New for teachers

Jump to: navigation, search

If you're a teacher in Moodle, then this page will tell you about the major changes affecting you in Moodle 3.2

Navigation changes

  • A new core theme, Boost, bring with it important navigation and course editing changes.
  • New courses using the Boost theme will no longer display blocks, in line with mobile app usage, although you may still add blocks if you need to.
  • A nav drawer on the left replaces the navigation block and may be opened and closed to free up space.
The nav drawer

Course editing

  • In the new Boost theme, a gear menu is present at the top of the course page.
  • Here you can turn on editing andlocate other important aspects of the course.
  • A 'More' link leads to course administration settings.
Gear menu for course editing
  • Existing activities and resources may be a gear menu within the activity.
Activity editing
  • Your favourite sound and video files will display more efficiently across browsers, with caption and subtitling options.
Media file display

Course management

  • Enrolments may be quickly handled by clicking the gear in the Participants link:
Enrolment link in Participants screen
  • It's now possible to set an end date for your course as well as a start date, although this does not affect students being able to access your course.
Course end date
  • Rubrics may have negative scores, for example to penalise students who submit late.
Rubric with negative score

Activities

Forum: Discussion locking

It's now possible to lock discussions after a specified time

A locked forum discussion

Choice: Selection by teacher

Teachers may now make selections on behalf of students.

Teacher choice selection

Workshop: Portfolio export

A new capability workshop:exportsubmissions, given to teachers and students by default, means workshop submissions and assessments may be exported to external portfolios such as Mahara.

Submission export.

Assignment: Overrides

Deadlines for assignments may now be overridden for individual students and groups (in the same way as for quizzes) with this new feature.

Assignment override.

Lesson: Content page duplication

When creating several similar content pages within a lesson, a duplicate icon allows for easily copying.

Duplicate icon.