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New features

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Read on for Moodle 3.8 highlights, or watch our Youtube playlist of 3.8 New features.

Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the Moodle 3.8 release notes.

For all users

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    H5P interactive content

    Engage with interactive content in Pages, Labels, Books and more. See H5P

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    Forum grading

    Submit forum posts for assessment and view your grades

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    Course overview

    Filter by custom course fields in the Course overview

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    New forum view

    Select and test a new experimental nested discussion view from the forum preferences page

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    Calendar filters

    Filter your calendar by month, day or upcoming event.

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    Add emojis into Messages or from a button in the Atto editor

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    Clearer reminders

    Receive and rate reminders about your activities.

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    Session timeout

    Stay on target with a Session timeout alert

For teachers

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    Forum grading

    Assess forum discussions with Whole forum grading, using direct or advanced grading

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    Forum export and summary report

    Export forum discussions and view a detailed summary report of student activity

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    Embed H5P content

    Link to or upload existing H5P interactive content

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    Analytics bulk actions

    Bulk select and send messages to students from the Insights report

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    Question bank

    View question ID numbers and tags and benefit from a new Edit menu

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    Badges and groups

    Filter by group when manually awarding badges

For administrators

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    Analytics insights

    Make use of two new models Learning Analytics relating to course access and specify courses or categories for models.

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    Analytics Insights report

    View a graphical Learning Analytics improvements a graphical Insights report.

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    User management

    Configure the default user filter from a new admin page

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    Upload users improvements

    View an example csv file and specify the enrol start date

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      Course backup

      Choose to exclude course files from backup and benefit from a more logical automated backup ordering process. See Course backup

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      Course overview

      Configure Course overview layouts and filters and specify default course card colours

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      Duplicate user tours

      Easily copy and adapt user tours with a new 'duplicate' button.

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      Experimental course relative dates

      Have assignment due dates displayed relative to the user's start date in the course with Course relative dates.