8 ways Moodle is about to get better for professors
On May 7, Concordia is introducing Moodle 2.6, the latest version of its Learning Management System (LMS).
A LMS provides professors with a way to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance.
The upgrade will allow Moodle to run more efficiently in a wider range of software environments. There will, however, be a small window of downtime from 7 p.m. on May 6 to 8 a.m. on May 7.
8 great new Moodle features
Moodle 2.6 features a myriad of useful functions for Concordia professors. Here’s what’s new.
- Providing feedback to students will be a breeze, as faculty can review and make comments by directly annotating PDF files in a browser window.
- Editing tools have been grouped together in a simple drop-down menu for easy access across desktop and mobile devices.
- The text editor has new icons, and is expandable. There is also an improved folder and subfolder display.
- A new course format has been added that allows professors to make a course out of any single activity.
- Students will be able to submit an assignment in groups.
- Faculty members will have the option of sorting by last name in quiz-grading reports.
- Faculty members will be able to allow students to submit an assignment past the due date.
- Faculty members will be able to search for the students enrolled in a particular course.
Do you have questions about the upgraded Moodle? Please contact the IITS service desk at 514-848-2424, ext. 7613, or firstname.lastname@example.org.