Moodle 2.8 versus 3.5 differences

                     
  LEGEND: Bold Text = New 3.5 Feature | Red Text = Removed 2.8 Feature | Green Text = Now Active Feature  
  Category   Item   Moodle 2.8   Moodle 3.5  
                     
                     
  Moodle Log In              
      Log in   Net ID then Email   Email then Net ID  
      My Courses List   Under the Announcements section on the landing page   Shows on the landing page  
      Search courses   Top-right sidebar in My Courses Block   At the top of the site  
      My Courses Tab   Top Navigation bar as link   Menu icon > Dashboard > Courses tab OR Under the user menu dashboard link  
      User Menu   Contains:     Contains:    
          1. (Profile) 2. Preferences   1. Dashboard 2. Profile  
        3. Calendar 4. Messages   3. Grades 4. Messages  
        5. My Media 6. Forum Posts   5. My Media 6. Preferences  
        7. Discussions 8. My Grades   7. Log Out 8. Switch Role to...  
        9. Log out 10. Help      
  Course Page              
      Add Weeks   (+-) at the bottom of weeks section   "+ Add weeks" at the bottom of weeks section  
      Turn Editing On/Off   Button under User Menu   Under Gear icon  
      Add a Block   In the Blocks sidebar   In the sidebar menu  
      Dock Block   arrow icon in sidebar blocks   Not a feature  
      Permisssions (Block)   Not listed   New to Block Edit Settings  
      Check Permissions (Block)   Not listed   New to Block Edit Settings  
 
Administraion Block (Course)
             
  (Admin Block) Edit Settings - General   Course End Date   Not listed   Under the General Section  
      Visible       Renamed Course Visibility  
  Course Format   Number of sections   listed in Course Format   Not listed  
      Format   1. Weekly format 2. Topics Format   1. Weekly format 2. Topics Format  
          3. Single Activity Format 4. Social Format   3. Single Activity Format 4. Grid Format  
          5. Collapsed Topics     5. Collapsed Topics 6.Social format  
  Guest Access       Sub-section listed between Completion tracking & Groups   Not Listed  
  Appearance   Force Theme   Under Appearance   Removed  
      Tags   Not listed   Sub-section listed after Role Renaming  
      News items to show   Under Appearance   Name is changed to Number of Announcements  
  Files and Uploads   Maximum Upload Size   100MB - 1GB   250 MB, 500 MB, 750 MB, & 1GB  
  (Admin Block) Reports   Competency Breakdown   Not listed   Listed above Course Completion  
  (Admin Block) Grades           Renamed Gradebook Setup  
      Categories and Items   Listed under Setup Section   Renamed Gradebook Setup  
 
(Admin Block) Import/Export
          Listed as: Restore, Import/Backup, Share  
 
(Admin Block) Reset
      Not Listed   Use: Empty course of user data  
  (Admin Block) Letters       Use: go to grade view in gradebook   Not listed  
  (Admin Block) Scales       Use: to see None letter grade definitions   Not listed  
  Week Sections              
  Edit Section       Gear Icon under the section title   Edit link and named Edit week  
  Add Activity or Resource   Adobe Connect   Not Listed   Still listed and should not be Removed  
      Attendance   Not listed   New activity  
      Custom Certificate   Not listed   New activity  
      Face-to-Face   Not listed   New activity  
      Interactive Content   Not listed   New activity  
      Journal   Not listed   New activity  
      Medial   Not listed   New activity  
      PDF/Image Folder   Listed under Resources   Removed  
  Add a Block              
      Administration   On course page   Must be added. Otherwise, find it under gear icon at the top  
      Activity Results   Not Listed      
      Admin Bookmarks   Not Listed   New  
      Attendance   Not Listed   New  
      Checklist   Not Listed   New  
      Completion Progress   Not Listed   New  
      Configurable Reports       Not Listed  
      Course Search       Not Listed  
      Grade Me   Not Listed   New  
      Kaltura Media Gallery   Not Listed   New  
      Learning Plans   Not Listed   New  
      Main Menu   Not Listed   New only available on Moodle Home page not Course Page  
      Messages       Not Listed  
      My Courses       Renamed Courses (Block's Name: Course Categories)  
      My Private Files       Renamed Private Files  
      Quiz Results       Not listed  
      Respondus Lockdown Browser       Not listed  
      Site administration   Listed under 'Administration' Block   Its own block as well as listed under 'Administration' Block when added  
      Turnitin       Not listed  
      Zoola   Not Listed   New  
      Zoola Reports   Not Listed   New  
  Assignment              
  Availability   Remind me to grade by   Not Listed   Under Availability  
  Submission Types   Submission Types   File Submissions and online text   Added Video Assignment to the list  
      Accepted file types   Not Listed   Under Submission Types  
  Group Submission Settings   Require all group members submit       Not listed  
      Grouping for Student groups   Redundant   Not listed  
      Grade to Pass   Not Listed   Under Grade  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New Section  
  Competencies           New Section  
  Forum              
  Discussion Locking   Lock discussions after period of inactivity   Not listed   New  
  Grade   Grade to pass   Not listed   New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags       Not listed   New  
  Competencies       Not listed   New  
  Quiz              
  Grade   Grade to pass   Not listed   New  
  Layout   Question Order       Not listed  
  Question behavior   Allow redo within an attempt   Not listed   New  
 
Extra Restictions on attempts
  Allow quiz to be attempted offline using the mobile app   Not listed   New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Book tool              
  Appearance   Style of Navigation   Not Listed   New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Certificate              
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Big Blue Button              
  Above General   Instance Type   Not listed   New  
  General   Welcome Message       Moved to Activity/Room Settings section  
      Wait for Moderator       Moved to Activity/Room Settings section  
      Session can be recorded       Moved to Activity/Room Settings section  
      Activate tagging interface       Not listed  
  Recording Settings   Show only imported links   Not listed   New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Chat              
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Choice              
  Availability   Restrict answering to this time period   Checkbox above the open and close dates   Not listed  
  Results   Include responses from inactive/suspended users       Not listed  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Database              
  Entries   Allow editing of approved entries   Not listed   New  
      Entries required for completion       Not listed  
  Grade   Grade to pass   Not listed   New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  External Tool              
  General   External tool type       Renamed Preconfigured tool  
      Launch URL       Renamed Tool URL  
      Secure launch URL       Renamed Secure Tool URL  
  Grade   Grade to pass   Not listed   New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Feedback              
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
 
Game - Book with Questions
             
  General   Disable summarize       New  
      show high score (number of students)       New  
  Grades   Grade Category       New  
      Grade to Pass       New  
  Header/Footer Options       No labels   Labels for the header and footer text boxes  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Game - Crossword              
  General   Only approved or teacher's glossary entries       New  
      Disable summarize       New  
      show high score (number of students)       New  
  Grades   Grade Category       New  
      Grade to Pass       New  
  Crossword Options   Maximum compute time in seconds       New  
  Header/Footer Options       No labels   Labels for the header and footer text boxes  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Game - Cryptex              
  General   Only approved or teacher's glossary entries       New  
      Disable summarize       New  
      show high score (number of students)       New  
  Grades   Grade Category       New  
      Grade to Pass       New  
  Cryptex Options   Maximum compute time in seconds       New  
  Header/Footer Options       No labels   Labels for the header and footer text boxes  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Game - Hangman              
  General   Only approved or teacher's glossary entries       New  
      Disable summarize       New  
      show high score (number of students)       New  
  Grades   Grade Category       New  
      Grade to Pass       New  
  Hangman Options   User defined language       New  
  Header/Footer Options       No labels   Labels for the header and footer text boxes  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Game - Hidden Picture              
  General   Only approved or teacher's glossary entries       New  
      Disable summarize       New  
      show high score (number of students)       New  
  Grades   Grade Category       New  
      Grade to Pass       New  
  Header/Footer Options       No labels   Labels for the header and footer text boxes  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Game - Millionaire              
  General   Only approved or teacher's glossary entries       New  
      Disable summarize       New  
      show high score (number of students)       New  
  Grades   Grade Category       New  
      Grade to Pass       New  
  Header/Footer Options       No labels   Labels for the header and footer text boxes  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
 
Game - Snakes and Ladders
             
  General   Only approved or teacher's glossary entries       New  
      Disable summarize       New  
      show high score (number of students)       New  
  Grades   Grade Category       New  
      Grade to Pass       New  
  Header/Footer Options       No labels   Labels for the header and footer text boxes  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Game - Sudoku              
  General   Only approved or teacher's glossary entries       New  
      Disable summarize       New  
      show high score (number of students)       New  
  Grades   Grade Category       New  
      Grade to Pass       New  
  Header/Footer Options       No labels   Labels for the header and footer text boxes  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Glossary              
  Grade   Grade to pass   Not listed   New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Lesson              
  Appearance   File pop-up       Renamed Linked Media. Display using "show more"  
  Availability   Allow lesson to be attempted offline using the mobile app   Not listed   New  
  Prerequisite Lesson           Not listed  
  Grade   Grade to pass   Not listed   New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
      Group mode   Not listed   New  
      Grouping   Not listed   New  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Questionnaire              
  Response options   Send submission notifications   Not listed   New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  SCORM Package              
  Compatibility Settings   Mastery score overrides status   Not listed   New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
      Group mode   Not listed   New  
      Grouping   Not listed   New  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Turnitin Assignment 2              
  General   Overall Grade       Not listed  
  Assignment Part 1   Max grades       Not listed  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Wiki              
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Workshop              
  Grade Settings   Submission grade to pass       New  
      Assessment grade to pass       New  
  Submission settings   Submission attachment allowed file types       New  
  Feedback   Feedback attachment allowed file types       New  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  File              
  Content   Select files   Located under the content category   Moved to General  
  Appearance   Show Upload/modified date   Not listed   New  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Folder              
  Content   Show download folder button   Not listed   New  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  IMS Content Package              
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Kaltura Video Resource              
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Label              
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Page              
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  RecordingsBN              
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  URL              
  Content   External URL   Under Content   Moved to General under Name  
  Common Module Settings   Visible       Renamed Availability  
  Tags           New  
  Competencies           New  
  Gradebook              
  Categories and Items           Renamed Gradebook Setup  
  Course Grade Settings   Min and max grades used in calculation   Listed under General Settings   Removed