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This roadmap collects the best information about upcoming features in Moodle.  It is not 100% certain - features may change according to available funding and developers.
 
This roadmap collects the best information about upcoming features in Moodle.  It is not 100% certain - features may change according to available funding and developers.
  
== Version 1.6 - Beta expected mid March 2006 ==
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== Version 1.6 - Beta expected March 22, 2006 and final version a few weeks later ==
  
 
* [[UTF-8_migration|Unicode]] - Moodle.com, Eloy Lafuente and Koen Roggemans
 
* [[UTF-8_migration|Unicode]] - Moodle.com, Eloy Lafuente and Koen Roggemans
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::Integrated via a course format and an activity module
 
::Integrated via a course format and an activity module
 
* [[Blogs]] - Daryl Hawes and Moodle.com
 
* [[Blogs]] - Daryl Hawes and Moodle.com
::Allows reflection on an ongoing basis.  Entries are marked and can be viewed by user, course, group, site etc.  Contains new keyword support.   
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::Allows reflection on an ongoing basis.  Entries are marked and can be viewed by user, course, group, site etc.  Contains first new support for [[Tags]].   
* [[Site stats]] - Catalyst
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* [[Reports]] - Moodle.com, Catalyst etc
::Provides statistics at a higher level than before (by course etc.)
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::All reports are now centralised under Course reports and Admin reports.  New reports can be written as plugins and dropped in very easily.  One big new report is the new course-based statistics system from Catalyst.
* [[My Moodle]] - Catalyst
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* [[My Moodle]] - Catalyst etc
 
::A dashboard interface that allows an overview for each user of all their courses etc.
 
::A dashboard interface that allows an overview for each user of all their courses etc.
 
* [[Hive integration]] - Moodle.com and Harvest Road
 
* [[Hive integration]] - Moodle.com and Harvest Road
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* [[IMS content package]] resource type - Eloy Lafuente and Alton College
 
* [[IMS content package]] resource type - Eloy Lafuente and Alton College
 
::Supports the loading of any content package as a resource, plus special support for a repository of NLN materials
 
::Supports the loading of any content package as a resource, plus special support for a repository of NLN materials
* [[Learning Design export]] - Moodle.com and Open University of The Netherlands
 
::We plan to have a very simple export for any Moodle course into IMS LD format, as a proof of concept and to help the community start learning about IMS LD.
 
 
* [[Granularised backup]] - Catalyst
 
* [[Granularised backup]] - Catalyst
 
* [[Chameleon|Chameleon theme]] - Andy Walker and Urs Hunkler  
 
* [[Chameleon|Chameleon theme]] - Andy Walker and Urs Hunkler  
 
:: An interactive Moodle theme
 
:: An interactive Moodle theme
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* [[Multi Enrolment]] - Catalyst
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== Version 1.7 - Expected August 2006 ==
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* [[Repository API]] - Moodle.com
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::Abstract all file operations to an API that allows plugins for different external repositories
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* [[Gradebook]] - Moodle.com
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::The gradebook system will be revamped for performance, switching from our older "pull" model to a "push" model where all modules will now publish grades as necessary into a central table.
 
* [[Multi Authentication]] - Iñaki Arenaza?
 
* [[Multi Authentication]] - Iñaki Arenaza?
* [[Multi Enrolment]] - Catalyst
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* [[Learning Design export]] - Moodle.com and Open University of The Netherlands
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::We plan to have a very simple export for any Moodle course into IMS LD format, as a proof of concept and to help the community start learning about IMS LD.
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* [[Roles]] - Moodle.com
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::This new system will allow the creation of custom roles at site, course and activity level
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* [[Accessibility]] - Moodle.com
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::Full compliance with all major accessibility standards
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== Version 2.0 - Expected end of 2006 ==
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== Version 2.0 - Expected January 2007 ==
  
