Moodle 3.7 has arrived!

Source: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=386516 by Sander Bangma Moodle 3.7 is here! Over the past 6 months the Moodle Core team have worked hard on the new features for this latest release.  As always, this release has been supported by our dedicated community who have contributed their time and effort towards feature improvements, bug fixes, documentation and translation, helped…

Moodle welcomes Google Summer of Code students

Source: https://moodle.com/community/moodle-welcomes-google-summer-of-code-students/ We are proud to announce that Moodle has been selected again as a mentor organisation for Google Summer of Code Google Summer of Code is an annual global program that encourages university students to participate in open source software development. The program pays developer students to work on a programming project for three…

Dangerous Vulnerability Found In Moodle 3.6.3, Earlier Versions Potentially Affected, Issue Not Yet Fix

Source: https://www.lmspulse.com/2019/dangerous-vulnerability-found-in-moodle-3-6-3-earlier-versions-potentially-affected-issue-not-yet-fix/ On April 28th, a vulnerability affecting Moodle 3.6.3 was documented by ethical hacker from Turkey Özkan Mustafa, aka AKKUŞ on his Pentest Blog. LMSPulse@lmspulse URGENT: Review the Admin roles in your #Moodle site ASAP CVE-2019-11631 High Severity vulnerability found Özkan Mustafa Akkuş@ehakkus (CVE-2019-11631) In Moodle 3.6.3 and in prior versions, the plugin installation area…

Sneak Peek at New Features in Moodle 3.7

Source: https://moodle.com/development/sneak-peek-at-new-features-in-moodle-3-7/ The latest Moodle 3.7 release will be out in two weeks and we want to highlight some of the new features available and how you can use them to enhance your learning and teaching processes.   Enhancements in forums Participating in forum activities within courses is now easier and more engaging than ever…

Moodle versions in git

Source: Moodle Tips https://www.moodletips.com/moodle-versions-in-git/ All versions of Moodle are appropriately tagged in the Moodle git repository (git://git.moodle.org/moodle.git) so you can use the following to show the commits that relate to each version. Just a note too that major versions are branched using the convention MOODLE_XX_STABLE where XX is the version e.g. MOODLE_36_STABLE for Moodle 3.6. This gives you something…

Calculating the total number of forum posts from the course logs in Moodle

Source: https://turn-editing-on.blogspot.com/2019/04/calculating-total-number-of-forum-posts-from-course-logs-in-moodle.html Posted by Ravi Murugesan The course logs in Moodle contains a treasure trove of data for learning analytics. One of the numerous data points in the logs pertains to the forums in the course. If you’d like to calculate the total number of posts learners have made on the forums, how many posts were…

Upgrade error

Over the weekend I tried to upgrade an old Moodle site from 3.3.2 to 3.6.3. I had done an upgrade the previous day that went well, so felt a little reckless, and decided to do the upgrade in one jump. Something to note at this point – I inherited the site from someone else. The…

Bringing mobile learning one step further with our Moodle 3.6.1 App

Source: https://moodle.com/moodle-app/bringing-mobile-learning-one-step-further-with-our-moodle-3-6-1-app/ Moodle 3.6.1 App is now available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store, and you’ll be able to get the Desktop app in the Windows and Mac App store soon. With greater access to content and tasks than ever and improved offline performance, the latest version of the Moodle App gives users even…

Best Student Information Systems In 2019: A SIS-LMS Match-Up Guide

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2019/sis/ By  Cristian T. Duque  – April 1, 2019 Student Information Systems (SIS) do not get the recognition they deserve. Sure, Learning Management Systems enable educators to build and measure powerful learning interventions. But on a more basic ground, SIS do the hard work of keeping academic and financial information in tune. The duties of a Student Information…