how to tell what moodle version you have
umm Okay I know this is a fairly old thread but this is the same as my question, how do I find the version of the Moodle that we are using. So rather than starting a new thread I will continue this one. None of these methods seem to work for me, and I have Site manager access. is there another way for some of the newer versions ?
It depends. If you are an administrator, then check the Site administration > Notifications link. The version is there. If a Site Manager doesn't have this permission, then probably you won't be successful.
There is a tracker item somewhere asking for logged in users with teacher role to have access to the Moodle version.
I suppose you could create course backup and then check the configuration file in an editor. At least this was working in 1.9.
Confirmed. Download backup (the .mbz file). Change the filename extension to .zip. Unzip to a 'test' folder.
Extracted from the zip is a moodle_backup.xml file. Opening that with any text editor, will show at the top (a real example):
<moodle_release>2.2 (Build: 20111205)</moodle_release>
'spirit of sharing', Ken