Moodle 3.7 is here!

Great news, Moodle 3.7 is here! This eagerly anticipated release will see changes to forums, course management, messaging and much more. Administrators, teachers and users will see fantastic usability enhancements.

Read on for Moodle 3.7 feature highlights  Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the Moodle 3.7 release notes.

You can also check out Moodle's Youtube playlist of 3.7 New features. 

For All Users
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 Forum: Inline editing

MUA-funded improvements to the Forum activity include adding and replying to discussions online.

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Useful new dashboard blocks

Further Forum enhancements include the ability to star and sort discussions.

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Messaging: Improved interface 

Messaging enhancements include a link to a full page, 2 column view and the ability to mute conversations

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Messaging: Your own private space

You now have a personal space for notes, links and reminders as part of the Messaging drawer.

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Quiz: Clear my choice

Change your mind and remove your choice in a multiple choice quiz question.

 
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Lesson: Add media in an essay

Attach files such as images or record sound/video when answering an essay question

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Book: Better printing 

Print books or chapters in books with a more attractive output.

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Filter competencies by activities from the link in the navigation drawer and view related learning plans.

 For Teachers
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Messaging: Delete conversations in groups

Teachers may be given a capability to delete messages from users in group conversations.

 
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Forums: More control

Teachers or others with permission can add a private reply in a forum and can manually lock discussions. 

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Badges: Competencies as a criterion

Badges may now be awarded based on competencies, (and competencies may be graded when grading activities)

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Course custom fields

If enabled by admin, custom fields in the course settings may be added to provide extra information and improve searching.

 
For administrators
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New theme: Classic

Clean, More and the hidden Bootstrapbase are removed and replaced with the customisable Classic theme.

 
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Learning Analytics

Significant improvements to Learning Analytics increase usability and efficiency.

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Hide course lists

New capabilities include moodle/category:viewcourselist which allows you to define who can see lists of courses in various categories.

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Messaging

Messaging settings are in a new site administration category.

 
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Improved Support for Open Badges v 2.0

You can now connect to other Open Badges v 2.0 platforms and exchange badges with the Badgr.io platform.

 
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LTI 1.3 and Advantage

Moodle is one of the first platforms to implement this IMS Global standard.

 

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Asynchronous backups

Perform large backups in the background while doing other tasks.

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Test Email

A new setting allows you to easily test outgoing mail configuration.

If you would like to speak to us about upgrading your current Moodle Learning Management System to Moodle 3.7 or if you would like more information on the latest release, please contact us info@www.synergy-learning.com 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. 

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