Learning Management System (LMS) upgrade notice

La Trobe’s Learning Management System (LMS) is Moodle. This system may be referred to as the ‘LMS’ or as ‘Moodle’ – it is the same system.

The LMS will be upgraded from Moodle 3.5 to Moodle 3.9 on Saturday, 5 December 2020.

The purpose of the upgrade is to ensure that the University is using a supported version of Moodle, which will also bring new features, improvements, and enhancements.

What is changed in the new LMS?

The upgrade to Moodle 3.9 will bring new features and improvements that will make it easier for you to engage with your teacher and classmates and will improve your student experience. Some of the new features include:

  • New dashboard
  • New messaging features
  • Improvements to Forums
  • Improved H5P interactive content integration
  • And much more!

More information about the LMS upgrade and the new enhancements will be updated here shortly.

Will the upgrade affect my current subjects or submissions?

The LMS will continue to work the same before and after the upgrade, except during the outage on Saturday, 5 December 2020. All your subjects, quizzes, assignment submissions and grades will migrate to the new LMS during the upgrade.

I have classes and exams in December, I need to study!

We understand that some students will have classes and/or exams in December. Therefore, the LMS upgrade was scheduled for one day only on Saturday, 5 December 2020. During this day, you will not have access to the LMS, hence, it is strongly suggested that you download any information if you need to study that day.

Who can I contact if I need help?

Student IT Support will continue to provide support to assist students with the LMS before and after the upgrade.

To contact Student IT Support please visit the Student IT Support Website.