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What's new in Moodle 2.3 and 2.4


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  • Introductions- Tammy?? Or CJ Connie: Decisions, decisions …. Are you starting new as a Moodle district or are you upgrading…look at it through the lense of your district…teacher training, upgrades, what changes importing classes etc. We will be sharing SOME of the changes in Moodle 2.2 and 2.3 that we have seen as significant.
  • Connie
  • Connie
  • Connie New Activity Chooser
  • Connie – Moodle Admin has the option to make this go away.
  • Connie –There is a tool that will allow the Moodle Admin to upgrade 2.2 assignments. it is important to work with your Moodle Administrator to make all instructors aware of the changes before you would run the assignment upgrader.
  • Connie –There is a tool that will allow the Moodle Admin to upgrade 2.2 assignments. it is important to work with your Moodle Administrator to make all instructors aware of the changes before you would run the assignment upgrader.
  • Connie Setting up an assignment in V2.3 (NOTE: Display is new)
  • Connie – settings remain the same with some change in terminology Submission settings is where the – Advanced Uploading, Online text, Upload a Single file, and Offline activity are combined by choosing the settings
  • Connie – Feedback settings & Grading Methods will be discussed in more detail by Sue Rubric 2.2, Marking Guide 2.3 Groupings, a collection of Groups will be discussed in more detail – new feature in 2.2
  • Connie – Restrict access and Activity Completion similar in 2.2 and 2.3 – restrict access – is based on completion of other activities, and activity completion must be activated by the Moodle Admin and the teacher within their course settings.
  • You must create an Assignment to create a rubric. DO NOT look for rubrics to be listed in the Activity menu.
  • Connie - You must belong to a group before joining a grouping.
  • Connie - Click the groupings tab:, On the add/remove groups page, select the group(s) you want to add to the grouping from the "Potential members" list.
  • Connie -To use a particular grouping in an activity: In the "edit settings" link of the Settings block for the activity, click the "Show advanced" button in the common module settings section.Ensure that the group mode is set to separate or visible groups. Select the grouping from the grouping dropdown menu. Students ONLY see the activities of the groupings they are in.
  • Connie – Conditionals on Sections - It is possible to restrict access to activities within a whole course section by specifying the conditions in the settings for that particular section.
  • Connie – FilePicker – files now belong to the individual and you have greater access across your courses
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  • Connie – FilePicker –
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  • 1. What’s New in Moodle 2.3 & 2.4 Connie Jaeger & Sue Bradtke Join us for a new course: Differentiation and Assessment with Moodle 2.3+ Online Course: April 15th – May 10th Special conference rate for credit and non-credit students
  • 2. Traditional View in Moodle 2.2 All sections display at once All users have control for limiting course view to one section at a time.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 3. Traditional View in Moodle 2.2 All users have control for limiting course view to one section at a time. This control is the rectangle in the upper right hand corner of each section.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 4. Single section only View in Moodle 2.2 •Clicking on the single rectangle in section 3 results in only that topic displaying along with header. The rectangle now appears as a double rectangle. •This icon works as a toggle. •Only the header and section 3 are displayed.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 5. New Viewing Options in Moodle 2.3 Two viewing choices set at Edit Course settings level by the teacher. Viewing Options: 1. Show all sections on one page 2. Show one section per pageeClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 6. Moodle 2.3Edit course settings:•Show all sections onone page•Show one section perpage eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 7. View:Show all sections on onepageBoth subtle and majorchanges in this viewSubtle:•Topic Outline no longerappears…be careful so youdon’t end up with ‘General’•Section numbers do notdisplayMajor:The toggle for singlesection view has beenremoved. (800) 408.4935 eClass4learning
