Welcome to Moodle 2.2.3! We're in process of upgrading, and we're very excited about this new version of Moodle. If you're planning on teaching a course in the Fall of 2012, please work on your course here.
Instructors who know how to use the backup/restore process can certainly copy courses from the old moodle to this one on their own. I'm also happy to assist. Just drop me an email at email@example.com. I'll be switching over Fall courses for the next few weeks.
Please note: Before you can create your own courses, you will need to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to gain "Course Creator" access on this new version of Moodle. Please login here first, so your account shows up in my list of users.
More information will be forthcoming soon, including tips on how to make use of Moodle 2.2.3's new features!
1. Do I have to copy all of my courses over now?
No. The old Moodle will remain as an archive indefinitely, at http://oldmoodle.wou.edu. Both faculty and students can get access to all past course materials on that site. For now, just focus on your Fall 2012 courses.
2. Will there be training available for instructors?
Yes. There is a "Getting Stared with the New Moodle" workshop scheduled from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in HL 108 on September 19. If you'd like to attend, please drop me an email at email@example.com to reserve a spot. This workshop will be aimed primarily at faculty who have never used Moodle before, but I'll also highlight some of the new features.
3. I haven't used Moodle before. Is it too late?
It's never too late. Spring term alone, we had 419 course shells created and populated with students, but there's always room for more. Whether you simply want to put your PowerPoints online or you want to have a fully robust online course, I'm happy to help. Drop me an email to get started.