Moodle 3.2 release notes

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Releases > Moodle 3.2 release notes

Release date: 5 December 2016

Here is the full list of fixed issues in 3.2.

See our New Features page for a more user-friendly introduction to Moodle 3.2 with screenshots.

If you are upgrading from previous version, make sure you read the Upgrading documentation.

Server requirements

These are just the minimum supported versions. We recommend keeping all of your software up-to-date.

  • Moodle upgrade: Moodle 2.7 or later (if upgrading from earlier versions, you must upgrade to 2.7.14 as a first step)
  • PHP version: minimum PHP 5.6.5. Note: minimum PHP version has increased since Moodle 3.1. PHP 7.0.x and 7.1.x are supported but have some engine limitations.

Database requirements

Moodle supports the following database servers. Again, version numbers are just the minimum supported version. We recommend running the latest stable version of any software.

Database Minimum version Recommended
PostgreSQL 9.1 Latest
MySQL 5.5.31 Latest
MariaDB 5.5.31 Latest
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Latest
Oracle Database 10.2 Latest

Client requirements

Browser support

Moodle is compatible with any standards compliant web browser. We regularly test Moodle with the following browsers:

Desktop:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Internet Explorer

Mobile:

  • MobileSafari
  • Google Chrome

For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date. https://whatbrowser.org

Note: Legacy browsers with known compatibility issues with Moodle 3.2:

  • Internet Explorer 10 and below
  • Safari 7 and below

Major features

Highlights

  • MDL-55071, MDL-55074 - New "Boost" Bootstrap 4 theme, usability improvements of the navigation
  • MDL-54682 - Messaging UI improvements
  • MDL-52777 - User tours - walkthoughs/instructional overlays for first time user on page
  • MDL-38158 - Pluggable media players in Moodle; Video.JS player
  • MDL-55324 - Easier embedding videos in audios in Atto editor with poster, subtitles and other attributes
  • MDL-54987 - New chart API and library

Mobile app

  • MDL-53870 - Support for offline quizzes in the Mobile app
  • MDL-53777 - Include support for login via the browser in the new Moodle Mobile admin tool
  • MDL-55059 - Support Smart App Banners for iOS
  • MDL-56607 - Move mobile settings to top-level admin

External tool (LTI)

  • MDL-49609 - Add LTI Content Item support
  • MDL-47113 - Open LTI Tools in new Window, add link when popup is blocked
  • MDL-53832 - LTI v2.0 support

Assignment

Quiz

  • MDL-48629 - Change the separator for matching correct answer feedback
  • MDL-3782 - Allow multiple answers in cloze MULTICHOICE question type
  • MDL-55200 - Show coordinates in ddmarker questions to simplify dropzone creation
  • MDL-27072 - Quiz reports now work on very large courses, rather than running out of memory

Choice

  • MDL-18592 - Allow teacher to make choices for students
  • MDL-11369 - Show choice deadline in the course calendar
  • MDL-55140 - Allow to specify open and close dates separately
  • MDL-37946 - When choice display is set horizontal or vertical apply it to both options and results display

Forum

  • MDL-18599 - Upon restore, association of "owner" of single simple discussion forum type defaults to user completing restore. Solution: hide author of the first post
  • MDL-37669 - Forum: Make "Mark as read on notification" a user preference
  • MDL-55982 - Add support for automatic locking of an individual forum discussion after a period of inactivity

Other activity modules

  • MDL-55327 - Lesson: option to duplicate pages
  • MDL-55868 - Book: various usability improvements
  • MDL-56100 - Folder: Display in recent activity block
  • MDL-54945 - Workshop: integrate with portfolio API
  • MDL-48944 - Survey: activity completion condition on survey completion
  • MDL-44712 - SCORM: improve Multi-SCO completion handing in activity completion
  • MDL-55158 - Database activity: add start and end dates to the calendar
  • MDL-14448, MDL-55464, MDL-55254, MDL-55251, MDL-49029 - Add standard capability "mod/xxxxx:view" to Lesson, Label, Database, Chat and Choice activities
  • MDL-55866 - Remember editor disabled setting on a per-activity setting

Global search

  • MDL-54794 - Add users to global search
  • MDL-54973 - Add messages to global search
  • MDL-55127 - Add database entries to global search
  • MDL-53222 - Revise admin settings/report for global search for improved usability

Other improvements

  • MDL-30179 - Allow teacher to toggle to/from "user view" in the User report in the gradebook (some items may be hidden for students but not teachers)
  • MDL-53048 - New "password" fields that are not auto-filled by password managers
  • MDL-55767 - Competency frameworks import
  • MDL-29110 - Specify welcome email sender in enrol_self, or send emails from system noreply address
  • MDL-22078 - Store "End date" for each course to be used in reports and analytics
  • MDL-53399 - 'Activity chooser off/on' option moved to user preferences
  • MDL-54751 - Introduce asynchronous module deletion so that recycle bin backup does not slow down editing process for the teacher
  • MDL-55981 - By default non-editing teacher should not be able to access all groups (roles in upgraded sites are not changed)
  • MDL-31356 - IMS Enterprise enrol plugin added features
  • MDL-43230 - Support revoking awarded badges
  • MDL-50286 - Allow to filter report_log by origin : Logs clogged up with events listed as origin cli
  • MDL-51749 - Add Ability to Export Calendar for user or group events
  • MDL-50888 - Antivirus: Implement ClamAV virus scanning using unix sockets.
  • MDL-54617 - Always show count of online users in the online users block
  • MDL-54680 - Offer cartridges in LTI provider
  • MDL-42101 - Grades link moved from settings block to navigation block

For administrators

Please read carefully: Possible issues that may affect you in Moodle 3.2

  • MDL-44467 - Return-Path should use no-reply address instead of support email; use only no-reply email or allowed domains in "From" header
  • MDL-48468 - Add a Redis cache store to Moodle core
  • MDL-39117 - Add a APCu cache store to Moodle core
  • MDL-54947 - Update PostgreSQL binary (bytea) handling and improve connection performance
  • MDL-48766 - Support IPv6 in IP lookup tool
  • MDL-55124 - Support for connection pooler (pgbouncer) in PostgreSQL connection
  • MDL-55916 - Maintenance mode should serve a http 503 instead of a 200
  • MDL-54606 - Sessions: Add support for Redis as a session_class_handler
  • MDL-53366 - Antivirus clamav: Remove "Quarantine directory" settings parameter.
  • MDL-55791 - Add capability to allow certain users through Maintenance mode

Plugins removal

If you are using any of the following you need to download and install the plugins or otherwise they will be removed following 3.2 upgrade. The code is still available from the plugins database, which is where the plugin-name links go to.

Web services

  • MDL-31465 - Incorporate user suspension into web services
  • MDL-45639 - Web Service for SSO (auto-login from the app to the site)
  • MDL-55923 - Improve the behavior of deleted tokens on password reset
  • MDL-55928 - New Web Service gradereport_user_get_grade_items
  • MDL-55100 - New Web Service core_course_get_courses_by_field

For developers

See also