Hello Community Members,
Are you ready for our 5th edition of Showcase Shorts?
We are barrelling towards Moodle LMS Version 4.2 with only a few short weeks left before code freeze and the start of our QA review cycle in preparation for our release on the 24th of April.
Talking about QA, we continue to optimise our approach to testing. Simey Lameze, our Test Automation Specialist, shares the progress we are making in this video.
Our LMS teams have been working on improving our user experience and evolving our technology, in line with our strategic objectives for the platform. This sprint saw them make great progress on a number of initiatives:
TinyMCE Integration: work on this initiative has prompted a broader review of how plugin settings are managed more broadly across the platform. Watch a demo from Andrew Lyons, our Principal Architect for Moodle LMS, to see what we’ve been up to.
Matrix Integration: we made it happen, you can now launch a new Matrix chat room directly from within a Moodle course! See it for yourself, as presented by Safat Shahin and Robert van Garderen, two of our newest team members.
Gradebook: more enhancements to the look and feel of the Grader Report and easier Gradebook set ups are coming. Join Mihail Geshoski and Barbara Ramiro to see what we are working on.
Bulk Editing: our MUA sponsored initiative is almost ready for a demo. Hear from Ferran Recio Caldero, our teacher in residence, to see where we are up to with delivery.
Course Hierarchy & other UX improvements: Changes highly requested by our community are now ready for integration. Amaia Anabitarte and Sara Arjona Tellez share what you can expect to see in Moodle LMS 4.2 in this video.
Activity Cards & Icons Redesign: We’ve received a ton of feedback from you all about further changes you’d like to see made to our activity cards and icons. Watch Sabina Abellan, our busiest UX designer, share the outcomes of our co-design efforts with community members so far. These changes will come to fruition in Moodle LMS 4.3.
As always, our Mobile Applications, MoodleCloud instances and Moodle Workplace solution will also launch their 4.2 versions in the weeks that follow the Moodle LMS release — so there is lots of action happening across all areas of Moodle Products at the moment!
You can watch the latest developments on Moodle Workplace, presented by Emilio Lozano, our Head of Workplace Solutions, in this video including the progress being made on the development of Learning Catalogues.
On the mobile front, the team have been focusing on improving Audio & Video playback in IOS and introducing Report Builder into the app. Watch Juan Leyva, our Head of Mobile Solutions, takes us through these recent developments.
And, as has now become a tradition to make sure you keep reading to the end, we focus on all thing Community last in our note! Check out the latest improvements coming soon to our moodle.org and Academy sites in this presentation by Aurelie Soulier, Federico Astorga and Aya Saad.
Until next sprint!
The Moodle Products Team