LearningSpace Upgrade to Moodle 3.4

Tuesday June 12th 2018 – The upgrade has happened!

We are pleased to announce that the main upgrade to Moodle 3.4 has now taken place and LearningSpace is no longer in maintenance mode. The team will continue to work on menus and general customisation of the newly upgraded LearningSpace system throughout the week with a few more changes to come.

A few of the new additions are highlighted below.

New Hamburger Menu

One of the biggest improvements in the new interface is the ability to quickly and easily navigate between courses using the Hamburger menu on the left hand-side. This menu can also be used to jump to particular sections within a specific course page.

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If the course you want to access is not visible in this menu then clicking on “Dashboard” button will take you directly to your area containing your courses. This can also be access from the “My Modules” link from either the central QuickLinks or the My Marjon dropdown.

New Front Page & Quicklinks

This new interface includes a cleaner and less cluttered front page with navigation reflecting the look and feel of the Marjon Mobile app. This contains new Quicklinks access buttons to take you to important information, including your timetable and module. It also utilises the new navigation menu for site wide navigation and will show students notifications and new messages from the top right hand corner.

New Dashboard Page

The dashboard page from which you can access your courses has also had an upgrade. This will include a timeline of upcoming events or assignments to allow you quick and easy access. The list of courses on this page has changed slightly, you are able to change this back to the original courses list or add a new my courses block. For information on doing this visit our guide on adding a ‘My Course’ block to your dashboard page.

Turning Editing On

To turn Editing on from the new interface in order to make changes to the course page you need to use the Settings cog from the top right-hand corner. Clicking this will dropdown a menu allowing you to Edit settings or Turn Editing On for the page.

View and Add Users on a course

To view users enrolled on the course and to add new users, open the hamburger menu on the left hand side and click on “Participants” this will take you to a list of users to enrol users from.

Watch the film below which features Senior eLearning Technologist Helen Baker talking about the upgrade and the improvements made.

 

Watch the screencast below to see the different ways you can access modules that you are enrolled on, how to navigate to different sections of a course page and how to turn editing on and off (for tutors).

Click the ‘Full Screen’ icon to watch the screencast (Note: there is no audio)

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