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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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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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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.

 
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MoodleMoot US 2018 to be held in Denver, 29 - 30 October
 

We are pleased to announce that MoodleMoot US 2018 will be held in Denver from 29 - 30 October this year.

Set in the vibrant Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, we are working with our Moodle community and Moodle Partners in the US to deliver you a MoodleMoot that you definitely don’t want to miss, including: 

Moodle Success Stories and Usage Studies (a focus on use and best practices

Moodle Design and Functionality Training (a focus on tip, tricks and training)

updates on “What’s new from Moodle” (a focus on project updates & what new is coming up from Moodle HQ).

a Moodle Party and much more!

Get all the event information, including access to early bird registration, links to submit your proposal and how to stay up to date with conference information on our #MootUS18 website: https://moodlemoot.org/mootus18 

We look forward to seeing you in Denver later in the year. 





 
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Moodle 3.4.1, 3.3.4, 3.2.7 and 3.1.10 are now available
 

Moodle 3.4.1, 3.3.4, 3.2.7 and 3.1.10 are now available via the usual open download channels: https://download.moodle.org 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. Upgrading should be very straightforward. 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. 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 3.4.1 shortly.

 
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New look, new program for MoodleMoot UK and Ireland 2018
 

Moodlers in the UK & Ireland, we are back for another MoodleMoot conference!

Our three day MoodleMoot UK & Ireland 2018 will be held on 26 – 28 March in Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde.

This year we have a new look, new program, focused on the topics of:

  • Moodle development
  • creative uses of Moodle
  • open education in Moodle
  • GDPR 

We’re also pleased to offer more learning workshops and planning sessions from Moodle HQ and our Moodle Partners, including a devjam / hackfest session, on the last day of the Moot.

Join us, your peers, colleagues and Moodle community members at our Moot as a presenter (you can submit your presentation proposals today!) or as a participant.

All event information, including ways to submit a proposal and register is available at https://moodlemoot.org/mootieuk18

We look forward to seeing many of you Moodlers in Glasgow soon!

 
Mary Cooch
Our Learn Moodle 3.4 Basics MOOC has begun
 

Our Learn Moodle MOOC 3.4 Basics MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) started today, 8 January, on Learn.moodle.net  and is now in progress, using Moodle 3.4.

Learn Moodle 3.4 Basics is for anyone who wants to use the Moodle learning platform for teaching, whether in a school, a university, a company or just personal interest. In this 4 week MOOC, learners will explore all the different functionalities in Moodle and also create their own quizzes, assignments, and many more.

There is still time to sign up now and explore the features of Moodle 3.4.  As with our previous MOOCs, if you would like to help out in the forums, please sign up too. Any support you can give to new Moodlers will be very much appreciated.

If you prefer to access the MOOC via mobile, you can also participate using our branded Learn Moodle app - available for Android or iOS. 


 Thanks everyone. We look forward to another great few weeks of learning with all of you.



 
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Moodle’s GDPR Approach and Plan
 

Moodle HQ is pleased to share its plan to support organisations, institutions and companies using Moodle to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

You can now view the plan at: https://moodle.com/2017/12/21/moodle-gdpr-approach-plan

We have been working with our community, our Moodle Partner network and developers to firstly gauge their compliance needs and recently with a specialist privacy lawyer in Europe to help develop this plan. 

Central to our support for GDPR compliance will be the development of plugins to cover the areas of:

  • on boarding of new users
  • privacy statements
  • tracking of consent
  • handling of subject access requests 

The plugins will be available for Moodle 3.3 and 3.4, so we recommend upgrading to these versions as soon as possible. 

We will continue to provide updates on the progress and implementation of our plan.  The plugins will also be incorporated into Moodle 3.5 which is due to be released in May 2018.

We welcome your thoughts on this topic, so please read and follow the forum discussion at: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=352538 

We at Moodle HQ look forward to continuing the collaboration with our community, Partners and developers to progress this plan.

 
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Moodle Mobile 3.4 is now available
 

I'm pleased to announce the release of Moodle Mobile 3.4.0 for Android, iOS and Windows desktop. The app is available now on Google Play and will be in the Apple and Windows stores soon - see Moodle downloads: Moodle Mobile and Moodle Desktop.

Key features in Moodle Mobile 3.4 include:

  • Workshop activity module support

  • Paypal enrolment plugin support

  • Support for forgotten passwords

  • Support for restricted Vimeo videos

  • iOS: Better file sharing & uploading

  • Support for category events

  • User private files quota usage display


Moodle Mobile 3.4 provides full support for all standard activities, so students can access their complete courses on mobile devices.

Please see the Moodle Mobile 3.4.0 release notes for the full list of features, improvements and fixes in this release.