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{{About Moodle}}
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{{About Moodle}}
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].
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Moodle 3.4 focuses on improving usability of existing features.
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Read on for Moodle 3.4 highlights or watch the [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxcO_MFWQBDdleYBLeesoCwVecPTolQtJ Moodle 3.4 highlights screencasts on our YouTube page].
  
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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Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the [[:dev:Moodle 3.4 release notes|Moodle 3.4 release notes]].
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             <h4>Better calendar management</h4>
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             <p>Thanks to this [https://moodleassociation.org/ Moodle Users Association (MUA)] project, you can easily manage [[Calendar|calendar events]] - including new category events- in a handy popup window..</p>
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             <h4>Atto, a new, simple-to-use editor</h4>
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             <p>Our new Moodle editor focuses on usability and accessibility. TinyMCE is still available, but Atto will be the best editor for most people. [[Text editor|Learn more]]</p>
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             <h4>Drag and drop calendar events</h4>
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             <p>This MUA-funded improvement allows you to easily [[Calendar|change events in the calendar]] by dragging and dropping them to new dates.</p>
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             <h4>Modern appearance with improved responsiveness</h4>
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             <p>Moodle now uses Bootstrap themes by default for improved responsive design and usability. Many small improvements have been made all through the interface. You can find more themes in the [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=category&id=3 Moodle Plugins database].</p>
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             <h4>Mathematics improvements</h4>
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             <h4>Private files storage display</h4>
             <p>Atto features a new mathematical equation editor, producing TeX with a WYSIWIYG interface without needing Java.  This means it works everywhere, even tablets and phones.  We've also added a new MathJax filter for displaying mathematical equations beautifully, without needing any special server setup. [[MathJax filter|Learn more]]</p>
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             <p>When uploading files to your [[Private files]], you now see how much space you have used, helping you to better manage your storage limit.</p>
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             <h4>Log in with your email address</h4>
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             <h4>Improved Global search</h4>
             <p>A new admin setting allows users to log in not only with their normal username but also with their email address.</p>
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             <p>If [[Global search]] is enabled, it's now possible to search blocks and courses you are not enrolled in (but are allowed to view.)</p>
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             <h4>Easier activity navigation</h4>
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             <p>'Previous' and 'Next' links, along with a jump-to menu make navigating around courses easier and more intuitive.</p>
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             <h4>Create better customised learning paths with enhanced Conditional Activities</h4>
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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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             <h4>Moodle from your Mobile!</h4>
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             <p>Links in the footer and user profiles now encourage you to download and use the [[Moodle Mobile app]].</p>
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             <h4>Improved Assignment feature to better facilitate learning</h4>
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#Control when to notify students of feedback via a checkbox when grading individual students.
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#Teachers can now be assigned permissions to edit or delete student submissions.
 
#Set a word limit, and comment and edit directly on students' online text assignments.
 
#Easily keep track of student submissions via filters in the Assignment grading table.
 
[[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. [[Quiz module|Learn more]]</p>
 
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            <h4>A long term support release</h4>
 
