As some of you are aware, plans to upgrade MIIS iLearn to Moodle 2+ are well underway. This Spring a pilot of the newer Moodle has been going well with a handful of faculty members and their courses.
We are preparing to complete the campus-wide upgrade to the Moodle 2+ in the coming weeks. This switch is currently scheduled to take place Monday, June 3, 2013. We do not anticipate interruption of service for current iLearn 1.9 or pilot Moodle 2+ users. On June 3rd at roughly 8:00am, the current url for iLearn, http://ilearn.miis.edu will point directly to the upgraded version of Moodle 2+.
2011-2013 iLearn Course Archive
All courses from the past two years (academic years 2011 through Summer 2013) will reside at http://ilearn19.miis.edu after June 3. A link to the new archive server will be visible from the main iLearn site.
Tuesday, May 21 Server Maintenance
Please note that in preparation for the integration of centralized authentication services on the Moodle 2 pilot, the current Moodle 2 pilot will be briefly offline for maintenance on Tuesday, May 21st, from 9am – 11am.
Rollover Requests for Fall 2013
Additionally, we have implemented an improved iLearn Course Rollover Request page. We are now accepting Fall 2013 requests and expect to begin fulfilling these requests by July 1st, if not sooner!
Future iLearn Bulletins
Our team will continue to keep you updated and informed in future bulletins on some of the following topics:
- new features available in iLearn Moodle 2+
- handling of Fall 2013 course rollover requests
- Face-to-Face and web-based information sessions to get you acquainted with the upgrade
Some features to look forward to in iLearn 2+ include:
- Drag and drop file upload
- Drag and drop resource and block editing
- Simplified resource adding interface
- Support for viewing via mobile devices
- More robust internal course navigation and the “awesomebar”
Thanks for your support, and have a great summer!
MIIS Helpdesk & the DLC