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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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Moodle Upgrade Complete!
Posted by Blair Friesen on 23 July 2015 12:05 PM

The Moodle upgrade, from 2.6 to 2.8, has been completed! Thanks for your patience.

If you've not had a chance to review the changes, be sure to access check out the Moodle 2.8 Upgrade Project page.

Happy Moodling!

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Moodle Upgrade
Posted by Blair Friesen on 21 July 2015 03:49 PM

Moodle will be upgraded from version 2.6 to 2.8, beginning tonight, starting at 9:00pm.  During the upgrade process, Moodle will be unavailable. We hope to have it completed by the end of the day tomorrow, but it may take longer.  Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

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New Moodle Search Ability (by Student Number)
Posted by Blair Friesen on 07 August 2014 11:58 AM

As of now, anyone in a “Teacher” or “Manager” role, in Moodle can search for students for manual enrolment using the student number.  Previously, you could only search by name, which would often return multiple results.  Without seeing the student number, it could be difficult to identify the correct user account.

As you can see in the attached screenshot, showing my own employee account and student account, you can enter a name OR a student number into the search field.  Even if you’ve entered a name, you will be able to see the associated student numbers so that you can chose the correct account. Notice that employee accounts will have usernames instead of student numbers.


- You should NEVER enrol a student as a “TEACHER to your course, as this may expose private student numbers and email addresses to them.  Instead, if you wish your students to have editing rights in a course, use the STUDENT-TEACHER role.

- Any VCC employee taking a Moodle course, as a student, should be enrolled and logged in to Moodle using his/her student account, not employee account.

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VCC's Moodle server is now updated to version 2.5
Posted by John Love on 29 November 2013 03:19 PM

The VCC Moodle upgrade to version 2.5 is now completed, and the Moodle server is again available for use by faculty, staff and students.

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