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Moodle 3.4 Quality Assurance testing

Moodle 3.4 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 570 tests includes tests covering new features and improvements in Moodle 3.4, such as the new Analytics functionality and the Calendar improvements.

If you can spare any time and would like to volunteer to help, please see the discussion Help needed with Moodle 3.4 QA testing for details of how you can be involved.

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

Mary Cooch
Sign up for our Learn Moodle Basics MOOC in January 2018

I'm pleased to announce that Moodle HQ is running another Learn Moodle Basics MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), starting on 8 January 2018

Learn Moodle 3.4 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 3.3: Feedback and actions for details of how we are using your feedback to improve the course for future participants.

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Join us in Mumbai for MoodleMoot India 2017

We're pleased to announce the dates and venue for MoodleMoot India 2017 - 18 and 19 December 2017 in Mumbai at the Sahara Star Hotel.

To register your spot and submit a presentation proposal, go to the website MoodleMoot India 2017. Early Bird registration will close on the 27 October 2017; all Early Bird registrations receive a complimentary MoodleMoot T-shirt.

For the latest news and updates about the Moot, please follow MoodleMootIndia on Twitter.

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Moodle Mobile 3.3.2 is now available

I'm pleased to announce the release of Moodle Mobile 3.3.2 for Android and iOS. The app is available now on Google Play and the App store - see Moodle downloads: Moodle Mobile.

Moodle Desktop 3.3.2 is also available for Windows, macOS and Linux via Moodle downloads: Moodle Desktop.

Moodle 3.3.2 includes a number of improvements and bug fixes, such as improved scrolling in questions with media, correctly enforced assignment submission file-type restrictions and correctly displayed feedback completion status.

Please see the Moodle Mobile 3.3.2 release notes for the full list of features, improvements and fixes in this release.

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Open source/Moodle developers needed to help us with our mission

Moodlers, we would like to invite 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: Open Source / Moodle Developer (Multiple roles) - SEEK

(Edited by Helen Foster to update the link - original submission Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 10:26 AM)

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Moodle Welcomes $6m European Investment

Moodle Pty Ltd, affectionately known as Moodle HQ, is pleased to announce an angel investment from Education For The Many - a subsidiary of the French-based Leclercq family office involved in well-known global companies such as Decathlon.

The investment will allow Moodle to accelerate established growth plans for the Moodle software and a number of associated initiatives - all aimed at providing powerful, truly open, user-friendly tools that empower educators in every sector and every country.

Martin, Moodle Founder and CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd, said: "This is amazing news for the entire Moodle community, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with everyone to help us build on the foundation we have already laid together since 2001."

For further details, please see the press release Moodle Welcomes $6m European Investment to Fuel Growth and Innovation.

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People and Culture Coordinator needed at Moodle HQ

Hello Moodlers! We are currently looking for a People and Culture Coordinator 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 People and Culture Coordinator - SEEK.

Mary Cooch
Join us in November for MoodleMoot US 2017 - Florida
MoodleMoot US 2017 - Florida is going ahead from 6-8 November 2017 with some exciting updates and changes to the program, giving attendees an opportunity to meet with Moodle HQ members to plan and envision our key projects for the future. 

 Early bird registration prices have been extended until 5 November, so why not book your tickets today? 

 We look forward to seeing you there!

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Congratulations to our GSoC 2017 student

Congratulations and very well done to our Google Summer of Code 2017 student Diwakar Moturu for successfully completing his project Improve End-to-End Testing in the Moodle Mobile App.

According to project mentor and Moodle Mobile team leader Juan Leyva, "Thanks to Diwakar’s work we have now a complete set of automatic tests that will notify us if we accidentally introduced regressions in the code. This means that we have new tools to guarantee that new versions of the mobile app are 100% stable."

For more details of Diwakar's GSoC experience, please see the interview with Diwakar and Juan on Moodle completes its 11th year of Google Summer of Code with a mobile project!

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Open Source Development Coordinator (Project Manager & Team Leader) needed at Moodle HQ

Hello Moodlers! We are currently looking for an Open Source Development Coordinator (Project Manager & Team Leader) 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 Open Source Development Coordinator (Project Manager & Team Leader) - SEEK.