Moodle 2.x Status Update, June 2013

CLAMP is pleased to recommend the use of Moodle 2.4 for the 2013-14 academic year. Moodle 2.4 and Moodle 2.5 were reviewed at Moodle Hack/Doc Fest at Colgate University in July 2013 and while no major problems were found with 2.5, the lion’s share of our time was spent on reviewing 2.4 and its features. CLAMP documentation for Moodle 2.4 can be found at

The organization recommends upgrading to at least Moodle 2.4, rather than Moodle 2.3, because 2.3 will go out of official support when 2.6 is released in late 2013. Moodle core only supports the three most recent releases of Moodle and in December 2013 that’s expected to be 2.6, 2.5, and 2.4. Upgrading to 2.4 now avoids having to do a mid-year upgrade in January 2014.

This summer CLAMP will release three new versions of the Liberal Arts Edition on Friday, June 21, 2013:

  • Moodle 2.3.7+Liberal Arts Edition v3.1
  • Moodle 2.4.4+Liberal Arts Edition v4.0
  • Moodle 2.5.0+Liberal Arts Edition v5.0

CLAMP’s own support for Moodle 2.3 will track with Moodle core’s and will end with Moodle 2.6’s release.