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

 
  • Moodle 3.4 is released!

    by Martin Dougiamas.  

    Hello everyone!

    I’m back again to place a little cherry 🍒 on top of the hard work done by hundreds of people to produce another Moodle release: version 3.4!

    We set out to focus on fixing known usability issues and bugs in this release, rather than adding too many new features.

    As a result you’ll see our headline features in this release are improvements to some of the most-used parts of Moodle, such as:

    • A modernised calendar interface with drag and drop etc
    • Improved participants page, merged with enrolments
    • Better navigation in Boost themes
    • Control over file types in assignments and workshops 
    • Our new Inspire analytics system is now integrated in core, ready for the community to really help us take it forward  
    • Many many smaller improvements all over the interface 


    See Mary’s lovely videos for more:

    Or visit the New Features page, the Release Notes or the Downloads page.

    Thanks again to all the developers, testers, documenters, designers, funders, educators and students that have contributed in some way to improving this release.  We are all dedicated to making Moodle the best possible platform for learning, and every step forward is a step toward this goal. 

    In the next few months we continue work on usability but also on features for larger institutions and in particular, support for the GDPR in Europe. 

    Let’s make Moodle (more) amazing!

    Best regards to all.

    Martin



  • Helpdesk Support needed at Moodle HQ

    by Darren Srdarev.  

    Hello Moodlers! We are currently looking for a Helpdesk Support person 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 Helpdesk Support - SEEK.


  • Moodle 3.3.3, 3.2.6 and 3.1.9 are now available

    by Marina Glancy.  

    Moodle 3.3.3, 3.2.6 and 3.1.9 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 from now on is supported for security fixes only. See releases page for more details.



  • Moodle 3.4 QA cycle 100% pass rate

    by Helen Foster.  

    Moodle tester 2017 badge A big thank you to all our Quality Assurance (QA) testers, as listed in the Testing credits, who helped us achieve a Moodle 3.4 test pass rate of 100% in just 4 weeks. Congratulations to everyone who received a Moodle tester 2017 badge for running three or more tests in the QA cycle.

    Thanks also to all our developers, who helped with fixing bugs identified through testing, so that tests could be reset and run again as quickly as possible. Thus we are all ready for Moodle 3.4 to be released on schedule next week!


  • Moodle 3.4 Quality Assurance testing

    by Helen Foster.  

    Moodle 3.4 is scheduled to be released in four weeks time, and so once again we’re running a Quality Assurance (QA) testing cycle. The list of over 570 tests includes tests covering new features and improvements in Moodle 3.4, such as the new Analytics functionality and the Calendar improvements.

    If you can spare any time and would like to volunteer to help, please see the discussion Help needed with Moodle 3.4 QA testing for details of how you can be involved.

    Thanks in advance for your help with our next version of Moodle!


  • Sign up for our Learn Moodle Basics MOOC in January 2018

    by Mary Cooch.  

    I'm pleased to announce that Moodle HQ is running another Learn Moodle Basics MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), starting on 8 January 2018


    Learn Moodle 3.4 Basics is for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform for teaching, whether it be in a school, a university, a company or just personal interest. In this 4-week MOOC, learners will explore many of the features in Moodle and have the chance to create a practice course of their own.

    If you're interested, please sign up here: learn.moodle.net. You'll receive an email reminder before the course begins.


    Finally, many thanks to everyone who participated in our previous MOOC. Please see Learn Moodle 3.3: Feedback and actions for details of how we are using your feedback to improve the course for future participants.



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