Upgrade to Moodle 2.6 IT and Library Services

Upgrading any University-wide system takes a lot of planning and can be a challenge, as the changes can affect administrators, teaching staff, students and support staff alike.Moodle screenshot

The preparation and testing was started by the Web Services Team months in advance of the agreed date, in order to fully explore the impact that it would have on all users. At Greenwich, a number of plug-in modules are used to add to the functionality of Moodle, so the team needed to check whether these would still be compatible after the upgrade, and arrange for any required changes and updates to be made. Time also needed to be set aside to create new help materials and update existing ones. The upgrade was completed successfully and ahead of schedule.

Moodle has an updated look-and-feel with 2.6 thanks to some new theme designs which offer a consistent experience to all users regardless of the device they are using, be it desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet. They replace the old school-based themes with a new Faculty orientated set of designs. Course management is dynamic and streamlined, with course activities and resources easily editable across all devices.

If you are interested in finding out more about Moodle, please visit the help materials at http://blogs.gre.ac.uk/moodlehelpstaff/

If you are new to Moodle, there is a new online video course produced by ILS called "Moodle for Beginners", which you can take here:  http://moodle.gre.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=29398. The content will take you from "I have never used Moodle before" to "I can build a basic Moodle course" in bite size sections.

Last updated: 23 Aug 2017

Submitted by: Web Services