New and improved features in Moodle 3.9
Preview the Moodle feature improvements that will be introduced when we upgrade on Monday 16 August below. The upgrade includes features from versions 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9.
Here are our top feature enhancement picks…
1. Turn editing on/off has moved
Lecturers will turn editing on and off as usual when managing their course page, but the turn editing on/off function will be displayed as a button in the top right rather than as a hyperlink in the Administration block.
2. New chooser for activities and resources
Lecturers will be presented with a more modern, functional chooser, making it easier to locate activities and resources. They will also be able to star frequently used items, which are then displayed in a ‘Starred’ tab.
3. Improved course overview dashboard
Users will see a new ‘Recently accessed courses’ panel on the main course overview dashboard, make navigating to this semester’s courses much quicker once they have started using them.
4. Assignments: Record feedback and rotate files
Lecturers will be able to record assignment feedback as audio or video when grading. They will also be able to change the orientation of a student’s submission within the grading pane.
5. Quiz: Clear choice for single answer MCQ, plus more
Users undertaking a quiz will be able to clear their choice. Lecturers will be able to edit drag + drop questions more easily. Their experience when accessing the statistics report and viewing the Question Bank (ID numbers present and tags more visible) will be improved.
6. Book: View hidden chapters and print output
Users will be able to print books or chapters in a more attractive output. Lecturers will be able to view hidden chapters with editing turned off.
7. Forum: Star, sort, lock threads and reply privately
Users will be able to star and sort discussions, and post and reply inline on the same page. Users will also be able to submit posts for assessment and view grades. Lecturers will be able to reply privately and lock threads, grade discussions, and export them along with a summary report.
8. Find duplicated items more easily
Lecturers will be able to easily distinguish between the original activity or resource and the copy they make of it as the duplicate will be appended with ‘copy’.
9. Accessibility: Links and decorative images
Users will experience improved accessibility features such as clearer focus on selected links (become highlighted on click). Lecturers will have the option to classify an embedded image as ‘decorative only’, so it is ignored by assistive technologies such as screen readers.
10. Participant filtering with conditions
Lecturers will be able to search for and filter participants more efficiently using conditions.