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Mary Cooch
Share your message for Moodle's 15th Birthday!
 
It’s Moodle’s 15th birthday on 20 August!

We would love to hear about your memorable Moodle moments in the last 15 years or your birthday messages so that we can build a memory bank as we approach another big birthday in 5 years' time.

 Please share and post your memories and comments through one of these following channels:

 
Mary Cooch
Volunteers with course editing rights needed for usability research
 

Once more, the UX team at Moodle HQ would like to invite teachers, trainers and anyone else with course editing rights to participate in a research activity to help with future Moodle development. The activity should take around 15-30 minutes to complete, at a time convenient to you. The study will close at 7:30 AM UTC Friday 18 August.

For more information and to get involved, please see the discussion Calling Teachers/Instructors with course editing rights to participate in Moodle HQ Usability Study.

Again, thank you in advance for your support!


 
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Moodle Desktop now available for Windows, macOS and Linux
 

Moodle DesktopI'm pleased to announce that Moodle Desktop - our solution to accessing your Moodle courses on desktop or Surface tablets - is now also available for:

  • macOS (macOS 10.9 minimum version supported)
  • Linux: Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora 21 and Debian 8 and later
  • Windows 7 and 8


With Moodle Desktop you can experience all the functionalities of the Moodle Mobile app on your computer. Submit or grade assignments, post in forums, play SCORM packages, receive notifications and more - on and offline.

Moodle Desktop can be downloaded via Moodle downloads: Moodle Desktop.

If you have any questions or feedback about Moodle Desktop, please join the discussions in the Moodle for mobile forum.

 
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MoodleMoot Australia 2017 call for proposals extended
 

MoodleMoot Australia 2017, hosted by Moodle HQ, is from 26 to 28 September 2017 in Sydney.

The call for presentation and poster proposals has been extended to 7 August 2017, so you still have time to submit your proposal.

Early Bird registration will close on the 14 August 2017. Don't miss out on early bird prices and a complimentary MoodleMoot T-shirt - register today!

 
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Moodle Mobile 3.3.1 is now available
 

I'm pleased to announce the release of Moodle Mobile 3.3.1 for Android and iOS. The app is available now on Google Play and the App store - see Moodle downloads: Moodle mobile.

Moodle 3.3.1 enables students to browse and add database entries even when offline (requires Moodle 3.3).

Improvements in this release include better media handling in the lesson activity and improved connection problem notifications.

Moodle 3.3.1 also includes two new translations - Lithuanian and Serbian (Cyrillic and Latin alphabets).

Please see the Moodle Mobile 3.3.1 release notes for the full list of features, improvements and fixes in this release.

 
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Moodle 3.3.1, 3.2.4 and 3.1.7 are now available
 

Moodle 3.3.1, 3.2.4 and 3.1.7 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 3.3.1 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:

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




 
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Volunteers needed for course administration research
 

The UX team at Moodle HQ would like to invite teachers, trainers and anyone else with course editing rights to participate in a research activity into Moodle course administration. The activity should take about 5 - 10 minutes to complete.

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

Thank you in advance for your support!

 
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Moodle Desktop for Windows
 

Moodle DesktopI'm pleased to announce the release of Moodle Desktop - our solution to accessing your Moodle courses on desktop or Surface tablets.

With Moodle Desktop you can experience all the functionalities of the Moodle Mobile app on your Windows computer. Submit or grade assignments, post in forums, play SCORM packages, receive notifications and more - on and offline.

Moodle Desktop is currently available for Windows and Surface tablets (Version 10 and above with the Windows Anniversary Update) and will be available soon for Windows 7 and 8.

Moodle Desktop can be downloaded via Moodle downloads: Moodle Desktop.

If you have any questions or feedback about Moodle Desktop, please join the discussions in the Moodle for mobile forum.

 
Mary Cooch
Our Learn Moodle MOOC has begun
 

Our Learn Moodle MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) started today, 19 June, on Learn.moodle.net  and is now in progress, using Moodle 3.3.

Teaching with Moodle: An introduction 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 3.3.  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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Call for proposals for MoodleMoot Australia 2017
 

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

Moodle HQ invites and welcomes abstracts encompassing a wide range of areas that support the following aims of the conference:

  • to showcase the latest educational research and developments related to Moodle;
  • to share experiences with the open source platform – what have you learnt, what works and what doesn’t – so others can learn from those experiences to enhance and improve their Moodle sites;
  • to provide a forum in which to discuss education and the professional practice of being an educator;
  • to facilitate debate, networking and professional development opportunities.

Submit your proposal today!

Also, don’t miss out on early bird prices and a complimentary MoodleMoot T-shirt - register today!