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Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
Moodle 2.5  some of the improvements since moodle 2.4
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Moodle 2.5 some of the improvements since moodle 2.4

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This presentation was delivered at #edtech13 at University College Cork Ireland. …

This presentation was delivered at #edtech13 at University College Cork Ireland.

It covers the new features of Moodle 2.5

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  • 1. Some of the improvements since Moodle 2.4
  • 2. » Open Badges» Managing Add-ons» Theme changes» Moodle Forms» User Interface» Enrolments» Performance» Activities» Activities» Blocks» Repositories» Admin
  • 3. “if a resumé or CV is a bunch of claims, Open Badgesare a bunch of evidence”» Award graphical badges based on criteria˃ Finishing a course, completing your profile, completing an activity in acourse, ad-hoc assignment by teacher» Learner can download or export badge˃ Badge Backpack» Badge holds metadata for verification» Learner can display badges elsewhereSee http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2013/05/06/open-badges-and-moodle/
  • 4. » Easier to manage add-ons» Upload a new add-on or search in plugin directory» Automated checking of the add-on code» Web based process for installation of add-on» Automated notification of add-on update» Web based process for update of add-on (2.4)» Notes˃ Requires permissions on server to be set to allow this˃ All add-on deployment should follow a good testing policySee http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2013/05/07/managing-add-ons-in-moodle-2-5/
  • 5. » New responsive Bootstrap theme added» Works with all screen sizes» On-going work on this areaSee http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2013/05/08/moodle-2-5-and-the-bootstrap-based-theme-clean/
  • 6. » Improved usability» Sections of long forms collapsed» Can expand them when needed» Required fields shown at topSee http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2013/05/08/demonstrating-the-improvement-in-forms-in-moodle-2-5/
  • 7. » Settings block renamed Administration» Reports moved from Navigation block toAdministration Block» Drag and drop of blocks across all pages» Drag and drop improvements˃ Drag n Drop media file to create label on course page˃ Drag n drop text to create label on course page» Jump to section navigation for One section perpage setting in course formatsSee http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2013/05/08/moodle-2-5-user-interface-improvements/
  • 8. » Cleaned up interface for manage enrolmentplugins» Can search list of users» Improved Paypal support for˃ Currencies˃ Expiration of enrolments˃ Course restore» Flatfile enrolment fixes
  • 9. » A new Performance report» Improved caching˃ Repositories˃ Config caching in MUC˃ Plugin information» Improved YUI performance
  • 10. » Database - URL field can open in new window» Folder resource˃ display contents on course page˃ Display sub folders collapsed or expanded» Assignment˃ Interface improvements» Forums˃ Can show word count of posts» Workshop˃ “Save and Show next” for submissions
  • 11. » Quiz˃ Option to auto-save during attempts˃ Essay questions can have template˃ Better grading for Cloze questions
  • 12. » Random Glossary Block˃ Can use global glossary not just course glossary˃ Alphabetical order option too
  • 13. » Improved Caching» Google docs renamed Google Drive˃ Folders are now displayed» Equella˃ Option to access Equella site when using Equella repository
  • 14. » Scheduled maintenance mode» Upload users accepts date-time format customprofile field» Categories edit page is separated from view anddoes not depend any more on global editingmode» Excel and ODS export improvement» Behat integration
  • 15. Gavin HenrickE: gavin@lts.ieT: @ghenrickB: www.somerandomthoughts.comS: http://www.slideshare.net/ghenrick/L: http://ie.linkedin.com/in/gavinhenrickW: http://www.lts.ie

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