Moodle News

October 2017 Moodle News

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Winter/Spring 2018 Course Materials Adoptions due by Sunday, Nov. 5 The Textbook portal is now open, and course material adoptions for winter and spring terms are due in SPIRE before pre-registration opens on Monday, November 6, 2017. For more, see About Amazon Course Materials for UMass. Note: The Amazon Course Materials tool (scheduled to be…

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August 2017 Moodle News

Moodle Courses Open Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 Fall 2017 Moodle courses will be made available to students on Friday, Sept. 1 starting at approximately 12 p.m. If you are not ready for students to use your course, you can hide individual elements of the course, or you can wait until after the automatic release, then…

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Moodle Unavailable July 13, 2017 from 7 a.m.

  On Thursday, July 13, 2017, UMass Amherst Information Technology will perform a scheduled upgrade to Moodle 3.1. Moodle will be unavailable beginning at 7 a.m. (for as long as 5 hours).  Please plan accordingly. For details about new features and changes to the software, see Moodle 3.1 Highlights. Also watch for August events, including…

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April 2017 Moodle News

Instructional Media Lab Temporarily Relocated Morning of Monday, May 15 On Monday, May 15, W.E.B. Du Bois Library will be closed until noon. We will be able to take appointments in LGRC A210 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and in Du Bois Library, Rm.765 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on May 15. Note this is…

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February 2017 Moodle News

Moodle Unavailable Thursday, March 16, 2017 During Spring Break, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, UMass Amherst Information Technology will perform a scheduled maintenance on Moodle. Moodle will be unavailable beginning at 7 a.m. (for as long as 5 hours).  Please plan accordingly.   Removal of Old Moodle Courses On Feb. 15, 2017, access ended to…

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January 2017 Moodle News

Reminder: Removal of Old Moodle Courses On February 15, 2017, access to Moodle courses taught up to and including Spring 2015 will be removed from Moodle at UMass Amherst. Please backup any course content you do not wish to lose, including course materials, grades and student submissions. For help, see Backup a Moodle Course. To…

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A New Look for Turnitin

In mid-January 2017, Turnitin in Moodle at UMass Amherst will get a new look and feel. Basic functionality will remain the same, and the Submission inbox will remain the same, but once instructors open a submission they’ll see a new, more compact interface for grading, providing feedback, and viewing originality reports. Dubbed “Turnitin Feedback Studio,”…

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November 2016 Moodle News

Turnitin Scheduled Downtime Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Turnitin will be unavailable while Turnitin performs maintenance on internal network hardware to increase capacity and ensure continued dependable service. No submissions or grading will be possible during the downtime. We advise instructors to set submission deadlines be…

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October 2016 Moodle News

Turnitin Scheduled Downtime Saturday, Nov. 5 On Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Turnitin will be unavailable while Turnitin performs maintenance on internal network hardware to increase capacity and ensure continued dependable service. No submissions or grading will be possible during the downtime. We advise instructors to set submission deadlines be…

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August 2016 Moodle News

Turnitin Downtime – Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 On Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 from from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Turnitin is scheduled for system maintenance. Turnitin may be temporarily unavailable during this time. Moodle Downtime – Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 On Monday, Aug. 22 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Moodle will be unavailable while UMass…

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Moodle Downtime – Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

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Moodle will be unavailable on Monday, Aug. 22 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. while UMass Amherst IT moves the system to new infrastructure. Please plan accordingly.

If you have concerns about this maintenance or if you are having trouble accessing Moodle after the upgrade, contact IT User Services at 413-545-9400.

For updates during the maintenance period, check the UMass Amherst IT social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

For updates after August 22, 2016, check the IT website at: https://www.umass.edu/it

Moodle 3.0 is Here!

Moodle 3.0 Upgrade On Thursday, July 7, 2016 UMass Amherst upgraded Moodle to version 3.0. This upgrade continues to make Moodle more usable and efficient.  Some of the improvements include: New Editor Features: Better table editing, more text formatting options, right-to-left text option, full-screen editing, formatted HTML. New Activity Features, including: New Quiz question types: Select missing words,…

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