Hack/Doc Fest: Winter 2011 Project Suggestions

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest at Furman University is a month away and we’re looking for  suggestions for bug fixes, documentation and new features for Moodle  that the community would like us to address. You can add your requests by making a comment on this blog post. You don’t have to be attending Hack/Doc Fest to make suggestions — we’d like suggestions from the entire community.

Here’s our short list of projects for Hack/Doc Fest:

  • Evaluating what works — and doesn’t work — in Moodle 2.0, with a particular eye toward third party blocks, modules and themes as well as our own custom code.
  • Identifying what new documentation is needed for Moodle 2.0.
  • Fixing bugs in the Moodle Liberal Arts edition.
  • Working on unit testing scripts to help automate testing new Moodle releases.


  1. Charles Fulton says:

    Note for those with Redmine access: I created a MOODLE_200_LAE target version for all fixes against Moodle 2.0 and higher. The good news is that some libraries aren’t significantly different from what we’re seeing in 1.9. The biggest change I’ve noticed so far is that the database functions all use a standard class now, so any code which talks directly to the database will need to be tweaked.

  2. Don Blevins says:

    I have been testing the upgrade from 1.9.9LAE to 2.0 on an exact copy of our production system and run into innumerable database errors causing the upgrade to fail. Has anyone looked thoroughly at upgrading a full working 1.9.9LAE system, including several years of real classes and data?

  3. Bob Puffer says:

    consideration of the enhanced file resource type (upload multiple files at once, automatically create resources from each one) — very easy to use

  4. Bob Puffer says:

    consideration of the Assignment grading interface that allows input (not select) and floating point numbers

  5. Wissam Nahas says:

    Consideration of the follwoing:
    – Activity with Group collaboration: such as assignment with group settings so each member can work on the task but the leader only can submit, and the grade will be distributed evenly to all members.
    – Quizzes improvements: such as a legend where the student can track unmarked or unfinished questions.
    – Wiki improvement
    – Integration with student systems such as Banner.

    Thank you

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