Stealth Activities in the CLE!

Stealth mode imageDid you know that you could place any Activity or Resource into Stealth Mode? If you’re not sure what Stealth Mode is, no need to worry, the Learning Tech Group is here to explain!

What is Stealth Mode?
Earlier versions of the CLE allowed activities (or resources) to be hidden inside “extra” weeks or topics, but still be accessible to students. These were known as “orphaned” activities and allowed instructors and course staff to achieve particular designs for their courses.
In January 2018, The CLE was upgraded to Moodle version 3.3 and now you can place any activity or resource into “stealth mode” which is helpful when you would like to link to resources and activities from a page or book but do not want to display the item within the section.
Watch the video below for a brief overview on Stealth Activities and how to use them in your course.
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Recycle the CLE

Recycle trash bin graphicThe concept of a recycle bin for your deleted digital files is older than you may realize, and we have all grown accustomed to the safety that it provides. With the recent update to Moodle 3.2, we now have this functionality in the CLE! This means you can breathe a little easier when editing activities and resources in your course, because deleted items are recoverable. Continue reading

Global Search is Here At Last

cle global search barWe’ve been asking for it, and finally we have it. The ability to perform a global, keyword search for courses and content in the CLE is now possible! This is a new feature that became available after we updated the CLE on July 1. A search can be started from any page in the CLE, using the magnifying glass icon that is found on the top-most navigation bar. Results can include courses, course resources and activities, and even text within forum posts.

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Grading with new Assignment Activity


Whether you grade online or offline, the improved Assignment activity will save you time clicks. The new interface and features added in July will make grading not only efficient but also engaging for both instructors and students. Continue reading

Moodle Mobile App

Moodle App

CLE is now accessible via Moodle mobile app. One of the advantages of using the mobile app is that users can download the course resources on their phone. This allows, for example, a student to download a lecture note at home and read it on her commute without using her mobile data. The app also sends push notifications if enabled in the settings. This means your students can receive your Forum post on their smartphones! Continue reading