Moodle announcements
Moodle announcements
General announcements about Moodle, the course management system, and Moodle.org, the community which creates and supports Moodle.

 
  • Moodle participates in GSOC 2018

    by David Mudrák.  

    I am happy to announce that Moodle has been selected as a Google Summer of Code 2018 mentor organization. This will be our 12th year of involvement in the program.

    The GSOC program pays students to work on open source software products for 3-4 months (over the northern hemisphere summer), mentored by experienced developers.

    Please see Projects for new developers for our list of suggested GSOC projects and Applying to work with Moodle for GSOC for details of our application process.

    If you are a Moodle developer and are interested in mentoring a project, please contact David Mudrák.


  • More open source/Moodle developers needed

    by Darren Srdarev.  

    Moodlers, we would like to invite more open source/Moodle developers to join us in our mission to empower educators to improve our world.

    If you are interested we would love to hear from you. Please apply via Open Source / Moodle Developer (Multiple roles) - SEEK.

    (Edited by Helen Foster to update the job vacancy link - original submission Thursday, 30 November 2017, 8:18 AM)


  • Calling Moodle Site Admins and data privacy officer for GDPR-compliance testing

    by Alberto Corado.  

    As you might know, we recently released Moodle’s approach and plan to GDPR.

    To support Moodle sites in the EU to become GDPR compliant, we have developed features which will be installed as plugins, initially, for Moodle 3.3 and 3.4.

    The features will then become part of Moodle 3.5 release which is a Long Term Supported (LTS) version of Moodle.

    We now would love your help to test the GDPR features and get feedback on what we need to improve by March 2018.

    What is involved?

    Around 10 - 15 minutes of your time to complete:

      1. A quick card sorting activity

      2. usability test based on our prototype features

    Want to get involved? 

    Then we would love to have you on board by:

    • Selecting a date and time that’s suitable for you to do test via this calendar link. 

    • Sharing this message through your own communication channels to peers and colleagues who would be suitable to assist in testing!

    Hurry, book your spots, as we would like to ideally get our Moodle GDPR testers by COB (in your countries) on Friday 2 February!



  • Data Privacy Officer needed at Moodle HQ

    by Darren Srdarev.  

    We are currently looking for a Data Privacy Officer, based in Barcelona, to join us at Moodle HQ with our mission to empower educators to improve our world!

    If you are interested we would love to hear from you. Please apply via Moodle job openings - Data Privacy Officer.


  • MoodleMoot US 2018 to be held in Denver, 29 - 30 October

    by Petra Vanessie.  

    We are pleased to announce that MoodleMoot US 2018 will be held in Denver from 29 - 30 October this year.

    Set in the vibrant Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, we are working with our Moodle community and Moodle Partners in the US to deliver you a MoodleMoot that you definitely don’t want to miss, including: 

    Moodle Success Stories and Usage Studies (a focus on use and best practices

    Moodle Design and Functionality Training (a focus on tip, tricks and training)

    updates on “What’s new from Moodle” (a focus on project updates & what new is coming up from Moodle HQ).

    a Moodle Party and much more!

    Get all the event information, including access to early bird registration, links to submit your proposal and how to stay up to date with conference information on our #MootUS18 website: https://moodlemoot.org/mootus18 

    We look forward to seeing you in Denver later in the year. 






  • Moodle 3.4.1, 3.3.4, 3.2.7 and 3.1.10 are now available

    by Sander Bangma.  

    Moodle 3.4.1, 3.3.4, 3.2.7 and 3.1.10 are now available via the usual open download channels: https://download.moodle.org or Git.

    In addition to a number of bug fixes and small improvements, security vulnerabilities have been discovered and fixed.  We highly recommend that you upgrade your sites as soon as possible. Upgrading should be very straightforward. As per our usual policy, admins of all registered Moodle sites will be notified of security issue details directly via email and we'll publish details more widely in a week. Other details can be found in our notes for each release:

    Version 3.2 and 3.1 (LTS) are currently supported for security fixes only. See releases page for more details.

    For those of you on our MoodleCloud hosting service, including Moodle for Free sites, we are aiming to upgrade your sites to 3.4.1 shortly.

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