At UNSW, Moodle is upgraded with new and improved features at the end of each year. This page outlines the major changes introduced with the upgrade to Moodle 4.0.
Updated headings bar
Provides quick and easy sitewide navigation on the most useful pages for staff and students through a visually updated horizontal bar.
Updated course index
Introducing a new collapsible sidebar which shows quick links to all content in the course, providing direct access to course modules. Quickly jump to course modules by pressing on its name from any page in the course.
New course administration
The old course settings buttons previously on the left navigation bar have been moved to the new course administration bar on top of each page. This bar stays on top of the screen even as the page is scrolled. It provides different buttons depending on the page staff and students are currently on.
‘Edit Mode’ toggle
The new ‘Edit Mode’ toggle replaces the old 'Turn editing on' button, providing clarity as to when editing mode is enabled or disabled.
'Add section' button
The new ‘Add section’ buttons are easier to find and allows academics to easily add sections directly from the course page.
Added additional buttons, making it easier to quickly add and edit content to the course page.
Existing timeline blocks have been updated to cleanly show students important dates set by instructors, such as overdue and upcoming activities. It now provides a handy search bar to find tasks and completion dates easily.
Personalised events can be directly added by pressing the ‘new event’ button or any day on the calendar.
Events can be filtered to specific courses using the course filter on the top left on the calendar block.
Recently accessed courses
Enrolled courses which were recently opened can easily be accessible using this block. Instead of searching through all courses, use this block instead for quick navigation.
Allows users to add personalised events manually and filter events by courses within the calendar block.
Grade to pass’ activity completion
A new ‘grade to pass’ activity completion criteria has been added. Activities will be marked as completed once students obtain a passing grade. The grade to pass is set via the ‘grade’ section in graded activities
Completion markers have been added to the course index on the left, providing students a quick visual indicator of whether they have completed a particular activity. This allows students to intuitively see their progress through the activity completion tasks within the course.
Question version control
Questions now contain version control, each time the question is edited and saved, a new version is created. This will give instructors more flexibility as they can explore different questions without losing their prior work.
Question commenting & tracking
Question banks now offer additional columns which provide extra functionality. Comments can now be added for each question. Questions of concern will be flagged and more.
Created a dedicated question history page allowing staff to view the full extent of a question's history of changes, from editing the actual question or tracking when properties of the questions changed. This allows academics to view old versions of questions in cases where content is lost or accidentally changed.