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{{About Moodle}}
 
{{About Moodle}}
If you're a teacher in Moodle, then this page will tell you about the major changes affecting you in Moodle 3.1
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If you're a teacher in Moodle, then this page will tell you about the major changes affecting you in Moodle 3.7
  
==Navigation changes==
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__NOTOC__
*A new core theme, Boost, bring with it important navigation and course editing changes.
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<div class="row-fluid">
*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.
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    <ul class="thumbnails">
*A nav drawer on the left replaces the navigation block and may be opened and closed to free up space.
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      <li class="span6">
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        <div class="thumbnail">
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[[File:DocsTeacherDeletemessages.png|600px]]
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          <div class="caption">
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            <h4>Messaging: Delete conversations in groups</h4>
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            <p>Teachers may be given a capability to delete messages from users in group conversations.</p>
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        <div class="thumbnail">
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[[File:DocsForumPrivateReply.png|600px]]
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          <div class="caption">
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            <h4>Forums: More control</h4>
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            <p>Teachers or others with permission can add a private reply in a forum and can manually lock discussions. See [[Using Forum]]</p>
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[[File:DocsBadgesCompetenciesCriterion.png|600px]]
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          <div class="caption">
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            <h4>Badges: Competencies as a criterion</h4>
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            <p>Badges may now be awarded based on competencies, (and competencies may be graded when grading activities) </p>
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[[File:DocsCourseCustomFields_IndexView.png|600px]]
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          <div class="caption">
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            <h4>Course custom fields</h4>
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            <p>If enabled by admin, custom fields in the course settings may be added to provide extra information and improve searching.</p>
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[[File:DocsTeacherHiddenBookPage.png|600px]]
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          <div class="caption">
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            <h4>Book: View hidden chapters</h4>
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            <p>Teachers can view hidden chapters in a book with the editing turned off . </p>
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[[File:DocsAssignmentPDFRotate.png|600px]]
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          <div class="caption">
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            <h4>Assignment: Rotate submitted PDFs</h4>
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            <p>New icons allow you to change the orientation of submitted assignments for easier grading</p>
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[[File:DocsTeacherFilterCompetenciesbyActivity.png|600px]]
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          <div class="caption">
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            <h4>Competencies: Filter by activity</h4>
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            <p>When rating competencies, filter them by their linked activity or resource.</p>
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[[File:DocsLessonGradingEssay.png|600px]]
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            <h4>Lesson: Include media when grading essays</h4>
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            <p>The Lesson activity now allows for teachers and students to include media in Essay type questions.</p>
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[[File:docsTeacherNavigation.png|thumb|center|600px|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.
 
 
[[File:docsTeacherCourseEditing.png|thumb|center|600px|Gear menu for course editing]]
 
 
*Existing activities and resources may be a gear menu within the activity.
 
[[File:Docs_ActivityEditing.png|thumb|center|600px|Activity editing]]
 
 
*Your favourite sound and video files will display more efficiently across browsers, with caption and subtitling options.
 
 
[[File:Docs_MediaPlayer.png|thumb|center|600px|Media file display]]
 
==Course management==
 
*Enrolments may be quickly handled by clicking the gear in the Participants link:
 
 
[[File:Docs_ParticipantsEnrolment.png|thumb|center|600px|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.
 
 
[[File:Docs_CourseEndDate.png|thumb|center|600px|Course end date]]
 
 
*Rubrics may have negative scores, for example to penalise students who submit late.
 
 
[[File:DocsNegativeRubric.png|thumb|center|600px|Rubric with negative score]]
 
 
==Activities==
 
 
===Forum: Discussion locking===
 
 
It's now possible to lock discussions after a specified time
 
 
[[File:Docs_DiscussionLocking.png|thumb|center|600px|A locked forum discussion]]
 
 
===Choice: Selection by teacher===
 
Teachers may now make selections on behalf of students.
 
 
[[File:Docs_TeacherSelect.png|thumb|center|600px|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.
 
 
[[File:Docs_ExportPortfolio.png|thumb|center|600px|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.
 
 
[[File:Docs_AssignmentOverride.png|thumb|center|600px|Assignment override.]]
 
 
===Lesson: Content page duplication===
 
When creating several similar content pages within a lesson, a duplicate icon allows for easily copying.
 
 
[[File:Docs_LessonPageDuplication.png|thumb|center|600px|Duplicate icon.]]
 
  
 
[[Category:New features]]
 
[[Category:New features]]

Latest revision as of 17:52, 18 May 2019

If you're a teacher in Moodle, then this page will tell you about the major changes affecting you in Moodle 3.7


  • DocsTeacherDeletemessages.png

    Messaging: Delete conversations in groups

    Teachers may be given a capability to delete messages from users in group conversations.

  • DocsForumPrivateReply.png

    Forums: More control

    Teachers or others with permission can add a private reply in a forum and can manually lock discussions. See Using Forum

  • DocsBadgesCompetenciesCriterion.png

    Badges: Competencies as a criterion

    Badges may now be awarded based on competencies, (and competencies may be graded when grading activities)

  • DocsCourseCustomFields IndexView.png

    Course custom fields

    If enabled by admin, custom fields in the course settings may be added to provide extra information and improve searching.

  • DocsTeacherHiddenBookPage.png

    Book: View hidden chapters

    Teachers can view hidden chapters in a book with the editing turned off .

  • DocsAssignmentPDFRotate.png

    Assignment: Rotate submitted PDFs

    New icons allow you to change the orientation of submitted assignments for easier grading

  • DocsTeacherFilterCompetenciesbyActivity.png

    Competencies: Filter by activity

    When rating competencies, filter them by their linked activity or resource.

  • DocsLessonGradingEssay.png

    Lesson: Include media when grading essays

    The Lesson activity now allows for teachers and students to include media in Essay type questions.