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Mary Cooch
Join us in June for Learn Moodle Basics 3.5

I'm pleased to announce that Moodle HQ is running another Learn Moodle Basics MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), starting on 18 June 2018.

Learn Moodle 3.5 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: 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 Basics 3.4 Feedback and actions for details of how we are using your feedback to improve the course for future participants.

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First iteration of GDPR plugins available on the plugin DB

Further to the announcement of the minor release earlier today, we have now published the first iteration of the GDPR plugins on the plugin database. The plugins will continue to be updated and refined over the next few weeks.

The Policy plugin provides a new user sign on process, with ability to define multiple policies (site, privacy, third party), track user consents, and manage updates and versioning of the policies.

The Data Privacy plugin provides the workflow for users to submit subject access requests and for site administrators and privacy officers to process these requests.  The subject access request process currently retrieves the user information from the following core plugins:

  • Choice Activity Module
  • HTML Block
  • User Tours

Support for retrieving user information from the remaining core plugins will be added over the next few weeks. The plugin will also be further extended to include functionality for data erasure requests and the data registry to define a purpose and retention period for data stored in a Moodle site.

Moodle 3.4.2 and 3.3.5 include the following core API changes that are required to support the GDPR plugins:

  • An age and location check to identify minors
  • The API to request personal data from all plugins
  • Implementation of the API for a subset of Moodle core plugins so far

Those wanting to explore and use the new plugins should therefore upgrade to either Moodle 3.4.2 or 3.3.5.  All GDPR functionality will be integrated in the Moodle 3.5 release.

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MoodleMoot Australia 2018 to be held in Brisbane, 24 - 26 September

Moodlers in Australia and surrounding regions,

The dates and venue for MoodleMoot Australia 2018 (#MootAU18) have been revealed. 

Join us in sunny Brisbane from 24 - 26 September as we hold three days of collaboration, learning, networking and sharing of ideas through workshops, presentations, Dr Moodle sessions and a Moodle Party. 

Early bird registration is now available and you can also submit your MoodleMoot presentation at 

We at Moodle HQ are looking forward to seeing many of you in Brisbane in September. 

MoodleMoot Australia 2018, Brisbane, 24 - 26 September

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Moodle 3.4.2, 3.3.5, 3.2.8 and 3.1.11 are now available

Moodle 3.4.2, 3.3.5, 3.2.8 and 3.1.11 are now available via the usual open download channels: 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. 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. 

All releases also include support for Google's ReCaptcha v2, with Google ceasing support for ReCaptcha v1 after March 31st, 2018.

In preparation for GDPR; versions 3.3.5 and 3.4.2 include the required core APIs to support the GDPR plugins we are working on. The first iteration of these plugins will be made available shortly.

Other details can be found in our notes for each release:

Version 3.2 and 3.1 (LTS) are currently supported for security fixes only. See releases page for more details.

For those of you on our MoodleCloud hosting service, including Moodle for Free sites, we are aiming to upgrade your sites to 3.4.2 shortly.

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More open source/Moodle developers needed

Moodlers, we would like to invite more open source/Moodle developers to join us in our mission to empower educators to improve our world.

If you are interested we would love to hear from you. Please apply via Open Source / Moodle Developer (Multiple roles) - SEEK.

(Edited by Helen Foster to update the job vacancy link - original submission Thursday, 30 November 2017, 8:18 AM)

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Feedback on how you use the new Course overview block released in Moodle 3.3

Back in July 2016, as part of a Moodle Users Association project we began working closely with MUA members to bring to life a new Course overview block for the Moodle Dashboard.

It’s now been almost a year since its release and we’d like your feedback on your experience with the new Course overview block and what improvements we can make in future releases.

If you’re interested in participating, please complete the short survey using the link below.

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Moodle Mobile 3.4.1 is now available

I'm pleased to announce the release of Moodle Mobile 3.4.1 for Android, iOS and Windows desktop. The app is available now on Google Play and App Store, it will be in the Windows stores soon - see Moodle downloads: Moodle Mobile and Moodle downloads: Moodle Desktop.

Moodle 3.4.1 comes with a new feature - the option to download all courses you are enrolled in - plus embedded Vimeo video improvements and a number of bug fixes.

Please see the Moodle Mobile 3.4.1 release notes for the full list of features, improvements and fixes in this release.

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Moodle participates in GSOC 2018

I am happy to announce that Moodle has been selected as a Google Summer of Code 2018 mentor organization. This will be our 12th year of involvement in the program.

The GSOC program pays students to work on open source software products for 3-4 months (over the northern hemisphere summer), mentored by experienced developers.

Please see Projects for new developers for our list of suggested GSOC projects and Applying to work with Moodle for GSOC for details of our application process.

If you are a Moodle developer and are interested in mentoring a project, please contact David Mudrák.

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Calling Moodle Site Admins and data privacy officer for GDPR-compliance testing

As you might know, we recently released Moodle’s approach and plan to GDPR.

To support Moodle sites in the EU to become GDPR compliant, we have developed features which will be installed as plugins, initially, for Moodle 3.3 and 3.4.

The features will then become part of Moodle 3.5 release which is a Long Term Supported (LTS) version of Moodle.

We now would love your help to test the GDPR features and get feedback on what we need to improve by March 2018.

What is involved?

Around 10 - 15 minutes of your time to complete:

    1. A quick card sorting activity

    2. usability test based on our prototype features

Want to get involved? 

Then we would love to have you on board by:

  • Selecting a date and time that’s suitable for you to do test via this calendar link. 

  • Sharing this message through your own communication channels to peers and colleagues who would be suitable to assist in testing!

Hurry, book your spots, as we would like to ideally get our Moodle GDPR testers by COB (in your countries) on Friday 2 February!

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Data Privacy Officer needed at Moodle HQ

We are currently looking for a Data Privacy Officer, based in Barcelona, 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 Moodle job openings - Data Privacy Officer.