I would also like to invite thoughts on archiving courses.
With more and more of us running exams, tests, or just simply grading work through Moodle, I feel that we are sure to run into some issue concerning how we store and retrieve past results in the case of recourse.
My initial thoughts would be that at the end of every semester, and after the grades have gone out and been accepted, past courses are backed up and then downloaded to a local PC.
From here, the backup files should, in my view, be stored on a secure server in the FHNW under the School or faculty they apply to, the subject they cover, and the course name they applied to along with the semester/year.
From the start of the new semester, the tools that we have been developing will have been moved to a new home.
The so called HT Moodle application is already now running on a new server at the FHNW. We have Moodle 3.7.1+ which is the very latest version of the application. The move comes in connection with the on-going development work and IBRE Project where we are developing a new Python based tool for the School of Mechanical Engineering, thermodynamics.
Making good use of the server, we plan to Migrate Digitally-Learning.ch and Learning-Digitally.ch to the same server and at the same time we shall have a very small OwnCloud installation for our own research purposes.
All-in-all, we are becoming more and more innovative and this means finding new and exciting ways to deliver our courses to students.
None of this means that you have to use our tools, but if you fancy trying out something new and different, feel free to give it a go.