Of everything written in the wonderfully brief Preface, this part jumped out at me right away…probably because this is one of the areas I’m dreading having to deal with:
…assists you in upgrading your site to Moodle 2.0, and will give you the confidence to make the move up to Moodle 2.0, either as an administrator or a course teacher.
The challenge of upgrading an existing server get me worried–we’re using a Mac server I didn’t setup, I have no worries about Windows or GNU/Linux server but that’s not what I have–as does the idea that I have thousands of courses to ensure are still working. So, I’m looking for a book that’s going to hold my hand as I make the transition.
In Chapter 1, some of the main take-aways that got me excited right out of the starting gate include the following:
- It’s now possible to rename the topic sections so that names appear in links rather than numbered topics!
- Easy to add a file from the ADD A RESOURCE drop down
- “Display a Directory” has been replaced with friendlier language, “Folder”
- Easy embedding of media, including YouTube
- Complete re-write of the Workshop model is intriguing…I like the different stages broken out for view
- Activity locking is now standard, addressing the question “how can we set our course so a learner can only progress to level 2 once they have reached a certain grade in Level1? How can we hide the Advanced work so they can’t see it until they have completed the Basic work?”
- Learning paths in Moodle?!? Wow, this is awesome!
- Looking forward to reading about how to upgrade from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2.0. Makes me think that this is possible!
Based on Chapter 1 reading of Moodle 2.0 First Look, it appears that there is hope for transitioning a Moodle 1.9 installation to Moodle 2.0 on the same server provided the MySQL/PHP requirements are met. That’s do-able.
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