Service break in Moodle on 4th of January, 2023 – New Word count plugin

Moodle will be closed on 4th of January, 2023 from 8 AM to 12 AM. During this time you will not be able to log in to Moodle. Please also remember that there is a Unitube service break from 22 December 2022 to 3 January 2023.

New Word Count plugin

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 training, spring 2023

Moodle training in spring 2023 focuses on assessment and quizzes, not forgetting the basics. Several training sessions available in English!

English speaking sessions in bold. All sessions online via Zoom. Sign up for trainings (apart from Digipeda café) through Suffeli, links provided below.






This list will be updated in Flamma to cover all further Moodle training sessions for spring 2023.

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The Moodle summer update on June 29, 2022, includes new question types to the Quiz

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.

Read more about all or nothing question type


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).

Read more about Gapfill question type.

Setting changes

Quiz: Review options

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.

Read more about exporting grades from Moodle to Sisu.

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.

Read more about Moodle 4.0

Training and support

Moodle training – sign up!

Several Moodle training sessions available in Finnish and Moodle Basics and Quiz in English! Trainings are webinars at Zoom.

Detailed information and registration at Suffeli Learning, see links below (Suffeli instructions).






If signed with * the final 30 minutes of the session is reserved for questions.

Any other future trainings will be updated to this list.


Also remember

Order training

If there is no suitable training available at a time that works for you, please just email us at 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 for the Moodle-miitti! On Monday 30.5.2022, from 9am to 12pm, teachers will showcase their pedagogical solutions in Moodle

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.


9-9.15 Introduction and welcome Educational Technology Specialist Heikki Wilenius, DOJO
9.15-9.30 Creating a self-study academic writing course in Moodle (in English) University Instructor Jonathon Martin, Language Centre (Academic Writing in English)
9.30-10 Discussion in small groups
10-10.15 Gamified course in Moodle using ThingLink and various assessment methods (in English) Senior University Lecturer Reijo Käkelä, Faculty of biological and environmental sciences & Educational Technology Specialist Sanna-Katja Parikka, DOJO
10.15-10.25 Discussion in small groups
10.25-10.40 Break
10.40-10.55 Accessible Moodle Course: First Steps (in Finnish) University Lecturer Tuuli Anna Renvik, Faculty of Social Sciences (Sosial psychology), Open University
10.55-11.10 Discussion in small groups
11.10-11.25 Giving feedback to specializing doctors with the Database Activity (in Finnish) Ewa Jokinen, Faculty of Medicine
11.25-11.40 Discussion in small groups
11.40-11.55 Extra credits from voluntary exams, implementation and experiences (in Finnish) University Lecturer Teemu Rinne, Faculty of Medicine (Psychology), Open University
11.55-12 Closing Educational Technology Specialist Heikki Wilenius, DOJO

Take a relaxed seat and your morning coffee with you, and come hear about the best ideas for your own teaching! Welcome!

The event will be organized by Services for Digital Education and Continuous Learning (DOJO).

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