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Adding Interactive Course Material in Moodle 1.9: Part 1

by William Rice | July 2009 | Moodle Open Source

In this three-part article series by William Rice, we will learn how to add Interactive course material in Moodle. Interactive course activities enable students to interact with the instructor, the learning system, or each other. Note that Moodle doesn't categorize activities into 'Interactive' and 'Static'. In Moodle, all activities are added from the Add an activity... menu after turning the editing on. We use the terms 'Interactive' and 'Static' as a convenient way to categorize the activities that Moodle offers.

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Adding Interactive Course Material in Moodle 1.9: Part 1

by William Rice | January 2009 | Moodle Open Source

In this three-part article series by William Rice, we will learn how to add Interactive course material in Moodle. Interactive course activities enable students to interact with the instructor, the learning system, or each other. Note that Moodle doesn't categorize activities into 'Interactive' and 'Static'. In Moodle, all activities are added from the Add an activity... menu after turning the editing on. We use the terms 'Interactive' and 'Static' as a convenient way to categorize the activities that Moodle offers.

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Adding Image Content in Joomla!

by Allan Walker | February 2010 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Next to text content, images are one of the most utilized multimedia resources in web pages. They can be used to inform and educate the reader, offer help with navigation, and to enhance the design and user's overall visual experience.

This article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, will provide the assistance to help utilize image content effectively within your Joomla! website. We look at:

  • Why we use images in websites
  • Image formats and which ones to use
  • Including images in articles and modules
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Adding health checks

by Alexandros Dallas | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Alexandros Dallas, the author of RESTful Web Services with Dropwizard, deals with the implementation of runtime tests for our application, which are known as health checks. You will be guided through the implementation of a health check that ensures that your HTTP client can indeed interact with a web service.

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Adding Graphics to the Map

by Eric Pimpler | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Eric Pimpler the author of the book Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications has described the reader how to display temporary points, lines, and polygons in GraphicsLayer on the map. GraphicsLayer is a separate layer that always resides on top of other layers and stores all the graphics associated with the map.

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Adding Geographic Capabilities via the GeoPlaces Theme

by Yuxian Eugene Liang | January 2013 | Open Source

In this article, by Yuxian Eugene Liang, the author of WordPress Mobile Applications with PhoneGap, talks about creating a location-based directory via the GeoPlaces theme. It covers the setting up and addition of sample geographic data into your WordPress site. We'll add geographic capabilities to our WordPress site by leveraging on the GeoPlaces theme.

The major topics we will cover in this article are:

  • Introduction to the GeoPlaces theme

  • Populating the site with sample data from GeoPlaces

  • Managing place listings from the frontend side as well as the admin side of the site

For a start, we'll be using a premium theme called GeoPlaces, by Templatic. At the time of writing, a single user license is priced at USD 99 while a developer license is priced at USD 179. For the rest of this article we will be using the GeoPlaces theme to do the bulk of the heavy lifting of geographic functionalities, since Google Maps are built directly into the GeoPlaces theme.

Before we move into this article officially, you might be wondering where it will lead us. To begin with, since our mobile app's content is dependent on our WordPress site, we need to add basic content (in this case, place listings and other article-like information) to the site.

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Adding Flash to your WordPress Theme

by Tessa Blakeley Silver | December 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, we will take a look at various ways to embed flash as part of your WordPress theme, and into your content.

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Adding Finesse to Your Game

by Gary Riches | October 2013 | Games Open Source

In this article by Gary Riches, the author of Ouya Unity Game Development, we will see that as the Ouya technology is so new, finding information about developing for it can be hard, this article covers all that you'll need to know to create your game and add great features to it, such as controller functionality, animation, sounds, and monetization. We'll even show you how to make it work on Android phones and tablets.

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Adding Feedback to the Moodle Quiz Questions

by Joan Coy | April 2013 | e-Learning Moodle Open Source

In this article by Joan Coy, author of Instant Moodle Quiz Module How-to [Instant], we will cover how we can add feedback to the questions of the Moodle Quiz.

Feedback is a valuable way to communicate with learners at a distance. Quiz allows us to provide feedback for the learner at multiple levels in the questions.

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Adding Features to your Joomla! Form using ChronoForms

by Bob Janes | August 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source Web Development

Joomla! is a fantastic way to create a dynamic CMS. Now, you want to go to the next step and interact with your users. Forms are the way you ask questions and get replies. ChronoForms is the extension that lets you do that and this article tells you how.

In this article by Bob Janes, author of the book ChronoForms 3.1 for Joomla! site Cookbook , we will cover:

  • Adding a validated checkbox
  • Adding an "other" box to a drop-down
  • Sending an SMS message on submission
  • Signing up to a newsletter service
  • Adding a conversion-tracking script
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Adding Dialogs

by Adam Boduch | July 2013 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article, by Adam Boduch, author of Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Applying effects to dialog components
  • Waiting for API data to load
  • Using icons in the dialog title
  • Adding actions to the dialog title
  • Applying effects to dialog resize interactions
  • Using modal dialogs for messages

The dialog widget gives UI developers a tool with which they can present the user with forms or other pieces of information without disrupting what is currently on the page; dialogs create a new context. Out-of-the-box, developers can do a lot with dialog options, and many of these capabilities are turned on by default. This includes the ability to resize the dialog, and move it around on the page.

