Audience: City University staff
Information Services (IS) successfully upgraded Moodle on Saturday 12th July.
The Educational Technology Team are updating the Moodle guidance on www.city.ac.uk/edtechhelp/staff. We have marked guidance on new features with a NEW! to help you identify changes to functionality. This post highlights some of the key guidance that you might find useful in developing your modules in Moodle 2.6.
- Guidance for setting up a Moodle Individual assignment, including information on marking workflow, marker allocation and the new Turnitin plagiarism plugin.
- Please be aware that the Turnitin plugin will not generate originality reports for group assignments and our guidance reflects this. Guidance on setting up a Moodle group assignment.
- All Turnitin assignments set up after 12th July will be created using version 2 of the Turnitin assignment plugin. Guidance on setting up a Turnitin Assignment 2 is available. Staff can continue marking version 1 assignments in Moodle 2.6.
- If you require students to resubmit an assignment following a fail at first or subsequent attempts you will find the improvements in assignment resubmission useful. Guidance on assignment resubmission.
Content creation improvements
- Guidance on changes to the editing tools.
- Guidance on new Atto text editor which has been designed specifically for Moodle and is easier to use on mobile and tablet devices.
Improved layout and navigation options
- Guidance on fullscreen mode which allows you to expand the central module content and hide the blocks. This is particularly useful when working in the Grader report (Gradebook).
- Improvements when adding a course image to new modules.
- Improvements to filtering modules by year/period.
- Reports have moved from Module menu to Settings.
We’re continuing to update the guidance for staff on new features and will let you know as guidance becomes available.
If you experience any problems using Moodle 2.6 do log your issues/queries on Service Now for advice and resolution.