With an out-of-the box install, the IE11 browser will not render the editing toolbar in Moodle text boxes to produce WYSIWYG text underpinned by HTML (fora, quizzes, labels, etc). What it does render is a plain text box, but Moodle still thinks the user has retained the default setting of HTML. This can cause formatting problems.
In order to make the editing toolbar appear, visit moodle.rhul.ac.uk.
Click on the blue settings cog in IE11 .
Then, click on Compatibility View Settings .
You should see rhul.ac.uk listed as a potential website .
To add to compatibility view, click on Add .
The domain rhul.ac.uk will then appear in the list of websites added to Compatibility View .
Click the Close button .
Set-up an activity and the editing toolbar will appear as usual.
Many people – internal and external to Royal Holloway – have asked where we are in relation to Moodle 2. While we have tried to maintain up-to-date information on Matt Lingard’s googledocs spreadsheet of HE/FE institutions and their plans to move to Moodle 2.x, we have only recently come up with a plan to move away from the soon-to-be unsupported and therefore unviable Moodle 1.9.
We are now aiming towards a September 2012 launch of Moodle 2.2, with Equella and Panopto integration. We do not yet have a sandbox or cloned copies of our existing 1.9.13 instances but these in-house installations are about to be delivered. We will be evaluating the platform in the RHUL context before Easter. With only one Learning Technologist here we are bringing in a consultant on a short-term contract, to cover shortfalls in both the IT and Educational Development services.
Given the very short time-frame, the engagement levels you might expect in a research-led institution with very low levels of support – our main challenge is ensuring we have a Moodle installation and a support framework with which senior managers, service providers, academics, administrators and students have access to and confidence in.
The next post on this will cover the many advantages Moodle 2 will bring Royal Holloway.