We have now updated our site to version 3.3.
Hello Everyone, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a significant Moodle upgrade so I wanted to highlight a few of the new features that are now available to you. The following descriptions assume you are using the default theme in your course (either do not choose one or select Boost).
You can limit the types of files you allow in your submissions.
In your submission types section there is a setting for Accepted File types. Enter your file types that you allow (e.g. .docx, .png, .jpg. .mp4, etc.) If you’re not sure, click on the question mark by the setting to view a longer description.
Changing Activity Completion Settings in Bulk:
Whenever possible we want to show students indicators of progress. If you have not already done so, or want to change the settings it used to be a manual process one by one. Now if you click on the course editing icon on the upper right of a course you can click on Course Completion–>Bulk edit tab, click on the categories and items you wish to edit and scroll down/click edit.
Accidentally delete something?
By clicking on the editing menu at the top right of your course you will see a recycle bin. When Moodle automated functions run every few minutes, you’ll see a list of items that have been deleted from your course. You can restore items from there. Current settings archive deleted content for one week.
When you click on grades there will be a notification if there is a calculation error which Moodle will try to resolve if you click on it. Reminder, no Checklists should appear in your gradebook. If they do, please contact Jack Dahl firstname.lastname@example.org to have it resolved.
These are the big ones for now. I’ll be in touch with any other suggestions and announcements; I will highlight changes at the teacher workshop. Overall, students will notice some usability improvements.
If there is something that you wish that the software does please reach out and let me know. There may already be a way, or it can potentially be something I can add.