Moodle 3.9 Upgrade and New Features – Tuesday 10th November 2020
By Eliot Hoving and Jon-Luc Holmes, on 6 November 2020
Digi-Ed is excited to announce that Moodle will be upgraded to Moodle 3.9 on Tuesday 10th November 2020. This upgrade will take place in the early morning (1am-2am) to minimise any disruption to staff or students. The upgrade delivers the following new features and improvements as well as performance enhancements and required bug and security fixes.
A new activity chooser is available that makes it easier to locate, star and view recommended activities and resources for use within Moodle.
A new participants filter is available which provides more options for searching the list of enrolled users on your Moodle courses. This new filter allows you to search participants by the role they’re assigned on your course or filtering by group.
Whole forum grading
Forums can now be awarded an overall discussion forum grade. This makes it easier for tutors to use Forums for assessment. Tutors and course administrators can set setup a forum to be graded while students can submit posts and view the grade they have received for their contributions.
A Forum summary report can now be generated by Tutors to show student forum engagement.
A new activity completion criterion is available which allows access to an activity or resource to be restricted based on completion of the previous activity within the course. This allows for content to be moved around or added to your Moodle course without having to reconfigure access restrictions and completion tracking.
Emojis for Moodle messaging and Forums
Emojis are now available in Moodle messaging. They can also be added to Forums and other Moodle content using the new emoji picker in the Atto text editor.
Alongside the features listed above, the following improvements are also available on Moodle:
- You can now filter the Moodle calendar by day and month instead of just listing upcoming events
- The question bank now shows question ID numbers within the list of questions for each category
- Book resources now have clearer and easier navigation options to improve the user experience for moving between pages
Full details of all changes between Moodle version 3.7 and 3.9 can be found on the Moodle 3.9 upgrade wiki page.
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