E-Learning

Moodle 3.2

Larnaca College is pleased to announce the recent release of Moodle 3.2 Each semester, Larnaca College works to deliver an updated release according the community’s needs. This release is packed with many user-requested features such as full support for Competency Based Education, an improved interface and user experience, easier retrieval of deleted files, and enhancements to several activities such as assignments grading, forums, and lessons.

Major new features:

  • Competency-based education (CBE): Support for CBE and learning plans.
  • Improved Mobile support – including offline: Offline support for additional activities in Moodle Mobile, including quizzes, assignments and more.
  • LTI provider for all content: The ability to publish a course or part of its content as a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) resource for remote consumption.
  • Improved interface and user experience: Snap user experience and usability improvements, as well as design changes to make the interface more flexible to customization.
  • Discussion forum updates: Support for pinned posts and easier sharing using permalinks and post highlighting for Advanced Forums.
  • New Recycle Bin option in courses: Instructors can easily restore content that was deleted by mistake.

Competency-based Education

Moodle 3.2 introduces a new competency-based framework, which improves and streamlines the design of customized learning plans for students.

This framework allows standards and competencies to be created and imported. These imported standards (CSV, ASN (RDF), Academic Benchmarks, RDF, and XML based files) or competencies can then be assigned to courses and activities. Competencies can easily be tracked and marked as completed by an instructor for a student or through a new setting in activities that marks a competency as being met once the student meets the completion requirements. Students and teachers can also track student progress against standards at the course level.

Additionally, the Learning Plan templates allow institutions to assign a set of competencies or standards to a student as something they must achieve to move forward. The student can then track their progress on their learning plan.