Back to resources Date: 17/05/2021

Moodle 3.11 is here: Discover the New Features Today!

Moodle 3.11 is here! 

Moodle is back, focusing specifically on learner experience and accessibility. Moodle 3.11 is jam-packed full of shiny new features and improvements that have been requested by Moodlers globally-we asked, they listened!

 

New Features available in Moodle 3.11:

Student activity completion (MUA)

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    Improved learner experience

    Activity deadlines and completion criteria are clearly visible on the course page.

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    Criteria and deadlines within activities

    Even if absent on the course page, deadlines and criteria will always be visible in the activity.

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    Manual completion

    Mark an activity as complete from within the activity itself.

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    New display settings

    New settings allow teachers to hide or display the dates and criteria on the course page.

Brickfield accessiblity toolkit

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    Free starter toolkit

    Registering with Brickfield Education Labs gives access to a course accessibility checker

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    Course accessibility review

    Course content is analysed so teachers can identify and fix accessibility errors

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    Heatmap of errors

    A heatmap offers a coloured and contextual view of the areas of concern

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    Range of reports and graphs

    Errors can be viewed in graphic form, or as a list with a downloadable report.

H5P/content bank

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    Disable selected content types

    Admins can disable selected content types from the admin settings

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    Mark content as unlisted

    Teachers can restrict access to their H5P content by marking it as ‘Unlisted’

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    See when content is linked

    When viewing H5P content, a new column displays the number of times it is linked.

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    Alert when deleting linked content

    An alert appears when linked content is about to be deleted, explaining what will happen.

Quiz and Question types

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    View overrides and passes grades

    Teachers can view overrides and students can view pass grades directly on the Quiz page.

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    Preferred question settings retained

    Changes from the default settings of a question type are retained for the next time a teacher creates a question.

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    Essay question word limits

    A minimum and maximum word limit can be specified for Essay questions

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    Essay plagiarism support

    If a plagiarism checker is installed, it now supports the Essay question type.

Open Badges v 2.1 compliant

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    Better badge management

    The Badges admin screen is streamlined and users can more easily connect to their preferred backpack.

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    Open Badges API

    An Open Badges OAuth method is available.’

User profile fields

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    New ‘social’ field

    A new ‘social’ profile field replaces the hard-coded fields in the user profile.

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    Custom profile fields selectable in Show user identity

    Custom profile fields may be selected from User policies> Show user identity so they display in participant lists.

Other features and improvements

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    Control audio / video playback rates

    Control the speed at which audio and video files will play.

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    Improved activity completion report

    The activity completion report has two new options for filtering

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    Search language packs

    The list of languages may be searched when installing new packs

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    New PDF to PNG converter

    For the Annotate PDF feedback type, a new converter, Poppler is available instead of Ghostscript.

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    Section links block

    Titles may now be displayed in the Section links block

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Restore/Import role permissions

Enable or disable role permission overrides when restoring or importing a course.

Our Partnership with Brickfield Education Labs

Accessibility Toolkit; Moodle has partnered with Brickfield Education Labs to further improve the accessibility of the Moodle platform. Included in 3.11 is the Starter level of the Accessibility Toolkit developed by Brickfield. This toolkit enables teachers and course creators to check the content of their course for common accessibility issues. After identifying the accessibility concerns the toolkit provides direct links to areas that need improving. A heatmap overlay on the course page clearly visualises the key areas to focus on first.

Want to find out more?

Discover Moodle 3.11 today. To book a demo with an expert contact our team at [email protected]

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