Moodle 2 Upgrade: Frequently Asked Questions

Will my Moodle 1.9 course work in Moodle 2?

Yes. For most courses, converting a 1.9 course to Moodle 2 will be just like copying a course from a past semester into a new course.

Will all my Moodle 1.9 courses be automatically converted to Moodle 2?

No. Conversion is "self-serve." Faculty should decide which courses they want to carry forward. But don't worry - it won't be difficult. Step-by-step instructions will be available for faculty who wish to convert an older course to Moodle 2, and hands-on support will be available in the Faculty Center. Moodle 1.9 courses will be available on a Moodle Archive server until the end of May, 2013. Faculty may also download a backup of any course to save on their own computer.

Can I just keep using Moodle 1.9 until I'm ready to use Moodle 2?

No. Effective Summer 2012 session, Moodle 2 will be SSU's production Learning Management System. SSU's Moodle 1.9 server will not be available for use with live courses. Moodle 2 is very similar to Moodle 1.9, and should not require completely re-learning how to use Moodle.

Will I still automatically have access to my courses? And will my students still be automatically enrolled?

Yes. All official University courses will automatically be created and populated in Moodle based on CMS course and enrollment data.

What improvements will faculty and students see?

There are many improvements in Moodle 2. Some of these are:

  • Improved performance
  • Updated look and feel
  • Improved navigation
  • Rubric grading option in assignments
  • Conditional Activities
  • Activity Completion options
  • Duplicate activity/resource function
  • More robust HTML editor
  • and more.