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{{About Moodle}}
 
{{About Moodle}}
 
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:
 
==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
 
 
[[File:NFLPlist.png|thumb|600px|center|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.
 
 
[[File:NFStudentLP.png|thumb|600px|center|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.
 
 
[[File:NFConvertedFiles.png|thumb|600px|center|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.
 
[[File:NFDownloadFolder.png|600px|center|thumb|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).
 
 
[[File:NFStudentGS.png|thumb|600px|center|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:
 
 
[[File:NFTaggedActivities.png|thumb|600px|center|Tagged activities search results]]
 
  
 
==Communication==
 
==Communication==
'''Send messages more efficiently:'''
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'''Messages and Notifications'''
  
*You can now find the Message button directly next to the user's picture, making it much easier to get in touch.
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*New messages and alerts are clearly visible next to the user menu
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*Easily change your messaging preferences, add new contacts and communicate with others.
  
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[[File:32placeholder.png|thumb|600px|center|Improved messaging]]
  
[[File:NFMessagebuttonExample.png|thumb|600px|center|Sending a message]]
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'''Discussion locking'''
  
'''Link directly to forum posts'''
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*Keeping you alert with forum contributions, teachers can now lock discussions after a certain period of inactivity.
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* Make sure you participate in time!
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[[File:32placeholder.png|600px|center|thumb|Discussion locking]]
  
A new permalink feature allows you easily to copy and share direct links to important forum posts.
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===Activities===
  
[[File:NFPermalink.png|thumb|600px|center|Permalinks]]
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'''Workshop submission export'''
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*If your Moodle site is linked to a portfolio (Mahara, Google Drive) you can export a workshop submission - including, if desired, the assessments - to your portfolio as  evidence.
  
==Quizzes==
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[[File:32placeholder.png|thumb|600px|center|Workshop portfolio export]]
  
Improved [[Using Quiz|quiz navigation styling]] enables you to easily see questions you got correct, essay questions awaiting marking and more.
 
  
[[File:quiz navigation review.png]]
 
  
 
[[Category:New features]]
 
[[Category:New features]]

Revision as of 11:13, 14 November 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:

Communication

Messages and Notifications

  • New messages and alerts are clearly visible next to the user menu
  • Easily change your messaging preferences, add new contacts and communicate with others.
Improved messaging

Discussion locking

  • Keeping you alert with forum contributions, teachers can now lock discussions after a certain period of inactivity.
  • Make sure you participate in time!
Discussion locking

Activities

Workshop submission export

  • If your Moodle site is linked to a portfolio (Mahara, Google Drive) you can export a workshop submission - including, if desired, the assessments - to your portfolio as evidence.
Workshop portfolio export