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October 2011 Modifications to Moodle

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October 2011 Modifications to Moodle
by Fred Zinn - Thursday, October 27, 2011, 4:24 PM

Today we applied several fixes to Moodle as part of our October 2011 Release. To complete this release, we will upgrade to Moodle 2.0.5 on Saturday morning (10/29) during our standard maintenance window.

Changes from this release and the upgrade will be invisible to most users. Some highlights:

  • Moodle now updates personal profile information from SPIRE on a daily basis.
  • There is a new role that instructors can use to give a student more time on quizzes.
  • Default options for file handling, grade upload, and TurnItIn have been changed to simplify these processes for instructors.
  • Other changes in the 2.0.5 upgrade involve bug fixes and security.