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The Moodle for NZ Schools edition is a customised version of the Moodle code base. New versions of NZ Schools edition are available for download below.

Moodle 2.6 for NZ Schools

The Moodle in NZ Schools 2.6 version is based on Moodle 2.6 and includes the customisations and additional modules that are available in the Moodle in NZ Schools Moodle 2.0 version and the integration between Moodle and Google that were introduced in Moodle in NZ Schools 2.2. The calendar import is now part of Moodle core.

Please refer to the site administrator notes for more information.

Please consult to the Moodle 2.6 release notes for information on new features in standard Moodle.

Requirements:

  • Recommended minimum browser: recent Google Chrome, recent Mozilla Firefox, Safari 6, Internet Explorer 9 (IE 10 required for drag and drop of files from outside the browser into Moodle)
  • Moodle upgrade: Moodle 2.2 or later (if upgrading from earlier versions, you must upgrade to 2.2.11 as a first step)
  • Minimum DB versions: PostgreSQL 8.3, MySQL 5.1.33, MariaDB 5.3.5, MSSQL 2005 or Oracle 10.2
  • Minimum PHP version: PHP 5.3.3 (always use latest PHP 5.4.x or 5.5.x on Windows - http://windows.php.net/download/)
  • New recommended PHP extensions: zlib, OPcache

Moodle HQ has also published upgrade notes that should be consulted prior to an upgrade.

Release date: 
Mon, 13/01/2014

Previous releases

Moodle 2.5 for NZ Schools

 

The Moodle in NZ Schools 2.5 version is based on Moodle 2.5 and includes the customisations and additional modules that are available in the Moodle in NZ Schools Moodle 2.0 version and the integration between Moodle and Google that were introduced in Moodle in NZ Schools 2.2. The calendar import is now part of Moodle core.

Please refer to the site administrator notes for more information.

Please consult to the Moodle 2.5 release notes for information on new features in standard Moodle.

Requirements:

  • Minimum browser: Google Chrome 11, Firefox 4, Safari 5, Internet Explorer 8 (IE 10 required for drag and drop of files from outside the browser into Moodle)
  • Moodle upgrade: Moodle 2.2 or later (if upgrading from earlier versions, you must upgrade to 2.2.9 as a first step)
  • Minimum DB versions: Postgres 8.3, MySQL 5.1.33 (MDL-33984), MSSQL 2005 or Oracle 10.2
  • Minimum PHP version: PHP 5.3.3, with GD extension.

NOTE: Moodle HQ will drop support for IE8 in Moodle 2.6 (to be released November 2013).

Moodle HQ has also published upgrade notes that should be consulted prior to an upgrade.

 

Release date: 
Mon, 13/01/2014

Moodle 2.4 for NZ Schools

The Moodle in NZ Schools 2.4 version is based on Moodle 2.4 and includes the customisations and additional modules that are available in the Moodle in NZ Schools Moodle 2.0 version and the integration between Moodle and Google that were introduced in Moodle in NZ Schools 2.2. The calendar import is now part of Moodle core.

Please refer to the site administrator notes for more information.

Please consult to the Moodle 2.4 release notes for information on new features in standard Moodle.

Requirements:

  • Minimum browser: Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5, Google Chrome 11
  • Moodle upgrade: Moodle 2.2 or later (if upgrading from earlier versions, you must upgrade to 2.2 as a first step)
  • Minimum DB versions: Postgres 8.3, MySQL 5.1.33 (MDL-33984), MSSQL 2005 or Oracle 10.2
  • Minimum PHP version: PHP 5.3.2

NOTE: Moodle HQ will probably drop support for IE8 in Moodle 2.5 (June 2013).

Moodle HQ has also published upgrade notes that should be consulted prior to an upgrade.

