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Moodle 3.4 Quality Assurance testing

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:12

by Helen Foster.  

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!

Sign up for our Learn Moodle Basics MOOC in January 2018

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:11

by Mary Cooch.  

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.


Join us in Mumbai for MoodleMoot India 2017

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 00:55

by Helen Foster.  

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.

Moodle Mobile 3.3.2 is now available

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:08

by Juan Leyva.  

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.

Moodle Welcomes $6m European Investment

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 04:11

by Helen Foster.  

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.

People and Culture Coordinator needed at Moodle HQ

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:38

by Darren Srdarev.  

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.

Join us in November for MoodleMoot US 2017 - Florida

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 03:57

by Mary Cooch.  

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!

Congratulations to our GSoC 2017 student

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:40

от Helen Foster.  

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.com: Moodle completes its 11th year of Google Summer of Code with a mobile project!

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

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 02:15

by Darren Srdarev.  

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.

Volunteers needed for another usability study

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 03:42

by Helen Foster.  

The UX team at Moodle HQ would like to once again invite English-speaking Moodle users to sign up for a usability study that will help us plan for future Moodle improvements.

Involvement in the research study will mean spending 15 to 30 minutes trying out a prototype and providing feedback. During the study we might also ask you questions about your current experience with Moodle. The study will close at 7:30 AM UTC on Wednesday 20 September 2017.

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

Thank you in advance for your support.

Moodle 3.3.2, 3.2.5 and 3.1.8 are now available

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 21:14

by Marina Glancy.  

Moodle 3.3.2, 3.2.5 and 3.1.8 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 3.3.2 within the next 10 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. Moodle 3.4 is expected in November 2017. See releases page for more details.


Call for proposals for MoodleMoot US 2017 – Florida

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 01:51

by Helen Foster.  

Come and join us in sunny Miami for MoodleMoot US 2017 – Florida on 6 to 8 November 2017.

Many of us from Moodle HQ will be there and we're looking forward to seeing you too!

As well as sharing new experiences and results through presentations, the MoodleMoot is about connecting with other Moodlers and discovering people you can keep in touch with all year round.

The deadline for presentation and poster proposals is next week - 4 September 2017 - so make sure you submit your proposal today!

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

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

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 01:14

by Darren Srdarev.  

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: http://ow.ly/lske30eIwE4



Share your message for Moodle's 15th Birthday!

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 01:00

by Mary Cooch.  

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:

Volunteers with course editing rights needed for usability research

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 02:44

by Mary Cooch.  

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!


Moodle Desktop now available for Windows, macOS and Linux

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:48

by Juan Leyva.  

I'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.

MoodleMoot Australia 2017 call for proposals extended

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 03:24

by Helen Foster.  

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!

Moodle Mobile 3.3.1 is now available

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:26

by Juan Leyva.  

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.

Moodle 3.3.1, 3.2.4 and 3.1.7 are now available

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 23:19

by Marina Glancy.  

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.



Volunteers needed for course administration research

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 04:21

by Helen Foster.  

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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