Read on for an overview of the key features and improvements in Moodle 4.0, or watch our YouTube playlist of 4.0 New features.
For role-specific information, see New for teachers, New for students and New for administrators.
The list of major features and improvements can be found in the Moodle 4.0 release notes.
Access your courses easily from a My courses tab at the top of the site.
Dashboard and Timeline
Stay on target with deadlines with an improved Timeline on the Dashboard.
Move smoothly between course sections.
View complete and incomplete activities easily from the course index.
Toggle edit mode and access the new block drawer to add or view blocks.
Easily add content
Add activities and resources with a simple click.
Find your way around the course and activities with clear tab menus.
Drag and drop to move
Move items from the course index or the central area.
Question bank improvements
Question bank plugins
Show or hide options such as comments and usage.
Improved question management
Save as draft or make ready; see version history and use custom fields when working with colleagues..
New in courses
The Atto editor has improved accessiblity thanks to an MUA funded project.
Grade to pass completion
Activity completion can now include a passing grade.
New activity icons
Colour-coded icons help identify the function of each activity.
Notify learners when course content is added or updated.
Specify a time on assignments to encourage learners to submit within the period.
Big Blue Button
Use a free trial of Big Blue Button for live web conferencing.
New for admins
Site admin presets
Easily offer a streamlined or full set of features to users. See Site admin presets.
Set up Custom reports and share with selected users, roles or cohorts.
Improved User tours can also include graphics.
Define a background image for the improved login page.
A mandatory support email improves access to support.