Academic Technology Services - Moodle support

What's New in Moodle: Summer 2018 Update

Academic Technology, guided by your feedback, has been working hard to streamline Moodle, make it easier to use and improve accessibility. Check out some of the changes below, but don't hesitate to reach out to your Academic Technology Liaison with any questions.

    Course Visibility Block

    It is easier than ever to make your course visible for students and to know if it is hidden or visible with the Course Visibility block. Click here to learn more.

    Gradebook Changes

    In the gradebook, the default aggregation method is now Natural - a powerful yet intuitive calculation method. Some aggregations depreciated by Moodle have been removed, but most of your old favorites are still available.

    Default Course Layout

    New course pages will look a little different. The course title is aligned to the left, and less-used blocks have been removed. However, if you miss them, you can customize your course page by adding and removing a whole range of blocks. Click here to learn more.

    Accessibility

    We have been working hard to make our Moodle environment as accessible as possible. This update we focused on the importance of having appropriate contrast levels and so you may notice that some icons and colors look different.

    Navigation

    The Navigation block now more easily expands and contracts the course listings, allowing you to access grades, participants and sections.

    Non-traditional Assessments

    As you navigate through Moodle, you may notice options such as Competencies, Badges, and Completion tracking. These are non-traditional ways of assessing students' learning and we have some departments and faculty across campus piloting these options. If you are interested in learning more, be sure to reach out your AT Liaison.

    Site Menus

    Look up to the navigation bar to find new site menus, which contain links to a variety of Help and Clark links.

Visit the Official Moodle Support site for more information about Moodle's latest features.

If you have any questions or problems, please get in touch with us. Academic Technology Services.