Students Staff
University of Essex

5 April 2013

The hunt for red blocktober!

Filed under: Moodle — Marty Jacobs @ 11:34 am

Don’t panic, the red “Settings” block in your Moodle course has not gone missing! We’ve simply changed the default position of this block; it can now be found on the left hand side of the site below the blue “Navigation” block. We’ve done this to fix some rather serious rendering issues that were introduced after the recent Moodle upgrade.

If you don’t like having the block in this new position you can move it, so long as you’re an editing teacher on the Moodle course in question. To move the block, enter editing mode, then click on the grey “up and down arrow” icon in the red header of the block. Moodle will then show you all of the places you can move the block to by marking them with selection rectangles (these rectangles have dashed borders). Click inside one of these rectangles to move the block.



4 April 2013

Farewell for now!

Filed under: News — Alex ONeill @ 9:19 am

As some may be aware and others may not, I am leaving to go on maternity leave from Thursday next week (11th April). It seems to have come around very quickly, but with only 3 weeks to go (due date is 27th April) it’s probably best I leave now as I don’t think Ben and Marty have been trained in midwifery!

All things going to plan, I should be back here after Christmas for a fresh start in 2014.

However, the team will not be left stranded – we have got an incoming newbie who is starting on Monday 22nd April and will be here to cover my position while I’m off. Her name is Catherine Mclean and I hope she settles in well! I’m sure you will hear from her in the not-too-distant future.

Farewell for now and wish me luck on my new endeavour – it can’t be that hard, right?!

Alex