New Library Resources block
A new Library Resources block now appears in Moodle. The goal of the block is to improve student access to library collections and services by promotion through Moodle, a starting point for many students engaged in coursework.
The Library Resources block automatically displays on the side of all Moodle course sites, adjacent to course content. Content is generated dynamically, and is tailored to the specific Moodle course that the student has logged into. The Library Moodle Block provides convenient access to course textbooks, librarian recommended research databases and journals, the library catalogue, and more.
For more information, or to provide feedback, visit http://library.concordia.ca/services/users/faculty/moodle/index.php
An upgraded version of Moodle was introduced May 1 at Concordia. Users should note the following:
Please read the following FAQ about the new Moodle
Will everything in our current version appear in my new site?
Everything in the current version of Moodle (v.1.9) will automatically be migrated (with the exception of old NanoGong sound files). You will not have to transfer any files.
What happens to my files after the upgrade?
File management is quite different in Moodle 2.3. There is no longer any Files folder. Users no longer have to make links to files, they are simply added to an activity or other location and available from there. Files that are stored in your “Files” folder on the old Moodle will appear in a “Legacy Course Files” folder.
Will the way that I enroll my students change?
In the past, students were enrolled by clicking “Activate Enrollment” in the administration block. In the new Moodle this process is different. In order to make your course available to students, please follow these steps:
1.Log onto your course
2.In the Settings block, click Edit settings under Course administration
3.Scroll down to the Availability section
4.Change the setting to "this course is available to students"
5.Save your changes by clicking "Save Changes" at the bottom.
Will my assignments be affected?
Assignments will not be affected, though it is important that you check that all settings are still correct.
What improvements can we expect in Moodle 2.3?
There are many improvements. Among them:
• an improved navigation and file upload system (drag-and-drop!)
• the ability to copy activities and resources
• completion and activity tracking is available
• site-wide groups, or Cohorts, are available
• existing Moodle modules such as the Wiki, Quiz, and, Workshop are now easier to manage and much more user-friendly
• the HTML editor has been replaced with a new version known as Tiny MCE, which will work with most web browsers, unlike Moodle's previous HTML editor.
Where can I get training?
Workshops on Moodle 2.3 are available now and we will continue to offer them throughout the summer. You can register for the workshops online at http://www.concordia.ca/iits/support/training.
Please contact email@example.com if you need assistance with these items or have other Moodle questions.
This tool enables you to upload course information and content, subject to the Copyright Act and the University's Policy on Copyright Compliance and Copyright Guidelines for Instructors. In particular, this tool allows for the upload and distribution of course notes, course outlines, lab manuals and other such materials of which you are the author and rightful copyright owner. You may not upload any content, in whole or in part, whose copyright you do not own absent the prior written permission of the rightful copyright owner.
Failure to comply with the Copyright Act is a violation of federal legislation. In addition to any action that may be taken by any rightful copyright owner, its licensing agent or the police authorities, the University reserves the right to take disciplinary or other action against a member with respect to any breaches of the University’s Policy on Copyright Compliance.