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Upcoming MoodleMoots in Brazil (April) and Australia (September)
 

We're pleased to announce two futher MoodleMoots in 2017:

MoodleMoot Brazil 2017 is next week from 27 - 28 April 2017 in São Paulo.

To register your spot at MoodleMoot Brazil 2017, please visit moodlemoot.org/mootbr/inscricoes.

MoodleMoot Australia 2017 will be held in Sydney on 26 - 28 September 2017.

To receive updates about MoodleMoot Australia 2017, please subscribe via moodlemoot.org/mootau/news.

 
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Moodle 3.3 Quality Assurance testing
 

Moodle 3.3 is scheduled to be released in four weeks time, and so once again we’re running a Quality Assurance (QA) testing cycle. The list of over 550 tests includes new tests covering features and improvements in Moodle 3.3.

QA testing involves participating users trying each feature in Moodle and testing that it works in Moodle 3.3. Moodle's QA list of over 500 tests includes ones covering new features in Moodle 3.3.

If you can spare any time and would like to volunteer to help, please see the discussion Help needed with Moodle 3.3 QA testing for details of how you can be involved.

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

 
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Upcoming US MoodleMoots in New Orleans (July) and Florida (November)
 

We're pleased to announce two upcoming MoodleMoots in the US:

MoodleMoot US 2017 – New Orleans, hosted by BbWorld, will be held at New Orleans Ernst N. Morial Convention Centre from 25 – 27 July 2017.

To register your spot at MoodleMoot US 2017 – New Orleans and submit a presentation proposal, please visit moodlemoot.org/mootus-neworleans.

MoodleMoot US 2017 – Florida, organised by Moodle HQ, will be held in November 2017 (venue and exact dates to be confirmed).

To receive updates about MoodleMoot US 2017 – Florida, please subscribe via moodlemoot.org/mootus-florida/.

 
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Volunteers needed for Moodle Calendar research
 

The UX team at Moodle HQ would like to invite English-speaking Moodle users to sign up for research studies that will help us plan for future Moodle Calendar product development.

Involvement in the research study will mean spending 15 to 30 minutes trying out a prototype and providing feedback. During the study we might also ask you questions about your current experience with Moodle.

For more information and to get involved, please see the discussion Seeking Volunteers for Moodle HQ Calendar Research Study.

Thank you in advance for your support!

 
Martin Dougiamas
URGENT: Please upgrade your Moodle site to the latest stable version
 

It’s come to our attention that administrators of some Moodle sites may have missed out on our usual announcements about important fixes in our most recent stable releases.

Stable point releases Moodle 3.2.2, 3.1.5, 3.0.9 and 2.7.19 were released as per our usual two-monthly schedule on Monday, 13 March 2017.

Among the improvements there are very important security fixes for serious problems which may allow users to gain privileges or change data improperly.

We strongly recommend you upgrade your Moodle site to one of the most recent stable versions as soon as you can.  Since these stable releases only fix bugs and don’t introduce new features there should be no disruption to your production sites (so please don’t put it off!).

To get the very earliest notification of these issues in future via direct email please make sure you REGISTER your site, using the Registration link in your Site Administration pages in your own Moodle site.

The same notifications are posted publicly a week later in our Security Announcements forum and in the release notes.

If you are having any trouble upgrading your site on your own please contact a Moodle Partner near you or reach out to us at Moodle HQ and we’ll be happy to find someone to help you.

Note:  If you are using our MoodleCloud service you don’t ever need to worry about these: MoodleCloud sites are always running the most recent versions of Moodle.

 
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Still time to register for MoodleMoot UK & Ireland 2017
 

MoodleMoot UK & Ireland 2017 at Park Plaza Riverbank, London is coming up soon. The conference will be held from 10 - 12 April 2017 and will feature leading EdTech and Moodle expert speakers and presenters from around the globe.

Registration is still open - book your spot today!

 
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Try the Moodle Mobile app with a mobile-friendly course
 

If you’d like to explore new and existing features of the Moodle Mobile app, our School demo site now has a new course, Digital Literacy, specially optimised for the app.

Please see Mary's post in the Teaching with Moodle forum - Moodle Tip: Try the Moodle mobile app with a mobile-friendly course for ideas of things you can try, such as adding a glossary entry with attachment or checking your grades and your learning plan.

For suggestions on optimising your own courses for mobile access, please see the documentation Creating Moodle Mobile friendly courses.

 
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Moodle 3.2.2, 3.1.5, 3.0.9 and 2.7.19 are now available
 

Moodle 3.2.2, 3.1.5, 3.0.9 and 2.7.19 are now available via the usual open download channels: https://download.moodle.org or Git.

For those of you on our MoodleCloud hosting service, including Moodle for Free sites, we are aiming to upgrade your sites to 3.2.2 within the next 7 days.

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:
Note that 2.7 (LTS) and 3.0 branches are currently supported for security fixes only. See releases page for more details.

 
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Join us in Dubai for Moodle Majlis 2017
 

The first ever Moodle Majlis in Dubai will be held on 16 – 17 April 2017. Organised by our Moodle Partner, Smartway, Moodle Majlis is a two-day conference bringing together diverse and talented Moodlers from across the Middle East.

To register your spot at Moodle Majlis 2017 and for more information, please visit moodlemoot.org/majlis.

 
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Moodle Mobile 3.2.1 is now available
 

I'm happy to announce the release of Moodle Mobile 3.2.1 for Android and iOS. The app is available now on Google Play and App store: see download.moodle.org/mobile.

New features in Moodle Mobile 3.2.1 include:

  • The ability to add glossary entries with attachments
  • Unread messages and notifications count displayed in the app icon (iOS) and in the app main menu
  • Search courses and browse course categories functionality via the site home*
  • Option for Moodle site admin to configure mobile features such as custom menu items, custom language strings and enabling users to log out completely from the app*

In addition, there are a number of user interface and design improvements, including a new Participants page and Grades page.

Please note that new features require Moodle 3.2 or where indicated with an asterisk(*) the Moodle Mobile additional features plugin. See the Moodle Mobile 3.2.1 release notes for the full list of features, improvements and fixes in this release.