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{{About Moodle}}
 
{{About Moodle}}
Moodle 2.7 brings a lot of exciting new features for teachers, students and administrators. You can watch screencasts on some of these highlights on the official MoodleHQ YouTube page: [http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxcO_MFWQBDe8RRnGjoUDqbcm9PSlIoWn Moodle 2.7 Release Highlights Playlist].
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As usual Moodle HQ and our incredible community have brought together work from all corners of the globe to this release. Scalable, responsive and private, Moodle 2.7 is our best release yet. Here are the highlights of this release, and you can view screencasts of some of these highlights on the official MoodleHQ YouTube page: [http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxcO_MFWQBDe8RRnGjoUDqbcm9PSlIoWn Moodle 2.7 Release Highlights Playlist].
  
 
Full details of the release, with technical information, can be found in the [https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_2.7_release_notes Moodle 2.7 Release notes].
 
Full details of the release, with technical information, can be found in the [https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_2.7_release_notes Moodle 2.7 Release notes].
 
 
  
  
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[[File:ConditionalActivities.jpg|600px]]
 
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             <h4>Conditional activity enhancements</h4>
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             <h4>Create better customised learning paths with enhanced Conditional Activities</h4>
             <p>The interface for setting up  conditional activities has been streamlined and it's now possible to restrict access with "or" conditions and use nested restrictions for complex access criteria.
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             <p>Enhancements to this widely used teaching feature in Moodle include an improved, streamlined interface, as well as added support to enable restricted access with "or" conditions and use nested restrictions for complex access criteria. [[Using Conditional activities|Learn more]]</p>
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[[File:Assignment.jpg|600px]]
 
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             <h4>Improved Assignment feature to better facilitate learning</h4>
 
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#Teachers can now control when to send feedback to students via a checkbox.
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#Control when to notify students of feedback via a checkbox when grading individual students.
#If allowed,they may edit or delete student submissions.
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#Teachers can now be assigned permissions to edit or delete student submissions.
#Online text assignmnents can have a word limit and teachers can edit student work directly inline.
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#Set a word limit, and comment and edit directly on students' online text assignments.
#Teachers can filter the grading table to see which students have not yet submitted.
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#Easily keep track of student submissions via filters in the Assignment grading table.  
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[[Using Assignment|Learn more]]
 
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             <h4>Easily create and manage Quiz & Question bank</h4>
             <p>As well as an updated question type selector, duplicating and moving questions is now easier, and there is an option to 'Save changes and continue editing'. Quiz reports have been improved and the Essay question now allows students simply to add an attachment with no accompanying text.</p>
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             <p>As well as an updated question type selector, duplicating and moving questions is now easier, and there is an option to 'Save changes and continue editing'. Quiz reports have been improved and the Essay question now allows students simply to add an attachment with no accompanying text.[[Quiz module|Learn more]]</p>
 
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             <h4>A long term support release</h4>
             <p>By popular demand, Moodle 2.7 will have extended support of 3 years (until June 2017) for security and data-loss fixes, twice the time of other releases.</p>
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             <p>Moodle 2.7 is a LTS release, meaning it will have an extended support of 3 years (until June 2017) for security and data-loss fixes (1.5 years for bug fixes), twice the time of other releases. This makes it an ideal, stable platform for long-term projects.</p>
 
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[[File:Clean27.jpg|600px]]
 
[[File:Clean27.jpg|600px]]
 
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             <h4>A modern, responsive default Theme</h4>
             <p>With the focus on improved responsive design, Clean is now default. All other themes have been moved to the plugins database.</p>
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             <p>With a focus on responsive design and usability, 'Clean' theme is now the default Moodle theme. For all other themes, please browse and download from the [[http://j.mp/MoodleThemes/ Moodle Plugins database]].</p>
 
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             <h4>Easily customise and brand your Moodle site</h4>
             <p>A completely new theme, More, allows customisation from within the admin interface.</p>
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             <p>'More' is a new responsive theme designed for users to easily customise the look and feel of their Moodle site from the front-end (admin interface), without the need for advanced technical knowledge. [[https://docs.moodle.org/27/en/Standard_themes#Customising_the_.27More.27_theme/ Learn more]]</p>
 
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             <h4>New report listing all events possible on a site</h4>
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             <h4>Gain an insight into a Moodle site via events reporting</h4>
             <p>A useful reporting and learning analytics tool to gather and understand the events available for use and data found in Moodle site logs.</p>
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             <p>A new report listing all events and event details to help administrators, researchers and developers gather and analyse the events and available for use and related data found in Moodle site logs.</p>
 