  • 8. View:Show One Section Per Page• Section titles are now hyperlinks• Only the section title and summary text are displayed• Resources and Activites are listed in gray each followed by a number eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 9. Section titles are nowShow One hyperlinks to section onlySection Per Page display.Anything that is inSummary text willdisplay on themain coursepage:• Text• Images• Video Activities and Resources are only shown with number for each.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 10. View:Show One Section Per PageClicking on any one ofthe section titles takesthe user to the displayof only one sectionper page.The result of clickingon Introduction toSreencasting is shownon the next slide. eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 11. Single Section Only View•The 0 Section or Header still displays.•Only a single section displays with navigational controls above and below the section.•Now all resources and activities are listed.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 12. Navigation in Single Links to previous and next sectionsSection View•Navigation is linear- sequential in this view.•Previous and Next sections are listed both above and below the section.•Link to return to all Section Titles display is listed underneath the section. Link to return to all sections listed view.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 13. Main Course Page: Sample Design All summary text has been removed and placed in a label in each section. The section links block will not work in Show all sections on one page view. Section links in a sections links block or HTML block only work when actually in the single section per page display.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 14. Moodle 2.3: Section Links Block(s) In Show all sections on one page clicking on section links or “topic” links has no effect on the page display. Section links and “topic” links work when the course is set to Show one section per page view. This has an impact on users who have set up an HTML block to link to sections.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 15. Editing the Main Course Page New Feature in 2.3eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 16. Editing the Main Course Page New Feature in 2.3 Edit TitleeClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 17. Editing a Title in 2.3eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 18. Traditional Activities Menus V2.2
  • 19. Traditional Look Traditional Look New Activity Chooser New Activity ChoosereClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 20. New V2.3eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 21. New V2.3eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 22. Docs.moodle.org/2.3/Upgrade_tool
  • 23. Assignment SettingseClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 24. Assignment settings as they appear in version 2.3eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 25. eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
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  • 27. Moodle 2.2 – Online Text •Entire student entry is displayed on same page teacher uses to enter feedback. •Student’s entry is shown in teacher’s Inline feedback editor. Commenting •Teacher comments are redisplayed when new feedback on same “assignment” is given.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 28. Moodle 2.3 – Online Text: View/Grade all submissions pageeClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 29. Moodle 2.3 – Online Text: View/Grade all submissions page + or – to show Comments area for or hide column both teacher and student. Select box to highlight student row. “Traditional” feedback entered for student. This will be “erased” when the teacher clicks on grade again.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 30. Moodle 2.3 - Online Text First lines of a student’s online text entry Comments are New to 2.3 Original feedback comments are not redisplayed.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 31. New in 2.4: Group Assignment• Can assign students to work in groups• Option to grade all members as a group or individually• Online text: all members can work on same document• Anonymous Grading
  • 32. Advanced Grading New in 2.2+Version 2.2: Rubrics Version 2.3: Marking Guide
  • 33. Rubrics in Moodle 2.2 Rubrics are tied to Assignments Rubrics are selected as a grading Rubrics are not a separate Activity. option on Assignments.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 34. Rubrics in Moodle 2.2+ To create the rubric right away To return to creating or editing the select Save and Display once you Rubric at a later time: have completed editing the • Go to the Assignment page in the Assignment options: course • Then Use the Settings Block and select Define Rubric.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 35. Rubrics in Moodle 2.2+eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 36. Rubrics in Moodle 2.2+RubricsetupfromscratcheClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 37. Rubric Criteria EnteredViewprior tosavingcreatedrubric.Each areacan beedited:text andpointvalueeClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 38. Rubrics in Moodle 2.2+Initial viewwhengradingprior toselectingpoint valueandenteringcommentseClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 39. Rubrics in Moodle 2.2+Grading:Click boxfor scoreand entercommentseClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 40. Rubrics in Moodle 2.2Teacher view with scoresselected and comments entered.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 41. Rubrics in Moodle 2.2 Student view of completed rubric.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 42. Moodle 2.3 Creating a Marking GuideeClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 43. Moodle 2.3 Creating a Marking Guide Marking guide consists of criteria, descriptions for students and graders, a mark for each criterion and a list of frequently used comments.