Moodle 3.6 is here!

Great news for Moodlers. Moodle 3.6 has been released (3rd December 2018)!

Moodle 3.6 focuses on privacy, usability and communication

Read on for Moodle 3.6 feature highlights for users, teachers and administrators. Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the Moodle 3.6 release notes.

You can also check out Moodle's Youtube playlist of 3.6 New features. 

For All Users
 Improved course overview

Sort, star, hide and display courses more efficiently thanks to the welcome Course overview improvements on your dashboard.



Useful new dashboard blocks

Keep up to date with the Timeline block, the Starred courses block, the Recently accessed courses block and the Recently accessed items block, all available for the dashboard.

New messaging interface

Messaging enhancements bring greater control over who can message you along with the ability to star messages and engage in group messaging.

Nextcloud integration

If enabled by the administrator,a Nextcloud repository may be searched for uploading files to your courses, both as copies or access controlled links

Clearer privacy links in your profile

Easily see how to contact the PO, request data or account deletion and view a data retention summary page from your profile page.

Hide yourself in the online users block

Monitor courses without being seen by clicking the 'eye' against your name in the Online users block.

For teachers

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Enable group messaging when setting up groups and from the new messaging interface, start group conversations.

More information on your badges

Support for Open Badges v2.0 spec allows you to add more details when awarding badges.

Record assignment feedback

Media and other file uploads are now permitted when grading assignments, meaning teachers can record their feedback and/or include supporting images or other files.

Quiz improvements

The Drag and drop markers question type is easier to edit, and thanks to the MUA, the Quiz statistics report has improved usability.

Easily find duplicated items

As with courses, duplicated resources are now appended with 'copy' so you can easily distinguish between the original and copy.

Hide page last modifed dates

A new option in the Page resource allows you to choose to display or hide the date it was last updated..

For administrators
Privacy enhancements

New settings include optional agreements, bulk handling of data requests, a data summary page and clearer profile privacy links.

Message access control

A new setting in Advanced features lets the admin decide whether or not to enable site wide messaging.

Nextcloud integration

Nextcloud is now available as an OAuth2 service. Users may access a Nextcloud repository and share files as copies or with controlled access.

Context freezing

A new work-in-progress feature accessed from Development/Experimental settings means categories, blocks, courses and content may be set to 'read-only'.

Paypal support Rupees

Indian rupees may now be displayed as an option for PayPal enrolment.

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Control audio/video recording

A new capability specifying who can use the audio and video recording buttons in the Atto editor allows you to control such recordings.


 If you would like to speak to us about upgrading your current Moodle Learning Management System to Moodle 3.6 or if you would like more information on the latest release, please contact us or call +44 (0) 28 9042 2000. We will also be hosting a Webinar looking in more detail about the new features and benefits, so keep your eyes peeled.