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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.

Version 1.6 - Beta announced March 30, 2006; final version expected a few weeks later

  • Unicode -, 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
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 -, 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
Moodle's enrolment plugins can be used simultaneously on the same site. Also new IMS Enterprise enrolment plugin.

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.
This new system will allow the creation of custom roles at site, course and activity level
Full compliance with all major accessibility standards
Conversion to full database independence using new XML schema for ADOdb. This will give us support for MS SQL, Oracle etc.
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.

Version 2.0 - Expected early 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