We are testing a new Moodle plugin for attendance monitoring. It can be set up to allow students to self-report attendance; and has various features to try and minimise false reporting, such as restricting access to on-campus users, not allowing multiple attempts from the same device, password protection and time release. Staff can also use the tool to take a manual attendance. Anyone who is interested in trying this out, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re planning to roll out v3.5 of Moodle on 30 August 2018. There are some changes to look and feel, and to navigation and so we are giving colleagues the opportunity to experience the new version on our test server at http://moody-test.st-andrews.ac.uk (on campus or through VPN only). Here‘s our familiarisation document which outlines the main changes, although it should be noted that the fundamentals of using Moodle are relatively unchanged. Please send your feedback to email@example.com.
- Development Server to be upgraded during week commencing 7 September 2015 (access to development team only)
- Test Server to be upgraded during week commencing 15 October 2015 (access to staff for test purposes)
- Live server to be upgraded during week commencing 21 December 2015 (access to all users)
Staff users of Moodle will be able to log in to the test server from week commencing 15 October and test the new version with their existing content, as well as explore new functionality. An overview of new features can be accessed here. Available additional plugins for Moodle can be viewed here (select Moodle 2.7 from the dropdown at the top of the page). If you would find any of these plugins useful to test, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details as soon as possible in advance of 15 October.