Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Updated features for site administrators, part of Moodle 3.0 First Look.
- Moodle is an open source software which must be installed and setup on a server. If you have access to the Moodle learning management system, an IT administrator or Moodle hosting facility has most likely already done the behind the scenes work for you. In this course, I want to show you some of the new features included in the interface and functionality of Moodle 3.0, but mainly from the perspective of someone with access to Moodle, who's created a course. Before we get started with that, however, I wanted to introduce you to some of the upgrades to Moodle 3.0 that impact the installation and administration of the Moodle software.
If you're not responsible for the installation and setup of Moodle at your institution, feel free to move to the next video. If I navigate to download.moodle.org, you can see that live on the website, the Moodle 3.0 download is ready to go. You can download it from here and begin to install it on a server. I'll navigate back to my dashboard and let's check out some of the changes for administrators. One of the first things, is if I click on Site Administration, Appearance, and Default Dashboard Page, you'll notice that there's a Reset button here, giving administrators the ability to make changes to blocks and the user layout and then apply these changes to everyone.
As you can see in the upper right, we have Reset Dashboard For All Users. This is a nice new feature that will save you some time. Also, an upgrade key is now provided to help prevent non-administrators from accessing the upgrade screen. Perhaps the main upgrade from an administrative perspective is that the interface and functionality for installing plugins on Moodle has been greatly improved, making the process of installing these plugins much easier. Plugins can help you to add important features and integrate with other systems.
To learn about more for changes for administrators in Moodle 3.0, as well as some more information about the upgrades for plugins, you can check out this website that will give you more information. Next, let's take a look at some upgrades in Moodle 3.0 for the user and how it'll impact what you're able to do.