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Upgrade of Moodle Learning Management System and Installation of Moodle Turnitin Assignment Version 2 Plugin

Upgrade of Moodle Learning Management System

Moodle, the central Learning Management System, has been successfully upgraded from version 2.8.6 to 3.0.3 on 14 August 2016.  This new version comes with a collection of system fixes and improvements over the previous version (see https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_3.0_release_notes for details).

Installation of Moodle Turnitin Assignment Version 2 Plugin

Besides, Moodle Turnitin Assignment Version 2 plugin (V2) has also been installed on the Moodle platform and will be available for use after 31 August 2016. Old Version 1 assignments created before will remain available for access by teachers and students.

The V2 plugin provides new good features like PeerMark for peer assessment.  User guide on using this new plugin version can be found at http://moodle-support.hku.hk/sites/moodle-support.hku.hk/files/pdf/HKU_Moodle_Turnitin_2.pdf

turnitin assignment v1 and v2

Figure 1: Turnitin Assignment V1 and Turnitin Assignment V2 on Moodle

Newly Customized HKU Theme

A newly customized HKU theme is applied to every 2016-2017 Moodle courses by default which carries a new look and feel specially designed for HKU courses.

 Moodle theme
Figure 2: A newly customized HKU theme for Moodle courses

Panopto and Moodle Hands-on Training Courses

To understand more on the use of Moodle and Panopto (lecture capture service), we are organizing hands-on workshops on a regular basis and staff and students are welcome to join any of them.  Please click here for the training details and registration. 

For any questions in using Moodle and Panopto, please send email to eLearningTeam@hku.hk

C P Lau
eLearning Team
Tel: 3917 8711
Email: cplaud@hku.hk