DECEMBER 2013 Updates!
On December 27, 2013 Moodlerooms will enhance our LMS platform with new features. Below are some of the improvements that will be implemented.
- Open Badge Integration - may be awarded manually or for course or activity completion. Users can choose to display their badges in their Moodle profile.
- Forms Improvement - Reduced size description field with collapsible editor.
- Assignments Activity – New assignment settings for handling resubmissions.
- Quiz Activity – Added an option to auto-save during quiz attempts, and essay questions can have a template, so the student starts answering from the template, not a blank editor.
To view more added features, click on the link below:
Materials from the Academic Technology Committee Presentation (1/9/2013 are available here for your convenience:
Guess what?! You can now access your IU email accounts from your mobile device(s)….but first you need to create an IU Google Apps password.
Once your password is created, use your MyIU username and new IU Google password to configure your IU Google email on your mobile device(s).
If you have any issues creating your IU Google Apps password or with setting up your device(s), go here: How do I get my IU email on my phone?
Please email the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.
- Remember to login with your MyIU credentials
- Check out your courses.
- Don't see your course? Click here for more information
- Use our checklist for the start of classes
- See recent Moodle updates!
- Import your Moodle content
- Upload your new syllabus
- Enable your course
Dear Faculty and Staff,
On December 27th, Moodle will be updating from Moodle Core 2.2.3 to the Moodle Core 2.3.3 release.
Something you may really like is the new drag-and-drop feature. You can add files to your course individually or drag-and-drop them when creating a Folder. This works best when using the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.
The assignment module has been revised the most: it combines the previous four assignment types into a single assignment with editable settings. So rather than ask “What type of assignment do I want?” you can now add an assignment and select which options you need.
The current assignments in your course are hidden from students until you edit the assignment settings and choose the correct options you need. Attached is a handout explaining how to create, view, and grade an assignment in the new module.
For more information on Assignments and other Moodle updates, see What was updated in Moodle? (Winter 2012). We are available this Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM for walk-in support.
Please let us know how we can be of more assistance through this transition.
The ATS Team