I use Moodle at my institution. I often struggle to find online support to get Moodle to do interesting things. Moodle has a pretty decent forum, but (like almost every other help forum out there), it pales by StackExchange standards. I've often thought that it would be great if there were a StackExchange just for Moodle. However, that might be overkill.

A simpler solution, I think, would be simply creating a "moodle" tag on Academia SE. Academia SE probably has the largest collection of Moodle users who understand the SE culture of asking and answering questions, so I think this would make a lot of sense. When last I checked, in fact, there were over 50 questions on Academia SE that mention "Moodle".

I came close to doing this when I created a more generic "learning-management-system" tag (with "lms" as a synonym) for a Moodle-specific question: How do you send personalized information to each student in Moodle?, but someone recommended that I ask here at Meta before I create such a specific tag. So, here's my question: would LMS-specific tags be appropriate for Academia SE (e.g. "moodle", "blackboard", "canvas", etc.), or would they be too specific?

As a related side note, StackOverflow has a "moodle" tag for programming-related questions; I am thinking of configuration questions finding a home here at Academia SE.

  • A blackboard tag would be too easily confused (with, you know, the things that you write on with chalk). – Federico Poloni May 7 '18 at 12:23
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    @FedericoPoloni, "blackboard-lms" should remove any possible confusion. – Tripartio May 7 '18 at 16:53

Actually, I like the idea of having a “LMS” tag, because it unifies several different related sets of items into a single category. Learning management systems are becoming increasingly important, and having a tag to search for them may help users find useful related content, even if it's not specific to their platform.

  • By "such a tag", do you mean the "learning-management-system" tag or the "moodle" tag, or both? – Tripartio Apr 30 '18 at 0:25
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    LMS. Individual systems can be searched for directly. – aeismail Apr 30 '18 at 0:31
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    should we also have lms as a tag, made a synomym of the full name? It seems to be a commonly used abbreviation. – Tobias Kildetoft Apr 30 '18 at 6:31
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    It wouldn’t hurt. – aeismail Apr 30 '18 at 13:25
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    @TobiasKildetoft, I've already created the "learning-management-system" tag, but I don't have the points to create the "lms" synonym. Could you or someone with sufficient points please create that synonym? – Tripartio May 2 '18 at 18:28
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    Please avoid using abbreviations as tag titles. They're completely opaque to people who don't know them. (And, to me, "LMS" is the London Mathematical Society.) – David Richerby May 8 '18 at 15:47
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    The tag is learning-management-system, but lms should point to it, since people may know of lms, but not know the full meaning. – aeismail May 8 '18 at 15:49

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