In the fall of 2012 a handful of Wesleyan courses will use Moodle 2 as their Learning Management System. Most of the campus, however, will continue to use Moodle 1.9 during that period. In spring 2013 we will open Moodle 2 to all interested faculty, and we plan to have all courses run on Moodle 2 starting in the fall of 2013. You can view our upgrade schedule in relation to various Moodle releases by visiting our timeline page.
Many Moodle 1.9 skills will transfer easily to Moodle 2, but there are some changes in the layout as well as a number of functional improvements that you might want to be aware of. Whether you are a Moodle novice or just making the transition from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2, we hope you will find these demonstration videos helpful. Use the links in the navigation to view the individual videos.
Advantages of Moodle 2
- Improved course editing interface
- Dockable navigation (including detailed links to individual activities in all your courses)
- Drag and drop file upload (both in the file-picker and directly on the course page!)
- Drag and drop a .zip file to the course page in order to create a folder full of resources
- Ability to duplicate existing activities
- Private files area (independent of any course)
- Improved access control for course activities (schedule the opening and closing in advance)
- Mobile access (still a work in progress, but much improved)
- Built-in live polling
- Unified assignment type (a great simplification of the assignment creation process)
- Paged course formats available to avoid the 'scroll of death'
- Grading tools including rubrics and canned comments
Where did that go?
- The switch-role button is now in the settings block, located by default in the lower left-hand sidebar.