New feature: Use streaming videos as an activity (also makes video import easier)

by Schnurbusch, Harald -
By using the new "Video Activity", videos from the RWTH streaming server can be added to a course room faster and easier than before, as they no longer have to be embedded in another activity via the editor. The import options for videos embedded via the "Video activity" in the course room is also more simple and user-friendly. Once imported, the videos can be played in the target course room without any further adjustments. For more information on using the „Video Activity, see the instructions for the Video Activity.

Neues Feature: Verzögerter Start von E-TestsNew feature: Quiz access delay

by Schnurbusch, Harald -
From now on, a countdown is displayed to the students during a quiz by default, indicating to the second at which time the quiz can be started. In order to reduce the server load with high numbers of participants, this countdown and thus the start time varies by up to 5 minutes for the students. The actual completion time for the quiz remains the same for all students despite delayed start times. For more information, see the instructions for the activity Quiz.

Recently added functionality

by Schnurbusch, Harald -
In the last few weeks, some new features have been introduced in RWTHmoodle. The appropriate manuals can be found under the following links: Import of group members into existing groups; Import of users; Hide participants list from students; Add a Dynexite block; Update of the Quickmail block; Improvements on the scripts for the preparation of electronic post-exam reviews.

Limited availability of H5P elements on 28 October 2020

by Schnurbusch, Harald -
On Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 7-12 a.m. H5P (interactive content) will be available with restrictions. Managers cannot add, edit or delete H5P elements during this time. Students can access H5P elements, but there may be interruptions during use. The reason for this limited availability is the migration of the existing H5P elements to the new course room-related „Content bank“, which H5P uses from Moodle version 3.9 onwards. All H5P elements in Moodle are now created in this content bank. When you add a new H5P activity, you access this previously filled content bank and select the appropriate H5P element from those available. More Information can be found in the Moodle tutorials on H5P and the Content bank.
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