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Moodle 1.0 Beta 5

 
Martin Dougiamas
Moodle 1.0 Beta 5
 
Well, a few more little changes justified one more beta (hopefully the last).

Changes in this version:

- Fix for subscribers on site-level forums
- Lots of improvements to survey reports
- Various small bug fixes (eg some hardcoded strings in admin and forums etc)
Picture of Lisa Jones
Re: Moodle 1.0 Beta 5
 
Hi,

We just started testing Moodle for use as an intranet in service training system, and so far we love your product. There are a couple of problems we've noticed however.

We have several users using the same PC's to access the system. If a user closes the browser window without logging out, the next user who accesses the site is already logged in as the previous user. This happens most often when students follow a reading assignment web page link out of the system, and for some reason ends the session without backing up to log out properly.

Also, not all the pages have log out links. It would be nice if no matter what part of the system the student is in, there is a logout button prominently displayed. At the top left of every screens menu bar would be the nice.

Also, any plans to implement a testing utility? We are also testing PhpTest (http://www.resynthesize.com/code/phptest.php) and we really like the way it works also. Is there anyway to intergrate the two maybe??

Over all we are very pleased with Moodle, and I think we'll end up using it for required recurring inservice training as well as optional supplimental training for our employees.

Thanks

Lisa
Martin Dougiamas
Re: Moodle 1.0 Beta 5
 
Thanks for the message, Lisa.

We have several users using the same PC's to access the system. If a user closes the browser window without logging out, the next user who accesses the site is already logged in as the previous user. This happens most often when students follow a reading assignment web page link out of the system, and for some reason ends the session without backing up to log out properly.

Unfortunately, this same problem will occur with ANY web site that uses authentication. I could set the timeout to something really short, but it would mean it would time out while people are typing a long post and be severely annoying. The short answer is that you need to educate them to log out.

Also, not all the pages have log out links. It would be nice if no matter what part of the system the student is in, there is a logout button prominently displayed. At the top left of every screens menu bar would be the nice.

I think the only pages that don't have logout links are readings, however, I can see the benefit in putting a logout link up in the top-right corner where it would act as a reminder - I'll file a bug for it.

Cheers,
Martin
Martin Dougiamas
Tests in Moodle
 
Also, any plans to implement a testing utility? We are also testing PhpTest (http://www.resynthesize.com/code/phptest.php) and we really like the way it works also. Is there anyway to intergrate the two maybe??

Yes, there are plans. In addition to the survey module, will be a completely new "quiz" module. See Bug 69: http://bugs.moodle.com/bug.php?op=show&bugid=69

I hadn't seen Phptest before (thanks!) - I might be able to use that as a starting point for the new module.

Cheers!
Martin