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Sep
6
Ten New Knowledgebase Articles
Posted by Blair Friesen on 06 September 2016 11:58 AM

Here are 10 new Articles we've recently added to the DL Support Online Knowledgebase. 

  1. KB1152 - Missing User Accounts in Moodle
  2. KB1153 - How to use Moodle's ATTO Editor
  3. KB1154 - Tips for Hosting Video on YouTube
  4. KB1155 - Moodle Browser Compatibility
  5. KB1156 - Embedding Moodle Help into your web browser
  6. KB1157 - Students enrollment automatically expires
  7. KB1158 - Creating Matching Type Quiz Questions
  8. KB1159 - Natural Weighting in Gradebook 
  9. KB1160 - Moodle for Program Assistants
  10. KB1161 - Online Course Access Instructions

While you're here, don't forget to check out the QUICK LINKS block and our list of FAQs!

Happy Moodling!


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Aug
22
Moodle Offline This Weekend
Posted by Blair Friesen on 22 August 2016 09:58 AM

Due to the upcoming Electrical and IT Service Interruption, Moodle will be offline from NOON, Saturday, August 27th to approximately 4 PM on Sunday, August 28th.


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Jul
28
Moodle 3.0 Upgrade
Posted by Blair Friesen on 28 July 2016 04:20 PM

VCC Moodle has been upgraded from version 2.8 to 3.0, as of July 28, 2016. There are several new features you may find useful and maybe even fun! Check out the Moodle Upgrade Information course shell to view what you need to know (and what's nice to know). There's even a video that will show you most (but not all) of the changes.  You can easily access the information shell, within Moodle, from your My Courses list or drop-down menu.

Happy Moodling!


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May
6
Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction
Posted by Blair Friesen on 06 May 2016 02:27 PM

The Moodle MOOC, "Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction" is coming back in August!

What's MOOC, you ask?  It's a Massive Open Online Course!

Starting Sunday, August 7th, you have the opportunity to participate in a FREE four-week course (3-4 hours/week, recommended), designed for teachers who are new to the Moodle LMS (Learning Management System).

This course, *run by Moodle HQ (Headquarters), is also a great opportunity to connect with others in the Moodle community to share ideas and anything that could help inspire better teaching practices.

Check out the Course PREVIEW at Learn.moodle.net.

Good luck and Happy Moodling!

* Although we encourage you to consider participating in this free course, the CID and DL Support are not involved in the development or delivery of the course in any way.


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May
4
Mark your calendar!
Posted by Blair Friesen on 04 May 2016 01:14 PM

Our annual Moodle upgrade is scheduled to take place at the end of July. We will be upgrading from Moodle 2.8 to Moodle 3.0. As is always the case, Moodle will be unavailable during the upgrade procedure, so mark your calendars!

Our Moodle server will go offline the evening of Tuesday, July 26 is expected to be back online by 4:30pm on Wednesday, July 27th.

Here are some of the changes you can expect, after the upgrade:

  • drag & drop question types
  • easier course section/topic editing and deleting
  • option to display file upload dates
  • easier table editing within the ATTO editor
  • unwanted message deletion

We are currently put together a Moodle page that will explain all of the changes in more detail we'll let you know as soon as that's available for you to check out.  Also, as usual, we'll give you an opportunity to log into the test site to play around with it and see how your course will appear.

Keep an eye on your VCC email for more details, coming soon!


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