In this article, we'll address some common pitfalls of dialog usage typical in any web application. There is often a need to adjust the controls of the dialog and its overall appearance; we'll touch on a few of those. We'll also look at how interacting with API data complicates dialog usage and the ways to deal with that. Finally, we can add some polish to dialog widgets by looking at the various ways in which we can apply effects to them.

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Adding Dialogs

by Adam Boduch | July 2013 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article, by Adam Boduch, author of Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013we will cover the following recipes:

  • Applying effects to dialog components
  • Waiting for API data to load
  • Using icons in the dialog title
  • Adding actions to the dialog title
  • Applying effects to dialog resize interactions
  • Using modal dialogs for messages

The dialog widget gives UI developers a tool with which they can present the user with forms or other pieces of information without disrupting what is currently on the page; dialogs create a new context. Out-of-the-box, developers can do a lot with dialog options, and many of these capabilities are turned on by default. This includes the ability to resize the dialog, and move it around on the page.

In this article, we'll address some common pitfalls of dialog usage typical in any web application. There is often a need to adjust the controls of the dialog and its overall appearance; we'll touch on a few of those. We'll also look at how interacting with API data complicates dialog usage and the ways to deal with that. Finally, we can add some polish to dialog widgets by looking at the various ways in which we can apply effects to them.

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Adding Connectors in Bonita

by Rohit Bhat | November 2013 | Open Source

This article by Rohit Bhat, the author of Bonita Open Solution 5.x Essentials, looks at the various connector integration options available in Bonita Studio.

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Adding Calendar to a Web Site using Drupal 6

by Mark Noble | December 2008 | MySQL Content Management Drupal PHP Web Development

In this article by Mark Noble, we will learn about adding calendar to our web site. A calendar is a fantastic way of keeping customers coming back to your site and your business at regular intervals so that they can take advantage of specials, sales, and other time-limited events.

We will consider the example of an imaginary web site created for a restaurant called Good Eatin' Bistro. Chef Wanyama is the owner of the Good Eatin' Bistro, a popular upscale restaurant. You can check this web site at http://goodeatin.drupalbyexample.com/.

We will create a basic event calendar, which displays information about musical concerts, special events, and more, for the Good Eatin' restaurant.

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Adding Bodies to the World

by Emanuele Feronato | December 2012 | Games Open Source

Bodies are what make Box2D games possible. Anything you can move or interact with, is a body . Birds, pigs, and crates in Angry Birds are bodies, as well as the idol and the totem bricks in Totem Destroyer.

In this article by Emanuele Feronato, author of Box2D for Flash Games, we will cover:

  • Creating a fixture
  • Creating a box shape
  • Different body types — static, dynamic, and kinematic
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Adding Animations

by David Horachek | March 2014 | Games Open Source

In this article by David Horachek, the author of Creating E-Learning Games with Unity, discusses the various animation systems in Unity3D.

Until this point, we have been successfully developing our game with the in-editor primitives provided by Unity3D. To add a professional layer of polish, we will learn how to add skinned models and various types of animations to our e-learning game. We will download skinned mesh models and animations from a popular site and learn how to integrate them into the game, as we develop a character motion system. We will also learn about the in-editor animation editor and how it can be used to animate static meshes (appropriate for in-game models such as buildings, cars, and statues that are not weighted to a 3D skeletal hierarchy).

In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Exploring 3D hierarchies
  • Skinned meshes in Unity3D
  • Exploring the Mechanim animation system
  • Exploring the Unity Animation editor
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Adding and Importing Configuration items in System Center 2012 Service Manager

by Samuel Erskine (MCT) Steve Beaumont | January 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

System Center 2012 Service Manager builds on its predecessor System Center Service Manager 2010, by extending the ITIL© process features to include Service Request fulfillment, Release Management, and automated orchestration with significant enhancements in its reporting capabilities. The full set of additions and improvements can be found at the official Microsoft website for the product. System Center 2012 Service Manager (SCSM) is a modular product made up of a series of submodular components. Installing the product is simple using the official product documentation and online community resources.

In this article by Andreas Baumgarten (MVP), one of the co-authors of Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager Cookbook, we will cover the following tasks:

  • Adding configuration items manually
  • Importing active directory configuration items
  • Importing configuration manager configuration items
  • Importing operations manager configuration items
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Adding an Event Calendar to your Joomla! Site using JEvents

by Suhreed Sarkar | October 2010 | Cookbooks Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

Event calendars are essential for many websites. For example, your company website may contain one event calendar to display the events. Showing event information through a calendar helps visitors to view your schedule easier. A good calendar application also helps you to schedule your work. This article by Suhreed Sarkar, author of Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook, shows you how to add an event calendar to your Joomla! site using JEvents.

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