Moodle 3.8 has arrived! Check out the new features...

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The latest version of MOODLE has arrived!

Moodle LMS 3.8 brings forum enhancements, further learning analytics functionalities and a first-stage H5P integration.

The latest Moodle 3.8 release focuses on community requested improvements including the first part of the much called for H5P integration, along with forum improvements voted for and funded by the Moodle Users Association. Take a look at some of the new features below!

 

Get insight into your learnersโ€™ activity in the Forum

The revamped Forum activity enables teachers to easily assess student contributions directly from their posts, with different types of grading supported, including rubrics, the ability to view discussions in context and to collapse the grading panel to free up more space. Forum discussions may also be usefully exported for reference and offline use.

With the new Forum summary report, teachers can quickly see valuable data relating to forum activity for every student: how many discussions they have started, how many replies they have sent, their most recent posts, a word and character count if enabled, along with other useful data.

 

Boost student engagement with interactive content

As Part 1 of the integration of Moodle and H5P, Moodle 3.8 enables teachers to easily embed interactive multimedia content from the open-source H5P project into areas such as Pages, Books and Labels. With the new H5P button in the Atto editor teachers can link to or upload a variety of quizzes, presentations, video exercises and more.

 

Increase course engagement with Learning Analytics insights

Moodle 3.8 includes two new analytics insights that allow teachers to easily monitor and contact students who have not accessed the course recently or at all. This is extremely important to help re-engage learners with timely reminders.

 

Use emojis for better communication ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘€

With emoji support  in Moodle 3.8, everyone can include these colourful ๐ŸŽจ, universal communication ๐Ÿ’ฌ accessories in private messaging ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ, as well as in the Atto text editor ๐Ÿ“within Moodle courses. ๐ŸŽ‰

 

Search and filter like a pro! 

We're particularly excited by this new feature. Partly developed by our team here in Synergy Learning, you can now search your courses more easily on the dashboard, filtering them by course type or course custom field. For Admins, automated course backups are now processed in a logical order with the option to exclude course files.

 

Do you want further information on Moodle 3.8?

If you're an existing customer, contact your account manager who can discuss the options for upgrading your Moodle platform. 

If you want to get a demo and see how Moodle can help your organisation with their learning and development, get in touch with our business development team via our live chat option or send us a message.

Moodle 3.8 Overview 

 

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