Moodle 3.5 is released! GDPR is here!

Source: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=370798 Martin Dougiamas Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11:44 PM   Hi again! For every release since Moodle 1.0.7 in December 2002, I’ve posted a release announcement here in this forum with a picture of my kids in some creative pose related to the release.  We’ve all grown up together, and I have often called the…

BREAKING: Moodle 3.5, Minor Releases Delayed

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/breaking-moodle-3-5-minor-releases-delayed/ Moodle HQ’s Sander Bengma has announced via the Moodle Forum that Moodle 3.5 and the accompanying minor releases Moodle 3.4.3 and Moodle 3.3.6 will not be available by the initially scheduled date of May 14. This major release comes with major new features, and, for the sake of ensuring a smooth experience, the decision to delay the release…

The surprising benefits of being a Moodle tester

I recently spent some time testing the next release of Moodle. This is the second time that I have tested a Moodle site, so I enjoyed it a little more. My first time round, I picked some safe, easy tests, and only did about 10 of them. I really wasn’t to sure exactly what to…

Made In Michigan ‘Fordson’ Theme Gets Ready For Moodle 3.5 Style ‘Shake-Up’

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/made-in-michigan-fordson-theme-gets-ready-for-moodle-3-5-style-shake-up/ A Moodle.com profile of the Dearborn School District, which serves some 21,000 K-12 students in the Greater Detroit area, describes IT leader Chris Kenniburg as a “Moodle guru,” in large part thanks to his work with “Fordson,” a free, powerful and highly customizable theme designed for a large K-12 community of students and teachers. For the upcoming Moodle 3.5, an upgrade…

Moodle has now grown to reach 100,000 registered sites: help us celebrate this milestone!

Source: https://moodle.com/news/100000-moodle-registered-sites/ Last week we shared five reasons to register your Moodle site and it looks like you, our global Moodle community, took note! We’re pleased to announce that Moodle has now surpassed the exciting milestones of over 100,000 registered sites and 130 million registered users! Every registered Moodle site gives us, Moodle HQ, a better picture of how…

Easily manage events and deadlines using Moodle’s calendar feature

Source: https://moodle.com/education/moodles-calendar-feature/ It is now easier than ever to manage events and deadlines efficiently using Moodle’s calendar feature! Calendars are useful ways to help organise your learners by highlighting important dates and activities. Moodle’s events key, shown below, displays the different types of events which can be added to the calendar. This includes site, course, group,…

Gamification using Gomo

One of the content devs in my team has been testing out Gomo for a client. The reason for going with Gomo, is that the client wanted responsive, SCORM compliant content. They also had one additional requirement – gamification of the content. As an old Flash developer this would have been a walk in the…

Take An Early Look At The Expanded Question Bank Manager, Coming Along For Moodle 3.5

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/take-an-early-look-at-the-expanded-question-bank-manager-coming-along-for-moodle-3-5/ The brainchild of the Moodle Users Association, its first-half-of-2017 Project Development Cycle, and University of Alberta’s Trevor Jones, the “Expanded Question Bank Management” functionality is close to finished and will be a part of Moodle 3.5, set for a May release. A prototype is available at Moodle’s sandbox. We logged in as a test teacher to give it a…

Interact More With H5P! Check Out A Scoop Of Upcoming Features For Moodle

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/interact-more-with-h5p-check-out-a-scoop-of-upcoming-features-for-moodle/ Not ones to rest on their laurels, the team behind H5P pushed through after continued success and recognition, including their “Best Free and Open Source Software for Education” nod from the Open Consortium’s 2018 Open Education Awards. Here are the main highlights of what H5P is working on, to be ready throughout the second quarter of the…

Moodle 3.5 is scheduled to land on the second Monday of May

Source: https://moodle.com/development/moodle-3-5-scheduled-land-second-monday-may/ Moodlers, a couple of months back we talked about what is happening with Moodle 3.5 that is scheduled for release on the second Monday of May (14 May). You can read about our current major work for Moodle 3.5 in our latest post. Just to reiterate, here are the features and projects we are focussing…