Release date: 
Mon, 13/01/2014

Moodle 2.3 for NZ Schools

The Moodle in NZ Schools 2.3 version is based on Moodle 2.3 and includes the customizations and additional modules that are available in the Moodle in NZ Schools Moodle 2.0 version and the integration between Moodle and Google that were introduced in Moodle in NZ Schools 2.2.

 

Please refer to the site administrator notes for more information.

Please consult to the Moodle 2.3 release notes for information on new features in standard Moodle.

Requirements:

  • Minimum browser: Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5, Google Chrome 11, Opera 9
  • Moodle upgrade: Moodle 2.2 or later (if upgrading from earlier versions, you must upgrade to 2.2 as a first step)
  • Minimum DB versions: Postgres 8.3, MySQL 5.1.33 (MDL-33984), MSSQL 2005 or Oracle 10.2
  • Minimum PHP version: PHP 5.3.2

 

Moodle HQ has also published upgrade notes that should be consulted prior to an upgrade.

Release date: 
Mon, 13/01/2014

Moodle 2.2 for NZ Schools

Please note: This version of Moodle is not supported anymore.

The Moodle in NZ Schools 2.2 version is based on Moodle 2.2 and includes the customizations and additional modules that are available in the Moodle in NZ Schools Moodle 2.0 version.

This version of  Moodle for NZ Schools has new features that pertain to the integration between Moodle and Google. Please refer to the notes on this development work (section Google Apps for Moodle 2.2.+ for NZ Schools).

Please refer to the site administrator notes for more information.

Please consult to the Moodle 2.2 release notes for information on new features in standard Moodle.

Moodle 2.2 requires: PHP 5.3.2, MySQL 5.0.25 or Postgres 8.3 or MSSQL 2005 or Oracle 10.2

Moodle HQ has also published upgrade notes that should be consulted prior to an upgrade.

Release date: 
Wed, 15/05/2013

Moodle 1.9 - New Zealand Schools edition

The New Zealand Schools edition has been pre configured with modules, themes, language packs and settings that are commonly used in New Zealand School. The interface has been refined to use terms and language appropriate for New Zealand.

Included languages

  • English (NZ Schools)
  • Maori

Included install profiles and themes

  • NZ Secondary 
  • NZ Primary

Installed plugins:

  • Assignment 
  • Certificate 
  • Choice 
  • Dialogue
  • Digital NZ  search
  • EDNA search
  • Forum 
  • Google Apps 
  • Hotpot 
  • Lesson 
  • SCORM 
  • Survey 
  • Book 
  • Chat
  • Database
  • Feedback
  • Glossary
  • LAMS 
  • Quiz 
  • Stamp collection 
  • Wiki
Other features:
  • Simple course format for primary schools kids
  • Course and course category icons
  • Automatic creation of course categories and sample courses
  • NCEA grade scales

 

Installation Requirements:

PHP 5.1+
Required PHP modules:
  • GD
  • MySQL or Postgres driver - depending on database used
 
Recommended PHP Modules:
  • iconv
  • mbstring
  • curl
  • openssl
  • tokenizer
  • xmlrpc
  • ctype
Minimum database requirements:
MySQL  4.1.16 or Postgres 8.0 or Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Recommended database:
Postgres 8.3 or MySQL 5.1

NOTE: Installing Moodle requires an understanding of webserver and database configuration. 


Installation

For detailed installation instructions please visit moodle.org http://docs.moodle.org/en/Installing_Moodle


NZ Schools specific moodle configuration

You will be prompted to supply the following extra information:

  • School Name 
  • School Initials: This is an abbreviation of the School name which is printed in Moodle's navigation where space is limited.
  • School type: primary, intermediate, secondary School years: 1 to 13. This information is used to automatically create course categories for each year.
  • School Logo: This should be in GIF, JPEG or PNG format. It will be automatically resized to the required size, so the size of your image does not matter. For best appearance it is recommended that you use a logo with a transparent background.
  • Theme background colour
  • Navigation bar colour
  • Block title colour
Release date: 
Thu, 14/03/2013