New Moodle LAE Releases for 2.7.9, 2.8.7, 2.9.1

There are three new CLAMP releases. This is the initial release on the 2.9 branch. The 2.8 and 2.7 releases now include the Ad-hoc database queries report.

Moodle core introduced major changes to the gradebook beginning in Moodle 2.8. Please see CLAMP’s Moodle 2.8 and Moodle 2.9 recommendations for more information.

You can download the updates from their project pages:

Core has deprecated the 2.6 branch and we do not anticipate further releases on it. The next stable releases on the 2.7, 2.8 and 2.9 branches are slated for September 21.

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CLAMP’s Moodle 2.8 and Moodle 2.9 recommendations

CLAMP is pleased to endorse Moodle 2.8.x and Moodle 2.9.x for use during the 2015-16 academic year. A significant gradebook issue that had impacted both Moodle versions, and promoted CLAMP to issue a gradebook advisory, has been resolved.

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Moodle 2.8 and 2.9 gradebook advisory follow-up

In late May CLAMP became aware of several critical bugs in the Moodle gradebook which were introduced in 2.8. After assessing, CLAMP issued an advisory recommending against upgrading to Moodle 2.8 or 2.9 until those bugs were mitigated. Since then Moodle core and members of the Moodle community have made considerable progress working on these issues, and CLAMP believes it is now safe to upgrade to 2.8 and 2.9. Please continue reading for a full explanation. Continue reading

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CLAMP Recognition Awards Announcement for 2014-15

The CLAMP Steering Committee is proud to announce the 2014-2015 winners of the CLAMP Recognition Awards. These awards are given annually to honor outstanding work by members of the CLAMP community. Continue reading

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Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Summer 2015 under way at Holy Cross

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest is now under way at Holy Cross. Our top tasks are:

  • Understand changes to the Gradebook’s functionality in Moodle 2.8/2.9
  • Update CLAMP’s grade book advisory based on the current state of things (recently released fixes, outstanding issues, etc. Read the advisory.
  • Documenting changes and new functionality in Moodle 2.8
  • Documenting changes and new functionality in Moodle 2.9
  • Offering a community recommendation regarding upgrading to Moodle 2.8 or Moodle 2.9 this summer.

If you have any bugs you’d like us to look at, please post them to the CME forum thread.

Please note that we will not be streaming our lunch time presentations. We stopped streaming the presentations because it was creating too much logistical overhead.

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