Moodle goes to version 4 with a new look

Moodle will be updated to Moodle 4.1 on June 28th, 2023, from 8 AM to 5 PM. During this time, it is not possible to log into Moodle or create new Moodle areas on the course pages. The update may not take the whole day, but the time is reserved as a precaution to prepare for potential update issues and fixes.

Dashboard and My courses

Demo video: Dashboard and My courses, English subtitles (video in Finnish)

The Dashboard and My courses replace the old Dashboard. Moodle’s start page is the Dashboard, but you can change it in your settings. On these tabs you can see what courses you have, the calendar, etc. You can also add blocks to the Dashboard.

Layout and editing of the course

Demo video: Layout and editing of the course (video and subtitles in Finnish)

Editing and managing the Moodle area has been made easier in the new user interface. In the future, the functions that were behind the function menu can be found in the tabs immediately below the course name. The Grades and Participants tabs, which were previously in the table of contents (formerly the navigation menu), have also been moved to tabs. In the future, the table of contents will show not only the names of the topics, but also the activities and resources found within the topics, thus making it easier to navigate the area. The table of contents can still be turned on and off from the “hamburger menu” in the upper left corner.

The biggest usability improvements can be found in the new location of the Edit Mode button. In the future, the editing mode, i.e. the editing button, can be found in the upper right corner, and it is constantly available to the teacher. This makes editing smoother and easier. In addition, in the future, activities and sections can also be moved to another place in the course within the table of contents.

Blocks in Moodle areas will not automatically be visible to students in the future. They can still be found on the right side, but they are behind a drawer.

Question bank and Grader report

Demo video: Question bank and Grade report (video in Finnish)

The tabs in the gradebook view will be replaced by a dropdown menu with the upcoming version update. Under the dropdown menu, you will find all the same contents that were previously displayed as tabs. Editing individual assessments for students will be streamlined as you can make individual edits directly in the grader report by enabling the editing mode.

In the question bank, learning analytics will be introduced in the form of new data columns. With this new information, teachers will be able to analyze the questions posed: assessing their effectiveness and difficulty. Additionally, question-specific editing will be made easier within the question bank view.

Other activities

Demo video: Rest of the new features, English subtitles (video in Finnish)

The database activity has several improvements: It has a new start page where you can choose a template for the database, or load the structure of an old database. The database now has four different templates: an image gallery, a research or reflection diary, a proposal or research project template, and a resource template that can be used to create, for example, a book review or link collection. In addition, it is now easier to track and manage the approval of database records.

In activity completion, there is a new option “require a passing grade”. Previously, the only option was “receive a grade”.

A time limit can now be set for assignments. During the assignment, a counter is displayed, showing how much time is left.

Language selection can now be enforced for individual activities, whereas previously this was only possible at the course level.

Training and support

Moodle Trainings available

Detailed information and registration at Suffeli Learning (links above).

Also remember:

And don’t forget The Teaching Cafe on Thursdays at 10 – 11 am, see Flamma.


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 individual consultations and group trainings for you and your colleagues.

Moodle operates normally during the Sisu deployment

Due to the deployment of the Sisu student information system, Oodi and Sisu are not available as usual from 17th to 30th May, 2021 (see Flamma News). During this time, Moodle will work normally.

New Moodle areas only with the order form

During the interruption of Sisu deployment, 17th to 30th May, Moodle areas cannot be created through course pages. If you want to create a Moodle area on the course pages, do so before or after the break (see Moodle Teacher’s Guide).

During the break, Moodle areas can be ordered using the form on the Moodle home page (see Moodle Teacher’s Guide).

Grades from Moodle to Sisu

From 31st May, 2021 you can export the final grades from Moodle directly to Sisu. This requires that the Moodle area has been created on the course pages and that Moodle Gradebook is in use. Instructions are coming in English to page Instructions for teaching.


If you have any questions about Moodle, please contact moodle (ät)

Welcome to Moodle TrainingS in Autumn 2019

During the autumn term 2019, the Educational technology services’ Moodle Team offers training for Moodle use, including Moodle basics as well as Moodle & MOOC clinics in every campus. The registration is open in Suffeli Learning!

If there is no suitable training available at a time that works for you, please just email us at and we can provide individual consultations and group trainings for you and your colleagues.

Moodle basics

Is Moodle a new program for you? In the Moodle basics course, you will learn the basics and you can start working on your own course.

  • Moodle basics 22nd October at 1-3 PM, Viikki campus (in English)
  • Moodlen perusteet 9th September at 2:15-5 PM, Metsätalo (in Finnish)

Moodle & MOOC Clinics

Come and work on your own courses! The clinics are especially useful for teachers who are about to start a course in the near future. The clinics will focus on building your own course. Our eLearning specialists work around in the classroom to assist and help the participants as needed. It is advisable to take part in the clinic only after you have completed the Moodle basics course or equivalent.

  • Moodle & MOOC Clinic 19th August at 2-4 PM, Aleksandria
  • Moodle & MOOC Clinic 5th September at 1-3 PM, Viikki
  • Moodle & MOOC Clinic 22nd October at 2-4, Meilahti
  • Moodle & MOOC Clinic 4th November at 9-11 AM, Siltavuorenpenger
  • Moodle & MOOC Clinic 3rd December at 1-3 PM, Kumpula

Moodle basics as self-study course

14th August 2019 we are launced a new self-study online course titled “Moodle basics”. In this course, it is possible to learn at your own pace how the initial setup of the course works, how to add materials and how to build and design the most important activities for the course. The course also provides an great opportunity to refresh your knowledge on Moodle. The course is in Finnish. To the course.

Moodle advanced courses

Exams and evaluation are a hot topic at the moment at the university. These trainings are in Finnish, except for the gradebook training, which will be taught in English if needed.

  • Tentit Moodlessa 2nd September at 1-2 PM, Siltavuorenpenger
  • Moodlen Safe Exam Browser -tentin laatiminen 2nd September at 2-4:30 PM, Meilahti
  • Moodle: Itse- ja vertaisarviointi työpaja-aktiviteetilla 30th September at 2-4.30 PM, Metsätalo
  • Tentit Moodlessa 21st October at 1-3 PM, Aleksandria
  • Moodle Gradebook training 24th October at 1-3 PM, Viikki (can be taught in English or Finnish depending on the participants language)
  • Tenttikysymysten kehittäminen Moodlen analytiikan avulla 19th November at 8-10 AM, Meilahti
  • Moodlen Safe Exam Browser -tentin laatiminen 2nd December at 8-10:30 AM, Meilahti

Detailed information and registration at Suffeli Learning. You’ll find “SAP Suffeli” also through the Flamma tools.

If you have any questions about registration or courses please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Best regards, The Moodle Team
Educational Technology Services