The world’s most widely-used learning platform presents its best version to date, Moodle 3.0. Driven and supported by its active community, Moodle enters the next phase of its development with this release, building upon a firm foundation of stability, reliability and performance.
PERTH, Western Australia — Moodle, the world’s open source learning platform, announces its latest version release, Moodle 3.0. Based on the work of the core team at Moodle HQ and contributions from the global community; the popular learning management system introduces new features to its quiz, forum and assignment modules together with functionality improvements for user, teacher and administration control.
Moodle 3.0 offers many improvements and new features. Some highlights include:
- New interactive quiz question types
- Editable forum email templates
- Ability to duplicate rows in assignment rubric interface
- Ability for default dashboard changes to reset all user’s dashboard
- Ability to delete personal messages
- Backup functionality with new logging system
- Ability for students to see each other’s contact details without global permission if they are able to see each other’s course profile
See here for full details on these and more.
Upgrades to this version should be quite simple from any previous version of Moodle.
The release of Moodle 3.0 begins a new direction in the growth and maturity of Moodle as the world’s most popular learning platform. This new phase of Moodle development will see Moodle HQ working on major new initiatives already under way such as support for competency-based education and better interfaces and analytics. Many new development projects will be commissioned directly via the community via the the soon-to-be-launched Moodle Users Association.
Moodle 3.0 remains dedicated to the core educational mission at the heart of the Moodle project as a Free toolbox to support educators of all kinds in producing quick, effective spaces for collaborative learning. Moodle is usable on every device, including offline mobile devices using the Moodle Mobile App.
Downloads: As always, being a true open source community product, this latest version of Moodle is a free download here or via Git.
MoodleCloud: You can also try it right now using the MoodleCloud service. All existing sites have been automatically upgraded to Moodle 3.0, or you can get a new site for free!
Moodle Partners: For paid services such as hosting, installation, customisation, training and much more, talk to one of the official certified Moodle Partners.
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First released in 2002 by Martin Dougiamas, Moodle has since developed into a full-featured, flexible open source learning platform currently used in more than 230 countries with more than 70 million users worldwide. Moodle is a true open source project with thousands of collaborators from around the world, led by Moodle Pty Ltd from Perth, Australia and financially supported by a global network of Moodle Partner service companies. The focus of Moodle is to provide educators with the best tools to manage and promote learning. For more information, visit http://moodle.org.