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A Peek at Moodle 2.0 - Part 1 PDF Print E-mail
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MoodleMoodle 2.0 was recently released, and I'll try here to give some idea of what the transition from the Moodle 1.* releases to Moodle 2.0 will mean to everyone.

Now there will be different effects depending upon whether you are a student, a teacher, administrator, or developer. I'll try and keep it simple.

Major System Rewrite

Moodle 2.0 is a major rewrite of the base Moodle software, with changes to the Themes, Modules & Blocks, and consequently all areas of functionality.

This means that the themes that worked for version 1.* may most probably not work for version 2.0. So one of the major effects will be the need to rewrite any custom themes that have been created.

However, the theme upgrade has given Moodle a much more cleaner look, and a faster execution. So well worth the move.




Moodle 2.0 now allows Side Blocks to be "docked" to the side of the browser screen, thus expanding the available screen real estate.


Moodle 2.0 Docking




HTML Editor

Moodle 2.0 sports and updated HTML Editor, which has significant improvements over the original one.

The interface is cleaner, but also the handling of HTML code is better.

Hint If you're entering data from a MS Word document, NEVER copy and paste directly. You should use the Word paste button, or copy and paste the text into Notepad first to remove the formatting from MS Word that will distort the look of your document in the HTML Editor.


Here's how the new Editor looks:



In Part 2, I will look at how Moodle 2.0 handles files and resources.