29 March 2023
What’s new in Moodle 4.1?
Head of Customer Experience
Moodle 4.1 — the latest major release of Moodle LMS — is now available. That’s significant for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, it’s a Long-Term Support (LTS) version, which means that you’re guaranteed a full three years of support for your learning management system. This gives you more stability, greater longevity and better value than if you upgrade to a non-LTS version.
Secondly, it is packed with new features that will help your organisation to get more from your LMS.
With that second point in mind, let’s take a look at what’s new in Moodle 4.1 and some of the changes you’ll benefit from when you upgrade.
Smoother Database UX
The Moodle LMS Database activity now includes a useful start page, an improved Image Gallery preset, and brand-new Journal, Proposals and Resources presets. All of the new presets can be previewed and adapted, so you don’t need to start from scratch when creating a layout. This adds up to more streamlined, quicker processes.
Improved Gradebook navigation
Moodle 4.1 makes it easier than ever to analyse the success of your assessments. A new Grades Summary page gives an at-a-glance overview of the grade averages for each of your course activities. Your User Report and Single View Report are redesigned and include improved functionality.
Better BigBlueButton integration
Expand your virtual classroom experience with the improvements to BigBlueButton integration within Moodle 4.1. You can now invite external guests to a BigBlueButton video conferencing session, which makes it simple to involve speakers, tutors and learners from outside your organisation in video calls.
More intuitive text editing
Moodle 4.1 includes the TinyMCE6 text editor as an additional editing option within your LMS. This modern and intuitive text editor gives you greater accessibility and better user experiences for your administrators and teachers.
Easier question management
It is now far simpler for teachers and course creators to manage quiz questions in the Moodle LMS Question Bank. New ‘Modified by’ and ‘Last used’ columns make it straightforward to keep track of when a particular question was last updated or attempted by a learner.
More detailed custom reports
Your custom reports can now include data from a wide range of new sources, including Badges, Comments, Notes, Course Participants, Blogs and Files. A new custom report settings page in Moodle 4.1 allows you to limit the number of reports and disable live editing.
More key improvements
Other new features in Moodle 4.1 include the option to display a user’s timezone in profiles, increased character limit for the grading scale, time of completion and custom profile fields in completion reports, and greater admin control over the Contact Site Support form.
Ready to upgrade to Moodle 4.1?
If you’d like to see a quote for upgrading to Moodle 4.1, its vastly improved UX and the new features we’ve mentioned above, just fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.