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New default editor in Moodle

Moodle will have a new editor in core from 2.7 called Atto.  It’s a lightweight javascript text editor built specifically for Moodle.

Atto has been approved for core for Moodle 2.7 although it has been available as a plugin since Moodle 2.5 was released.

Developer Damon Wiese says

The Atto HTML editor is an alternative text editor for Moodle that aims to be fast, accessible, responsive and simple. (What does Atto mean? Very, very small. It’s the SI prefix for 10 to the power of -18). From Moodle 2.6 everyone can choose their preferred text editor in their profile, so you can have different text editors installed, and everyone can use the one they like best.

I think people who use Moodle primarily on a mobile device will want to change their Profile preference to use the Atto editor now it’s available in Moodle core code from 2.7.  However, I’m also fairly certain that many Teachers and Students using Moodle rarely visit their Profile page after they first create a Login, and many people will miss this new editor.

Stuart Mealor
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Stuart Mealor

Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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