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Moodle Winter 2016/17

System Upgrade Highlights:

  • Upgrade to Mahara 16.04
  • Competency-based education framework (CBE)
    (See overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxBaPnP0j1g ) Standards or competencies can be imported then assigned to courses and activities. Competencies can be marked as completed by an instructor for a student or through a new setting in activities that marks a competency as being met once the student meets the completion requirements. Students and teachers can also track student progress against standards at the course level.
  • Learning Plan Templates (to use in conjunction with CBE Framework)
  • Stabilization of Moodle Mobile integration
  • Assignment enhancements
  • Completion tracking enhancements
  • Advanced Forum enhancements
  • New Recycle bin feature
  • LTI Publishing

Plugin Integrations – Installed and tested new plugins:

  • Level Up! Block 
  • Mindmap    
  • Select missing words (gap select)
  • Checklist Activity
  • Checklist Block
  • H5P Interactive module builder toolset
2017-03-27 22:26

Moodle December 2015 Updates!

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On December 29, 2015 Immaculata University successfully completed an upgrade to the version Moodle 2.9 by Moodlerooms.


Listed below are the essential updates of the recent implementation.

All system users

Improved User Interface

  • My home has been renamed to Dashboard, while retaining its full functionality as before.
  • Access an overview of grades in all courses via a Grades link in the User menu (top right of each page).
  • The user menu also links directly to an improved Profile page and brand new single page for customizing all Preferences for using the LMS.
For instructors

Activity enhancements

  • Lesson - Allows for user and group overrides to account for accessibility needs such as providing extended time for subset of students. The essay grading interface has been modified and more completion settings were added.
  • Quizzes can now have section headings and questions can be shuffled on different pages. It is possible to require that a particular question be answered before a subsequent one may be accessed.
  • Activity results can be displayed in a block for your class to resemble a leader board.

More information: Moodle 2.8 New Features Guide
2015-12-29 23:49

Moodle July 2015 Updates!

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On July 9, 2015 Immaculata University successfully completed an upgrade to the version Moodle 2.8 by Moodlerooms.

Listed below are the essential updates of the recent implementation.

Gradebook (for instructors)
  • The Sum of grades aggregation has been replaced by Natural weighting. Natural weights improves on Sum of grades by offering feedback on how your grading system applies weights to graded activities and categories.
  • The Single view improves access to the grades of each student individually.
  • A new Grade history report allows you to search the grade performance of a specific student.
Activities (for instructors)
  • Assignments - You may now add files to an assignment. This will help instructors provide a template or worksheet for an assignment.  It is also a good tool to share model submission examples.
  • Choice - More than one choice can now be made.
  • Quizzes - The user experience of quiz building allows for drag and drop capability. The process for the repagination of questions has also become easier.
Forums (all system users)
  • Students and faculty are able to subscribe to individual forum discussions and get email copies of just the replies you want.

More information: Moodlerooms 2.8 release documentation
2015-07-13 22:52

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