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)
Improved learner experience
Activity deadlines and completion criteria are clearly visible on the course page.
Criteria and deadlines within activities
Even if absent on the course page, deadlines and criteria will always be visible in the activity.
Mark an activity as complete from within the activity itself.
New display settings
New settings allow teachers to hide or display the dates and criteria on the course page.
Brickfield accessiblity toolkit
Free starter toolkit
Registering with Brickfield Education Labs gives access to a course accessibility checker
Course accessibility review
Course content is analysed so teachers can identify and fix accessibility errors
Heatmap of errors
A heatmap offers a coloured and contextual view of the areas of concern
Range of reports and graphs
Errors can be viewed in graphic form, or as a list with a downloadable report.
Disable selected content types
Admins can disable selected content types from the admin settings
Mark content as unlisted
Teachers can restrict access to their H5P content by marking it as ‘Unlisted’
See when content is linked
When viewing H5P content, a new column displays the number of times it is linked.
Alert when deleting linked content
An alert appears when linked content is about to be deleted, explaining what will happen.
Quiz and Question types
View overrides and passes grades
Teachers can view overrides and students can view pass grades directly on the Quiz page.
Preferred question settings retained
Changes from the default settings of a question type are retained for the next time a teacher creates a question.
Essay question word limits
A minimum and maximum word limit can be specified for Essay questions
Essay plagiarism support
If a plagiarism checker is installed, it now supports the Essay question type.
Open Badges v 2.1 compliant
Better badge management
The Badges admin screen is streamlined and users can more easily connect to their preferred backpack.
Open Badges API
An Open Badges OAuth method is available.’
User profile fields
New ‘social’ field
A new ‘social’ profile field replaces the hard-coded fields in the user profile.
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
Control audio / video playback rates
Control the speed at which audio and video files will play.
Improved activity completion report
The activity completion report has two new options for filtering
Search language packs
The list of languages may be searched when installing new packs
New PDF to PNG converter
For the Annotate PDF feedback type, a new converter, Poppler is available instead of Ghostscript.
Section links block
Titles may now be displayed in the Section links block
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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