Faculty: What's New Archives
This book contains information about changes to Moodle.
We have switched to a new method for creating Moodle course sites and processing enrollments that will result in more accurate and reliable data flowing between the two systems. For instance, if faculty teaching assignments change, the new instructor will be assigned to the course and the former instructor will be dropped out.
Other changes to Moodle enrollments...
Enrollment Updates Roll Twice Daily. Course enrollments used to be "live" events—as soon as a student registered for a course, Moodle enrollment would immediately follow. The new system means that data moves from Banner to Moodle twice a day, in the early afternoon and late evening. If a student needs immediate access to Moodle, you can manually enroll her in your course.
Student Drops. Formerly, students who dropped a course in the first four weeks of the term were automatically dropped from Moodle sites, while students who withdrew after that point remained in sites for institutional recordkeeping purposes. It is no longer necessary to track whether or not a student was passing at the time of withdrawal, so these students will now be dropped from course sites. For any student who drops, it is possible to reinstate enrollment manually if there is a need to resurrect work done in the course site.