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New features

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Read on for Moodle 3.7 highlights, or watch our Youtube playlist of 3.7 New features.

Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the Moodle 3.7 release notes.

For all users

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    Messaging: Improved interface

    Messaging enhancements include a link to a full page, 2 column view and the ability to mute conversations

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    Messaging: Your own private space

    You now have a personal space for notes, links and reminders as part of the Messaging drawer.

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    Quiz: Clear my choice

    Change your mind and remove your choice in a multiple choice quiz question.

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    Lesson: Add media in an essay

    Attach files such as images or record sound/video when answering an essay question

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    Book: Better printing

    Print books or chapters in books with a more attractive output.

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    Competencies and Learning plans

    Filter competencies by activities from the link in the navigation drawer and view related learning plans.

For teachers

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    Messaging: Delete conversations in groups

    Teachers may be given a capability to delete messages from users in group conversations. See more

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    Forums: More control

    Teachers or others with permission can add a private reply in a forum and can manually lock discussions. See Using Forum

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    Badges: Competencies as a criterion

    Badges may now be awarded based on competencies, (and competencies may be graded when grading activities) See more

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    Course custom fields

    If enabled by admin, custom fields in the course settings may be added to provide extra information and improve searching.

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    Book: View hidden chapters

    Teachers can view hidden chapters in a book with the editing turned off .

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    Assignment: Rotate submitted PDFs

    New icons allow you to change the orientation of submitted assignments for easier grading

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    Competencies: Filter by activity

    When rating competencies, filter them by their linked activity or resource.

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    Lesson: Include media when grading essays

    The Lesson activity now allows for teachers and students to include media in Essay type questions.

For administrators

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    New theme: Classic

    Clean, More and the hidden Bootstrapbase are removed and replaced with the customisable Classic theme.

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    Learning Analytics

    Significant improvements to Learning Analytics increase usability and efficiency.

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    Hide course lists

    New capabilities include moodle/category:viewcourselist which allows you to define who can see lists of courses in various categories.

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    Messaging settings are in a new site administration category.

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    Improved support for Open Badges v 2.0

    You can now connect to other Open Badges v 2.0 platforms and exchange badges with the platform. See more

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    LTI 1.3 and Advantage

    Moodle is one of the first platforms to implement this IMS Global standard.

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    Asynchronous backups

    Perform large backups in the background while doing other tasks.

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    Test email

    A new setting allows you to easily test outgoing mail configuration.