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Moodle 2.7 some of the improvements since moodle 2.6

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This is a presentation on the key improvements available in Moodle 2.7 since Moodle 2.6

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Moodle 2.7 some of the improvements since moodle 2.6

  1. 1. Some of the improvements since Moodle 2.6 Gavin Henrick, Learning Technology Services
  2. 2. Teacher » Gradebook improvement » Assignment Interface Improvements » Assignment Grading changes » Quiz improvements » SCORM interface fixes » Enhanced Conditional Release » Badges can be deleted
  3. 3. » New Scrollbar at top of Gradebook
  4. 4. » Teachers can be given permissions to edit or delete student submissions » Disabled by Default
  5. 5. » Teacher can set a word limit for online text assignments.
  6. 6. » Teacher can comment and edit directly on students‘ online text assignment
  7. 7. » Better filters in Assignment Grading Table
  8. 8. » Control when to notify students of feedback via a checkbox when grading individual students.
  9. 9. » Duplicate questions
  10. 10. » Essay questions can be answered by attaching file(s) rather than typing
  11. 11. » SCORM new window now opens without headers/footers as expected.
  12. 12. » New interface to manage restrictions
  13. 13. » Can make a set of restrictions
  14. 14. » Can apply logic must/must not & any/all
  15. 15. » Can be deleted where before they could not
  16. 16. Admin » Long Term Support (3 years) » Much Improved logging for detailed logging » Management of scheduled tasks in Cron » Configurable Responsive Theme “More” » Password expiry option
  17. 17. » Normally releases get 18 months support » 2.7 release will have an extra-long period of support from Moodle HQ for 3 years
  18. 18. » Much improved logging for better reporting » Ability to have external logs » provides opportunities for improved reporting as well as advancements in better learning analytics.
  19. 19. » Can manage which tasks run and how often
  20. 20. » New core theme » Can configure look and feel from Interface ˃ Text Colour, ˃ Link Colour, ˃ Background Colour, Background image, Background repeat, Background position, Background fixed ˃ Main content background colour, Secondary background colour ˃ Invert navbar ˃ Logo ˃ Custom CSS ˃ Footnote
  21. 21. » Can force manual account passwords to expire
  22. 22. General » New accessible editor – Atto » New Equation editor in Atto » Easy reset of My Home to default layout » Responsive Themes » Blocks can be docked on Responsive theme » Can log in with email address
  23. 23. » New Accessible Editor – built by Moodle HQ
  24. 24. » New Equation editor works on tablets and mobile devices.
  25. 25. » Users can reset the My Home page to default layout
  26. 26. » Only 2 themes in core – both are responsive ˃ More ˃ Clean » Other themes in Plugin Directory
  27. 27. » Can Dock in core theme
  28. 28. » Users can now log in with their username + account password or their email + account password
  29. 29. Gavin Henrick E: gavin@lts.ie T: @ghenrick W: http://www.lts.ie B: http://www.somerandomthoughts.com S: http://www.slideshare.net/ghenrick/ L: http://ie.linkedin.com/in/gavinhenrick

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