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Read on for Moodle 3.7 highlights, or watch our Youtube playlist of 3.7 New features.
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Read on for Moodle 3.7 highlights, or watch our [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxcO_MFWQBDcsZhjYKz9JIwRRFRaW8hyk Youtube playlist of 3.7 New features.]
  
 
Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the [[:dev:Moodle 3.7 release notes|Moodle 3.7 release notes]].
 
Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the [[:dev:Moodle 3.7 release notes|Moodle 3.7 release notes]].
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             <h4>Forum: Inline editing</h4>
 
             <h4>Forum: Inline editing</h4>
             <p>MUA-funded improvements to the Forum activity include adding and replying to discussions online, starring and sorting discussions.</p>
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             <p>MUA-[[Using Forum|funded improvements to the Forum activity]] include adding and replying to discussions online.</p>
 
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             <h4>Forum: Private replies</h4>
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             <h4>Forum: Star and sort</h4>
<p>Further Forum enhancements include the ability to reply privately to a discussion.</p>
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<p>Further [[Using Forum|Forum enhancements]] include the ability to star and sort discussions.</p>
 
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             <h4>Messaging: Improved interface</h4>
 
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             <h4>Messaging: Your own private space</h4>
 
             <h4>Messaging: Your own private space</h4>
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             <h4>Clearer privacy links in your profile</h4>
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             <h4>Quiz: Clear my choice</h4>
             <p>Easily see how to contact the PO, request data or account deletion and view a data retention summary page from your [[User profiles |profile page]].</p>
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             <p>Change your mind and remove your choice in a multiple choice quiz question.</p>
 
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             <h4>Hide yourself in the online users block</h4>
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             <h4>Lesson: Add media in an essay</h4>
             <p>Monitor courses without being seen by clicking the 'eye' against your name in the [[Online users block]].</p>
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<p>Attach files such as images or record sound/video when answering an essay question</p>
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            <h4>Book: Better printing</h4>
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             <p>Print books or chapters in books with a more attractive output.</p>
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            <h4>Competencies and Learning plans</h4>
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            <p>Filter competencies by activities from the link in the navigation drawer and view related learning plans.</p>
 
        
 
        
 
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             <h4>Message your groups</h4>
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             <h4>Messaging: Delete conversations in groups</h4>
             <p>Enable group [[Messaging|messaging]] when setting up groups and from the [[Messaging|new messaging interface]], start group conversations.</p>
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             <p>Teachers may be given a capability to delete messages from users in group conversations. [[Messaging|See more]]</p>
 
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             <h4>More information on your badges</h4>
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             <h4>Forums: More control</h4>
             <p>Support for Open Badges v2.0 spec allows you to add more details when [[Managing badges|awarding badges]].</p>
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             <p>Teachers or others with permission can add a private reply in a forum and can manually lock discussions. See [[Using Forum]]</p>
 
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             <h4>Record assignment feedback</h4>
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             <h4>Badges: Competencies as a criterion</h4>
             <p>Media and other file uploads are now permitted when [[Assignment settings|grading assignments]], meaning teachers can record their feedback and/or include supporting images or other files. </p>
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             <p>Badges may now be awarded based on competencies, (and competencies may be graded when grading activities) [[Managing badges |See more]]</p>
 
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             <h4>Quiz improvements</h4>
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             <h4>Course custom fields</h4>
             <p>The [[Drag and drop markers question type]] is easier to edit, and thanks to the [https://moodleassociation.org MUA], the [[Quiz statistics report]] has improved usability.</p>
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             <p>If enabled by admin, custom fields in the course settings may be added to provide extra information and improve searching.</p>
 
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             <h4>Easily find duplicated items</h4>
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             <h4>Book: View hidden chapters</h4>
             <p>As with courses, duplicated resources are now appended with 'copy' so you can easily distinguish between the original and copy. </p>
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             <p>Teachers can view hidden chapters in a book with the editing turned off . </p>
 
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             <h4>Hide page last modifed dates</h4>
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             <h4>Assignment: Rotate submitted PDFs</h4>
             <p>A new option in the [[Page]] resource allows you to choose to display or hide the date it was last updated..</p>
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             <p>New icons allow you to change the orientation of submitted assignments for easier grading</p>
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            <h4>Competencies: Filter by activity</h4>
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            <p>When rating competencies, filter them by their linked activity or resource.</p>
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            <h4>Lesson: Include media when grading essays</h4>
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            <p>The Lesson activity now allows for teachers and students to include media in Essay type questions.</p>
 
