Moodle 3.1 is our latest Long Term Support release and comes packed with user-requested features such as full support for Competency Based Education, smoother assignment grading, easy retrieval of deleted files (thanks to the Moodle Users Association), improved tagging and course editing, greater usability for students and enhancements to several activities such as forum, workshop and lesson.
Read on for Moodle 3.1 highlights or watch the Moodle 3.1 highlights screencasts on our Youtube page.
Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the Moodle 3.1 release notes.
Grading Assignment submissions has got smoother with all elements on one screen and the ability to annotate over student submissions of different file types..
Download selected assignments
Select which assignments you want to download for offline viewing from a new option in the menu
Easily restore deleted content
The new Recycle bin, funded by the Moodle Users Association, means you no longer need worry about losing accidentally deleted course items or courses, as it's now possible easily to restore them.
Pinned forum discussions
Important forum posts can now be pinned to the top of your list, making them more visible to your students. Read more...
When setting up a workshop, you can now specify the types of file you want students to submit or not. Students may also now deleted their own submissions. See Workshop settings
Share activities on your site
The Publish as LTI tool allows remote users to access selected courses and activities on your site. Grades are sent back to the remote system.
Tag course activities
Course activities and resources may now be tagged, making it simpler to find related content.
Easier section editing
Change section titles without leaving the page, speeding up your course creation. Read more...
Search metalinked courses
Search for meta linked courses and add them together in one step. See Course meta link
Create competency frameworks for use throughout the site. (A plugin will also allow you to import from external sources.)
Let your your staff and students search the site by enabling Global search and installing Solr.
Assignment file conversion
Teachers can annotate directly on uploaded submissions of different file types, not just PDF if unoconv 07 is installed. Find out more
Search the file system repository
If you’ve enabled a File system repository on your server for FTP uploading, your teachers can now search the folders in that repository.
Lesson default settings
Make setting up a Lesson simpler for teachers by reviewing the default and advanced settings.
Tags may now be combined, grouped into collections and certain tag areas disabled. Read more...
For all users
Bulk download files in a zipped folder
When a Folder resource contains many files, students can download them all in a zipped file.
Search all courses you have access to and quickly find that important resource using the Global search.
Message others more efficiently
The Message button is now next to the user's picture, making it much easier to send important messages. Find out more...
Easily link to forum posts
The new permalink feature makes it easy to share useful forum posts. See Using Forum.