New features

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Moodle 3.6 focuses on privacy, usability and communication

Read on for Moodle 3.6 highlights, or watch our [ Youtube playlist of 3.6 New features.]

Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the Moodle 3.6 release notes.


For all users

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    New messaging interface

    Messaging enhancements bring greater control over who can message you along with the ability to star messages and engage in group messaging.

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    Nextcloud integration

    If enabled by the administrator,a Nextcloud repository may be searched for uploading files to your courses, both as copies or access controlled links

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    Clearer privacy links in your profile

    Easily see how to contact the PO, request data or account deletion and view a data retention summary page from your profile page.

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    Hide yourself in the online users block

    Monitor courses without being seen by clicking the 'eye' against your name in the Online users block.

For teachers

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    Message your groups

    Enable group messaging when setting up groups and from the new messaging interface, start group conversations.

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    More information on your badges

    Support for Open Badges v2.0 spec allows you to add more details when awarding badges.

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    Easily find duplicated items

    As with courses, duplicated resources are now appended with 'copy' so you can easily distinguish between the original and copy.

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    Hide page last modifed dates

    A new option in the Page resource allows you to choose to display or hide the date it was last updated..

For administrators

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    Privacy enhancements

    New settings include optional agreements, bulk handling of data requests, a data summary page and clearer profile privacy links.

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    Message access control

    A new setting in Advanced features lets the admin decide whether or not to enable site wide messaging.

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    Nextcloud integration

    Nextcloud is now available as an OAuth2 service. Users may access a Nextcloud repository and share files as copies or with controlled access.

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    Context freezing

    A new work-in-progress feature accessed from Development/Experimental settings means categories, blocks, courses and content may be set to 'read-only'.