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 44. Moodle 2.3 Creating a Marking Guide Criterion and descriptions are already entered in this sample. Descriptions are optional Mark with a highest value of 4 for the Audience criterion.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 45. Moodle 2.3 Creating a Marking Guide Criterion before any text is entered:eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 46. Moodle 2.3 Creating a Marking Guide Enter comments that are frequently used. Will only need to click on a comment to enter it when grading.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 47. Moodle 2.3 Marking Guide •Teacher View •Comments can be entered by clicking on frequently used comments or entering your own. •The feedback editor is below list of frequently used comments.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 48. Moodle 2.3 Marking Guide: Student View Teacher specific comments are shown in the right column followed by the Criteria are listed in the left column score. Overall feedbackeClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 49. V2.2+GroupingseClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 50. V2.2+ GroupingseClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 51. Activity Setting – Advanced SettingInstructor View Activities with GroupingseClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 52. Conditionals Settings for Topic Sections 2.3 Groupings and Conditionals can now be used to control access to a section.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 53. Student Self-Assessment Using a Rubric by combining Moodle Features• Advanced Grading- Rubric• Auto-create groups of one• Reassign students role of non-editing teacher for single activity• Change group permissions for non- editing teacher
  • 54. Student as ‘Non-editing Teacher’ Grade View
  • 55. Further Info: Using a Rubric for Self-Assessment• Check blog post at www.eclass4learning.com• Check Moodle Reference Desk section on Rubrics www.eclass4learning.com/courses which has embedded Google step-by-step presentation
  • 56. The File Picker: New & Improved in 2.3 Drag and Drop is now a featureeClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 57. The File Picker – Improved in V2.3 Enhanced Views of Files – Icon VieweClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 58. The File Picker – Improved in V2.3 Enhanced Views of Files – Table VieweClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 59. The File Picker – Improved in V2.3 Enhanced Views of Files – List VieweClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 60. Mobile Access “Moodle 2.1 “comes with a built-in web service designed for mobile applications (required to run the official Moodle app)”eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 61. Mobile Access via Apps Display at 2.2 sites Display at 2.1 siteseClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 62. The Future of Mobile in MoodleMoodle has dropped official Moodle is moving mobile appsupport and development of development to HTML5 Thethe iOS app My Moodle new app will be called Moodlewritten in Objective C. Mobile. • Target was release at the end of 2012 with Moodle version 2.4…. • The new app will only work with Moodle 2.4+ • My Moodle still “works” for now….
  • 63. Mobile Access• Moodle 2.1 introduced the ability to select different themes for different devices.• Moodle 2.2 and up includes a standard theme that is custom designed for smart phones and tablets.• The core standard theme for mobile devices is MyMobile.eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 64. MyMobile Theme• Screenshots from an iPad• The user has the choice of using one or two column display• The system admin has the choice of 2 color schemes: light/blue or gray• Do not set individual course theme to MyMobileeClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 65. eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 66. My Mobile ThemeeClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 67. eClass4learning (800) 408.4935
  • 68. Redesigned Icons in 2.4 • Larger • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) are not distorted or fuzzy when user enlarges The Book Module is part of the standard browser view core beginning with version 2.3. Screenshot from Mount Orange School (Moodle 2.4.1 demo) http://school.demo.moodle.net/eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 69. Training, Support, & Help Desk Options Online Courses Starting Soon: • Differentiation & Assessment with Moodle April 15th: Special conference rate for this course – Sign up now or at our booth. • Jumpstart with Moodle 2.2+, June 17th • Moodle Course Design, June 24th • Flip Your Classroom, July 8th End User Support Options: • Moodle Reference Desk - Subscription • 10 hour blocks of Support • Moodle Hosting • Can support custom moduleseClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1
  • 70. Contact Information For more information, contact us: tstephens@eClass4learning.com (800) 408.4935 x 1eClass4learning (800) 408.4935 x 1