Moodle Update

20 July 2023
By Wiebke Kuhn

Oldest Moodle courses will be deleted on August 1st

As we do every summer, we will delete the oldest courses from the Moodle server on August 1st, which will affect courses from the 2017-18 Academic Year.

What should you do?

If you would like to save a copy of your course materials, we recommend that you create a backup file of your course and download that to your favorite file storage location. Instructions for how to create a backup file are available in this short video or this Knowledge Base article.

We also suggest you use your browser’s print function to save a visual copy of your front page as PDF so that you can quickly see how your Moodle course was organized. 

Moodle 4.2 logo
Moodle 4.2 logo

Moodle 4 Update Delayed to Winter Break

ITS previously announced that Moodle would be upgraded in August. We will be delaying the Moodle upgrade to November 30th to take advantage of newly released features. 

Since we announced the upgrade to 4.1, we have affirmed that moving to the more recent version, 4.2, retains a couple of important features that would’ve been lost in a move to version 4.1.

Moodle 4.2 also contains some great new features to make course management far easier for faculty. The gradebook is much easier to navigate, and its look has been refreshed. Faculty can choose to move items in bulk on their course page, and it is now possible to add new items in between existing modules.

What should you do?

Join us for workshops in early December. Drop in for just-in-time support in mid-December and the first week of January. Look for upcoming announcements about these opportunities and new features of Moodle 4.2!

Please contact Wiebke Kuhn (wkuhn) with any questions or concerns.