            <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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             <h4>Easily customise and brand your Moodle site</h4>
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             <h4>More efficient user management</h4>
             <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/34/en/Standard_themes#Customising_the_.27More.27_theme/ Learn more]</p>
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             <p>Teachers can now enrol, search, filter and bulk edit or delete learners from a new single [[Participants|Participants and Enrolments screen]].</p>
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             <h4>Gain an insight into a Moodle site via events reporting</h4>
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             <h4>Mark activities as complete</h4>
             <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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             <p>A new capability '[[Capabilities/moodle/course:overridecompletion |Override activity completion status]]' means teachers can manually mark as complete (or incomplete) activities on behalf of learners.</p>
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             <h4>Helpful file type selector</h4>
             <h4>Improved logging for better reporting</h4>
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             <p>When specifying required file types in workshops and assignments, and when uploading media files, a list of suggested file types makes the selection easier.</p>
             <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>Tag database entries</h4>
             <h4>Scheduled tasks management</h4>
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             <p>Following the glossary, forum post and book chapter tagging in our last release, you can now allow learners to tag database entries.</p>
             <p>With an improved scheduling system, tasks can be scheduled precisely, even on complex clustered servers. See [[Scheduled tasks]] for details.</p>
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            <h4>Inspire Analytics in core</h4>
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            <p>Formerly a plugin, [[Analytics]] is now available in core, providing detailed descriptive and prescriptive reports to support learners at risk. Feedback welcome.</p>
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            <h4> New filters for user tours</h4>
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            <p>[[User tours]] may now be filtered by category, course and course format, making tours target more specific areas of your site.</p>
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            <h4>HTTPS conversion</h4>
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            <p>For sites converting to HTTPS, the [[HTTPS conversion tool]] converts your embedded HTTP content to HTTPS.</p>
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            <h4>OAuth2 services trusted email</h4>
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            <p>A useful checkbox gives the option of accepting [[OAuth 2 authentication|OAuth2 signups]] without a confirmation email, useful if your organisation uses Google for its domain.</p>
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            <p>Along with a new capability, ''Manage all tokens'', a new admin screen displays user tokens with information and the option to delete them.</p>
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            <h4>Site registration</h4>
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            <p>A clearer site registration page encourages you to register your site, use the mobile app and receive useful updates. Registered sites can share courses via Moodle.net only.</p>
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==See also==
 
 
 
[[es:Nuevas características de Moodle 2.6]]
 
[[de:Neue Funktionalitäten]]
 
  
* [[:Category:New features|Category:New features]] - list of pages documenting new features in Moodle 2.7
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[[de:Neue Funktionalitäten]]
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[[es:Nuevas características de Moodle 3.4]]
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[[fr:Nouveautés de Moodle 3.4]]

Latest revision as of 16:03, 15 November 2017

Moodle 3.4 focuses on improving usability of existing features.

Read on for Moodle 3.4 highlights or watch the Moodle 3.4 highlights screencasts on our YouTube page.

Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the Moodle 3.4 release notes.


For all users

  • Docs PrivateFilesSpace.png

    Private files storage display

    When uploading files to your Private files, you now see how much space you have used, helping you to better manage your storage limit.

  • Docs GlobalSearch.png

    Improved Global search

    If Global search is enabled, it's now possible to search blocks and courses you are not enrolled in (but are allowed to view.)

  • Docs ActivityNavigationLinks.png

    Easier activity navigation

    'Previous' and 'Next' links, along with a jump-to menu make navigating around courses easier and more intuitive.

  • DocsMobileLinks.png

    Moodle from your Mobile!

    Links in the footer and user profiles now encourage you to download and use the Moodle Mobile app.

For teachers

  • Docs FileTypeSelector.png

    Helpful file type selector

    When specifying required file types in workshops and assignments, and when uploading media files, a list of suggested file types makes the selection easier.

  • Docs DatabaseTagging.png

    Tag database entries

    Following the glossary, forum post and book chapter tagging in our last release, you can now allow learners to tag database entries.

For administrators

  • Docs Analytics.png

    Inspire Analytics in core

    Formerly a plugin, Analytics is now available in core, providing detailed descriptive and prescriptive reports to support learners at risk. Feedback welcome.

  • Docs UserTourFilters.png

    New filters for user tours

    User tours may now be filtered by category, course and course format, making tours target more specific areas of your site.

  • Docs HTTPS ConversionTool.png

    HTTPS conversion

    For sites converting to HTTPS, the HTTPS conversion tool converts your embedded HTTP content to HTTPS.

  • Docs TrustOAuthEmail.png

    OAuth2 services trusted email

    A useful checkbox gives the option of accepting OAuth2 signups without a confirmation email, useful if your organisation uses Google for its domain.

  • DocsManageTokens.png

    Manage all Tokens

    Along with a new capability, Manage all tokens, a new admin screen displays user tokens with information and the option to delete them.

  • DocsSiteReg.png

    Site registration

    A clearer site registration page encourages you to register your site, use the mobile app and receive useful updates. Registered sites can share courses via Moodle.net only.