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New Features (Sep 2015)
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Lecture Capture Pilot

The upgraded VLE for academic year 2015/16 is based on Moodle 2.8. Compared to what was available during 2014/15 (based on Moodle 2.6), the upgraded VLE brings new enhancements that improve its usability. The resources and activities are very similar to VLE 2014/15, and there are no changes to the theme (look-and-feel) of the VLE interface.

Some changes and new features in UM VLE 2015/16 include:

Department Name The faculty/department related to each VLE area is now visible in the My Study-units page.
Text Editor The text editor has been updated to better focus on usability and accessibility. Among others, it now includes an Autosave feature that helps to reduce the risk of data loss, and an enhanced Equation Editor.
Google Drive Repository The Google Drive Repository is a new feature that allows staff and students to easily upload material from their University Google Drive into the VLE.
Forum Activity The forum activity has been enhanced to allow subscription to individual forum discussions.


Mobile-Friendly VLE Theme

During academic year 2015/16, IT Services trialed a mobile-friendly theme for the UM VLE. Following positive feedback received during the trial period, the new theme was implemented as default and the old theme was terminated.

When using mobile-friendly theme, the VLE interface automatically resizes according to the device you are using, be it a tablet, smartphone, laptop or desktop computer. This theme should therefore improve the VLE user experience on tablets and smartphones.

Last Updated: 4 August 2017

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