 
* [[IMS Learning Design]] - Moodle.com
 
* [[IMS Learning Design]] - Moodle.com
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* [[Conditional activities]] - Moodle.com
 
* [[Conditional activities]] - Moodle.com
 
::Allowing dependencies and forced paths through the content
 
::Allowing dependencies and forced paths through the content
* [[Roles]] - Moodle.com
 
::This new system will allow the creation of custom roles at site, course and activity level
 
 
* [[Metadata]] - Moodle.com
 
* [[Metadata]] - Moodle.com
 
::Build on the keywords in 1.6 to provide metadata for all activities and courses, linkable to standard lists of metadata such as State-based learning outomes and curricula
 
::Build on the keywords in 1.6 to provide metadata for all activities and courses, linkable to standard lists of metadata such as State-based learning outomes and curricula
* [[Accessibility]] - Moodle.com
 
::Full compliance with all major accessibility standards
 
 
* [[Web Services API]]
 
* [[Web Services API]]
 
::Providing remote control and access of Moodle services by other systems, as well as sharing of information between Moodle sites with trust relationships.
 
::Providing remote control and access of Moodle services by other systems, as well as sharing of information between Moodle sites with trust relationships.
* [[Repository API]] - Moodle.com
 
::Abstract all file operations to an API that allows plugins for different external repositories
 
 
* [[Student Information API]]
 
* [[Student Information API]]
 
::API for integrating external systems for managing student information
 
::API for integrating external systems for managing student information

Revision as of 07:48, 17 March 2006

This roadmap collects the best information about upcoming features in Moodle. It is not 100% certain - features may change according to available funding and developers.

Version 1.6 - Beta expected March 22, 2006 and final version a few weeks later

  • Unicode - Moodle.com, Eloy Lafuente and Koen Roggemans
Moodle is now 100% Unicode, which means any language can be mixed together and an end to a number of problems that different character sets caused us.
A new one-stop wiki site for ALL Moodle documentation, including links from Moodle itself
A new activity module that allows collaborative collection of structured data, useful for many things!
  • LAMS - LAMS Foundation
Integrated via a course format and an activity module
  • Blogs - Daryl Hawes and Moodle.com
Allows reflection on an ongoing basis. Entries are marked and can be viewed by user, course, group, site etc. Contains first new support for Tags.
  • Reports - Moodle.com, Catalyst etc
All reports are now centralised under Course reports and Admin reports. New reports can be written as plugins and dropped in very easily. One big new report is the new course-based statistics system from Catalyst.
A dashboard interface that allows an overview for each user of all their courses etc.
This initial integration with Hive allows teachers to upload, browse, search and select resources within the external repository.
Users can be part of multiple groups within a course
Supports the loading of any content package as a resource, plus special support for a repository of NLN materials
An interactive Moodle theme

Version 1.7 - Expected August 2006

Abstract all file operations to an API that allows plugins for different external repositories
The gradebook system will be revamped for performance, switching from our older "pull" model to a "push" model where all modules will now publish grades as necessary into a central table.
We plan to have a very simple export for any Moodle course into IMS LD format, as a proof of concept and to help the community start learning about IMS LD.
This new system will allow the creation of custom roles at site, course and activity level
Full compliance with all major accessibility standards


Version 2.0 - Expected January 2007

Support for importing/exporting LD, converting Moodle activities and sequences of activities into a standard format for sharing, and importing standard sequences into Moodle courses
Allowing dependencies and forced paths through the content
Build on the keywords in 1.6 to provide metadata for all activities and courses, linkable to standard lists of metadata such as State-based learning outomes and curricula
Providing remote control and access of Moodle services by other systems, as well as sharing of information between Moodle sites with trust relationships.
API for integrating external systems for managing student information
Leverage above improvements into a system to network Moodles together

Version 2.1

Groups can also be defined at the site level, and activities can be assigned to course groups
Interface Moodle activities and repositories to help produce portfolios for internal assessment AND external publication