Transcript of "Moodle2 five practicalreasonsforchange"
Moodle 2: Learning platform refresh Five practical reasons for change* change (*based on feedback from academic staff at RHUL)
Moving topics/weeks • In our previous version of Moodle (1.9) moving topics/weeks around was a cumbersome and repetitive process • In Moodle 2 this is a simple ‘drag‐and‐drop’ action • Courses can now be reorganised in a matter of seconds • This reduces the time spent editing and delivering a course
Duplicating activities • There was previously no easy way of copying activities or labels in Moodle • Now all Moodle activities have a ‘duplicate’ button and can be copied quickly • This supports one‐click duplication of quiz containers in support of students with declared SENs • Painstakingly formatted resources/activities such as labels or wikis can be easily copied and redeployed
Conditional release • Previously, Moodle resources & activities were either viewable or hidden • Access to activities can now be restricted or released according to: • date/time • completion of and/or grades achieved in previous activities • This can increase engagement, support personalised learning paths, and improve the presentation of courses
File management • Previously, presenting a file was a three‐step process • Uploading a file to a Moodle course has been much simplified: • far fewer mouse clicks are required • files are uploaded direct to the week/topic • no file manager interface to negotiate • no risk of broken links
Image handling • The image upload process is much improved in Moodle 2 • The image handling interface: • is now consistent with other Moodle tools • supports quick and proportionate resizing of images • simplifies other formatting, e.g., borders, white space, alignment • This streamlines the presentation, editing and management of course‐enhancing images f h