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Finding your way around Moodle 4.0

Lecturer using a laptop

It's not long until Moodle 4.0 goes live for the students and staff for WCS. This new version has a contemporary, clean look that feels more intuitive, tabbed navigation and a more fluid course layout. This will enable a much better learning experience for staff and students both in creating and completing courses online.

Simplified navigation, dashboard and calendar.

Moodle 4.0 has a much cleaner login page which has a customisable background image. Once logged in you will notice a much cleaner and modern version of Moodle for easier navigation. The students will still have quick access to their courses on the updated dashboard, which now has a searchable timeline and an updated calendar tool.

User tour

Once a student logs into a course on Moodle for the first time it will start an interactive guided tour will begin to help students explore the new settings, this can be turned off or on by using the question mark in the lower right corner.

Collapsible course index within courses.

The course index on the left can be collapsed to free up more space if needed. It also now scrolls independently from the main central area, this should allow quicker and more intuitive navigation especially on larger courses. Students can now with a glance can see what parts of a course they have completed and what they still have to do with activity completion indicators in the course index.

Expandable block draw and collapsible course sections.

If blocks have been added to a course they can now be expanded to access them with ease. Any activity completion conditions are now located to the right of the activity instead of taking up valuable space underneath. All sections may now be collapsed and expanded giving students more control of their course space, this function is especially useful when using Moodle 4.0 on a tablet or phone.

We look forward to bringing you more of Moodles new features in our next Blog! If you have any questions or need additional support please sign up to our Moodle 4.0 webinars below.


a woman at home watching a webinar on her laptop

In anticipation of this new version of Moodle we are offering dedicated webinars to all staff, To help learn more about Moodle 4.0. This will give staff opportunity to engage with the Learning Technology team to get the best out of these new features.

You can sign up the Moodle 4.0 webinars on the Digital First page

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