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Moodle 2.2 to 2.4 Changes

"Navigation" block
Navigation block
Moodle 2.2 Moodle 2.4 Changes in Moodle 2.4
  Home > My home My home > Site home My home > Site home is the same as the 2.2 Home page.
    My home > My courses My home > My courses page is now customizable. Click the “Customize this page” button in the upper right to set the number of courses to display and change the order of the listing.

 

"Settings" block
"Settings" block
Moodle 2.2 Moodle 2.4 Changes in Moodle 2.4
Activity chooser
  • Add a resource
  • Add an activity
Add an activity or resource "Add an activity or resource" link combines activities and resources into one menu with an explanation of each resource and activity.
Edit settings
 
  • In the "General" section: Format > Onetopic format
  • In the “Formatting options for Topics format” section: Course layout > Show one section per page
If using the "Onetopic" format, the course may be shown one section per page (tab) or all on one page.
Grades
   
  • Add outcome item/Outcomes tab
  • Drag and drop a file with Import
Outcomes
N/A Links to "Outcomes" tab in Grade book (Grades) Outcomes are specific descriptions of what a student has demonstrated and understood at the completion of an activity or course. Each outcome is rated by some sort of scale.

 

"Editing" icons
"Editing" icons
Moodle 2.2 Moodle 2.4
Edit title
N/A Edit title
Move left or right
move leftmove right move leftmove right
Move up or down
move up or down move (drag and drop)
Move
move (drag and drop) move (drag and drop)
Update
update update
Duplicate
duplicate duplicate
Delete
delete delete
Show
show show
Hide
hide hide
No Groups
no groups no groups
Visible groups
visible groups visible groups
Separate groups
separate groups separate groups
Assign Roles
assign roles assign roles
Copy to clipboard (with Activity clipboard block)
copy to clipboard copy to clipboard

 

"Add blocks"
"Add blocks"
Moodle 2.2 Moodle 2.4 Changes in Moodle 2.4
Attendance
N/A Attendance Allows instructors and students quick access to attendance reports. This block can work only with an attendance activity added to the site.
Calendar
Calendar Calendar External calendars (such as Google Calendar or a calendar form another Moodle site) can be imported into the calendar in a site.
My private files
N/A My private files Enables access to a user's private files area. Each user has a private files area for uploading and managing files.

 

Activities
Activities
Moodle 2.2 Moodle 2.4 Changes in Moodle 2.4
Assignment
assignment assignment
  • Group assignments: Set an assignment that a group can work on collaboratively and receive a common (or individual) grade. Set whether one or all members must submit the assignment.
  • Blind marking: Hides the identity of students to graders. Randomly generated participant numbers will replace students’ names.
  • Submission date extensions: Grant extensions for students who miss the cut-off date (and time).
  • Submission statement: Set a submission statement so students have to check a box promising their work is original before submitting it.
  • Offline marking: Instructors can download all assignments plus the grading sheet, view, grade and give feedback offline and then upload back to Moodle and have the grades/files/comments transferred into Moodle's gradebook.
  • When using a Rubric for assignment grading, the student will see a sample of the rubric on the assignment description page.
  • Restrict access includes an option to restrict access by user fields in the Moodle Profile.
  • Set completion criteria for an assignment activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Attendance
N/A attendance Allows instructors to take attendance and students to view their own attendance record. Generate reports either for the entire class or for individual students.
Certificate
certificate simple_certificate
  • The Simple Certificate is based on the previous Certificate version, but simpler to use.
  • In sites copied from 2.2, the old certificates transfer over, but to create new ones, Simple Certificate is the only option.
Chat
chat chat Set completion criteria for a chat activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Choice
choice choice N/A
Database
database database Set completion criteria for a database activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Dialogue
dialogue dialogue Set completion criteria for a dialogue activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
External tool
external tool external tool Set completion criteria for an external tool activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Feedback
feedback feedback Set completion criteria for a feedback activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Forum
forum forum Set completion criteria for a forum activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Group choice
group choice group choice
  • Results can be published to students. Can be configured to after a student answers or only after the choice is closed.
  • Set completion criteria for a group choice activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Kaltura video assignment
Kaltura video assignment Kaltura video assignment Name change from "Video upload" to "Kaltura video assignment."
Lesson
lesson lesson
  • Upload or drag and drop files.
  • Set completion criteria for a lesson activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Quiz
quiz quiz
  • When time expires: If the student is actively working on the quiz, then the countdown timer will always automatically submit the attempt for them, but if they have logged out, then this setting controls what happens. Can be set to submit automatically, allow a grace period for submitting (but no new answers), or attempts must be submitted before time expires or the attempt isn’t counted.
  • Navigation method: When enabled a student must progress through the quiz in order and may not return to previous pages nor skip ahead.
  • Set completion criteria for a quiz activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
SCORM package
SCORM package scorm package Upload or drag and drop files.
Simple certificate
N/A simple certificate
  • The Simple Certificate is based on the previous Certificate version, but simpler to use.
  • In sites copied from 2.2, the old certificates transfer over, but to create new ones, Simple Certificate is the only option
Survey
survey survey Set completion criteria for a survey activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Wiki
wiki wiki
  • The default Wiki “First page name” is now blank, but required.
  • Set completion criteria for a wiki activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Workshop
workshop workshop
  • Full support for alternative grading evaluation methods.
  • Final grades are displayed to workshop participants when the activity is closed.
  • Ability to define a conclusion text to be displayed to workshop participants when the activity is closed.
  • Instructors can assess submissions in the grading evaluation phase without the need to switch to the assessment phase.
  • Set completion criteria for a workshop activity. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.

 

Resources
Resources
Moodle 2.2 Moodle 2.4 Changes in Moodle 2.4
File resource
file resource file resource
  • Upload or drag and drop files.
  • Set completion criteria for a file resource. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Folder resource
folder resource folder resource
  • Upload or drag and drop files.
  • Set completion criteria for a folder resource. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
IMS content package
IMS content package IMS content package Set completion criteria for an IMS content package resource. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Kaltura video resource
Kaltura video resource Kaltura video resource Name change from "Video resource" to "Kaltura video resource."
Label
label label Set completion criteria for a label resource. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
Page
page page Set completion criteria for a page resource. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
URL
url url
  • In Moodle 2.2, you could link to course files or websites. In Moodle 2.4, this resource only allows links to websites. Use the File resource to link to Course Files.
  • Set completion criteria for a URL resource. Can be used with restrict access settings or course completion.
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