What's New In Moodle 1.9

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What's New In Moodle 1.9

  1. 1. moodle.bath.ac.uk [ e-learning@bath.ac.uk ● http://www.bath.ac.uk/learningandteaching/ ● +44 (0)1225 384 392 ] What’s New in Moodle 1.9 Nitin Parmar Learning Technologist NEW VERSION – LAUNCHING SUMMER 2008
  2. 2. moodle.bath.ac.uk 2 What is Moodle? <ul><li>A free, open source Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) </li></ul><ul><li>Launched at the University of Bath at the beginning of the 2006/07 academic year </li></ul><ul><li>Will be upgraded to version 1.9 during summer 2008 </li></ul>
  3. 3. moodle.bath.ac.uk 3 How will this affect me? <ul><li>All existing Moodle courses will be migrated over to the new version. </li></ul><ul><li>Content of most courses will remain unaffected by the change. </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle will be unavailable between 7 - 9 June 2008 . </li></ul><ul><li>Improved functionality and new features. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to the look and feel. </li></ul>
  4. 6. moodle.bath.ac.uk 6 New Features <ul><li>Social networking functionality </li></ul><ul><li>User-based blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Expected [Learning] Outcomes can be linked to particular courses or activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can submit multiple files in the Assignment module. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement of the Gradebook . </li></ul><ul><li>The Database activity </li></ul><ul><li>Roles have been introduced </li></ul>
  5. 7. moodle.bath.ac.uk 7 Key Enhancements <ul><li>Improved accessibility of the interface </li></ul><ul><li>An improved wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Backup and Restore functionality has been extended </li></ul><ul><li>Students can be members of more than one group within a Moodle course. Within a course groups can be clustered in groupings </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements in the Quiz activity </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronisation of student data with SAMIS has been streamlined. </li></ul>
  6. 8. moodle.bath.ac.uk 8 <ul><li>Try out Moodle 1.9 in the sandbox (test installation). </li></ul><ul><li>http://moodle-test.bath.ac.uk/moodle9/ </li></ul><ul><li>Consider development of new activities (which can be copied from the sandbox to the live version, when it is available in June). </li></ul>First steps…
  7. 9. moodle.bath.ac.uk 9 Questions? <ul><li>For further advice and support , please contact the e-Learning team. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>01225 384 392 </li></ul></ul>

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