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									Moodle 1.8 upgrade
Moodle version 1.8 has in general a better layout for adding resources and activities, and offers more functionality.

Roles
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Roles are the biggest change allowing a variation of existing roles (admin, course creator, student, teacher) to be customised to make additional roles Existing role titles (or labels) for courses will be changed to the new version’s default roles Examples Lecturer/Course Administrator role with editing rights becomes a Staff role; Lecturer/ Course Administrator role without editing rights becomes a nonediting Staff role;

Assignment
The new version has four choices • Advanced uploading of files • Online text • Upload a single file • Offline activity

Dialogue
Existing dialogues will be visible but you cannot create new dialogues. Use Messages from now on.

Journal
Existing journals will be visible but you should use the assignment activity (online text) from now on. Journals will be converted to assignment activities in Moodle version 1.9.

Questionnaire
Existing questionnaires will be visible but you should use the feedback activity from now on. Questionnaires will not be supported in Moodle version 1.9.

Quiz
Quiz will have more functionality (better layout, better security with IP locking) in Moodle version 1.8.

Scorm
Scorm will have additional group function in Moodle version 1.8.

Survey
Survey will have additional group function in Moodle version 1.8.

Wiki
Wiki will have a simpler interface with an ‘option’ of advanced features. The following activities have no significant changes: • Workshop • Lesson • Forum • Chat • Hot Potato quiz


								
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