The Moodle activity Etherpad has been extended with some new functionalities. If required, images and graphical representations of mathematical formulas via MathJax can now be integrated into the Etherpad. Likewise, texts can now be individually aligned to margins as well as formatted with a font color. In addition, the export options of the Etherpad have been expanded, export as Word file or PDF is now possible. The new functions can be selected via the toolbar of the Etherpad. A detailed illustrated description of all functionalities of the Etherpad can be found here. The Etherpad ist available in all RWTHmoodle course rooms.
For the start of the winter semester 2021/22, the CLS offers a few online presentations to lecturers, presenting the features that have been newly available on RWTHmoodle lately. This includes the features released with the update to Moodle version 3.11 as well as the plugins "Etherpad" and "StudentQuiz", which can now be used in the course rooms by all managers. More information about the presentations and registration can be found here.
At the beginning of the winter semester there are some new features in RWTHmoodle: The previous pilot plugins "StudentQuiz" and "Etherpad" have proven themselves in the test phase and will be available by default in every course room from now on. Managers can now restore content from course rooms by themselves by uploading course backup files. Due to numerous user feedbacks on the Moodle update to version 3.11, we have revised the redesign of the activity completion once again. The new arrangement of the activity completion labels makes the course room look less overloaded and more spacious. This revised redesign will be released with the next update at the end of October. More information on these and all other new features can be found in an overview of the "New features winter semester 2021/22".
For organizational reasons, the weekly maintenance window has been changed to Thursday, 7-8 a.m., effective September 1. The system is not available during this time. Please take this into account when planning your courses, especially when setting deadlines.