What's New In Moodle 1.9

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A presentation detailing some of the key improvements in Moodle 1.9.

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  • 1. moodle.bath.ac.uk [ e-learning@bath.ac.uk ● http://www.bath.ac.uk/learningandteaching/ ● +44 (0)1225 384 392 ] What’s New in Moodle 1.9 Nitin Parmar Learning Technologist NEW VERSION – LAUNCHING SUMMER 2008
  • 2. 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 during summer 2008
  • 3. moodle.bath.ac.uk 3 How will this affect me?
    • All existing Moodle courses will be migrated over 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.
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  • 6. moodle.bath.ac.uk 6 New Features
    • Social networking functionality
    • User-based blogs
    • Expected [Learning] Outcomes can be linked to particular courses or activities.
    • Students can submit multiple files in the Assignment module.
    • Enhancement of the Gradebook .
    • The Database activity
    • Roles have been introduced
  • 7. moodle.bath.ac.uk 7 Key Enhancements
    • Improved accessibility of the interface
    • An improved wiki
    • Backup and Restore functionality has been extended
    • Students can be members of more than one group within a Moodle course. Within a course groups can be clustered in groupings
    • Improvements in the Quiz activity
    • Synchronisation of student data with SAMIS has been streamlined.
  • 8. moodle.bath.ac.uk 8
    • 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).
    First steps…
  • 9. moodle.bath.ac.uk 9 Questions?
    • For further advice and support , please contact the e-Learning team.
      • [email_address]
      • 01225 384 392