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             <h4>Privacy enhancements</h4>
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             <h4>New theme: Classic</h4>
             <p>New settings include optional agreements, bulk handling of data requests, a data summary page and clearer profile privacy links.</p>
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             <p>Clean, More and the hidden Bootstrapbase are removed and replaced with the customisable [[Classic theme]].</p>
 
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             <h4>Message access control</h4>
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             <h4>Learning Analytics</h4>
             <p>A new setting in Advanced features lets the admin decide whether or not to enable site wide messaging.</p>
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             <p>Significant improvements to [[Analytics|Learning Analytics]] increase usability and efficiency.</p>
 
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             <h4>Nextcloud integration</h4>
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             <h4>Hide course lists</h4>
             <p>Nextcloud is now available as an OAuth2 service. Users may access a Nextcloud repository and share files as copies or with controlled access.</p>
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             <p>New capabilities include  [[Capabilities/moodle/category:viewcourselist|moodle/category:viewcourselist]]  which allows you to define who can see lists of courses in various categories. </p>
 
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             <h4>Context freezing</h4>
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             <p>A new work-in-progress feature accessed from Development/Experimental settings means categories, blocks, courses and content may be set to  'read-only'.</p>
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             <p>Messaging settings are in a new site administration category.</p>
 
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             <h4>Paypal support Rupees</h4>
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             <h4>Improved support for Open Badges v 2.0</h4>
             <p>Indian rupees may now be displayed as an option for [[PayPal enrolment]].</p>
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             <p>You can now connect to other Open Badges v 2.0 platforms and exchange badges with the Badgr.io platform. [[Badges settings|See more]]</p>
 
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             <h4>Control audio/video recording</h4>
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             <h4>LTI 1.3  and Advantage</h4>
             <p>A new capability specifying who can use the audio and video recording buttons in the [[Atto editor]] allows you to control such recordings.</p>
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             <p>Moodle is one of the first platforms to implement this IMS Global standard.</p>
 
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            <h4>Asynchronous backups</h4>
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            <p>Perform large backups in the background while doing other tasks.</p>
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            <h4>Test email</h4>
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            <p>A new setting allows you to easily test outgoing mail configuration.</p>
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[[Category:New features]]
 
[[Category:New features]]

Latest revision as of 10:17, 20 May 2019


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

  • DocsMuteMessages.png

    Messaging: Improved interface

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

  • DocsPrivateMessagingSpace.png

    Messaging: Your own private space

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

  • DocsQuizClearChoice.png

    Quiz: Clear my choice

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

  • DocsLessonMedia File Upload.png

    Lesson: Add media in an essay

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

  • DocsBookPrint.png

    Book: Better printing

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

  • DocsCompetenciesLearningPlansCourse.png

    Competencies and Learning plans

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

For teachers

  • DocsTeacherDeletemessages.png

    Messaging: Delete conversations in groups

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

  • DocsForumPrivateReply.png

    Forums: More control

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

  • DocsBadgesCompetenciesCriterion.png

    Badges: Competencies as a criterion

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

  • DocsCourseCustomFields IndexView.png

    Course custom fields

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

  • DocsTeacherHiddenBookPage.png

    Book: View hidden chapters

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

  • DocsAssignmentPDFRotate.png

    Assignment: Rotate submitted PDFs

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

  • DocsTeacherFilterCompetenciesbyActivity.png

    Competencies: Filter by activity

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

  • DocsLessonGradingEssay.png

    Lesson: Include media when grading essays

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

For administrators

  • DocsClassicThemeAltered.png

    New theme: Classic

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

  • DocsAnalyticsModelCreateImportRestore.png

    Learning Analytics

    Significant improvements to Learning Analytics increase usability and efficiency.

  • DocsCapabilities.png

    Hide course lists

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

  • DocsSiteMessagingArea.png

    Messaging

    Messaging settings are in a new site administration category.

  • DocsBadgesSettings.png

    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 Badgr.io platform. See more

  • DocsLTI13.png

    LTI 1.3 and Advantage

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

  • DocsAsynchronousBackups.png

    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.