Welcome To Moodle 1.9


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Introduction to Moodle 1.9 at the University of Bath, focussing on the key new features and enhancements from Moodle 1.5.

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Welcome To 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 ] Welcome to Moodle 1.9 Roger Gardner ● Nitin Parmar Learning Technologists 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 . </li></ul><ul><li>Improved functionality and new features. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to the look and feel. </li></ul><ul><li>Support and training for Moodle 1.9 will be provided to all staff </li></ul>
  4. 4. moodle.bath.ac.uk 4 New Features [1] <ul><li>Social networking functionality. User profiles can include tags, which allow you to connect with others with similar interests </li></ul><ul><li>User-based blogs , a form of online journal, usually organized as a chronological series of posts. </li></ul>
  5. 5. moodle.bath.ac.uk 5 New Features [2] <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, and teachers can upload response files. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement of the Gradebook, including more reporting options, clearer display of data and more extensive export capabilities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. moodle.bath.ac.uk 6 New Features [3] <ul><li>The Database module, which allows building of a structured and searchable bank of record entries about a topic, using images, files, URLs. </li></ul><ul><li>Roles have been introduced, which allow permissions to be assigned in different contexts. </li></ul>
  7. 7. moodle.bath.ac.uk 7 Key Enhancements [1] <ul><li>Improved accessibility of the interface. </li></ul><ul><li>An improved Wiki , allowing for better simultaneous editing. </li></ul><ul><li>Backup and Restore functionality has been extended to allow for more granular copying of activities between courses or for external backup. </li></ul>
  8. 8. moodle.bath.ac.uk 8 <ul><li>Students can be members of more than one group within a Moodle course. </li></ul><ul><li>Within a course groups can be clustered in groupings. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources can be assigned to Groupings. </li></ul>Key Enhancements [2] - Groups
  9. 9. <ul><li>Easier management of questions </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback options have been extended </li></ul><ul><li>Better functionality for sharing questions </li></ul>moodle.bath.ac.uk 8 Key Enhancements [3] - Quiz
  10. 10. moodle.bath.ac.uk 9 <ul><li>Synchronisation of student data with SAMIS has been streamlined. </li></ul><ul><li>The current &quot;Get Students&quot; tool for managing SAMIS cohorts in Moodle has been extended and improved. </li></ul>Key Enhancements [4] - SAMIS
  11. 11. moodle.bath.ac.uk 10 <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><ul><li>Attend “What’s New in Moodle 1.9” hands on workshop, or other courses as appropriate. </li></ul>Next Steps…
  12. 12. moodle.bath.ac.uk 11 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>