moodle.bath.ac.uk [ e-learning@bath.ac.uk  ● http://www.bath.ac.uk/learningandteaching/ ● +44 (0)1225 384 392 ] Introducin...
moodle.bath.ac.uk 2 What is Moodle? <ul><li>A free, open source Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) </li></ul><ul><li>Launc...
moodle.bath.ac.uk 3 How will this affect users? <ul><li>All existing Moodle courses will be migrated to the new version. <...
 
 
moodle.bath.ac.uk 4 New Features [1] <ul><li>Social networking  functionality. User profiles can include tags, which allow...
moodle.bath.ac.uk 5 New Features [2] <ul><li>Expected [Learning]  Outcomes  can be linked to particular courses or activit...
moodle.bath.ac.uk 7 Key Enhancements [1] <ul><li>Improved  accessibility  of the interface. </li></ul><ul><li>An improved ...
moodle.bath.ac.uk 8 <ul><li>Students can be members of more than one  group  within a Moodle course. Groups can be cluster...
moodle.bath.ac.uk 10 <ul><li>Try out Moodle 1.9 in the  sandbox  (test installation). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moodle-...
moodle.bath.ac.uk 11 Questions? <ul><li>For further  advice ,  support  and  training information , please contact the e-L...
12 SUMMER SEMINAR SERIES enhancing teaching through technology <ul><li>During May and June 2008, the e-Learning team will ...
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Introducing Moodle 1.9 [DOS Forum]

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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]

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

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