28 May 2021

Jonny McAlister

Head of Sales & Marketing

The latest Moodle version is now available. If you’re considering upgrading your LMS, let’s look at some of the Moodle 3.11 new features.

Moodle 3.11, the latest version of the hugely popular open source learning management system, is now available for download and use on your LMS.

If you’re currently using Moodle 3.10, Moodle 3.9 or an even earlier version of Moodle, now is the perfect time to upgrade your LMS and introduce some improvements to your organisation’s learning and development technology. Here are some of the Moodle 3.11 new features you can expect when you upgrade.

 

At-a-glance activity completion information

Perhaps the pick of the Moodle 3.11 new features, the new student activity completion section makes it far easier for you to give your learners a clear overview of their progress.

The feature displays completion criteria, opening dates and closing dates for each activity on a course. This information is shown on the course page and within each activity. Learners can see at a glance what they need to do to complete a specific course or activity, which makes it easier to manage their time.

 

Check the accessibility of your Moodle courses

Recent Moodle versions have made ongoing strides forward in improving accessibility across the platform. One of the Moodle 3.11 new features empowers you to ensure you’re doing everything possible to make your Moodle courses accessible to all learners.

By integrating Brickfield Education Lab’s Accessibility Starter Toolkit, Moodle 3.11 helps you to identify common accessibility issues in your Moodle course content. All detected accessibility problems will be displayed as a heat map, as well as in a report with direct links, so you can easily find and address the issues for improved accessibility.

 

Improve your Quiz activities

Moodle 3.11 incorporates several improvements to the Moodle Quiz activity. A new settings retention feature means that, when you create a Quiz question with specific settings, those settings are automatically saved and can be immediately applied to the next question.

A new word count feature for Essay questions allows you to set minimum and maximum word counts for answers. Learners whose answers don’t meet the required word count will get a message to let them know.

And if you’ve installed a plagiarism detector plugin for your Moodle site, it will now be able to check whether answers to Essay questions for evidence of plagiarism.

 

Customise your Moodle user profile fields

Another Moodle 3.11 new feature makes it easier for you to customise user profile fields to collect and use the information you need from learners. Given the improved flexibility of user profile fields, hard-coded fields have been removed from Moodle 3.11.

 

Certify your learners with Open Badges v2.1

Moodle 3.11 supports Open Badges v2.1, so you can use the latest standard of Digital Badges to certify your learners for course completions and allow them to display and evidence their certifications.

 

Create unlisted H5P content

Improvements to H5P in Moodle 3.11 allow you to create unlisted H5P content. That means you can have your learning content ready to go but not visible in the Content bank until you list it and make it publicly available.

 

Change playback speed

Your learners can now change the audio and video playback speed within VideoJS, Moodle’s integrated media player.

 

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