The work on moving Moodle hosting to UAL has progressed very smoothly and we are now in the final stages of the project. This week colleagues across the colleges are testing the new Moodle environment to check the integrity of their course sites, course content and enrollments. The next step will be to take Moodle out of service so that we can switch the hosting environment. Important information about how this will impact you is detailed below:
- Tuesday 3rd July: Moodle out of service all day. If you try to log into Moodle you will see an ‘Under Maintenance’ screen.
- Wednesday 4th July: Moodle out of service until approximately 3.00 pm. When we turn the service back on access will be almost instant within the UAL network, but can take about 24 hours to be globally available.
- Friday 6th July: final decision to either continue with UAL hosting or roll back to former hosting arrangement.
- Monday 9th July: Moodle back in service
IMPORTANT: Wednesday 4th July – Friday 6th July: Whilst we are confident the switching to the new hosting environment will be seamless, we strongly advise that users refrain from making any major changes or edits to their course content during these few days. During this period the DLSupport team will be checking and monitoring the new environment to ensure performance and reliability is as expected. Should anything critical arise that means we need to roll back to our former hosting arrangements and any changes made to Moodle course sites will be lost.