Faculty: What's New Archives

This book contains information about changes to Moodle.

Cool New Features in 3.3

NEW! Scheduling Tool

One of the new apps that we've added is a "Scheduler." A scheduler activity allows you to established time slots for your students to meet with you—office hours, oral exams, even class presentations can be scheduled using this tool.

You can set up graded slots and assign points to an appointment. A feedback box is provided for the student as well as a confidential note-taking area for the instructor.

Reminders can be auto-scheduled to be sent to students prior to the appointment.

The Scheduler activity below is designed for students to sign up for class presentations.

Screenshot of Scheduler Link

Here's what the options look like for students—they click on Book slot in order to claim an appointment (or in this case, the time they want to present):

Screenshot of student view

Once a student has booked a slot, this is what they see when they open the scheduler:

Screenshot of student view

Once students begin booking slots, you can review their choices and see which students have not yet booked a slot. Note that you can email students who have not yet signed up (nagging made easy!).

Screenshot of faculty view

Opening the appointment slot allows you to enter a grade (if you've set the session up to be graded) and provide feedback to the student. You can also include a confidential feedback box for your own notes.

Screenshot of instructor view of session

The Scheduler is clearly very robust—here's an example of the stats you can review at a glance:

Screenshot of Scheudler stats page