Faculty: What's New in 3.10!
|Site:||Southern Oregon University|
|Course:||Southern Oregon University|
|Book:||Faculty: What's New in 3.10!|
|Date:||Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:08 AM|
Welcome to 3.10!
The upgrade to 3.10 includes changes to the editing interface, but not a lot of new features.
Go to Top!
Finally, an answer to the Dread Moodle Death Scroll! Quickly return to the top of any page by clicking on the arrow in the lower right corner. Bliss!
Our "Turn editing on" button has a new look! Now that its use has been incorporated in standard Moodle, you'll no longer find that function in the admin gear's drop-down menu.
New Options Palette
Adding an activity or resource is a lot more colorful in 3.10! Choose from the desired tab: All, Activities, Resources, or Recommended.
Click on the Activities tab to display a set of icons for tools to engage learners.
Looking to add a resource? Choose the Resources tab to quickly access the element you'd like to add to your course.
Have you ever wondered what you might be missing in Moodle? Check out the activities and resources on the Recommended tab to see what we think everyone needs in their Moodle repertoire.
Starred Favorites Palette
And we've saved the best for last!
Select any activity or resource to generate a new Starred tab with your very own favorite assortment of Moodle content and tools.
And voilà! Your personalized menu for building your course.
Filter Participants List
Find specific sets of learners more quickly by using filters to select them. This example illustrates how you might pull a list of students who have not accessed your course for five days.
Quiz Completion Option
We're huge fans of using Completion tracking in courses to help learners keep track of the activities they have completed and what still needs to be done. For quizzes, though, we have only been able to track completion based on students having received a grade.
For quizzes that could be auto-graded by Moodle, that has worked just fine.... but then there are those essay and short answer questions which require manual grading. Those quizzes won't show as completed, even though the students have submitted them, until the instructor has assigned scores for the manually graded items.
No longer! Completion settings for quizzes now include requiring the submission of one or more attempts as a condition for checking off the completion box:
Woohoo! Now we can better communicate with students about the status of their quiz completion.
The Folder resource is an excellent way to share files with our learners. It's now possible to display files in the browser instead of forcing users to download them for viewing.
When force download has been disabled, a student selecting a file will see it open in their browser without having to download it first.
Enhanced h5p Integration
Interested in creating interactive activities like flashcards, timelines, images with hot spots, or interactive video? Moodle's integration of h5p makes it possible to create activities within your course for your learners to experience. (See the example below, a drag and drop mini-quiz embedded in a book resource that contains the course syllabus.)
Greater integration means that your hp5 activities reside in a "content bank" for easy access in any of your courses. You'll find a link for the Content bank in the left navigation panel as shown here. Selecting h5p from the Add an activity or resource menu will also take you to the Content bank.
Private Files Cleanup
All users have 100MB of private storage in Moodle by way of Private files. Until now, we could only delete one file at a time. The latest upgrade means that we can select multiple files for deletion at one time. (It's the little things that count!)
To delete a batch of files, open your private files by clicking on Manage private files... in the Private files block. Select the file details view from the options in the upper right corner, then choose the files you wish to delete. Click on the
trash can icon to delete.
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