The Moodle Products team recently completed our 3-monthly increment planning process during which we re-assessed our priorities and formalised our delivery plans for the quarter ahead, as well as reviewed our longer-term roadmap.
Our goals for the quarter are aligned with Moodle's Product Vision which is focused on empowering our users to unlock their creativity, facilitate collaboration and optimise their learning & business outcomes.
For Moodle LMS, this means that we will be aiming to:
Complete the designs for our new AI Subsystem which will power Moodle’s AI capabilities in the future, with immediate focus on enabling AI-generated content creation and launching embedded tools to support learners.
Build our new SMS Subsystem which will enable the enriching of the notifications functionality in Moodle, helping educators and their learners collaborate more effectively and stay informed of key events that impact their learning outcomes.
Finalise the changes to our activity icons, with a new colour palette and some new designs that will make it easier for students to easily identify what they are working on.
Deliver our new course subsection functionality, providing more flexibility on how courses can be structured in Moodle to make them easier to navigate and provide more options for how content can be presented.
Complete the integration of the ‘Ordering Question Type’ plugin into Moodle core, as it is one of our most popular plugins it’s no surprise that this project was chosen by the Moodle User Association.
And last but certainly not least, support the release of Moodle LMS 4.4 scheduled for the 22nd of April.
For Moodle Workplace, this means we will be focused on:
Delivering our new Course Catalogue feature, bringing self-directed learning capability to our solution for the first time!
Passing our WACG AA accessibility accreditation, certifying Moodle Workplace as best in class against accessibility standards (also for the first time).
Our community developers should also expect to see further developments in support of our ongoing commitment to modernise our software:
Updates to the Task API: we will be completing technical enhancements that will make it easier for administrators to manage their sites in the case of task failures and create the foundation for further technical modernisation in the future.
Enhancements to the LTI framework: creating more opportunities to leverage the power of this common standard in Moodle.
Changes to our Web services & Bootstrap: please watch the videos below for excellent summaries of the work we will be progressing in this space.
Focus on Plugin reviews: each of our teams will dedicate time this quarter to review plugins submitted by our community, keep an eye out for feedback and a sharp drop in the queue!
To find out more about these upcoming improvements and to see what we have planned long term, please check out our Public Roadmap. From there, you can follow the links to the Tracker issues for even more details.Until next increment!
The Moodle Products Team