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If you are a student on Moodle, here's a quick overview of the changes you can expect to see when your Moodle site is using Moodle 3.1:
 
If you are a student on Moodle, here's a quick overview of the changes you can expect to see when your Moodle site is using Moodle 3.1:
  
===Learning plans===
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==Assessing and grading==
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'''Learning plans:'''
 
*If your organisation uses learning plans with Competency based education, you can view your learning plans from your profile or a Learning plans block on your dashboard.
 
*If your organisation uses learning plans with Competency based education, you can view your learning plans from your profile or a Learning plans block on your dashboard.
 
*You can also upload evidence of prior learning
 
*You can also upload evidence of prior learning
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[[File:NFLPlist.png|thumb|600px|center|Learning plans and Evidence]]
 
[[File:NFLPlist.png|thumb|600px|center|Learning plans and Evidence]]
  
==Check your progress and request reviews==
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'''Check progress and request reviews:'''
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Click a learning plan to view the competencies, check their status, request a review or find other courses with those competencies.
 
Click a learning plan to view the competencies, check their status, request a review or find other courses with those competencies.
  
 
[[File:NFStudentLP.png|thumb|600px|center|Checking progress]]
 
[[File:NFStudentLP.png|thumb|600px|center|Checking progress]]
  
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'''Receive annotated assignment submissions:'''
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''If enabled by the administrator'', you can upload docx or odt files as assignment submissions and they will be converted to pdf files with the teacher's annotations ready for you to download and view.
  
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[[File:NFConvertedFiles.png|thumb|600px|center|Assignment feedback annotated]]
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==Usability==
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'''Bulk download files'''
  
==Bulk download files==
 
 
If your teacher has added folders to your course,  you can now download all the files inside them as a zipped folder for easy offline access.
 
If your teacher has added folders to your course,  you can now download all the files inside them as a zipped folder for easy offline access.
 
[[File:NFDownloadFolder.png|600px|center|thumb|Downloading all files in a folder]]
 
[[File:NFDownloadFolder.png|600px|center|thumb|Downloading all files in a folder]]
  
==Search the site==
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'''Search the site:'''
 
 
 
*If your admin has enabled it, a search box to the left of your user menu will allow you to search for specific resources and activities everywhere you have access to (1).
 
*If your admin has enabled it, a search box to the left of your user menu will allow you to search for specific resources and activities everywhere you have access to (1).
 
*You can also add a [[Global search block]] to your Dashboard to search from there as well (2).
 
*You can also add a [[Global search block]] to your Dashboard to search from there as well (2).
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[[File:NFStudentGS.png|thumb|600px|center|Ways to search the site]]
 
[[File:NFStudentGS.png|thumb|600px|center|Ways to search the site]]
  
==Send messages more easily==
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'''Find tagged activities:'''
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Activities and resources can now be tagged by the teacher, making it easy for you to find related useful content:
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[[File:NFTaggedActivities.png|thumb|center|Tagged activities search results]]
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==Communication==
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'''Send messages more efficiently:'''
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*You can now find the Message button directly next to the user's picture, making it much easier to get in touch.
 
*You can now find the Message button directly next to the user's picture, making it much easier to get in touch.
  
  
 
[[File:NFMessagebuttonExample.png|thumb|600px|center|Sending a message]]
 
[[File:NFMessagebuttonExample.png|thumb|600px|center|Sending a message]]
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'''Link directly to forum posts'''
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A new permalink feature allows you easily to copy and share direct links to important forum posts.
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[[File:NFPermalink.png|thumb|600px|center|Permalinks]]
  
 
[[Category:New features]]
 
[[Category:New features]]

Revision as of 09:30, 10 May 2016

If you are a student on Moodle, here's a quick overview of the changes you can expect to see when your Moodle site is using Moodle 3.1:

Assessing and grading

Learning plans:

  • If your organisation uses learning plans with Competency based education, you can view your learning plans from your profile or a Learning plans block on your dashboard.
  • You can also upload evidence of prior learning
Learning plans and Evidence

Check progress and request reviews:

Click a learning plan to view the competencies, check their status, request a review or find other courses with those competencies.

Checking progress

Receive annotated assignment submissions:

If enabled by the administrator, you can upload docx or odt files as assignment submissions and they will be converted to pdf files with the teacher's annotations ready for you to download and view.

Assignment feedback annotated

Usability

Bulk download files

If your teacher has added folders to your course, you can now download all the files inside them as a zipped folder for easy offline access.

Downloading all files in a folder

Search the site:

  • If your admin has enabled it, a search box to the left of your user menu will allow you to search for specific resources and activities everywhere you have access to (1).
  • You can also add a Global search block to your Dashboard to search from there as well (2).
Ways to search the site

Find tagged activities:

Activities and resources can now be tagged by the teacher, making it easy for you to find related useful content:

Tagged activities search results

Communication

Send messages more efficiently:

  • You can now find the Message button directly next to the user's picture, making it much easier to get in touch.


Sending a message

Link directly to forum posts

A new permalink feature allows you easily to copy and share direct links to important forum posts.

Permalinks