Important changes and new features in June 2021

by Schnurbusch, Harald -
With the maintenance of 9 June 2021, a number of important changes were made in RWTHmoodle and new features were released. The usage statistics for the course room now also offer usage statistics for streaming videos. The messaging function makes it easier for students who are together in a course room to contact each other. However, they must opt-in in their profile to allow other students to search for them and send them messages. Notifications of forum posts are now sent with only a 5-minute delay. Email notifications of announcements can now be unsubscribed from by all users. In addition, evaluations are no longer accessible to supervisors by default, but can be made available to this group by changing their permissions. The RWTHmoodle documentation provides an overview of the "New Features June 2021".

Faster sending of Forum and Announcement notifications

by Schnurbusch, Harald -
Since the maintenance on 19 May 2021 e-mail notifications for announcements and forum posts are sent out with only 5 minutes of delay instead of 30 minutes. This way, students will get important information faster. Also, students will benefit as the shorter delay will allow your fellow students, tutors, and managers to react faster to your questions.

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.

New 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.
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