Unitube videos on Moodle are unavailable on 8 June 2021

The entire Unitube video service will be out of use due to a service break on Tuesday, 8 June 2021. The service break is due to the mandatory version update of the Unitube backend system Opencast, which allows us to improve the further development of Unitube services.

During the service break on 8 June 2021:

  • Unitube Uploader and Viewer Services as well as Unitube facilities and Studios will be unavailable.
  • Unitube videos on Moodle are unavailable.
  • Please contact the IT Helpdesk in case of problems.
  • See the news in Flamma.

We apologise to university staff and students for any inconvenience caused by the service break!

Scheduled peer review of workshop activity does not currently work

In the workshop activity, it is possible to automatically schedule a peer review phase when the assignment submission phase is over. This is done with the “Scheduled allocation” tab in the workshop.

Unfortunately, with pre-timed settings, the peer review allocation does not currently work reliably. The problem has been identified in several educational institutions and reported to Moodle.org. Hopefully the glitch can be fixed quickly.

In the meantime, the workshop must be moved from the assignment submission phase to the peer review phase manually within settings in the “Random allocation” tab.

What is new in Moodle 3.1?

Moodle was updated to a new version 3.1.4 on 10th January 2017.

Changes in the new version:

  • Grading Assignment submissions has got smoother by showing all elements on one screen. The teacher can annotate uploaded PDFs within the browser, and on saving, the annotated file is made available to the student. It is recommended to advice students to upload their submissions in PDF format.
  • The teacher can easily restore deleted items by the new Recycle bin. The content will be permanently deleted after two weeks.
  • When a Folder resource contains many files, students and teachers can download them all in a zipped file.
  • Teachers can now pin important forum posts to the top of the discussion, making them more visible to all.
  • Everybody can now easily link to forum posts by the new permalink feature.

Read more about the new features.

Please note that there are also some functionalities generally available within Moodle 3.1. version that the University of Helsinki will not be taking into use. These include:

  • CBE – Competence based education
  • Global search
  • Tags
  • Annotating other than PDF files
  • LTI tools
  • Metalinked courses

If you have any questions about the new version of Moodle, please contact moodle @ helsinki.fi

Watch a video about Moodle 3.1. highlights:

A new version of Moodle (3.0) now in use!

UH Moodle was updated to a new version (Moodle 3.0) on Wednesday the 29th of June, 2016. The service break took us about two hours, in which time Moodle was not in use (8:00-10:00 a.m.).

The new version of Moodle brings some totally new features and a few improvements to activities. Moodle 3.0 combines popularity with efficiency offering four new quiz question types and course editing improvements along with a number of other welcome features:

  1. Improved filtering options on enrolled users list
  2. Drag-and-drop quiz question types: Select missing words, Drag-and-drop into text,
  3. Drag-and-drop onto image and Drag-and-drop markers
  4. Workshop submissions report
  5. Show the date a file was uploaded
  6. Atto editor improvements
  7. Option to delete private messages
  8. Streamlined section editing

All the new features are presented here.

See also the video about release highlights:

If you have anything to ask us about the new version of Moodle or the forthcoming service break, contact ok-moodle (ÄT) helsinki.fi.

More information about Moodle service break (30.12.2015 08:00-12:00)

Moodle is updated to a new version (2.9) at the 30th of December during 08:00-12:00. At this time UH Moodle at moodle.helsinki.fi will not be in use at all!

Moodle 2.9 brings together some new features and many enhancements such as streamlined navigation, useful improvements to activities.

  1. A new user menu includes a new Preferences page to conveniently update personal settings and a new Grades page which display grades from all courses.
  2. The user interface of the teachers will have new improvements on “Drag and Drop” abilities and to some assignments such as Lesson, Quiz and Forum. 

All the new features are presented here.

See also the video about release highlights: