Learning Technology

Moodle update and downtime

July 5th, 2018 at 08:07

We’d like to let everyone know that we will be updating Moodle on Tuesday 17th July.

Moodle will be unavailable from 9 am – 8 pm (UK time): 4 pm – 3 am (China and Malaysia time).

The improvements to Moodle include streamlining the look and feel, and some new features.

  • A new Moodle theme that’s clearer and more intuitive to use.
  • A clearer Module Overview where modules in grey are hidden from students – and an option to use an alternative tiled Course Overview if you prefer.
  • Quicker access to notifications and messages.
  • A new hamburger menu replacing the Navigation block as well as the links formerly along the top.
  • Clear icons in your course for editing, including a cogwheel menu replacing the Administration block.
  • Two columns rather than three throughout.
  • Users, including enrolments, are no combined with Participants – find everything in one place in the hamburger menu.
  • Adding more sections to your course page of topics is simpler.
  • A new resource – tabbed content can be used to organise material under up to 5 tabs on your page.
  • Easier navigation within a section – students can navigate more easily through a section using links from one activity or resource to another.
  • Grader report is easier to use with student names fixed on the left.

If you’d like a sneak preview and/or to test the new look for Moodle please get in touch: learning-technologies@nottingham.ac.uk

We choose our dates as carefully as possible, but do apologise for any inconvenience the update may cause.

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