Moodle to move much quicker
Managing and accessing course material through the university’s online system will be faster and easier following an upgrade to Moodle in May.
“Students and faculty will notice a difference immediately because the updated version of Moodle is running on new servers,” says project lead Brad Murphy. “We anticipate the improvements will mean less time waiting for material to load.”
The upgrade makes it easier to customize course pages, organize files, and edit text and HTML. A mobile theme of Moodle will be available for beta testing on smartphone devices this summer. Additional features will be added as developers from around the world continue to work on the new version of Moodle.
The upgrade is scheduled for May 2 to cause as little disruption as possible to Moodle users. Information Technology Services (ITServices) is making alternative arrangements with the few courses that will be in session during that time.
For a quick preview drop into the Emerging Technology Centre any weekday from 9 am until noon.