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Introduction to Moodle 1.9 at the University of Bath, focussing on the key new features and enhancements from Moodle 1.5.

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  • moodle.bath.ac.uk [ e-learning@bath.ac.uk ● http://www.bath.ac.uk/learningandteaching/ ● +44 (0)1225 384 392 ] Welcome to 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 during summer 2008
  • 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 .
    • Improved functionality and new features.
    • Changes to the look and feel.
    • Support and training for Moodle 1.9 will be provided to 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 , a form of online journal, usually organized as a chronological series of posts.
  • 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 6 New Features [3]
    • The Database module, which allows building of a structured and searchable bank of record entries about a topic, using images, files, URLs.
    • Roles have been introduced, which allow permissions to be assigned in different contexts.
  • moodle.bath.ac.uk 7 Key Enhancements [1]
    • Improved accessibility of the interface.
    • An improved Wiki , allowing for better simultaneous editing.
    • Backup and Restore functionality has been extended to allow for more granular copying of activities between courses or for external backup.
  • moodle.bath.ac.uk 8
    • Students can be members of more than one group within a Moodle course.
    • Within a course groups can be clustered in groupings.
    • Resources can be assigned to Groupings.
    Key Enhancements [2] - Groups
    • Easier management of questions
    • Feedback options have been extended
    • Better functionality for sharing questions
    moodle.bath.ac.uk 8 Key Enhancements [3] - Quiz
  • moodle.bath.ac.uk 9
    • 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 [4] - SAMIS
  • 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).
    • Attend “What’s New in Moodle 1.9” hands on workshop, or other courses as appropriate.
    Next Steps…
  • moodle.bath.ac.uk 11 Questions?
    • For further advice and support , please contact the e-Learning team.
      • [email_address]
      • 01225 384 392