoad Hive's built-in security system.
"Moodle users will find the Control Panel familiar and easy to use as it integrates seamlessly with the Moodle interface, reducing the learning curve and bringing the power of HarvestRoad Hive with the minimum time outlay."
HarvestRoad Hive Control Panel for Moodle 2 complements the Moodle File Picker Plugin for HarvestRoad Hive, allowing course managers to link seamlessly to learning materials inside the repository.
Mr Cardinali added: "To students, learning objects appear to come straight from Moodle but, behind the scenes, HarvestRoad Hive is managing and delivering the content on Moodle's behalf. Information managers and power users benefit from the full power of HarvestRoad Hive's collaboration, version control, copyright tracking, sharing and reuse capabilities, but that sophistication is hidden from users who just want to get on with learning.
"This development complements other eXact learning solutions' modules for online and mobile learning content authoring environments, such as the eXact LCMS and the eXact Packager authoring tool. Together, they enable Moodle authors to produce single source, multi channel, XML and rich media-based learning materials that enhance the Moodle experience."