Heads up Moodlers.
Moodle 3.4.2 (and 3.3.5) are now available at download.moodle.org.
As mentioned by our Open Source Development Coordinator, Sander Bangma, in his moodle.org post a couple of weeks back, the new minor version of Moodle comes with two important additions, which we would like to share again today.
Recently, we revealed our plans for supporting Moodle sites to become GDPR compliant.
The first iteration of our GDPR feature set has now been made available on the plugin database.
The features are implemented in two different plugins;
Minor releases 3.4.2 and 3.3.5 include the following core API changes that are required to support the GDPR plugins:
Those wanting to explore and use the new plugins should therefore upgrade to either Moodle 3.4.2 or 3.3.5.
All GDPR functionality will be integrated in the Moodle 3.5 release. The plugins will remain available to assist those using Moodle 3.3 or 3.4 with their GDPR compliance.
Read the full announcement from our Open Source Development Coordinator, Sander Bangma.
Our minor releases now includes support for Google’s reCaptcha engine v2.
What does this mean? Well, as you might know, reCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that helps protect websites from spam and abuse.
A “CAPTCHA” is a turing test to tell human and bots apart. It is easy for humans to solve, but hard for “bots” and other malicious software to figure out.
You might have been seeing notices informing you that any calls to reCAPTCHA v1 API will not work after 31 March.
Hence the support for reCAPTCHA v2 for Moodle sites in our minor release, making sure that you will be able use this protection service test in your Moodle (for sign ups etc.) past the end of this month.
We are also pleased to announce that yesterday we also released a new version of the Moodle Mobile App and Desktop to support the two important features in Moodle 3.4.2 as mentioned above and re-iterated below:
Moodle Desktop 3.4.2 can also be accessed via download.moodle.org
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