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Custom Tools & Update

 
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Custom Tools & Update
by Brent Sawatzky - Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 10:39 AM
 
We are doing some "mass updates" to the back-end of courses this year, so we'll be releasing courses as more of a big group (Aug 14-15th). Also, we have some great new BCLN tools to share with you:
  • If you wish to start your Moodle site fresh at any point (perhaps in summer), your choices are:

a) delete what you can through Moodle (which maintains all accounts, submitted files, logs,...etc) and watch your site grow each year.

b) start a completely new site (having to restore all courses, groups, themes, accounts, settings....etc).

c) use our new tools to reset your site.

SEE: BCLearningNetwork.com > SMS2 > Resetting Site > Reset Moodle
  • If you wish to reset your SMS for a new year, you can do that too (keeping your other settings).
SEE: BCLearningNetwork.com > SMS2 > Resetting Site > Reset SMS
  • If you wish to change the passwords in a course, it means entering each quiz/test and changing the settings.   Not if you use our new "Set Passwords" tool!
SEE: BCLearningNetwork.com > Moodle/Design > Scripts & Plugins > Set Passwords
  • Remember that if a teacher wishes to send a weekly progress report, it can be done with the custom plugin called "BCLN Progress Report" (formerly bclnemail) which adds a grade table to your message from the Moodle gradebook.  These progress reports can also go to parents and/or counsellors.  This makes for a great "weekly update."
SEE: BCLearningNetwork.com > Moodle/Design > Scripts & Plugins > Progress Report
  • A new Moodle plugin ("Activity Reminder") will be ready in September which will allow you to "remind" students based on their lack of activity or logins.  For example, a student would automatically receive a teacher's custom message if not submitting an activity for 10,20,30 days OR a different custom message if not logging into your course for 10,20,30 days.
SEE: BCLearningNetwork.com > Moodle/Design > Scripts & Plugins > Activity Reminder
Cheers