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Moodle core plugins review

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 06:26
by Helen Foster.  

At Moodle HQ we are currently reviewing the plugins in core Moodle LMS with the aim of removing any which are no longer or hardly used, and if appropriate, adding them to the Plugins directory.

The following list of plugins are being considered for possible removal:

  • Quiz results block (block_quiz_results)
  • Flickr block (block_tag_flickr)
  • Examview question import/export format (qformat_examview)
  • Algebra notation filter (filter_algebra)
  • HTML tidy filter (filter_tidy)
  • Box repository (repository_boxnet)
  • Legacy course files repository (repository_coursefiles)
  • Equella repository (repository_equella)
  • Flickr repository (repository_flickr)
  • Flickr public repository (repository_flickr_public)
  • Merlot.org repository (repository_merlot)
  • URL downloader repository (repository_url)
  • Box portfolio (portfolio_boxnet)
  • Flickr portfolio (portfolio_flickr)
  • Mahara ePortfolio (portfolio_mahara)
  • Survey activity (mod_survey)

If you think any of these plugins should remain in core, please let us know by posting in the Teaching with Moodle forum discussion Moodle core plugins review. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

Update on Moodle 4.0 release timeline

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 02:30
by Sander Bangma.  

Hi all,

I want to give an update on the schedule for the Moodle 4.0 release. As per usual we will enter code freeze in early October, after which no new code will be accepted for the 4.0 release. 

However, given the magnitude of the changes we will allow for a longer code freeze and QA cycle prior to release.

Please take note of the following planned schedule:

  • Code freeze: 4 October 2021
  • QA cycle start: 1 November 2021
  • Release: 13 December 2021

With development currently underway this schedule is still subject to change. We aim to present a comprehensive overview of all the 4.0 changes in late September.


Important: new minor releases available Moodle 3.11.2 (and others)

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 00:16
by Sander Bangma.  

Hello all,

We have released Moodle 3.11.2, 3.10.6, and 3.9.9 today. 

As usual, you can find the releases via our download channels (https://download.moodle.org or Git).

These new releases resolve a regression that was identified in the 3.11.1, 3.10.5, and 3.9.8 releases that could cause issues for some sites. For more information on this particular issue please read this forum discussion.

If you have already upgraded to one of the affected versions, we apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused. Upgrading to 3.11.2, 3.10.6 or 3.9.9 will resolve the issue.

If you have not upgraded your Moodle site to one of the affected versions yet, please skip those versions and upgrade directly to one of the new versions, so that you remain unaffected by this bug.

The release notes for each version can be found on the following pages:

Please see the releases page for more details.



Congratulations to our Learn Moodle 3.11 Basics MOOC participants

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 04:11
by Helen Foster.  

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent Learn Moodle 3.11 Basics MOOC - our 15th run of the course!

Over 1900 people started the course, with 44% receiving a participant badge for posting in a forum and 17% (320 people) completing all 32 required activities and receiving a completer badge and certificate. Well done everyone!

Thanks also for all the feedback we received from participants, helping us identify bugs in Moodle and improve the course for the future. For details, please see Mary's post Learn Moodle 3.11 Basics: Feedback and Actions.

If you would like to learn the basics of teaching with Moodle but didn't have chance to participate in the Learn Moodle 3.11 Basics MOOC, you are welcome to sign up for our self-paced course, Moodle Teaching Basics.

Moodle 3.11.1 and other minor versions released!

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 21:48
by Sander Bangma.  

Hi all!

We have released Moodle 3.11.1, 3.10.5 and 3.9.8 today. 

As usual, you can find the releases via our download channels (https://download.moodle.org or Git).

Minor releases include bug-fixes, as well as security improvements. Details of the security fixes will be emailed to administrators of all registered sites. It should be a smooth upgrade, which we recommend you do as soon as you can. 

The release notes for each version can be found on the following pages:

Moodle 3.11.x and 3.10.x are the current supported versions. 
Moodle 3.9.x (LTS) is supported for security issues only, until May 2023.

Please see the releases page for more details.