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New Features (Sep 2013)
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VLE Upgrade

UM VLE 2013/14 is based on an upgraded version of Moodle 2. Compared to the VLEs of the previous academic years (based on Moodle 1.9), the upgraded VLE provides improved functionality and flexibility. The basic structure and activities in Moodle 2 are similar to those in Moodle 1.9.

New features in the upgraded VLE include:

  • New ‘file picker’ - simplified process of adding files and folders.
  • Drag and Drop - move content and sections in the study-unit area by simply dragging the resource and dropping it into its new location.

Compared to previous VLEs, the new VLE works well on a wider variety of browsers and mobile devices.

In addition to the improved features, the new upgraded VLE features an enhanced interface. The new VLE features new and larger icons, and an enhanced design of the central block (where the study-unit learning resources and activities reside) and the side blocks. The aesthetics of the new VLE interface is not radically different from the existing one so as not to confuse users.

Further information about the new VLE is available on the VLE Upgrade Project pages.


Last Updated: 4 August 2017

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