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Contingency Settings - Allows instructors to determine when items become available based on pre-set conditions. These criteria include date & time, a student's grade on an assignment or quiz, and whether or not a student viewed a particular resource. For example, an instructor can create a series of sequential quizzes where just the first quiz is initially available. Only after achieving a passing grade on the first quiz will the link to the next one become visible. Students scoring a failing grade on the same quiz could be presented with links to remedial or extra support materials.
Completion Tracking - Allows instructors to view a report on students' progress through course materials. Conditions for completion of items include pre-set grades for assignments, viewing resources, or having students manually designate an activity as completed.
Block Docking - Allows users to modify their Moodle page by collapsing blocks into horizontal tabs on the side of the screen. Blocks can be restored by clicking the tab and then clicking the Un-Docking icon.
Gradebook Builder - Presents a streamlined graphic interface for generating categories and items in a comprehensive, customizable layout design.
Mobile Theme - Moodle will be presented in an easily navigable interface in the mobile web browser when a mobile device is detected.
Improvements to Existing Features
Icons and Interface Design - Graphics have been newly designed and modified for increased visibility, consistency, and ease of use.
New Forum Options - This brings the ability to export the entire forum to a .pdf. Adds an additional forum with enhanced discussion features.
Text Editor - A new WYSIWYG editor has been added to the system, allowing for users to format text on almost any browser (a key feature improvement for Safari and Chrome users.) Also, the editor cleans HTML code from content that originated in MS Word and is later pasted into Moodle
Workshop (Peer-Review Activity) - The interface and controls to this activity have been simplified. It now allows instructors to directly designate the allocation of student work for review. The final grade calculation now transfers to the Gradebook.
Attendance Block - This feature is being rewritten from scratch, as it was not included in the standard version upgrade.
LSU People Block - This area is being redesigned to give instructors more control over what information is displayed as well as making all fields sortable.
Pearson Importer - The tools for importing grade items from Pearson products, such as MyMathLab and Mastering Chemistry, have been merged and streamlined to be more efficient and easy to use for instructors.
Course Preference System - The system that oversees course creation, splitting, cross-listing and team-teaching is being completely overhauled, giving instructors many new options in regards to how their courses are created in Moodle.