The version of Moodle run by CLAMP colleges varies between institutions. Many deploy the standard version released by Moodle HQ, while others run CLAMP’s Liberal Arts Edition (LAE), a Moodle distribution targeted toward small liberal arts colleges. The LAE includes bug fixes, enhancements, and a suite of plugins which our member schools find useful. CLAMP has maintained the distribution since Moodle 1.9.5.
There are two types of standard Moodle releases: major releases and minor (security) releases. Moodle HQ issues new minor releases every two months; CLAMP releases the LAE version of these within a week. Moodle HQ issues a new major release every six months; typically in November and May. CLAMP follows in January and July, after vetting the new release at a Hack/Doc Fest.