Category: Announcements

Registration open for Winter 2023 Hack/Doc Fest

Fall foliage and Parrish Hall on the campus of Swarthmore College on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Swarthmore, Pa. (Laurence Kesterson / staff photographer)

Registration is now open for the Winter 2023 Hack/Doc Fest, which will be held at Swarthmore College from January 10 through January 12, 2023. CLAMP’s Hack/Doc Fests are twice-yearly unconference-style events dedicated to improving the Moodle experience for liberal arts colleges. The main focus of this event will be upgrading from Moodle 3.x to Moodle 4.x.

Registration open for Summer 2022 Hack/Doc Fest

Registration is now open for the Summer 2022 Hack/Doc Fest, which will be held at Carleton College from June 28 through June 30, 2022. CLAMP’s Hack/Doc Fests are twice-yearly unconference-style events dedicated to improving the Moodle experience for liberal arts colleges. This is CLAMP’s first in-person event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lodging deadline is May 6, 2022.

CLAMP is still accepting proposals for the Moodle Showcase, an online event accompanying the Hack/Doc Fest. Please review the Call for Proposals and consider submitting.

Summer 2022 Hack/Doc Call for Proposals and Save the Date

The Summer 2022 Moodle Hack/Doc Fest will take place during the last week of June 2022. This will be a hybrid event with two major components:

  • An online Moodle Showcase consisting of 20-minute sprint sessions for faculty and others to showcase creative and innovative ways to use Moodle.
  • A traditional in-person hackathon hosted at Carleton College. This is CLAMP’s first in-person event since the Winter 2020 Moodle Hack/Doc Fest at Swarthmore College.

The Call for Proposals for the Moodle Showcase is now open. Please consider sharing your knowledge and discoveries during our sprint sessions (20 minutes). Please see the call for proposals ( for a full description of the event and submission link. The CfP will remain open through May 15.

The hackathon at Carleton will take place from Tuesday, June 28 through Thursday, June 30. Registration will open once we’ve finalized a few details.

New Moodle LAE Releases for November 2021

There are three new Moodle: Liberal Arts Edition releases. There are no new LAE features; these are maintenance releases only. You can download the updates from the CLAMP code release archive.

The next stable releases are scheduled for mid-January. CLAMP evaluated Moodle 3.11 at the Summer 2021 Hack/Doc Fest; please see CLAMP’s report for details. CLAMP will preview Moodle 4.0 at the next CLAMP Chat, scheduled for Friday, November 19. Please see the announcement for more information.

These releases were developed, packaged, and tested by Charles Fulton (Lafayette College).

CLAMP Chat: Moodle 4.0 preview

CLAMP’s second CLAMP Chat for the 2021-2022 academic year will take place on Friday, November 19, from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time. Andrew Ruether from Swarthmore College will preview the forthcoming Moodle 4.0 release, scheduled for January 2022. Focused mainly on improving the user interface, the new version claims to make it easier for teachers and students to navigate the system and access and edit content. Will you want to upgrade quickly or cling to earlier versions for as long as possible? Join us to get a sneak peek at the new interface and decide for yourself if the revamp was successful! We’ll do a tour of the updates and dive into any questions you have.

The chat will take place over Zoom. Please register for the chat using this link: