Moodle update – Key dates 2022

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Moodle will be unavailable between 8am on Saturday 16th July and 8am on Monday 18th July 2022. This is to update Moodle, optimise the database and allow enough time to resolve any issues that might arise following the update. You will not be able to access modules or run any activities on Moodle from 8am on Saturday 16th July to 8am Monday 18th July.    

Watch days (at risk period)

We categorise the Monday and Tuesday as ‘watch’ days, where the system will be monitored closely, but should be running as usual.

Downloading content 

For any files that you may need access to over this weekend, we recommend that you download these before 8am on Saturday 16th July. A read-only version of Moodle will be provided during the downtime. The read-only version of Moodle will contain the content that was available on your Moodle modules 9-10 July and you can access using your City credentials. This copy of Moodle cannot sustain heavy use. We encourage staff to download any urgent content that they might need in advance of the downtime. 

What’s new?

City will be remaining on version 3.9 as the Moodle 4 release was delayed. This has provided us with an opportunity to focus on improving what is already available in Moodle.

Blackboard Ally

Following a successful pilot, Blackboard Ally will be available in all Moodle modules to help make all learning content more accessible. More on this in our next blog post.

Teams integration

We are also testing an app in Teams to enable lecturers to create Teams for Teaching sites for their Moodle modules.

We’ll be providing more details on the improvements in our Moodle 3.9 2022 blog series over the next month.

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