In this post, I’ve deconstructed the entire video highlights playlist that was published by Moodle HQ in conjunction with the recent release of Moodle 3.2.
Moodle 3.2 Overview
Boost for Administrators in Moodle 3.2
Boost for Teachers in Moodle 3.2
“Boost” promotes a more focused experiences. Blocks lose prominence on the screen so students know what their immediate task is; and so teachers should design activities with “Zen” in mind: one action at a time. Creation and editing of content is straightforward, taking place right on the content page, which updates more quickly after any edit.
User Tours in Moodle 3.2
Messages and Notifications in Moodle 3.2
Media Players in Moodle 3.2
Improved Graphs in Moodle 3.2
Despite the focus on usability, an increase area of development in Moodle is Analytics. To whet teachers’ appetites, automatic charts illustrate students’ behavior and performance, individually and as a group. All the data can also be visualized as a table and exported to a spreadsheet file.
Competency Frameworks in Moodle 3.2
Discussion Locking in Moodle 3.2
Choice Responses by Teachers in Moodle 3.2
Assignment Overrides in Moodle 3.2
Teachers can decide that special circumstances merit extension of deadlines for assignments. It can be changes individually or as a whole. In a season like this one this little feature could feel like a blessing for students.
Workshop Portfolio Export in Moodle 3.2
A Moodle course can allow students to export and publish class outcomes to their personal portfolios. It is an excellent way to make students feel their work matters, and also a display of a teacher’s care and style. It also serves as a way to introduce evidence-based learning in a classroom or organization.
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