UPDATE – The CLE Update for June 2019 is Here!

The CLE was upgraded to Moodle 3.6 on June 27, 2019, and we want to share some details on what to expect. The overall theme has been refreshed with a cleaner and more modern interface,  and tools have been added and updated.

Dashboard

In the Course Overview block courses will now be displayed with illustrated tiles by default, and can be sorted with filters, such as in progress, future, past, hidden, starred. You can change the course view in the Course Overview block to only list the course titles (without the images), or in a shorter display with smaller images. You can also sort the course list by course name or last accessed course.

Course overview block

Blocks

Blocks are still available and now include:

  • Course Overview
  • Starred Courses (replaces previous Favorited Courses)
  • Recently Accessed Courses (replaces previous Recent Courses)
  • Recently Accessed Items
  • Timeline

The Timeline feature was previously within the Course Overview block, but is now separated and more powerful.

Timeline block

Blocks will continue to remain customizable by users, meaning you can hide, edit, or delete blocks on the dashboard to your liking.

Editing

While in a course the Turn Editing On button is now available at the top of the page. It is also still part of the gear icon drop-down menu.

Turn editing on button

Quick navigation

A new quick navigation feature includes the “jump to top” arrow, which floats at the bottom of a browser window, making it easy to bounce back to the top of the page at anytime.

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Notification banners

While viewing a course as a guest, accessing a hidden course, or if you have switched your role there will be a notification banner that communicates these things.

Hidden banner
Student banner
Guest banner
Guest banner with self enroll

Quiz improvements

In Moodle 3.6 there is better access to analytical data, in regards to response statistics and randomized questions. 

Quiz statistics menu
Quiz statistics

Communication

Group messaging is now a capability, and the messaging interface has been redesigned. If you are a member of a group you will be able to interact privately with members in your group. The starred messages feature allows starred messages to be accessed quickly.

Communication window

There are options to set message preferences as well.

Communication settings

Duplicated items

If items are duplicated in a course “(copy)” will be attached to the name of the item.

Duplicate items

Additional help and information

For a full list of updated features, please refer to the “new features in 3.6” page on the Moodle website: https://docs.moodle.org/36/en/New_features

If you have any questions about these new features, please don’t hesitate to contact the Learning Tech Group.

You can also sign-up for a future online CLE Basics Workshop every second and fourth Friday of the month.

Stay informed about what matters most to you.