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100% pass rate in the Moodle 3.11 QA cycle

6 hours 23 min ago
by Helen Foster.  

A big thank you to all our Quality Assurance (QA) testers, as listed in the Testing credits, who helped us achieve a Moodle 3.11 test pass rate of 100% in 4 weeks and 3 days. Congratulations to everyone who received a Moodle tester 2021 badge for running three or more tests.

Thanks also to all our core developers, who helped with fixing bugs identified through testing, so that tests could be reset and run again. We are now ready for Moodle 3.11 to be released on Monday 17 May 2021.

Moodle 3.10.4 and other minors are available

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 19:59
by Sander Bangma.  

Dear all,

Moodle 3.10.4, 3.9.7, 3.8.9 and 3.5.18 are released today and available for download via the usual download channels (https://download.moodle.org or Git).

These 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 here:

Moodle 3.10.x and 3.9.x (LTS) are the currently supported versions, with 3.9.x entering security support only. 
Moodle 3.5.x (LTS) and 3.8.x have now seen their last minor release and are no longer supported.

Please see the releases page for more details.

Stay tuned for next week, when we release Moodle 3.11!



New Moodle Teaching Next Level MOOC

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:45
by Helen Foster.  

I'm happy to announce a new course available on our Learn Moodle site - Moodle Teaching Next Level.

The self-paced MOOC follows on from Moodle Teaching Basics and is for anyone who wishes to extend and improve their online teaching skills.

Please let us know what you think of the course, and if you have any ideas for improvements, by posting in the discussion Feedback wanted about our Moodle Teaching Next Level MOOC.

Moodle 3.11 Quality Assurance testing

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 02:56
by Helen Foster.  

Moodle 3.11 is scheduled for release on Monday 10 May 2021, and so once again we’re running a Quality Assurance (QA) testing cycle. The set of over 580 tests includes tests covering new features and improvements in Moodle 3.11.

If you can spare any time and would like to volunteer to help, please see the QA testing guide for details of how you can get involved. All help is much appreciated!

Important: Moodle 3.10.3 and 3.9.6 are released

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 18:36
by Sander Bangma.  

Hi all,

Following the identification of a regression in Moodle 3.9.5 and 3.10.2, we have now released Moodle 3.9.6 and 3.10.3 with a fix for the issue. 

What was the issue?A calendar bug fix (MDL-67494) released with Moodle 3.9.5 and 3.10.2 unintentionally corrupted some calendar events during the upgrade process. For more details, please check tracker issue MDL-71156.

How did we resolve the issue?We have completed the first part of a 2-step approach:

  1. We have reverted MDL-67494 (see MDL-71182) and have now released Moodle 3.9.6 and 3.10.3 which is the version you should upgrade to (skipping 3.9.5 and 3.10.2 if possible).
  2. We are continuing to work on a solution that restores all affected calendar events for sites impacted by this issue. You can follow the progress in MDL-71156
Next steps for Moodle Administrators
  • If you are still on Moodle 3.9.4 or 3.10.1, please avoid upgrading to 3.9.5 or 3.10.2 and upgrade straight to Moodle 3.9.6 or 3.10.3. 
  • If you have already upgraded to one of the affected versions, we apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused. You can upgrade to Moodle 3.9.6 or 3.10.3 and we will provider further information on the resolution to recover any potential lost calendar events (please also follow progress in MDL-71156). 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to post on the tracker issues or in the forum discussion relating to this issue.

Release notes:

Moodle and Open Education Week

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 06:58
by Mary Cooch.  

On Friday March 5, members of the Moodle Education team ran an interactive webinar on Assessment in the Moodle LMS as part of Open Education week 2021.  As well as learning about the different assessment possibilities with Moodle, participants were able to try graded activities out on a MoodleCloud site.

The course backup along with other materials used during the webinar are available for download in the  post: Free Moodle resources from Open Education week.

We look forward to offering more interactive webinars in the future and sharing more resources with you

Moodle 3.10.2 and other minors are out!

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 18:42
by Sander Bangma.  

Good morning everyone!

Today sees the release of the following minors; Moodle 3.10.2, 3.9.5, 3.8.8 and 3.5.17. 

All releases are now available for download via the usual download channels (https://download.moodle.org or Git).

These 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 here:

Moodle 3.10.x and 3.9.x (LTS) are the current supported versions. 
Moodle 3.5.x (LTS) and 3.8.x are supported for security issues only, until May 2021.

Please see the releases page for more details.