Enjoy new capabilities within activities in Moodle 3.2

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There are a number of capabilities within activities – such as assignment, forum discussions, choices – in Moodle 3.2 for more user-friendly and interactive learning environments.


A new capability for the assignment activity in Moodle 3.2 includes the ability for teachers to override assignment dates for individual students or groups. This tool is particularly useful when students require an extension on an assignment.

To override an assignment date, all a teacher needs to do is click the gear icon and select “group overrides” for more than one student and “user overrides” for individual students. This takes teachers to a screen where they can select the group or student and change due dates. Then simply click “apply override” to complete the process.

Preview this new capability in Moodle 3.2 by viewing the video below!




In Moodle 3.2, teachers can now make selections for students in the Choice activity.

In the event that a student does not or have not made a selection in the choice activity, a teacher select the choice they want to have from the drop down menu.

A teacher can make the same selection for multiple students or do this one at a time for each student and make different selections.

Preview this new capability in Moodle 3.2 by viewing the video below!



Exporting workshop activities to portfolio

A new capability in workshop export submissions in Moodle 3.2 means students or teachers can now export workshop activities to a portfolio.

Workshop is a powerful peer assessment activity which can be used as part of an ongoing student project!

If portfolios are enabled on the site, users simply have to click “export this page” located at the bottom of the screen. From here, the user selects which file format they want to export their work in and clicks “continue” to confirm to have their workshop submissions saved into a portfolio.

Forum discussion locking

Moodle 3.2 gives teachers and administrators the discretion to lock forum discussions, so that, if required, users will be unable to reply to them.

When a student attempts  to access a locked forum they will be presented with a message informing them that the discussion has been locked and they can’t reply. Teachers and administrators are encouraged to notify their learners when a discussion is locked, through the forum description.

There is also the function to allow permitted users to unlock forum discussions, allowing them to respond in the forum by replying as they usually would.

Preview this new capability in Moodle 3.2 by viewing the video below!


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