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Thanks! Would love to talk with you about Hubzilla sometime.

The functionality is great, but the UX/UI is somewhat confusing...

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Sure, just ask. smile Thanks, we are really proud of it - version 3.2.2 was just released. smile

We used it at a prior job as a substitute for Twitter and Instagram at several events, one for about 350 people, and it seemed to work pretty well out of the box for posting images and updates.  I am too familiar with it to really notice myself, kind of like with Moodle. :D

One nice feature for new users is to use the account setting "Your technical skill level", and choose level 0 - "Beginner/Basic" to only have basic features turned on, and then later move it up from level 0 to level 5 - "Wizard - I probably know more than you do". smile

Sean Tilley is a member of both the Diaspora and Hubzilla community, and he recently wrote a nice in depth article about Hubzilla over at Medium, . smile

Moodle and Hubzilla are actually pretty similar, e.g. in a Moodle instance an editing teacher can have several courses with different material for different students, while in a Hubzilla instance a member can have several channels with different material for different audiences. Just like a course can have different Moodle activities and resources for students, a Hubzilla channel can provide its audience with a wiki, webpages, forum, chess, social network, files, galleries, calendar etc. I suppose you can stretch it a little and say that if you combined a Moodle user account and a Moodle category with many courses, you would get something like a Hubzilla member account, capable of holding several channels for different audiences, e.g one for personal social use and others for different topics. Your sailing friends may not be that into Moodle or Hubzilla.

The main difference is, with Hubzilla, the community does not put all the eggs into one basket, the community's eggs are in many baskets, and the eggs can communicate with each other across the baskets.

The baskets are Hubzilla hubs. The eggs - your identity, your friends, your content - are what we call nomadic, you can take them with you to another basket, even automatically, by setting up a clone of your channel at another hub. This is surprisingly handy when a basket topples over, e.g. has temporary technical difficulties or a hub has to close, either from lack of funding, censorship, provider is in a country not compliant with GDPR etc. Your are in the middle of a conversation, something goes bump at your regular hub, you go to your clone, and continue talking. smile Your audience, regardless of which basket they belong to, can get access to views of your eggs, which means access can be revoked - your stuff is yours. Oh, and you can have different profiles for different sets of friends/audiences, e.g a professional profile and private social profile.

In Moodle, users are all in the same basket, e.g. all 208 000 users of KS Learning are in one Moodle instance with high availability setup behind it. However, courses published as LTI resources at other hubs that are included in a course for your local Moodle resemble the core of Hubzilla, only Hubzilla decentralizes all your publishing. It would be trivial to add H5P learning resources to Hubzilla as a content type plugin. smile It would not be a full LMS like Moodle, with competency planning, execution and reporting, but it could be both useful and a user friendly way to provide learning. smile

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