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Moodle Monday 9 June, 2014

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Hello Moodlers,

The first classes in the new server go live today!

In this episode:

  • The new server is up and available
  • Where did that go?
  • What does this do?
  • Gradebook survey

Moodle tips of the week:

  1. Our server migration to the new host is underway. The first classes are starting today. Any classes that start today or later, will be held on the new server. Classes on the old server will stay there until completed. Make sure you are using http://www.viterbo.edu/moodle rather than moodle.viterbo.edu.
  2. The first thing you will notice when you log into the new Moodle is that it has a different appearance. We chose a new theme that has a cleaner, more open feel. Everything still works the same way, but it will just look a little different. Annie Baumann of the library has created a short tutorial highlighting some of the changes.
  3. The second thing you will notice are a few new features. We have upgraded the new Moodle to the newest version. The old Moodle will be upgraded the first week of July. I’ll have more for you on the new features in upcoming episodes.
  4. Last, but not least, Moodle HQ (the people who created Moodle) has a survey on the gradebook. If there are things you like or dislike about the gradebook, here is your chance to tell the people who make new feature and fix things. You can give them your wish list. BTW: the issue of overridden categories is there, you can go vote for that. Here is the linkhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MoodleGradebookEnhancement

Need Help?

Remember you can get awesome tutorials online 24/7 at http://viterbo.libguides.com/moodle.

You can also get help by emailing courserequest@viterbo.edu this works better than emailing Chad or I directly or leaving voicemail for us.