Monday, July 12, 2010

Moodle 2.0 is a game changer

Here are some of the highlights from Moodle Moot Melbourne regarding the new Moodle 2.0 as demonstrated today by Martin the Moodle man.

  • 20 new themes that look and feel like a whole new moodle

  • Blocks can be "Docked" as a drop down menu on the left hand side of the page creating far more space and efficiency on the page.

  • Blocks can be customized to appear on every page, or on selected page views.

  • Private Files block, allows users to upload private files to a repository, and intergrate with external repositories such as Google Docs, Flickr and so on.

  • User Blogs can be integrated with Twitter through RSS feeds, or any Blog, the cool thing, you can Filter the Feed by Filter Tags.

  • There is a Comment Block, allowing for user comments to be left on every page in moodle.
  • The Workshop Module has been made more user friendly.

  • All Activities and Resources and be 'Checked' off with a tick box when viewed/completed.

  • Community Hubs, are a place where Moodle Creators can share courses or sites centered around common learning areas. A Hub could also be created for use just inside an organisation.

  • More about Moodle 2.0 to come...

1 comment:

Shawn Brandt said...

Thanks for the information about Moodle 2.0... looking forward to to the upgrade! TIP - Technology Integration Program