The new Moodle version for the 2016-2017 academic year includes several new enhancements that offer added functionality.
Show or Hide the Upload/Last Modified Date of a File
Moodle now allows you to show the date that a file on a Moodle course was uploaded or last modified. By default, the time stamp will not show, but this can be useful for documents that are subject to change as a course progresses, like the syllabus.
Refer to the tutorial, Show or Hide the “Date Uploaded” or “Last Modified” Stamp on Uploaded Files for more information.
Drag and Drop Images into the Text Editor
Moodle now allows you to drag and drop images straight from your computer into a text box that you are editing. For example, you can add an image to a section of your course by editing the section and dragging an image into the text box on the edit section page:
For full information, including how to ensure your images are accessible and ADA compliant, visit the tutorial Drag and Drop Images into the Text Editor for more information.
New Quiz Question Types: Drag and Drop Onto Image, Drag and Drop Into Text, and Select Missing Words
Moodle has some new quiz question types. They can be selected when adding a new question to a quiz. To add a new question to a quiz, first turn on editing in your Moodle course. Then, click the dropdown arrow next to your quiz and click “edit settings.”
Next, in the “Administration” block on the left hand side of the page, click “edit quiz.”
Next, click on the “Add” dropdown arrow on the edit quiz page, and click “Add new question.”
Drag and Drop Into Text
Refer to the full tutorial, Drag and Drop Into Text Quiz Question Type for more instructions.
Select Missing Words
The “Select Missing Words” question type allows you to create a question where students have to choose the right word that falls into blank spaces. It is very similar to the “drag and drop text” question type, and is set up in the same way.
Refer to the full tutorial, Select Missing Words Quiz Question Type for more information.
Drag and Drop onto Image
The “Drag and Drop onto Image”question type requires students to drag answers onto the right location on an image.
Refer to the full tutorial, Drag and Drop onto Image Question Type for more instructions.