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It's now possible for teachers to award course badges based on chosen criteria. These badges may also connect with [http://openbadges.org/ Mozilla Open Badges]
 
It's now possible for teachers to award course badges based on chosen criteria. These badges may also connect with [http://openbadges.org/ Mozilla Open Badges]
  

Revision as of 19:57, 9 April 2013

So what's new in Moodle 2.5?

Moodle 2.5 brings a lot of exciting new features for teachers, students and administrators. This page highlights some of the most useful and coolest. The full details with technical information can be found in the Moodle 2.5 Release notes

For teachers and students:

Set-up forms are much shorter

If the Scroll of Death is not dead, it is certainly very ill: non-essential settings are now condensed by default, with the option to expand if required. (Click the screenshots to enlarge them)

Note the "expand all" option and condensed links
Assignment types are neatly summarised

In a similar space-saver, you can choose whether or not to enable the rich text editor when creating quiz questions:

Without the editing tools
With the editing tools


Folders can be displayed inline on a course page

You can now choose whether to have a folder show its contents in a separate screen, as previously, or to have it display them inline with any subfolders expanded:

Typical folder display before 2.5
Folder displayed inline
Folder displayed inline with subfolders expanded

Badges

It's now possible for teachers to award course badges based on chosen criteria. These badges may also connect with Mozilla Open Badges

Teacher sets up a badge
Student view of allocated badges

For administrators: