The District Moodle upgrade to 2.1 has gone quite well. Roles, users, calendars, assignments and resources moved perfectly. There were a few instances where images were absolutely referenced to their old course number and had to be fixed. All the LDAP accounts were somehow imported as manual accounts. That took some work to fix but it is done as well.
The new server is available at http://district.prn.bc.ca
Try it out and if you have any issues please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your school or district is working on upgrading and want to ask a question or two feel free to ask as well.
Our venerable http://www.district.prn.bc.ca moodle site will be moving to a new virtualized server along with a moodle version upgrade to 2.1 starting 8am Monday, July 11. Services at http://www.district.prn.bc.ca will no longer be available. The new server will be located at http://district.prn.bc.ca (dropped the www) hopefully not too many hours afterwards.
Here’s four months of stats on the new elem moodle server. Working very well with few exceptions.
We’ve deprecated the old site and will redirect all traffic to http://elem.prn.bc.ca
We are currently working on a new elementary moodle server. This will allow us to upgrade the moodle version, and use a different server that will easily allow us to virtualize it in the future. Virtualization of the server will let us throttle the processor, memory, and disk space and allow for easy scalability as the use increases.
The server is now available at http://elem.prn.bc.ca and we will begin transfering courses from the old site to the new. The old www.elementary.prn.bc.ca site will be deprecated in the summer of 2009.
Link to Files or Display a Directory in Moodle
The above link shows you how to link to files you have already uploaded in moodle as well as how to display an entire directory of your files.
How to Upload Files in Moodle
The video above shows you how to upload files such as documents, audio, or video into your moodle course.
Accessiblity Settings (security) on your moodle site
The above file shows you how to control who can be allowed into your moodle site.
For district moodle site (other than NPSS at the moment) you can login using your email credentials and password. (username and password, no @prn.bc.ca needed)
There is a short movie how to do this on the Moodle page or directly at http://www.prn.bc.ca/ts/moodle_docs/login.mov
An excellent resource for PMA 10 is available on the NPSS moodle site. If any teachers would like their own instance let Jarrod know email@example.com and one can be made for you. The course includes handouts and videos of all lessons. (Uses Addison Wesley text)
Have a look at http://www.npss.prn.bc.ca/moodle/course/view.php?id=175