New for administrators
If you're a Moodle admin, this page will tell you about the major changes affecting you in Moodle 3.1. If you'd like to see full details of the release with technical information, here are the Moodle 3.1 release notes.
New admin settings
Competency based education: Available by default, competencies, learning plans and related settings may be disabled from Site administration >Competencies >Competencies settings
Competency frameworks may be added, learning plan templates created and plans assigned to students as individuals or in a cohort.
Searching the whole site may be enabled for your users by enabling Global search in Site administration > Advanced Features and following the steps for setting up Solr for Global search
Authentication and Enrolment
A new authentication plugin, LTI and a new enrolment plugin, Publish as LTI tool, allow courses and activities,along with their grades to be shared between Moodle sites.
Tags may be grouped in a collection; similar tags may be combined and specific tag areas disabled. Read more about Managing tags.