Moodle 2.7 Quick Start Guide
Usability and Accessibility - Moodle has implemented a number of enhancements in recent versions and have continued to improve the interface.
New Edit menu - instead of all of the activity editing tools being listed to the right of each activity they can now be found in a drop down menu to the right of each activity, with the exception of the group mode tool.
The new assignment module has been enabled as part of the Moodle 2.7 upgrade.
This introduces many new features including:
There is now only one Moodle Assignment activity, with all of the assignment sub-types now managed by the Submission types setting.
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For more information about Assignments see the Learning Topic: Working with assignments.
Using Moodle 2.7 conditional activities you are able to set complex conditions that allow you to create more advanced learning paths.
In the edit screen for any Moodle Activity, you will find the conditional activity settings towards the end of the form. The screen shots included here are from a discussion forum.
The interface is simplified, with a single choice to Add restriction.
Once you have added restrictions, you will also notice a few changes to the interface.
In this example the activity will only become available when both the Activity "Moodle 2.7 Overview" is marked complete AND the date is 17/09/14 or greater.
In the access restrictions, we now have options of must or must not match, all or any of the following, as well as use of and or or for relating conditions, providing many more possibilities for conditional release.
The Visibility drop down box has been replaced with the eye icon (), which, when open will display the activity as greyed out to students on the Unit page, when crossed out () the activity will be completely hidden to students on the Unit page.
For more information about working with Conditional Activities see the Learning Topic: Controlling access to unit content
Atto is the new HTML Editor provided with Moodle 2.7. Atto has been designed for:
Atto is available for selection in My Profile, however the TinyMCE editor is still available and remains Monash Moodle's default editor. Users can choose which editor they prefer to use. See the Learning Topics: Editing your profile and Using HTML or Text Editors in Moodle.
The first tool in the Atto editor allows you to show/hide additional tools.
The new Atto editor also features a new equation interface, which allows you to insert and edit equations. The interface uses the same TeX filters as the previous editor, but equations can be edited.
You can select from the symbols provided, or type the equation into the editing area.
Once you save the equation and return to your unit, the equation is displayed as shown in the Equation preview.