Please share this information with your teachers and students. This is the upgrade schedule:
- On the evening of Thurs, 11/12/2015 Moodle will go down at 10 PM
- Upgrade should be complete by Friday 11/13 at 1 PM and all Moodle sites should be up by that time.
I have started building a channel of 2.9 Moodle tutorial videos, and you can access that channel here: http://video.oakland.k12.mi.us/Show-Videos?g=a90ffbc5&page=1&sort=title
One very exciting change will be the addition of a new course format called the Social Wall. The development of this new format was paid for by the Michigan REMC.
The Social Wall includes a familiar post interface, timeline of posts, filtering of the timeline, and integration with Moodle's activities and resources. Teachers new to a learning management system will find that the Social Wall format offers an easy introduction to Moodle. And for experienced teachers this will be an interesting new addition to Moodle.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT NEW SOCIAL WALL FORMAT: Only use this format when you are creating a new course--if you try to convert an existing course to this new format, you may lose a lot of your course content.
Click here to see a short demo video of the Social Wall course format: https://youtu.be/O2e1cGJId7M