Moodle Upgrade & 2017-2018 Courses

Posted April 18th, 2017 at 12:11 pm.

This spring, LITS will be upgrading Moodle from version 2.6 to 3.2. This will enable us to be on the same Moodle version as Haverford and Swarthmore, creating a more seamless experience for Tri-co students and faculty.

Timeline

  • Week of 4/24/17
    • Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 course shells available at moodlenew.brynmawr.edu
    • Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 course materials available at moodle.brynmawr.edu
  • Week of 6/15/17
    • Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 course materials available at moodlearchive.brynmawr.edu
    • Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 course shells available at moodle.brynmawr.edu

Further Information

The upgraded version, located at moodlenew.brynmawr.edu, will be available the week of 4/24. The new Moodle site will have the summer and fall course shells for academic year 2017-2018, so that faculty and staff may begin building their course web sites for the coming academic year. We will send an email the day the course shells are available.

Course materials through the 2016-2017 academic year will remain available at moodle.brynmawr.edu until Graduation weekend. During graduation weekend, moodle.brynmawr.edu will be renamed moodlearchive.brynmawr.edu. It will continue to house all course material through academic year 2016-2017. At the same time, “moodlenew.brynmawr.edu” will be renamed moodle.brynmawr.edu. All of the content added since the April launch date will remain on this site.

Starting this fall, Tri-college students will be able to log in directly to the other college’s Moodle sites. This means that Haverford students taking classes at Bryn Mawr will now be able to log in directly to Bryn Mawr’s Moodle page with their Haverford username and password. The one exception is that Swarthmore students will log in to Bryn Mawr’s Moodle site with their BMC issued username and password. This distinction was made to simplify the Swarthmore students’ experience at Bryn Mawr’s campus, as they will also need this username and password for the lab computers and printing.

The moodlearchive.brynmawr.edu site will be available continuing into the 2017-2018 academic year. We recommend faculty download their files if they do not already have copies, as well as backups of their Moodle courses if they intend to reuse the material. Instructions on how to backup (and restore into the new Moodle) your Moodle site can be found here: http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2749

Support

Educational Technology Services is happy to help migrate time-sensitive material from the current Moodle to the new site over the summer. Please contact help@brynmawr.edu to submit your request and if you’d prefer to meet in person, list a few times that work for you and an appointment will be scheduled.

Stay tuned for opportunities in the summer to learn more about the new Moodle!

Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

Filed under: Announcements by Melissa Cresswell

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