Beloit College
Banner Image

Jenzabar EX and the Portal will be down from 7am - 8am on Friday, March 14th for system maintenance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact IT Support at x2067 or itsupport@beloit.edu.

Moodle Improvements

December 15, 2011 at 11:17 am

From Instructional Technologist Jedidiah Rex...

I am excited to announce some improvements to Moodle. The biggest and most apparent change is that there will be two separate Moodle instances. This change has come about due to more and more groups on campus (departments, committees, etc.) using Moodle to manage administrative responsibilities. I have received multiple requests to separate some of the these courses from the academic courses. This change will also better facilitate Jenzabar integration in the future. The two distinct Moodle instances will be:

  • bcmoodle - This is the Moodle that you are familiar with, currently home to all Moodle courses. Beginning in Spring 2012, bcmoodle will only be used for academic courses - anything listed by the Registrar. All other courses will be moved to the new instance.
  • bcmoodle/groups - This Moodle instance will be used for any "course" that is not a course listed by the Registrar. This includes many department resource courses and other "administrative" groups (departmental courses, committees, resource courses) on campus. 

    Courses currently living in bcmoodle that now fall under bcmoodle/groups will be moved between January 3, 2012 and the beginning of the Spring term. Please make no changes to your courses after 1/3/12. I will send a message giving the "all clear" to those responsible for the sites after they have been moved. I may contact some person(s) responsible for some sites to coordinate moving. 

The two instances will be visually distinct from one another so that you will be able to know at a glance which instance you are in. Login information will be the same for both instances - you will continue to use your Beloit credentials to login to bcmoodle and bcmoodle/groups. Both instances will be running the CLAMP Moodle version 1.9.11 + LAE 1.2 

bcmoodle will be upgraded January 5, 2012). This version of Moodle is more stable and brings some enhancements to the grade book, file upload process, available blocks and other areas as well. You can read the documentation for this version by visiting the link above.

As a result of this change you will see a new Moodle icon on the Faculty & Staff page and on the Current Students page. The two icons will look like:

moodle logo-1024x254.jpg

-and-

bcmoodle groups web logo 2.png