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Moodle 3.11 New Features

By Fiona Harkin, on 28 March 2022

UCL Moodle is being upgraded to version 3.11 on 5th April 2022.

Amongst some smaller changes to the platform, there will also be some enhancements to how students view their course content.  For any courses which already have course completion enabled, completion conditions for each activity will be displayed to students when they log in.

Below is an example of what a student might expect to see if these settings are enabled:

Students will now have the the completion requirements displayed for each activity, and will show what steps they need to take to complete it.

This behaviour deviates from the existing behaviour we usually see in Moodle.  If this information is something you do not wish your students to see, you can change the settings on your course.  To do this:

  1. Go to your course page
  2. In the Administration block, click Edit Settings

You can set the Show activity completion conditions to No.

You will also notice in the Settings that Activity Dates are a new option; by default, this is set to No, but can be enabled if you would like students to see this information on the course page too.

Moodle HQ have also released a walk-through video showing this new feature from both a student and staff perspective.  Please click here to view it.

If you have Course Administrator or Tutor rights on your Moodle course and have course completion enabled, you may notice a greyed out button beneath each activity or resource.  This is expected Moodle behaviour and will not impact your course completion logs.


Turnitin Plagiarism Detection In Moodle Quizzes

In addition to course completion changes, Moodle 3.11 also introduces Turnitin functionality for essay style quiz questions in Quizzes.  If you would like more information on this, please click here see our online guidance.

For more detailed information on all new features and enhancements in the upcoming Moodle release in April 2022, please see the official Moodle documentation:


Please email digi-ed@ucl.ac.uk with any questions.



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