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Fall 2020 Updates and Changes

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Cougar Courses was upgraded on Friday, August 14.

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Details About Version 3.8

Specific details about Moodle version 3.8 are available on the links below.


  • Forum
    • Grade with a rubric (instructor)
    • Star posts (instructor and student)
    • Add a private reply in a forum (instructor)
    • Manually lock discussions. (instructor)
    • Submit forum posts for assessment and view your grades (student)
    • Export forum discussions and view a detailed summary report of student activity (instructor)
    • Due dates displayed in the Deadlines section
  • Quiz
    • Clear answer choice (student)
  • Lesson
    • Attach files such as images or record sound/video when answering an essay question (instructor)
  • H5P
    • Better integration. Engage with interactive content in Pages, Labels, Books and more.
  • Messages
    • Bulk select and send messages to students from the Insights report (instructor) 
  • Session time out alert (instructor and student)

Discontinued Tool

  • The active quiz tool is no longer available. It hasn't been upgraded since 2017 and it not compatible with 3.8.
  • The Zoom activity has been disabled. It doesn't provide the same security options as adding a link from

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