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             <h4>Improved logging for better reporting</h4>
             <p>A new logging subsystem with plugins means Moodle logging can be very detailed and external, supporting better analytics.</p>
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             <p>A new logging subsystem with plugins allowing detailed and external logs provides opportunities for custom reporting as well as advancements in better learning analytics and reporting standards.</p>
 
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             <h4>Atto, a new editor</h4>
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             <h4>Atto, a new, simple-to-use editor</h4>
             <p>Our new Moodle editor focuses on usability and accessibility. TinyMCE is still available, but Atto will be the default you'll want to use.</p>
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             <p>Our new Moodle editor focuses on usability and accessibility. TinyMCE is still available, but Atto will be the default editor you'll want to use.[[Text editor|Learn more]]</p>
 
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             <h4>MathJax filter</h4>
 
             <h4>MathJax filter</h4>
             <p>A new mathematical equation editor works on all devices.</p>
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             <p>MathJax is a new mathematical equation editor that works across all devices.[[MathJax filter|Learn more]]</p>
 
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Revision as of 02:43, 12 May 2014

As usual Moodle HQ and our incredible community have brought together work from all corners of the globe to this release. Scalable, responsive and private, Moodle 2.7 is our best release yet. Here are the highlights of this release, and you can view screencasts of some of these highlights on the official MoodleHQ YouTube page: Moodle 2.7 Release Highlights Playlist.

Full details of the release, with technical information, can be found in the Moodle 2.7 Release notes.


For teachers

  • ConditionalActivities.jpg

    Create better customised learning paths with enhanced Conditional Activities

    Enhancements to this widely used teaching feature in Moodle include an improved, streamlined interface, as well as added support to enable restricted access with "or" conditions and use nested restrictions for complex access criteria. Learn more

  • Assignment.jpg

    Improved Assignment feature to better facilitate learning

    1. Control when to notify students of feedback via a checkbox when grading individual students.
    2. Teachers can now be assigned permissions to edit or delete student submissions.
    3. Set a word limit, and comment and edit directly on students' online text assignments.
    4. Easily keep track of student submissions via filters in the Assignment grading table.
    Learn more

  • Quiz 27.jpg

    Easily create and manage Quiz & Question bank

    As well as an updated question type selector, duplicating and moving questions is now easier, and there is an option to 'Save changes and continue editing'. Quiz reports have been improved and the Essay question now allows students simply to add an attachment with no accompanying text.Learn more

For administrators and managers

  • LTS-graph.jpg

    A long term support release

    Moodle 2.7 is a LTS release, meaning it will have an extended support of 3 years (until June 2017) for security and data-loss fixes (1.5 years for bug fixes), twice the time of other releases. This makes it an ideal, stable platform for long-term projects.

  • Clean27.jpg

    A modern, responsive default Theme

    With a focus on responsive design and usability, 'Clean' theme is now the default Moodle theme. For all other themes, please browse and download from the [Moodle Plugins database].

  • more-theme.jpg

    Easily customise and brand your Moodle site

    'More' is a new responsive theme designed for users to easily customise the look and feel of their Moodle site from the front-end (admin interface), without the need for advanced technical knowledge. [Learn more]

  • listreports.jpg

    Gain an insight into a Moodle site via events reporting

    A new report listing all events and event details to help administrators, researchers and developers gather and analyse the events and available for use and related data found in Moodle site logs.

  • Logging.jpg

    Improved logging for better reporting

    A new logging subsystem with plugins allowing detailed and external logs provides opportunities for custom reporting as well as advancements in better learning analytics and reporting standards.

  • Scheduled tasks.jpg

    Scheduled tasks management

    With an improved scheduling system, tasks can be scheduled precisely, even on complex clustered servers. See Scheduled tasks for details.

For all users

  • Atto 27.jpg

    Atto, a new, simple-to-use editor

    Our new Moodle editor focuses on usability and accessibility. TinyMCE is still available, but Atto will be the default editor you'll want to use.Learn more

  • MathJax.jpg

    MathJax filter

    MathJax is a new mathematical equation editor that works across all devices.Learn more

  • emailogin.jpg

    Log in with your email address

    A new admin setting allows users to log in not only with their normal username but also with their email address.

See also