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Moodle 3.5.3 and other minor versions released
 

Hi All,

Moodle 3.5.3, 3.4.6, 3.3.9 and 3.1.15 have just been released. These are now available for download via https://download.moodle.org or Git.

Once again there are a number of GDPR improvements as well as other fixes. A reminder that the Policies and Data Privacy GDPR plugins on the plugin database are no longer being updated since they are now part of the stable releases and the updates are included in 3.5.3, 3.4.6 and 3.3.9.

From Moodle 3.6 onwards (release scheduled for November 26th) we will no longer backport new privacy features to the stable releases.

All released minor versions include fixes for security vulnerabilities.  We highly recommend that you upgrade your sites as soon as possible. Upgrading should be very straightforward. 

Administrators of all registered Moodle sites will receive an email with details of the security fixes and we'll publish these more widely next week.

General bug fix support for Moodle 3.4 ends with the release of 3.4.6, and security support for Moodle 3.3 ends with the release of 3.3.9.  We recommend that people on Moodle 3.3 upgrade to Moodle 3.4 or higher.

The release notes for each version can be found here:

Please see the releases page for more details.


 
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Moodle 3.6 Quality Assurance testing
 

Moodle 3.6 is scheduled for release on Monday 26 November 2018, and so once again we’re running a Quality Assurance (QA) testing cycle. The list of over 560 tests includes tests covering new features and improvements in Moodle 3.6.

If you can spare any time and would like to volunteer to help, please see the discussion Help needed with Moodle 3.6 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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New version of the Moodle app available for download
 


Moodle Mobile 3.5.0 new interfaceThis is just a heads-up to let you know that a new version of the Moodle app (3.5.2) is available.

This is a release focused on stability and some bug fixes, and comes with awaited improvements and intensive testing for a very stable release for the beginning of the academic year in the North Hemisphere.

Some of the improvements for this version are:

* RTL - The app now has a basic support for right to left languages.
* Section navigation within a course has been improved
* Embedded content from the site in iframes now works in the app
* Files now can show their size and format if they are configured to do so
* Tracked forums now display the number of unread messages
* The app has been adapted for iPhone X

 
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Moodle 3.5.2 and other minor versions are now available
 

We have just released Moodle 3.5.2, 3.4.5, 3.3.8 and 3.1.14. These are now available for download via https://download.moodle.org or Git.

There are a number of GDPR and other fixes and improvements. Moodle 3.4.5 and 3.3.8 now have the GDPR plugins integrated, which means they will no longer require to be downloaded and installed separately from the plugin database.  Moodle 3.5 already has the plugins integrated since its release in May earlier this year.

A final update to the Policies and Data Privacy GDPR plugins for Moodle 3.3 and 3.4 has been released on the plugin database. After this release the plugins will no longer be updated as they are now part of the stable releases.

All released minor versions include a number of fixes for security vulnerabilities.  We highly recommend that you upgrade your sites as soon as possible. Upgrading should be very straightforward. 

Administrators of all registered Moodle sites will receive an email with details of the security fixes and we'll publish these more widely next week. 

The release notes for each version can be found here:

Please see the releases page for more details.


Sander Bangma

Head of Open Source Development, Moodle HQ
 
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Upcoming MoodleMoots in Australia, Africa and US!
 

We have 3 exciting MoodleMoots coming up shortly where we will collaborate, learn, network and share ideas through workshops, presentations, Dr Moodle sessions and a Moodle Party.

We hope to see you at one of the Moots below!

MoodleMoot Australia 
24-26 September
Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane

MoodleMoot Africa
11-12 October
International Convention Centre, Cape Town

MoodleMoot US
29-30 October
Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House, Denver

Moodlemoots July

 
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Moodle 3.5 Desktop app is now available
 

Following the release of Moodle 3.5 app for mobile we have now released the updated version of the Desktop app.

The Desktop app now includes the same new features:

  • A new and improved user interface with the addition of header and footer navigation bars
  • The display of Moodle 3.5 dashboard course images
  • Informing students if and how their selection will be published when they take part in a Choice Activity
  • Improved support for Vimeo embedded videos using Bootstrap responsive classes
  • Improved support for plugins

The Desktop app is available for download from Moodle downloads: Moodle Desktop, the MacOS App Store and will be available in the Windows Store shortly.

 
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Moodle 3.5.1 and other minor versions are now available
 

We have just released Moodle 3.5.1, 3.4.4, 3.3.7 and 3.1.13. These are now available for download via https://download.moodle.org or Git.

Moodle 3.5.1 contains a number of GDPR and other fixes and improvements.  The GDPR improvements will also be made available in an update to the Data Privacy plugin (for Moodle 3.3 and 3.4) later today.  

Moodle 3.4.4 and 3.3.7 also include a number of bug fixes and small improvements.  All released minor versions include important fixes for security vulnerabilities.  We highly recommend that you upgrade your sites as soon as possible. Upgrading should be very straightforward. 

Administrators of all registered Moodle sites will receive an email with details of the security fixes and we'll publish these more widely next week. 

The release notes for each version can be found here:

Please see the releases page for more details.


Sander Bangma

Open Source Development Coordinator, Moodle HQ


 
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Version 3.5.0 of the Moodle app is now available
 


Moodle Mobile 3.5.0 new interface

I'm pleased to announce the release of version 3.5.0 of the Moodle app. The app is available now on Google Play and will be in the App Store and  Windows stores soon - see Moodle downloads: Moodle app and Moodle downloads: Moodle Desktop.

We’ll be calling it simply the 'Moodle app' from now on (leaving out the word 'Mobile' as it's obvious).

Key features and improvements in 3.5.0 include:


  • A new user interface with many usability improvements

  • The display of Moodle 3.5 dashboard course images

  • The display of Moodle 3.5 choice results

  • Improved support for Vimeo embedded videos using Bootstrap responsive classes

  • Options for administrators to disable offline mode or course download

  • Improved mobile support for plugins.

See the Moodle Mobile 3.5.0 release notes for the full list of features, improvements and fixes in this release.

Note that the 3.5.0 Moodle app works only with Moodle 3.1 sites onwards and requires Android 4.4 or iOS 8.

If you have an older device or your site is running Moodle 2.4 - 3.0,  you can continue using the older app, which we have named 'Moodle Classic'. Moodle Classic won’t support any of the new features, but is provided to enable people running older Moodle sites to continue using the app.

Finally, we would love to hear your feedback about the 3.5.0 Moodle app! Please let us know what you think by posting in the Moodle for mobile forum.

 
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Moodle.org offline June 23 1500 to 2100 UTC
 

We will be doing some maintenance and migrations to moodle.org on Saturday June 23th, from 1500 through 2100 UTC. During this time all of Moodle.org will be unavailable.

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20180623T150000&p1=196&p2=31


 
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Our Learn Moodle 3.5 Basics MOOC has begun
 

Our Learn Moodle MOOC 3.5 Basics MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) started today, 18 June, on Learn.moodle.net  and is now in progress, using Moodle 3.5.

Learn Moodle 3.5 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 3.5.  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.