Moodle 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 v131004

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An overview of the new features in Moodle 2 (all versions) that will be of most interest to teachers. …

An overview of the new features in Moodle 2 (all versions) that will be of most interest to teachers.
Last updated 4 Oct 2013.

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  • 1. Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 2. Restored courses look vary familiar BUT you can change lots of things now.... Appearance MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 3. Side blocks can be docked (see left side) in many themes giving the full page width. Appearance MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 4. You can choose all sections or one section per page (with Next button). Appearance MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 5. More course format types eg Topics, Grid, etc. Appearance MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 6. My Home now has Private files, Badges, Portfolios, Blogs (Moodle & External), Messaging config. My Moodle MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 7. MyMoodle and Moodle Mobile (Free) Easy upload of files from phone or tablet (images, audio, video) Also: mTouch £1.99, MoodlEZ £1.99 Mobile Access Adaptive themes for mobile browsers or via dedicated Apps for phone or tablet: MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 8. Activities and courses can be tracked ‘on page’ in a progress bar or summary report. Completion Tracking MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5
  • 9. Access to Resources and Activities can be restricted by grade/completion from other resources, user profile info or by date/time. Conditional Access MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5
  • 10. Can now Drag & Drop files from Win Explorer directly onto the course page, and then edit link title ‘in-page’ (use the pencil icon). Image files can be an image on page or a link to the image. Adding Files – direct to course page MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 11. Add a resource -> File then: Drag & Drop onto the picker OR Add by Upload from PC OR select from a number of Repositories Adding Files – File Picker MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 12. Staff and students need to have accounts on each site to be used and they need to be enabled by the site administrator. Repositories & Portfolios MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 13. Any files you add to a course are available to any other of your courses (server or recent files in the file picker) Adding Files – Between Courses MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 14. A new icon to easily add video etc to your course page. Labels – Moodle Media MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 15. Plus other new icons such as; Find & Replace, Text Direction, etc Labels – Equations & Symbols MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 16. New ‘context sensitive’ Navigation and Admin menus: Site Home ---------------> My Home ---------------> A course Navigation & Admin MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 17. Other Editing Bits 1. Editing options now collapsed to keep pages short. 2. A ‘confirm’ warning if changes are made but not saved. 3. A single Resource and Activity selector. 4. Add/Remove sections on the course page. 5. Duplicate a resource. MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 18. A list of other features not mentioned so far: • Assignments – Marking Guides & Rubrics • Assignment templates • Improved quiz, wiki and workshop functions • Cohorts • Feedback & Book (new resource types) • Comment block • Community Hubs Plus ..... MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 19. Major Feature List . . 2.0 Repository / Portfolio Completion Tracking Conditional Activities Improved Quiz, Blog, Wiki, Workshop File Picker Private Files Themes & Block Docking Commenting & Messaging 2.1 Question Engine Restore v1.9 zip Mobile Devices Clone Activities 2.2 Advanced Grading Methods External Tools (IMS LTI) MyMobile Theme Gravatars Conditional Activity – Time Option 2.3 Book (a core module) Many small improvements 2.4 Performance improvement External Calendars 2.5 Open Badges Device Responsive Themes 2.6 …. 2.7 …. MOODLE 2: Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004
  • 20. Features for Teachers 2.0 to 2.5 Pete Richardson 131004