Moodle new features – Wednesday 17th September 2020
By Jason R Norton, on 17 September 2020
Digi-Ed is pleased to announce the following activities have been released into live Moodle.
Moodle Zoom Integration:
You can now create a Zoom meeting from Moodle. Firstly, Tutors need to set up a UCL Zoom account. Then in Moodle, a Tutor can simply turn editing on, click Add an Activity and select Zoom to create a Zoom meeting. Students will then be able to join the Zoom meeting from Moodle. The Zoom meeting will appear automatically in a student’s Moodle calendar to help them stay organised.
Guidance on making the correct platform choice for can be found HERE.
Other Moodle Changes
The Moodle Hub page has now been removed. When you now go to moodle.ucl.ac.uk you will be directed to the home page of the 20/21 Live Moodle. If you require access to the 19/20 LSA Moodle, this can be achieved by following the link from the Moodle Snapshot page which is located in the Services drop down menu in Moodle. Or from the link in the top block of your Moodle home page once you have logged in.
We have changed the colour of the Moodle headings after recieving feedback from end users and our accessibility team. The new colour is more accessible for those with some visual impairments and has a better contrast ratio with their respective backgrounds.
Further work on a range of other enhancements, are currently underway. To stay up to date with the latest learning technology enhancements at UCL, see the Moodle Release Roadmap.