User talk:Andrew Nicols

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For teachers

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Improved grading features

  • Easily review and provide in-line feedback by annotating on PDF files directly within browser.
  • Conveniently allocate student assignments to different markers, and control when marks are released to individual students.
  • Certainty-based marking in Quizzes now provides improved feedback for learners .

Dynamic, stream-lined, course management

  • Quickly edit course activities and resources across all devices.
  • Easily add a single activity course format.
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    Annotate uploaded PDF files in browser

    Provide feedback directly within PDF file submissions by using a variety of annotating tools available, including stamps and phrases from a comment bank.

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    Enhanced marking workflow and allocation

    Control when marks are released for viewing, for example, when they have been reviewed and moderated. Individual markers can also be allocated assignments and these allocations will show up clearly in the gradebook.

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    Enhanced feedback in Certainty-based marking

    Quizzes using Certainty-based marking now provide better feedback for learners.

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    Easily edit course activities and resources

    Editing tools have been grouped together to in a simple dropdown menu for easy accessibility across desktop and mobile devices.

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    Add a single activity course format

    Simply select and add any one activity as a standard course format which is displayed directed on the course page (This feature supersedes the old SCORM course format).



For administrators and managers

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Enhanced platform management

  • Create and manage bulk courses efficiently
  • Simpler course and category management
  • Create additional name fields
  • Conveniently import and export role definition using XML file
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    Bulk course creation tool

    Create multiple courses efficiently using a single CSV file. The functionality also extends to updating or deleting courses as well as importing content from another course.

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    User-friendly course and category management

    Easily sort, create, and delete course categories in a more intuitive interface with drag and drop functionality.

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    Create Additional name fields

    Add and customise additional name fields to flexibly display user names in Chinese characters, local phonetic system or Romanization.

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    Import and export role redefinitions

    Export and import role definition as XML files.

    New roles may be based on existing data:

    • role archetype
    • existing role
    • role definition XML file


For all users

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Experience a better learning platform

  • Simpler, mobile-friendly content editor.
  • Easily access files from Microsoft Skydrive.
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    User-friendly TinyMCE editor

    The improved TinyMCE editor can be resized to suit various browser widths, and features user-friendly icons and a collapsible toolbar menu.

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    Access files from Microsoft Skydrive

    Users can now choose to retrieve files from their Skydrive account for use in their Moodle courses.

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    Simplified mobile logon

    Logging in to your Moodle site is now a simpler, quicker process.


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