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Introducing Moodle 1.9 [DOS Forum]

Introducing Moodle 1.9 [DOS Forum]



Another Moodle 1.9 presentation, this time entitled "Introducing Moodle 1.9". This presentation was delivered to the Director of Studies (Taught) forum at the University of Bath on 22nd April 2008.

Another Moodle 1.9 presentation, this time entitled "Introducing Moodle 1.9". This presentation was delivered to the Director of Studies (Taught) forum at the University of Bath on 22nd April 2008.



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    Introducing Moodle 1.9 [DOS Forum] Introducing Moodle 1.9 [DOS Forum] Presentation Transcript

    • moodle.bath.ac.uk [ e-learning@bath.ac.uk ● http://www.bath.ac.uk/learningandteaching/ ● +44 (0)1225 384 392 ] Introducing Moodle 1.9 Roger Gardner ● Nitin Parmar Learning Technologists NEW VERSION – LAUNCHING SUMMER 2008
    • moodle.bath.ac.uk 2 What is Moodle?
      • A free, open source Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
      • Launched at the University of Bath at the beginning of the 2006/07 academic year
      • Will be upgraded to version 1.9 in June 2008
    • moodle.bath.ac.uk 3 How will this affect users?
      • All existing Moodle courses will be migrated to the new version.
      • Content of most courses will remain unaffected by the change.
      • Moodle will be unavailable between 7 - 9 June 2008 .
      • Improved functionality and new features.
      • Changes to the look and feel.
      • Support and training for Moodle 1.9 will be provided for all staff.
    • moodle.bath.ac.uk 4 New Features [1]
      • Social networking functionality. User profiles can include tags, which allow you to connect with others with similar interests.
      • User-based blogs
      • Roles have been introduced, which allow permissions to be assigned in different contexts.
      • Database module, which allows building of a structured and searchable bank of record entries about a topic, using images, files, URLs.
    • moodle.bath.ac.uk 5 New Features [2]
      • Expected [Learning] Outcomes can be linked to particular courses or activities.
      • Students can submit multiple files in the Assignment module, and teachers can upload response files.
      • Enhancement of the Gradebook, including more reporting options, clearer display of data and more extensive export capabilities.
    • moodle.bath.ac.uk 7 Key Enhancements [1]
      • Improved accessibility of the interface.
      • An improved wiki .
      • Backup and Restore functionality extended to allow for more granular copying of activities between courses or for external backup.
      • Improvements in the Quiz , including easier management of questions, extended feedback options & easier sharing of questions.
    • moodle.bath.ac.uk 8
      • Students can be members of more than one group within a Moodle course. Groups can be clustered in groupings. Resources can be assigned to groupings.
      • Synchronisation of student data with SAMIS has been streamlined.
      • The current "Get Students" tool for managing SAMIS cohorts in Moodle has been extended and improved.
      Key Enhancements [2]
    • moodle.bath.ac.uk 10
      • Try out Moodle 1.9 in the sandbox (test installation).
        • http://moodle-test.bath.ac.uk/moodle9/
      • Consider development of new activities, which can be copied from the sandbox to the live version, when it is available in June 2008.
      • Attend open presentation (demo) or “What’s New in Moodle 1.9” hands-on workshop.
      • We can also arrange departmental training.
      Next Steps…
    • moodle.bath.ac.uk 11 Questions?
      • For further advice , support and training information , please contact the e-Learning team.
        • [email_address]
        • 01225 384 392
    • 12 SUMMER SEMINAR SERIES enhancing teaching through technology
      • During May and June 2008, the e-Learning team will be facilitating a series of workshops, including:
        • Using Podcasting in Learning and Teaching
        • Encouraging online collaboration through Wikis
        • Exploring Social Bookmarking
        • Text messaging (SMS) for collaborative learning: reaching out and tuning in
        • Using Skype and other web-conferencing tools to support off campus learners
      • For more information, dates and booking, please visit:
      • http://tasterseries.wordpress.com