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Moodle 3.2

The Upgrade

Thursday 13th July is the confirmed date for the Moodle upgrade.

On the upgrade day a read-only copy of Moodle will be made available to students and staff from 8am. You will continue to access Moodle through moodle.warwick.ac.uk. You will not be able to make any changes to Moodle during this time.

Once the upgrade is complete Moodle will be returned, expected to be 5pm or earlier, to an editable state and you can use it as normal.

If you have teaching activities taking place on that day that will require more than read only access please email ITS Helpdesk with full details of your activity and requirements.

You do not need to do anything but we ask that you to check whether you have any teaching activities taking place on the update day that will require more than read-only access to Moodle. If so, please email ITS Helpdesk with full details of your activity and requirements.

Training

Yes, the Academic Technology team will be offering two training sessions.

Overview of Moodle 3.2 - a short workshop for existing Moodle users that highlights the key changes, new features and enhancements in Moodle 3.2.

Introduction to Moodle - an introductory workshop for staff who are new to Moodle that details a range of assessment, communication and collaborative activities in Moodle.

All of our Moodle courses can be booked online here.

To arrange a dedicated or bespoke workshop for a group of staff please email the Academic Technology team with details.

New Features in 3.2

Moodle 3.2 intoduces the new boost theme. The theme is significantly different in appearance and navigation from our current Moodle version.

We are still working on our Warwick theme, a screencast will be added here shortly, but the video below will give you an idea of what to expect from the new Moodle theme.

In Moodle 3.2 Moodle administrators will be able to create user tours to help students and staff familiarise themselves with new Moodle. When you log in to Moodle for the first time you will be offered user tours to follow.

The video below shows what a user tour may look like.

In Moodle 3.2 there a number of new features for discussion forums these include:

  • locking a discussion forum after a period of inactivity
  • pin a post to the top of the forum
  • link directly to a post using permalinks

In Moodle 3.2 the application of extensions on assignments has been improved, you can change assignment deadlines for individuals or groups.

The video below shows how to override assignment deadlines.

In Moodle 3.2 you can make selections for students in the choice activity.

The video below shows how to make a Choice for a student.

In Moodle 3.2 Rubrics you can enter negative scores, for example as a late submission penalty.

Find out more about Rubrics and negative scores here.

Moodle for All

From September 2017 all live modules will be represented in Moodle by the presence of an available Moodle module space. As Moodle integrates directly with the university student information system (SITS), this means that students will be presented with a personalised Moodle landing page providing links to every module that they are registered on. Each Moodle module space will provide access to the following module specific resources and content by default:

  • Echo lecture capture recordings
  • Talis Aspire reading lists
  • Access to course extracts

That will depend on your current use of Moodle and lecture capture.

We have answered many frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

Help for Staff
Drop in

Every Wednesday 14:00-16:00 Library Teaching Grid

Help Guides
Extended Classroom User Group

Tuesday 18th July 12:30-2:30pm
Library Teaching Grid

Contact Us

For advice and guidance contact the Academic Technology team: