Dave’s Moodle 2upgrade adventures.        (A prequel)Moodleposium 2011 presentationMark Drechsler                © NetSpot...
Introducing the Moodle 1.9 to 2.xupgrade process.               © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Yo Moodle! © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Hey Dave.Long time no see.      © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
You’re version 1.9 right?  I was thinking I’d get  you upgraded today.        © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Sure.I assume you’ve consideredall the relevant information  around upgrading me to       Moodle 2 then?            © NetS...
I’ve done what now?      © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Fact: The upgrade from Moodle1.9 to Moodle 2.x is the mostsignificant upgrade to Moodlewe’ve ever seen.             © NetS...
*sigh*Ok Moodle, thrill me.      © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Well first up, remember all those cool plugins you hadinstalled into me? Have you  considered how many of them will upgrad...
You mean that doesn’thappen automatically?       © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Fact: All customisations toMoodle 1.9 need reviewing as partof the upgrade process.              © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
For each customisation/plugin, doyou:- upgrade the code;- cull the feature; or- replace with new core feature.            ...
What about the other  systems I’m integratedwith? Have you considered         them?          © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Let me guess – I need to think about them too?        © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Maybe – the ones that I  had by default, likechecking your passwordagainst our LDAP, should     upgrade fine.          © N...
Anything that is a custom integration though willdefinitely need looking atand probably upgrading.           © NetSpot Pty...
Fact: Custom integrations willneed re-working.              © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Plus: New integration methods?             © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
And what about end user  support – how are yougoing to help them manage        the change?          © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
They coped withprevious upgrades with minimal help – is this    any different?       © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
In a word, yes.     © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Although most of the newfeatures can be switched off initially and releasedgradually, there are a few  unavoidable changes...
You’re being  melodramatic aboutthis Moodle – they’ll be          fine.        © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
I still think some supportfor new users around key    changes is going to      important Dave.           © NetSpot Pty Ltd...
Wait until he sees thenew file management       model...    © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Fact: Some functionality changesare unavoidable.Users will need some help.              © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
So if we sort all these things out, can we upgrade you then?       © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Absolutely.   © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Once we’ve tested the upgrade by backing up myentire site and testing it out first to make sure nothinggoes bad come ‘show...
How long is that going      to take?       © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
That depends on howmuch data I have stored inme from years gone past…           © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Always test the upgrade in itsentirety, including data, beforethe ‘real’ update.               © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Ok Moodle – you win.  Lets get started.      © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Oh, and I’ll need all my themes redone as well.Sorry – forgot to mention          that…          © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
It’s a good thing I love      you Moodle.       © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
The morals of this story:               © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Moodle 2.x upgrade:Big upgrade + big benefits.               © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
Effort is proportional to:  1. Customisation  2. Integration  3. Size  4. Acceptable risk levels               © NetSpot P...
Currently supporting UC andANU through the 1.9 to 2.xupgrade process…   … and Moodleposium sponsor.             © NetSpot ...
www.netspot.com.auwww.markdrechsler.com        © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
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  1. 1. Dave’s Moodle 2upgrade adventures. (A prequel)Moodleposium 2011 presentationMark Drechsler © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  2. 2. Introducing the Moodle 1.9 to 2.xupgrade process. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  3. 3. Yo Moodle! © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  4. 4. Hey Dave.Long time no see. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  5. 5. You’re version 1.9 right? I was thinking I’d get you upgraded today. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  6. 6. Sure.I assume you’ve consideredall the relevant information around upgrading me to Moodle 2 then? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  7. 7. I’ve done what now? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  8. 8. Fact: The upgrade from Moodle1.9 to Moodle 2.x is the mostsignificant upgrade to Moodlewe’ve ever seen. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  9. 9. *sigh*Ok Moodle, thrill me. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  10. 10. Well first up, remember all those cool plugins you hadinstalled into me? Have you considered how many of them will upgrade cleanly? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  11. 11. You mean that doesn’thappen automatically? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  12. 12. Fact: All customisations toMoodle 1.9 need reviewing as partof the upgrade process. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  13. 13. For each customisation/plugin, doyou:- upgrade the code;- cull the feature; or- replace with new core feature. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  14. 14. What about the other systems I’m integratedwith? Have you considered them? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  15. 15. Let me guess – I need to think about them too? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  16. 16. Maybe – the ones that I had by default, likechecking your passwordagainst our LDAP, should upgrade fine. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  17. 17. Anything that is a custom integration though willdefinitely need looking atand probably upgrading. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  18. 18. Fact: Custom integrations willneed re-working. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  19. 19. Plus: New integration methods? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  20. 20. And what about end user support – how are yougoing to help them manage the change? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  21. 21. They coped withprevious upgrades with minimal help – is this any different? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  22. 22. In a word, yes. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  23. 23. Although most of the newfeatures can be switched off initially and releasedgradually, there are a few unavoidable changes. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  24. 24. You’re being melodramatic aboutthis Moodle – they’ll be fine. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  25. 25. I still think some supportfor new users around key changes is going to important Dave. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  26. 26. Wait until he sees thenew file management model... © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  27. 27. Fact: Some functionality changesare unavoidable.Users will need some help. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  28. 28. So if we sort all these things out, can we upgrade you then? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  29. 29. Absolutely. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  30. 30. Once we’ve tested the upgrade by backing up myentire site and testing it out first to make sure nothinggoes bad come ‘showtime’. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  31. 31. How long is that going to take? © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  32. 32. That depends on howmuch data I have stored inme from years gone past… © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  33. 33. Always test the upgrade in itsentirety, including data, beforethe ‘real’ update. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  34. 34. Ok Moodle – you win. Lets get started. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  35. 35. Oh, and I’ll need all my themes redone as well.Sorry – forgot to mention that… © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  36. 36. It’s a good thing I love you Moodle. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  37. 37. The morals of this story: © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  38. 38. Moodle 2.x upgrade:Big upgrade + big benefits. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  39. 39. Effort is proportional to: 1. Customisation 2. Integration 3. Size 4. Acceptable risk levels © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  40. 40. Currently supporting UC andANU through the 1.9 to 2.xupgrade process… … and Moodleposium sponsor. © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011
  41. 41. www.netspot.com.auwww.markdrechsler.com © NetSpot Pty Ltd 2011

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