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Martin Dougiamas
Moodle 3.4 is released!
 

Hello everyone!

I’m back again to place a little cherry 🍒 on top of the hard work done by hundreds of people to produce another Moodle release: version 3.4!

We set out to focus on fixing known usability issues and bugs in this release, rather than adding too many new features.

As a result you’ll see our headline features in this release are improvements to some of the most-used parts of Moodle, such as:

  • A modernised calendar interface with drag and drop etc
  • Improved participants page, merged with enrolments
  • Better navigation in Boost themes
  • Control over file types in assignments and workshops 
  • Our new Inspire analytics system is now integrated in core, ready for the community to really help us take it forward  
  • Many many smaller improvements all over the interface 


See Mary’s lovely videos for more:

Or visit the New Features page, the Release Notes or the Downloads page.

Thanks again to all the developers, testers, documenters, designers, funders, educators and students that have contributed in some way to improving this release.  We are all dedicated to making Moodle the best possible platform for learning, and every step forward is a step toward this goal. 

In the next few months we continue work on usability but also on features for larger institutions and in particular, support for the GDPR in Europe. 

Let’s make Moodle (more) amazing!

Best regards to all.

Martin


 
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Helpdesk Support needed at Moodle HQ
 

Hello Moodlers! We are currently looking for a Helpdesk Support person 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 Helpdesk Support - SEEK.

 
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Moodle 3.3.3, 3.2.6 and 3.1.9 are now available
 

Moodle 3.3.3, 3.2.6 and 3.1.9 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 from now on is supported for security fixes only. See releases page for more details.



 
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Moodle 3.4 QA cycle 100% pass rate
 

Moodle tester 2017 badge A big thank you to all our Quality Assurance (QA) testers, as listed in the Testing credits, who helped us achieve a Moodle 3.4 test pass rate of 100% in just 4 weeks. Congratulations to everyone who received a Moodle tester 2017 badge for running three or more tests in the QA cycle.

Thanks also to all our developers, who helped with fixing bugs identified through testing, so that tests could be reset and run again as quickly as possible. Thus we are all ready for Moodle 3.4 to be released on schedule next week!

 
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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: learn.moodle.net. 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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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.