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This roadmap collects the best information about upcoming features in Moodle. It is not 100% certain - features may change according to available funding and developers.

Version 1.7 - Expected October 2006

This new system will allow the creation of custom roles at site, course and activity level
Conversion to full database independence using new XML schema for ADOdb. This will give us support for MS SQL, Oracle etc.
  • New admin interface with admin plugins
  • New AJAX course format (drag and drop!)
  • Database module can now save and load presets (fields and templates in a package).
  • Latitude/longitude data type - Dan Stowell
A new field type for database activities, storing geographic locations, with integrated links with Google Earth, OpenStreetMap, and more.

Version 1.8 - Expected January 2006

Full compliance with all major accessibility standards
Abstract all file operations to an API that allows plugins for different external repositories
The gradebook system will be revamped for performance, switching from our older "pull" model to a "push" model where all modules will now publish grades as necessary into a central table.
We plan to have a very simple export for any Moodle course into IMS LD format, as a proof of concept and to help the community start learning about IMS LD.

Version 2.0 - Expected mid 2007

Support for importing/exporting LD, converting Moodle activities and sequences of activities into a standard format for sharing, and importing standard sequences into Moodle courses
Allowing dependencies and forced paths through the content
Build on the keywords in 1.6 to provide metadata for all activities and courses, linkable to standard lists of metadata such as State-based learning outomes and curricula
Providing remote control and access of Moodle services by other systems, as well as sharing of information between Moodle sites with trust relationships.
API for integrating external systems for managing student information
Leverage above improvements into a system to network Moodles together

Note: Moodle 2.0 will require PHP 5.1 as a minimum, because of certain improvements not available in PHP 4.

Version 2.1

Groups can also be defined at the site level, and activities can be assigned to course groups
Interface Moodle activities and repositories to help produce portfolios for internal assessment AND external publication