Some great new features will be available within Forums to help organise discussions and improve productivity.
Staff and students can now prioritise discussions using a “star” feature. In addition, staff can pin discussions to the top for all students as well as lock discussions to block further posts. All of these options are available right on the main forum page.
New options on the main Forum page.
In addition, replying to posts opens inline of the message in a simplified display (the full set of features are available as an advanced option).
Staff can also reply to a student’s post, privately. Only the student and staff with a teacher role can see the reply.
New inline posting view, showing “Reply...Read more
The most noticeable change from the 2019 Stream upgrade will be the first screen you see, the Dashboard!
At last it’s possible to customise your list of Stream courses. Last year it became possible to favourite Stream sites. But after the...Read more
The default theme Massey uses has been updated by the people at Moodle. Whilst the code has changed we’ve made every effort to make the change as smooth as possible, hence you won’t see a lot different. Here are the main changes:
Here is a summary of the new features arriving November 14…
New Dashboard view allows you to customise which courses you can see – filter and sort based on a number of criteria
Refresh of the “Massey” theme (used mainly by...Read more
During the mid-year break Stream will be upgraded from Moodle 2.6 to Moodle 2.8.
• Easier to navigate gradebook (and other improvements)
• Ability to subscribe to individual forum discussions
• Less-clunky quiz...Read more
Semester 2 is over so let’s take a look at the stats for students:
21,173 students1 signed in and viewed 2,594 sites2, read 1,285,675 book pages, wrote 71,691 forum posts, uploaded 87,636 assignments, and answered 3,102,179 ...Read more
The full-time whistle has gone for Semester 1 so let’s take a look at the stats for students:
21,205 students1 signed in and viewed 2,436 sites2, read 1,469,931 book pages, wrote 90,824 forum posts, uploaded 92,879 assignments, and...Read more
In Stream, a Core study resource is a Book resource or PDF document that can be printed by a student using the “Request Print Copies” feature.
To see which Books or PDFs will be printed just click the button on your site:
This will...Read more
Another user-interface change coming as part of the June 26 upgrade is a “refresh” of the text editor:
By default the text editor will show a single toolbar:
Clicking the first button…
As mentioned in my last post Stream will be unavailable on Thursday 26th June between 7am and 9am while maintenance and a minor Moodle upgrade is performed.
While most of the improvements are “under the hood” there are a few user interface...Read more