Moodle migration and upgrade to 2.8 – July 8-9

MIIS Moodle ( will be temporarily unavailable while it is put into maintenance mode beginning at approximately 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 8th. The site will remain unavailable through the morning of Thursday, July 9th as we complete the transfer of the database and site data.

During this time the site will undergo final preparations for a complete migration to Remote Learner, the same hosting service provider that our colleagues in Vermont are contracted with. In addition to migrating the site from our current server at CSUMB, the site will also be upgraded from Moodle 2.6 to Moodle 2.8, offering platform improvements and added course functionality.

Once the migration is complete – we are aiming for mid-morning of Thursday, July 9, the site will be available at Current users (students, staff, faculty) and active courses should not experience further interruption or noticeable changes. If you experience difficulty logging in, please contact the MIIS Help Desk at:

We hope that the timing of the migration and upgrade will help to minimize significant disruptions to instructors and active working groups. Please be sure to notify students and to make alternative plans to access resources while the site is unavailable. If you have additional concerns or questions please email ​me directly at bcole at

Here’s some of what to look forward to in Moodle 2.8