With an improved user experience and further accessibility features, Moodle 3.7 is our latest step towards providing educators with the best software tools for teaching and learning.
In our sneak peek last week, we highlighted some of the new features available, such as a Forum revamp funded by MUA, the introduction of Classic, a new and highly customisable theme, and further support for Open Badges v2.
What else is new in Moodle 3.7?
Learning Analytics made easier
Support learning processes using educational data in a simple and intuitive way. Create new learning analytics models based on new and existing targets, indicators, and time-splitting methods with no coding required, easily importing and exporting your model definition and model weights. Moreover, the Learning Analytics API can now provide automatic notifications for students about upcoming activities that are due.
More powerful Messaging
An improved interface and column layout gives users a clearer overview of all their conversations. Users now have more control over messaging, including the possibility to mute conversations to stop email and mobile notifications, capability for teachers to delete messages for everyone and a personal space for each user to send themselves reminders or links.
Customise course information
Display extra information about courses through the use of new custom fields that allow you to better search for courses.
Moodle 3.7 has been certified with the IMS certification for the latest version of the LTI standard, that includes an upgraded security model with stronger protection of sensitive student data
Dedicated to the Open University
One of the earliest institutions to adopt Moodle as their VLE and online platform, the Open University has been contributing to Moodle for years with ideas and development of new features to extend Moodle’s functionality, as well as helping other Moodle users in the community forums. By dedicating Moodle 3.7 to the Open University, we want to acknowledge them as a fundamental contributor to Moodle and thank them for all their work.
Moodle 3.7 is now available for download at moodle.org and will be updated in MoodleCloud sites soon.