Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.7. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: New features.
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: Moodle 2.7 Release Highlights Playlist.
Full details of the release, with technical information, can be found in the Moodle 2.7 Release notes.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Conditional activity enhancements
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.
- Teachers can now control when to send feedback to students via a checkbox.
- If allowed,they may edit or delete student submissions.
- Online text assignmnents can have a word limit and teachers can edit student work directly inline.
Duplicating and moving questions is now easier and there is an option to 'Save changes and continue editing'. Quiz reports have been improved; the Essay question now allows students simply to add an attachment and the Random Short answer matching question type is available for use.
Long term support
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.
With the focus on improved responsive design, Clean is now default, and a completely new theme, More, allows customisation from within the admin interface. All other themes have been moved to the plugins database.
A new logging subsystem with plugins means Moodle logging can be very detailed and external, supporting better analytics.
Scheduled tasks management
With an improved scheduling system, tasks can be scheduled precisely,even on complex clustered servers.
For all users
Atto, a new editor
Our new Moodle editor focuses on usability and accessibility. TinyMCE is still available, but Atto will be the default you'll want to use.
- Category:New features - list of pages documenting new features in Moodle 2.7