Moodle2 five practicalreasonsforchange

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Five practical reasons for moving to Moodle 2. Changes requested and executed by the Moodle support team at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Moodle2 five practicalreasonsforchange

  1. 1. Moodle 2: Learning platform refresh Five practical reasons for change* change (*based on feedback from academic staff at RHUL)
  2. 2. Moving topics/weeks • In our previous version of Moodle (1.9) moving topics/weeks around was a  cumbersome and repetitive process • In Moodle 2 this is a simple ‘drag‐and‐drop’ action • Courses can now be reorganised in a matter of seconds • This reduces the time spent editing and delivering a course
  3. 3. Duplicating activities • There was previously no easy way of copying activities or labels in Moodle • Now all Moodle activities have a ‘duplicate’ button and can be copied  quickly • This supports one‐click duplication of quiz containers in support of students  with declared SENs • Painstakingly formatted resources/activities such as labels or wikis can be  easily copied and redeployed
  4. 4. Conditional release • Previously, Moodle resources & activities were either viewable or hidden • Access to activities can now be restricted or released according to: • date/time • completion of and/or grades achieved in previous activities • This can increase engagement, support personalised learning paths, and  improve the presentation of courses
  5. 5. File management • Previously, presenting a file was a three‐step process • Uploading a file to a Moodle course has been much simplified: • far fewer mouse clicks are required • files are uploaded direct to the week/topic • no file manager interface to negotiate • no risk of broken links
  6. 6. Image handling • The image upload process is much improved in  Moodle 2 • The image handling interface: • is now consistent with other Moodle tools • supports quick and proportionate resizing of  images • simplifies other formatting, e.g., borders,  white space, alignment • This streamlines the presentation, editing and  management of course‐enhancing images f h

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