Learner homepage and main student communication tool
Main tool used in Independent Learning session for lesson delivery
Why bother upgrading? For the extra features it offers!! For most people, it will do all the same things MORE EASILY!! AND for many staff and students it will offer some extra benefits. www.southdevon.ac.uk
Just some of the new things* * More info at the ‘What’s new with Moodle 2’ session!
Easier uploading and sharing of resources with other Moodle courses
Better activity tracking and completion tracking
Students can add images and media to resources and have a site wide private files area
Better integration with Mahara for portfolio building
Completed over 200 courses deleted Process and Timescales Launch of Moodle 2 on 1st August 2011 (following 1 week downtime) January to April A copy of all the courses in current Moodle on 11th April are now available on a version of Moodle 2 May to July www.southdevon.ac.uk
Upgrading Overview May – July 2011 2nd August 2011 onwards LIVE: Moodle 1 Live version with learners until 22nd July 2011 Courses developed to Bronze standard or more LIVE: Moodle 2 All courses in Moodle 1 with Medals will be available. All developed courses in BETA Moodle 2 will be available BETA: Moodle 2 Test version for checking courses New courses developed for September 2011 www.southdevon.ac.uk
Initial discussion with LTRS staff member on which option to use.
LTRS staff will assess Moodle Medal and support development
Moodle 2 training – from workshops to a qualification
Step by step guidance for staff as courses are developed
Working together with a member of the LTRS team to develop the course (sharing the workload but ensuring the online course meets the need of the course programme).
Changes along the way… We are still unsure of whether we will upgrade or have a new Moodle 2 set-up and import the courses. Awaiting Moodle 2.1. We originally wanted to only start new in Moodle 2 or upgrade from 1.9. Now staff can develop Moodle 2 version.
Things to consider Unless going for a general upgrade – make sure LOTS of support is in place. Have plenty of time! We started back in January but still wish we had longer!! (But practically – we couldn’t have started much with teachers before May).
Questions? Are any of you planning to upgrade to Moodle 2 this September?