Thursday, May 8, 2014

Introducing Moodle 2.6

I wanted to share this brief announcement from our academic technology partners in the Office of Information Technology:

The newest version of Moodle, 2.6, is now available for fall 2014 courses (and summer 2014 pilot courses).

Key changes in Moodle 2.6
  • Responsive design: Moodle works and looks better across all devices, including desktops, tablets, and phones.
  • Maximize content button: Enables you to display only content on your screen (hiding other course page features such as headers and blocks).
  • Gradebook enhancements: Includes a Grade Breakdown report which shows very specific statistics for the overall course grades, as well as for individual grade items. Learn more about Moodle 2.6 gradebook.
  • Further differences between Moodle 2.4 and 2.6: Highlights are available in the Moodle 2.6 Differences document.
Learning Opportunities
  • The UMN Moodle YouTube video channel has a collection of instructional videos available to help you get acclimated to Moodle 2.6.
  • Face-to-face training is available the two weeks after finals for:
    1. Creating Basic Course Websites with Moodle
    2. Orientation to Teaching Online with Moodle
    3. Managing a Gradebook with Moodle
  • Updated self-help guides will be available by mid-May.
Request a Course Site
  • To request a Moodle 2.6 course site, log in and fill out the request form. You can continue to access your current courses by visiting  
  • If you have questions, please contact

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