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Lecture Capture Pilot

The UM VLE 2014/15 is based on an upgraded version of Moodle 2.6. Compared to the previous VLE 2013/14 (based on Moodle 2.4), the upgraded VLE brings new enhancements that improve its usability. The resources and activities are very similar to VLE 2013/14, and there are no changes to the theme (look-and-feel) of the VLE interface.

Some changes and new features in UM VLE 2014/15 include:

  • The News Forum has been renamed to Class Announcements to better reflect its purpose, i.e. that of posting notifications regarding the study-unit.
  • The Text Editor has a new look and is more user-friendly. It has new icons and works better on different devices. The Text Editor can be toggled between one and three rows.
  • Forums can now display Word Count of discussion posts. The number of words will be visible to both tutors and students.

The enhancements mentioned above make the VLE accessible over a wider range of browsers and devices.

Additionally, the UM VLE 2014/15 features an upgraded Turnitin (plagiarism detection software).


Last Updated: 4 August 2017

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