Moodle 2

What's New in Moodle for Instructors?

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We have decided to change our desktop theme in addition to our mobile device theme.

Our desktop theme, “More” (pictured below), is more accessible and has a cleaner look than our previous theme.

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In addition to the desktop theme, we are adding a mobile theme called SNAP. This means that if you access Moodle from a mobile device, it will become responsive by fitting to your screen. Your screen will look like the image below.


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  • Lessons now support groups.

You now have the ability to have separate lessons for each group.

On the right side of the screen click the edit dropdown

  • Make sure to have Moodle groups set up. For help, please contact the CTS Help Desk.
  • Click on the highlighted icon to change the group mode of the activity.


Section Headings can be added to quiz pages.

Section headings will be displayed to students as they are taking the quiz. For example, you can separate the multiple choice section from the short answer section.

Click the pencil icon to add the first heading:

on the left side of the screen there is a small pen button under the repaginate button

Now, type a heading and press enter.

The pen tool should now be a text field to enter the secition title.

Additional section headings can be added by clicking the “Add” button.

On the right side of the screen you will have options after clicking he add button on the right.

Teachers can create building questions. For example, students must answer the current question before they are permitted to answer the next.

Under the “Edit Settings” of a quiz, Expand “Question behavior”. Make sure that “How Questions behave” is set to “Interactive with multiple tries” (Multiple tries is disabled by default)

In the edit setting there is the Question behaviour option that can shuffle within questions and other options.

Click Save Changes

Click “Edit Quiz” in the administration block.

Padlocks are now visible next to the questions.

On the far right of the screen it will show you if the question is locked with the padlocks and can click them to lock or unlock.

When the padlock is closed, the locked question requires that the question before it is answered.

General (All activities)

Grade to Pass” can now be set within the activity, instead of going into the gradebook.

Edit the settings of any activity (Quiz, Lesson, Assignment, Etc.).

Expand the “Grade” section.

      • “Grade to pass” setting is editable.

        You can use the grade to pass option in grade settings.

Files can now be attached to assignments to provide students more information. For example, you could attach a PDF of your instructions, grading rubrics, or template files that should be used for the assignment. These files will be shown in the assignment description.

Campus Technology Services:

Need more help? Contact the Campus Technology Services Help Desk at 406.496.4244 or by email at  E-mail: ctshelpdesk@mtech.edu.