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by Dr Kate Pavlidou - Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 8:33 PM

Moodle UPGRADE – Important Information!

Dear All,

EMHWD has now upgraded its VLE to Moodle version 2.1.4

Moodle 2.1 comes with many other improvements!! but the major new features are:

  • A whole new question engine (used by quizzes, for example), which makes questions more robust and will enable developers to create all kinds of interesting question types in the future.  Some interesting new features like Certainty-Based Marking have also been added. 
  •  Moodle 2.1 now directly supports mobile apps for some functions.  The new Moodle app for iPhone (by Moodle HQ) has been released followed by an Android version and these require the secure web services of Moodle 2.1 or later.  In addition, there is direct support for mobile-specific Moodle Themes and automatic detection of mobile browsers.

There are many other smaller improvements too, but one of the ones I really like is the new and improved configuration interface for blocks!!!  DO TAKE A LOOK!!!

New Features

If you're not sure what the new features of Moodle 2 are or how they work, then take a look at the video below which goes through each aspect and how to use them.  This is a playlist video so once it starts you will have the option to select different features in the bottom menu. (NB: this is a YouTube video so make sure you are not behind a web-blocker!):


Course Leaders/Moodle Users with ‘course editing rights

Please follow the link below which will take you to relevant user guide documentation, including details of new features available in this version:


The following short video guides might also be of help:  

Adding a user to your course

Turn on Self Enroll in Moodle 2.1

Adding Resources in Moodle 2.1

Embedding YouTube videos using a Label

Creating a Single Simple Discussion Forum

Moodle 2.1 Online Text as Journal

Moodle 2.1 Sample Course Tour

If you have any queries about the upgrade or if you require further support navigating around Moodle, please don’t hesitate to contact me either at kate.pavlidou@nhs.net or on 07775025905.


With good wishes,