Hack/Doc Fest: Winter 2012 Project Suggestions

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest at Tulane 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.

  • Evaluation and testing of Moodle 2.2
    • Moodle 2.2 load tests
    • Moodle mobile app testing
    • Moodle mobile theme testing
    • Luminis Message Broker Discussion and Debugging
  • Evaluation and testing of Moodle 2.2 plugins
    • Quickmail
    • Scheduler
    • Filtered Course List
  • Planning Moodle 2.0 pilots
  • Documentation for Moodle 2.0


  1. Caroline Moore says:

    The Navigation block in Moodle 2 isn’t, in my opinion, very user-friendly. I’d love to have us update the Filtered Course List block for Moodle 2, find an existing block that replaces it, or improve the existing Navigation block.

    Minor thing: When creating resources, the description field is now required. We should make it non-required.

    We should check all of the CLAMP-supported blocks and modules to see which have been updated for Moodle 2 (and test them), which we’ll need to replace with alternatives, and which we can update ourselves. (I know 3 of them are listed above, but I think there are a few more on our master spreadsheet).

    BULK COURSE CREATION FROM FLATFILE, please please please! This is something many of us rely on. I’m flabbergasted that it’s still not built into Moodle. There are several versions of this floating around the internet for Moodle 2; we should find, test, and evaluate them.

    I’d love to come out of this with polished documentation for the new navigation, file management, and enrollments.

  2. Charles Fulton says:

    I’m already looking at the flatfile import and wrote some vaguely usable code at Hampshire. I hope to take a further crack at this prior to Tulane. I might need some help generating test data.

  3. Ken Newquist says:

    Here are some discussion topics that came up during today’s orientation:

    – eporfolios – mahara by bob
    – ereserves by Daniel
    – Kaltura (deb)

    _ Automated testing
    – Journal replacement
    – Deployment tools

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