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OTAN Upgrading to Moodle 2.2 This Summer

Posted on 06/04/2012

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OTAN is upgrading and changing our Moodle server! We will be converting from Moodle version 1.9 to the newest version, Moodle version 2.2, in June. This upgrade will allow teachers many additional resources and tools to help deliver quality online materials. Some examples include: The inclusion of grading rubrics for assignments, conditional settings to help pace students through materials, easier quiz creation and management, quick duplication of activities that will provide consistency throughout a course, more robust reporting features and easier integration of Web based resources, to name just a few.

To make the transition as easy as possible, OTAN will offer a series of online workshops to help teachers learn the robust new features of Moodle 2.2 and to review and prepare their online courses in time for the fall semester. Check out the OTAN training calendar (www) for new titles and register now!

In addition, OTAN is changing the name of the server to "adultedcourses.org" to help students recognize where their online courses are hosted. Teachers currently using Moodle 1.9 will receive regular updates through Moodle messaging on the status of the new Web site.

It is OTAN's intent to upgrade all of the courses on the existing server (moodle.otan.us ) to the new adultedcourses.org site intact. Teachers will only need to check their courses once the new server is ready for the fall term and make sure everything is working properly. However, it is likely that with the new features available in Moodle 2.2, teachers will want to take advantage of the additional functionality.

For further information, contact Blair Roy, Moodle Administrator and Project Specialist at broy@otan.us or (916) 228-2357.