After the service break, you will have access to a new real-time word counter in the Atto editor. The word count will be displayed at the bottom of the editor window. The older hashtag icon will be removed from the selection.
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Moodle will be updated on June 29th, 2022, from 8 AM to 5 PM. During this time, Moodle is closed and cannot be logged into. The update may not take the whole day, but the time is reserved as a precaution to prepare for potential update issues and fixes.
New question types to the quiz
In the summer update, two new question types will be added to the quiz activity: All or nothing and Gapfill. Moodle users have requested both question types.
All or nothing
All or nothing question type is a multiple choice question in which the respondent must select all the correct options to get a full score. If the respondent chooses one of the wrong options or don’t choose all correct answers, the score is 0. It is not possible to give minus points in all or nothing questions.
The Gapfill question type allows creating embedded questions (both writing, drop-down, and drag-and-drop) where you can put one or more correct words per gap. For example, in the sentence “Cats and dogs are typical pets.” you also get full points by writing “ Dogs and cats are typical pets.” In the other embedded question types, this is not possible. In addition to the Gapfill, Moodle still has other types of embedded question types (cloze).
With the “Review options” in the quiz activity, the teacher decides what students see after the quiz, e.g. if the student sees the correct answers to the multiple-choice questions immediately after the quiz is returned or only after the quiz is completed.
The default settings for “Review Options” will change during the summer update. After the update, nothing will be displayed for students who have taken the quiz. The new settings only affect the new quiz activities, the settings made before the update remain unchanged.
For example, the teacher can show the score after checking the entire quiz. If the quiz is a self-study quiz where the student should receive immediate feedback on their learning, the teacher can add the necessary alternatives to “Immediately after the attempt” and “Later, while the quiz is still open” before the quiz begins.
Notifications: Notification for teachers of students’ quiz submissions
The teacher can choose in the notification settings to receive a message when students have returned their quiz submission. This can be good, for example, for essay questions, when students can take the quiz at any time throughout the year. By default, notification preference is such that teachers do not receive these notifications.
The default maximum grade for activities
After the upgrade, the default maximum grade for some activities will be five. This applies to the following activities: Assignment, Lesson, Attendance, and External tool. Other activities or existing implementations of the above are not affected by this setting.
Per-group grade export to Sisu now possible
After the update, it is possible to export grades from Moodle to Sisu one group at a time. The group selection dropdown menu is only visible, if a group mode has been selected from the course settings. After exporting the grades of a single group, in Sisu one can adjust the assessment properties for the whole group using the bulk edit functionality.
Preliminary information: Moodle 4.0 in the summer 2023
Moodle gets a new look! Moodle 4.0 brings a modern interface, an intuitive tabbed navigation, and it will be easier for teachers to edit courses. At the University of Helsinki, we will be launching the new Moodle in the summer 2023. You can already get a taste of the new user interface in the video.
If there is no suitable training available at a time that works for you, please just email us at email@example.com and we can provide training for you and your colleagues. You can find examples of the trainings in the picture below. Read descriptions of the trainings in Suffeli Learning: Moodle Training Program (click on the “training list” tab).
Sign up by registering on the Moodle area and adding the event to your calendar.
In the webinar, you will hear about good e-learning practices and ideas and exchange experiences with other Moodle teachers. This year, all Finnish Moodle teachers have been invited to the Moodle-miitti!
The opportunity is suitable for both those who are beginners in using Moodle and those who have taught with Moodle for a long time.
The first two presentations are in English and the rest in Finnish. Group discussions will be conducted according to the language of the participants.