For the attention of all UCL Moodle teaching and support staff.
At 5 PM 04 July 2014 Moodle will be made unavailable to allow the yearly snapshot copy to be created. Once the process is compete the snapshot will be made available for staff and students, this is expected to be completed by mid-day on 05 July 2014. We will also be taking this opportunity to upgrade the Moodle system, to improve security and reliability, as well as introduce some new features. The live Moodle service will be returned to service on 09 July 2014.
New Moodle Upgrade Features
- Annotate PDFs in Moodle Assignments
- Gradebook Scrolling
- Permanently Docked Blocks
You can see more new features in the Moodle Resource Centre wiki on the New Features, Moodle 2.6 – Summer 2014 upgrade page.
If you would like to find out more about the Moodle snapshot, including its intended purpose and how you can hide content, please visit the Moodle Resource Centre wiki for more information.
What do I have to do?
If your module ends in June and you would like the snapshot copy to be made available then no further action is required.
What if my course(s) doesn’t finish in June?
We recognise that not all Moodle courses end in June. Some run into August/September and others may run later, several times a year or never stop. More information on the process of requesting a manual snapshot can be found here in the Snapshot section of the Moodle Resource Centre.
What happens after the snapshot?
Once you have a snapshot copy of your course we strongly recommend you take some time to consider resetting and reviewing your course so it can be used for the next cohort. For more information on preparing your Moodle course for the next academic year, see the Preparing your Moodle course for the next academic year page in the UCL wiki.
To see the snapshot for yourself, visit: http://moodle-archive.ucl.ac.uk
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