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Moodle updates for Fall 2015

August 20, 2015

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For the 2015-2016 academic year, Moodle will run version 2.8 and we will update our default theme to improve usability on mobile devices. The 2014-2015 default theme will remain available as well.   

Moodle 2.8 Update Highlights

General Improvements

  • Text autosave with the Atto editor


  • New Grader report allows full screen view, smoother scrolling and quick editing of cells

  • Single view allows edits to a single student or grade item

  • New natural weighting method for using weights

  • Grade history shows all grade changes

  • Import grades by pasting from spreadsheets

  • Video demonstrating the gradebook changes


  • Subscribe to individual discussions

  • Navigate easily between threads

  • ‘Like’ forum posts with the new single item scales

  • Email replies to forum posts

Quizzes, Choice and Assignments

  • Add additional files to assignment

  • Control when assignment feedback is sent to students

  • Marking workflow allows release of all grades at once to students

  • Improvements to quiz edit screen and completion settings

  • Allow users to select more than one choice


See New Features for Moodle 2.8 for a complete list.


For more information:

Miranda Carney-Morris