UR Courses: What's New in Moodle 3.1.5

UR Courses was upgraded to Moodle 3.1.5 for the Spring/Summer 2017 semester.

The latest version of UR Courses has some new features worth noting and numerous bug fixes. For more detailed information from Moodle regarding this upgrade, please refer to the Moodle 3.1 and Moodle 3.1.5 release notes.

Additional UR Courses manuals and guides are available on the Technology Learning Centre website.

UR Courses was previously upgraded from Moodle 3.0.5 to Moodle 3.0.7 for the Winter 2017 semester.

Bulk download files in a zipped folder

When a Folder resource contains many files, students can download them all in a zipped file.

Messaging improvements

New instant messaging settings to prevent unwanted messages and other improvements.

Course Email

Course Email now features an improved interface, better mobile functionality, search, and more. You can now use helpful keywords to easily add groups of users to an email. Course Email notifications have now been enabled by default for all users, but can easily be managed at anytime within your course email notification settings.


Assignment grading

The Assignment submission grading interface has had an overhaul. If students submit PDF documents, it is possible to provide feedback from within your web browser.

Download selected assignments

Select which assignments you want to download for offline viewing from a new option in the menu


Pinned forum discussions

Important forum posts can now be pinned to the top of your list, making them more visible to your students. Read more...

Easier section editing

Change section titles without leaving the page.

Delete course sections

A new option in each course section allows you to completely remove the section, including any activities and resources it may contain. Activities and resources from a deleted section can be restored from the new recycle bin for up to one week after they were originally deleted.

Recycle Bin

The recycle bin allows you to retrieve course elements that have been mistakenly deleted. If items within the recycle bin are not restored within 7 days, they will be removed and no longer available.

You can find the recycle bin at the bottom of the Course Administration block.