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WebVista, Moodle 1.9, Moodle 2.0...What CMS Should I Use This Academic Year?

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Starting next academic year, Moodle 2.0 will become the sole Course Management System (CMS) within the UMN system. This multi-year CMS transition has been two-fold:

  1. A major Moodle upgrade, from version 1.9 to 2.0
  2. Transitioning away from offering two Course Management Systems, Moodle and WebVista, to offering a sole CMS, Moodle

What Does this Mean at This Point in the CMS Transition?

We have less than 12 months to transition away from WebVista and Moodle version 1.9. All course materials from these systems need to be moved into Moodle 2.0 before September 1, 2012.

WebVista
If you're using WebVista, you can continue to use this system for this academic year. We do encourage you to request a Moodle 2.0 Development site sometime this Fall or Spring to start learning about the new system. The move from WebVista to Moodle 2.0 will be a manual process.
Moodle version 1.9
If you're using Moodle version 1.9, you can continue to use this system for this academic year. We do encourage you to request a Moodle 2.0 Development site sometime this Fall or Spring to start learning about the new system. The move from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2.0 will be upgraded with an automated process.
Moodle version 2.0
If you are really comfortable learning new technologies during the rush of the Fall semester and have a really good "Plan B," Moodle 2.0 may be for you.

ITSS will be offering sessions for the campus community throughout the academic year as we transition to Moodle 2.0. For more information regarding the CMS transition, visit the following sites:

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