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 1.9 - Expected September 2007
1.9 is currently in beta. See Release Notes
- Gradebook development - Moodle.com and OU
- 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. Support for (local/state) outcomes/goals/competencies is included!
- Events API - Moodle.com
- The new Events API provides a way for any code to "hook" into events in a clean, loosely coupled way. It's the foundation of the new Gradebook. A lot of events in Moodle (such as adding a user or a course) now trigger events that developers can hook into.
- Tags - part of the Google SOC Social Networking project by Luiz Cruz will make it's way into 1.9, allowing users to tag themselves and create interest pages around those tags, bringing information together from a variety of sources.
- Improved question bank - Jamie Pratt funded by Future University Hakodate.
- Allows questions to be shared by the whole site, a course category, a singe course, or be kept private to a single module. More control over who can do what to each question.
- Also improved management of files linked to from questions.
- See also the original development plan here :Development:Plan_to_Improve_Flexibility_of_Question_Category_Sharing_and_Permissions
- Other Quiz/Question improvements:
- A quiz can now send emails when an attempt is finished - a confirmation to the student, a notification to all teachers, or both. (Implemented by Graham Miller of Web Enhanced Solutions).
- Some slight improvements to quiz layout. See [http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-10374 MDL-10374] for details. Theme designers please note.
- Gift Import/Export format can now handle Essay and Description question types.
- Third party question types can now implement Moodle XML and other import and export formats (Implemented by Howard Miller).
- Multiple choice questions now show the feedback for all the options to students on the review page after the attempt is over.
- Integrate Feedback module?
Version 2.0 - Expected Mid 2008
(This list is fluid, depending on available resources)
- Moodle 2.0 will require PHP 5.2 as a minimum, allowing us to clean up the code in some areas. For more info see: gophp5.org
- Development:Portfolio API - Enovation.ie
- Interface Moodle activities and repositories to help produce portfolios for internal assessment AND external publication. The first Portfolio plugin implemented will be Mahara.
- Conditional activities - Moodle.com
- Allowing dependencies and forced paths through the content
- Community hub interfaces - Moodle.com and others
- Makes it easy for users to find and navigate other systems and external Moodle repositories, leveraging the Moodle Network in various ways.
- Repository API - Open University, Moodle.com, Humboldt and Warp Networks
- Abstract all file operations to an API that allows plugins for different external repositories
- Old DB install/upgrade system removed
- The deprecated system for installing or upgrading database entries used in Moodle < 1.7 will be completely removed, while supporting only the new XML based database scheme introduced in 1.7
- New groups - Open University
- Site-wide groups, reusable groups, and assigning activities to groups are the major improvements being developed
- 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
- API for integrating external systems for managing student information
- Moodle Voice is a project for embedding VoiceXML support into Moodle Core.
- 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.