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.
In winter semester 2020/21 the RWTHmoodle team is again looking for lecturers who want to use some new plugins in their courses for testing purposes: StudentQuiz, Etherpad, Lightbox Gallery, Level Up!, Concept Map and Cardbox. More information on the plugins can be found in the RWTHmoodle help. If you are giving courses and are interested in testing one or more of the plugins please contact the RWTHmoodle support team at the IT-ServiceDesk.
Already at the end of September RWTHmoodle was updated to Moodle version 3.9. This brings some smaller and bigger changes. Improvements in accessibility or the activity chooser used when adding activities or materials are part of it as well as smaller adjustments in the forum, in the grading of assignments and the question bank for quizzes. In the coming weeks, the "My Courses" list in the dashboard will be changed a bit, too, and the "H5P" activity making interactive content such as videos with embedded quizzes very easy to create will be more deeply integrated. Both elements are part of the update to 3.9, but will be added later for technical reasons.
Three new functions are now available in H5P: The Reuse button makes it easy for managers to download or copy H5P content to use in other course rooms. If you include copyright information in the metadata of the H5P activity, it is now displayed under the Rights of Use button. The Embed button allows you, as a manager, to embed H5P content in other parts of your course room. You can make the H5P Activity invisible to students and embed the H5P content in an e-test, for example. Embedded H5P content is still protected against access by users who are not participants in the course room. You can use the Syntax Highlighting Filter to display source code in the course room as in a development environment. To do this, border the source code with three backticks. The filter automatically detects the language used, however, you can also explicitly select it from the available languages. In Grades, empty grades are now included by default in the calculation of the overall result of a grading category. An empty grade is a grade that is missing from the evaluations, for example, an assignment submission that has not yet been graded. You can optionally activate this function in the settings.