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Moodle upgrade: Friday 7 June

16 May 2013

At 5pm on Friday 7 June 2013 Moodle will be made unavailable to allow the yearly archive copy to be created and to enable upgrades and security improvements to be made.

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Once the process is complete, which is expected to happen by 5pm on Saturday 8 June, the archive will be made available for staff and students. The live Moodle service will resume from 9am on Wednesday 12 June.

New Moodle upgrade features

  • Drag and drop: manipulate blocks and upload files
  • Conditional topics: hide an entire topic until another task is completed
  • Avoid the scroll of death: collapse down long topics to only show the title

Moodle Archive

This yearly archive is intended to serve as a reference for review and reflection on the content and activities for 2012/13. Staff can use this for looking back at how their course(s) functioned in the past and as an assurance that a copy of their course is preserved from the previous year. Students can look back on the archived courses, resources and submissions for study, revision and reflection on their learning. All members of the UCL community have access to the archive and are encouraged to think about how it should be used effectively.

Learn more about the Moodle archiving process

View the archive

What do I have to do?

If your module ends in June and you would like the archive copy to be made available then no further action is required.

Content that shouldn't be archived

It may be undesirable for all of your course content to remain available to staff and students on the archive. For this reason we advise all staff to check courses for:

  • Resources: materials which are time-sensitive, such as answers to assessments
  • Quizzes: summative exams 
  • Any other content which may not be suitable for the archive

Find out how to prevent things appearing in the archive

What if my course doesn't finish in June?

If your course finishes later than June, you will need to manually archive the Moodle content.

Learn about manual archiving

What happens after the archive? 

Once you have an archive copy of your course we strongly recommend you take some time to consider resetting and reviewing your course so it can be used for the next cohort. 

Read the preparation guide

For comments and queries, contact E-Learning Environments:; 020 3549 5678 (internal extension 65678).

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