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Moodle 3.7.3 and other minors have been released

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 19:26
by Sander Bangma.  

Hello everyone!

We have just released Moodle 3.7.3, 3.6.7 and 3.5.9. As per usual, these are now available for download via https://download.moodle.org or Git.

The releases include bug-fixes as well as security improvements and we recommend that you upgrade your sites as soon as possible. Upgrading should be straightforward. 

Administrators of all registered Moodle sites will receive an email with details of the security fixes and we'll publish these more widely shortly.

The release notes for each version can be found here:

Please see the releases page for more details.



QA testing: be a part of the Moodle 3.8 release!

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 21:11
by Sander Bangma.  

Hi All,

We're in the final weeks of getting Moodle 3.8 ready for the scheduled release date of November 18th. As part of our release cycle we are completing QA testing. We are currently 54% through our test suite and looking for additional people who can help test new Moodle features.

Do you want to be a part of the Moodle 3.8 release?

Can you help with QA testing? Please see our QA testing page for information on how you can participate!

Be in our top 10 community QA testers and receive a Moodle t-shirt as reward!


H5P will be part of core Moodle

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:11
by Mary Cooch.  

We’re pleased to announce that Moodle 3.8 will include the first stage of integrating H5P into Moodle. Just like Moodle, H5P is an open source project and it enables users to include interactive content in their courses.

Listening to our community, it became clear that integrating H5P functionality into Moodle would be very welcome, and so our Moodle HQ developers have been working closely with Joubel, the creators of H5P, to make this happen.

Moodle 3.8 will include:

  • an H5P player
  • an H5P button in the Atto editor - enabling H5P content to be added everywhere that Atto is used
  • a filter to automatically convert H5P URLs to embed code

If you're interested in H5P development, please see the H5P specification in the developer documentation and feel free to join the discussions in our new H5P forum.

Moodle 3.8 Quality Assurance testing

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 03:37
by Helen Foster.  

Moodle 3.8 is scheduled for release on Monday 11 November 2019, 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 3.8.

If you can spare any time and would like to volunteer to help, please see the discussion Help needed with Moodle 3.8 QA testing for details of how you can be involved.

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

New location for registered Moodle site statistics

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:55
by Helen Foster.  

Our registered Moodle site listings and statistics are shortly being moved to a new location at stats.moodle.org.

Please note that it will not be possible to register or update your site registration during the move, which is expected to be completed within 24 hours from now. Further information on timings will be posted to Moodle Site Status @moodlesites on Twitter.

If you’ve not yet registered your Moodle site, we encourage you to do so after the move is complete. For details, see the documentation Site registration.

The reason for moving registered Moodle site statistics to a new location is so that the moodle.net URL can be used by the new MoodleNet open social media platform for educators.

Congratulations to our GSoC 2019 students

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 07:55
by Helen Foster.  

Congratulations and very well done to our Google Summer of Code 2019 students Vlad Apetrei and Mohammed Rahman for successfully completing their projects.

Vlad added a multi-class classification to the Moodle analytics machine learning backend, which will shortly be integrated into core.

Mohammed improved the Attendance plugin by implementing a frequently changing QR code, thus increasing security when allowing students to take their own attendance.

Many thanks to our mentors Dan Marsden and David Monllaó for the support they provided to our GSoC students.

Moodle 3.7.2 and other minors have been released

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 20:19
by Sander Bangma.  

Dear all,

Moodle 3.7.2, 3.6.6 and 3.5.8 have just been released. These are now available for download via https://download.moodle.org or Git.

As mentioned in my earlier post, these releases contain changes related to our current sharing site moodle.net. As of August 2019, it is no longer possible to share courses on moodle.net. The new releases contain changes to remove the ability to share courses to the current moodle.net and the community finder block has also been removed.

For questions on these changes please go to the Moodle community sites forum and check the new MoodleNet page to follow our progress there. The scheduled launch date for MoodleNet is November 2019.

Also a note for sites using the Python ML backend for their analytics. These sites will need to upgrade their version of the python package installer to version 1.0.1 for their analytics to continue to function. Sites using the PHP ML backend, or not using analytics are not affected by this change.

The releases include bug-fixes as well as security improvements.  We highly recommend that you upgrade your sites as soon as possible. Upgrading should be very straightforward. 

Administrators of all registered Moodle sites will receive an email with details of the security fixes and we'll publish these more widely next week.

The release notes for each version can be found here:

Please see the releases page for more details.



Moodle 3.8 forum grading usability testing

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 04:58
by Helen Foster.  

One of the features on the Roadmap for Moodle 3.8 is the option to grade forum activity.

In order to ensure the best possible design of this new feature, we would like your help with usability testing. Please see the discussion Forum Grading 3.8 - Usability Testing for details of how you can be involved.

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