This is important to everyone who is currently developing a Moodle course.
Firstly Corporate IT are updating the FHNW servers, this is an ongoing operation and should not affect your work with Moodle. However, they are intending to update the Corporate Moodle to Moodle 3.5. This is NOT the latest Moodle version, but, due to some issues with the interface plugin, they cannot update to 3.6.2+ just yet.
Good news is that we have taken back responsibility for our e-learning LMS from LIIP which essentially means there should be more freedom to install the plugins we want, though you should not expect to try out new plugins. You may do this on the HT Moodle platforms.
If you want to see what the new Moodle will look like, you can take a look here: Moodle 3.5
You should NOT use Moodle between 20:00 and 23:00 on 11.02.2019. The system will be down, and any work you do between these times is likely to be lost.
Our own HT Moodle should be moving along with this site and all the content during the summer of 2019. We felt that to migrate the CIT system and merge our system would be a job too much.
If you have any questions concerning Moodle or anything e-learning, please feel free to contact me.
If anyone is interested, we now have Moodle 3.7 on the Development Server.
Moodle 3.7 is the next Moodle version in development, and as such is “Alpha” software. But it does give you an insight into what is on the way, and a chnace to try out any plugins before Moodle is launched in this version.
We are happy to invite you to th eduhub days 2019, which will take place on February 13 & 14, 2019, at the University of Zurich.
The eduhub days 2019 will focus on digital skills and digitalisation in higher education. Digitalisation is omnipresent in discourses about society, work and education. It is an expression that englobes many aspects: Being able to use new technologies and to apply them in a way, so that they are the most efficient for our intentions. It affects the way we teach and the way students learn. It also refers to a more fundamental change in the disciplines and the process of scientific knowledge creation.
During the eduhub days 2019 we will focus on how digitalisation affects teaching and learning practices in our daily activities. How can we best leverage public awareness and interest for digital technologies to transform our universities? We will look at methods and practical experiences in applying new technologies for higher education, such as augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics and learning analytics.
Digital excellence is built on the ability to understand and employ new learning and teaching technologies in the most efficient way. The eduhub days provide a platform for knowledge exchange on digital awareness, digital skills and media literacy. At the eduhub days 2019 you will be able to present the way you promote digital excellence and effective use of new technologies for teaching and learning at your institution either in a tutorial, in a BarCamp or in a digital exhibition.
It is worth noting that when showing grades in Moodle, you should do so either to three decimal places or only one. My opinion is that one is best since this is what the students will finally see in Evento.
Recently a student noted that in Moodle they had been given a 4.75 for some work, but when the grade was sent over to Evento the grade was only a 4.7. On inspection the grade was actually a 4.74745 which rounded to 4.75 but not 4.8 and clearly the student’s question was why do I not get a 4.8.
Thus, in future please ensure all grade book, activity and quiz scores etc. are displayed to one decimal place only.