We are using Moodle 2.5
I am our Moodle admin and I have a few questions about the Assignment upgrade tool. I read the FAQ and documentation. I understand that beginning with 2.3 there is an older and newer version of the assignments module/format. One of the things that is confusing teachers is when they create a new assignment. I have uploaded a screen shot of what teachers see when they want to add an assignment to their course.
After reading the docs, I checked the admin assignment upgrade area (Site Administration > Assignment Upgrade Helper > List assignments that have not been upgraded) and found that a LOT of active teachers have assignments that appear to be the old 2.2 assignment version. Curiously, some teachers with currently active courses are not on the list and some are.
If I go ahead and upgrade the 2.2 assignments that are listed on the "List assignments that have not been upgraded” admin page, will there be any apparent difference in the assignment to the teachers or to the students? In other words, can I go ahead and upgrade these 2.2 assignments without needing to consult with teachers or prepare them for the change? Will they notice any significant change when they create a new assignment? If they will see a change, what would it be?
It is a little confusing to see in the "Add Activity or Resource” window the "Assignment” activity with a radio button next to it and right below it "Assignments (2.2)” without a radio button next to it. (see the uploaded screen shot) Is there a reason to have it there? Can it be removed? I don't know its purpose for it being there if it cannot be selected like the other options listed under the Assignment heading. This is confusing to teachers and is what prompted me to make this post.
Are all new assignments that are created by teachers in the new 2.3 format by default? A new course that was created this year has assignments that appear to be in the 2.2 version because they are on the "List assignments that have not been upgraded” admin page.. How did that happen? We upgraded to v2.5 over a year ago
I'm very sorry for the long post, but I could not find the answers to these questions in the FAQ or docs. But I would very much appreciate understanding the issues there.
Thanks so much for your help!
Bellingham Public Schools