Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video New features, part of Moodle 2.6 Essential Training.
Moodle 2.6 has a variety of new features that are designed to benefit both the teachers using Moodle for their classes, as well as the users of Moodle. A few of the features that will benefit everyone include Moodle's new Responsive design. Responsive design means that how Moodle is layed out in the web browser will change based on the device that's accessing the Moodle course. This means that students can use their internet-ready phone, tablet, or PC, and Moodle will look great on all three platforms It also has a new TinyMCE editor. As students are typing papers in Moodle, or as you the instructor are setting up Moodle for your course, the new TinyMCE editor has a variety of features to make it a smoother process and more stylistic editing of text.
Moodle's now integrated with SkyDrive. So you can build SkyDrive storage of documents directly into courses, and there's also an updated calendar that looks slightly different, as well as has new features. One feature that can save a lot of time is Moodle's new Password recovery. Students can use the password recovery straight from the login page to have their password sent to their email address. There's also some new features that are designed solely for teachers building courses in Moodle. For example, you can now annotate PDFs directly inside of Moodle. If students turn in PDF documents, you can go through and add comments as you're grading it, and then send those comments back to the students.
There's also enhanced quiz feedback. As students are taking quizzes, you can now choose whether or not they receive feedback on individual questions, or even individual answers. You can also now choose to have students receive feedback at the end of the quiz that's tiered based on the score that they received. There's also enhanced marking inside of the grading platform, that allows you to streamline your grading process. And there's new editing tools that make the creation of a course quicker than ever. The last thing I'd like to mention is Moodle now has the ability to create an entire course centered around a single activity. So for example if you're putting together a seminar class, and you want to have a discussion forum be the entire course, you now the ability to do that inside of Moodle 2.6.
- Customizing your profile
- Adding media and Google Maps
- Adding assignments
- Creating quiz questions
- Embedding YouTube videos on a new page
- Enrolling students
- Sending messages
- Conducting class surveys
- Grading assignments