by Sander Bangma.
We’re rapidly approaching MoodleMoot Global 2022! Moodle 4.1 is scheduled for release in November, not long after the Moot.
As part of our roadmap we have a number of exciting things in the pipeline for this release. Please find a summary of the main improvements below, together with key dates for our release timeline.
- Database activity – this is an MUA supported project which brings improvements to the database activity for both learners and educators. New presets and enhanced management of presets will make the database activity easier to use.
- Gradebook improvements – commencing with UX improvements to gradebook navigation, the user report and single view reports will be enhanced to make them easier to use. Further work on gradebook is planned for following releases.
- Ability to share Moodle LMS course content directly to MoodleNet – you could already push MoodleNet content to your Moodle site and with these improvements it will be possible to share your Moodle course content directly with MoodleNet.
- Various improvements to the BBB integration – following the initial integration of the BBB plugin in Moodle 4.0 the BBB team is working on a number of improvements including the ability to invite external guests to BBB sessions.
- Introduction of Tiny MCE 6 as HTML editor next to Atto – in Moodle 4.1 we are adding TinyMCE 6 as an additional editor next to the existing Atto editor. TinyMCE is well supported and will transition to become the Atto replacement in following releases.
- Numerous accessibility improvements – Moodle is committed to delivering an inclusive and accessible LMS to all. We are currently working on a number of accessibility improvements which will also be backported to Moodle 4.0. Upon completion Moodle 4.0 will be WCAG 2.1 AA accredited and we will ensure Moodle 4.1 receives the same accreditation.
- Question and Questionbank improvements – this community initiative is continuing with the question bank improvements that commenced in Moodle 4.0. Making the question bank more powerful and ultimately into a course activity.
- Additional reports for Report Builder – in Moodle 4.0 we introduced the WP report builder into LMS and added several system and custom reports. This work is being continued for Moodle 4.1 with additional report sources being added.
We will be commencing our release process and enter code freeze on October 17th. After this date no new code will be accepted as we move to beta stage by October 24th to commence our QA cycle. The Moodle 4.1 release is scheduled for November 28th.