Category: Hack/Doc Fest at Furman

Moodle 1.9.9+LAE v1.1.4 available for download

Moodle 1.9.9+LAE v1.1.4 is available for download. This is a security release that backports fixes from Moodle 1.9.10 to Moodle 1.9.9. It supersedes the Moodle 1.9.9+LAEv1.1.1 and LAE v1.1.2 releases. It also incorporates a number of bug fixes and new features developed at Hack/Doc Fest VII at Furman University, and fixes a bug with TinyMCE 3.x that was introduced in LAE 1.1.2.

Visit the project page to learn more and download the code.

Moodle 2.0 Rabble Rousing, January Hack/Doc Edition

The following Moodle 2.0 issues were identified at Moodle Hack/Doc Fest at Furman University in January 2011. Please review and vote for these issues in Moodle Tracker:

Critical Issues

Notable Issues

Third-Party Block & Module Issues

Moodle 1.9.9+LAE v1.1.2 Beta 1

CLAMP is pleased to announce the release of Moodle 1.9.9+LAE v1.1.2 Beta 1. This is a beta release meant for testing only; it is not recommended for use on production systems.

  • Code freeze was 5 p.m., Friday, ¬†January 7, 2011
  • Moodle 1.9.9+LAE v1.1.2 Beta 1 was released Tuesday, January 11, 2011
  • Moodle 1.9.9+LAE v1.1.2 Final Release is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This version of the LAE incorporates a number of bug fixes developed at Moodle Hack/Doc Fest at Furman University in January, 2011. We need help testing these fixes and verifying that they work for you. Feedback can be added as comments on this post or sent to Ken Newquist at

The Development Committee will be meeting at 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 17 to review any comments and give the go-ahead for the final release.

Note: We will be releasing a beta of Moodle 1.9.10+LAEv1.2 in late January which folds in the 1.9.10 upgrades from Moodle core. However, we recommend that people use the 1.9.9+LAE v1.1.2 release in their production Moodle instances (this release includes security fixes backported from Moodle 1.9.10) because we will not have had time to fully test the 1.9.10 code before the start of the spring semester.

Moodle 2.0 Triage

During the Moodle Hack/Doc Fest pre-meeting on Tuesday, 12/21/10 we discussed evaluating Moodle 2.0. That in turn gave ¬†rise to a question of triaging evaluation tasks — what’s most important to our campuses? What’s most likely to break? What new features do we want to test?

Here’s our initial breakdown, based on Tuesday’s meeting. Please add your own suggestions and priorities as comments on this post.

  • Enrollments
    • gradebook and how enrollments work.
    • what happens when someone is unenrolled from a course, deleted from moodle, etc.
    • ways to get around auto-deleting student course information
  • Repository/Files
    • How does uploading of files work?
    • SMB mounts?
    • External repos?
    • User quotas?
  • Block and Module Evaluations
    • needed updates for database backend?
  • Restoring courses from 1.9, upgrading courses from 1.9
  • Thirdparty apps like plagerism tools
  • Moodle Luminis Message Broker Plugin
    • 2.0 beta in January

Our goal is to assess the state of Moodle 2.0 and determine what documentation is going to be needed, what code must be upgraded, and offer suggestions on when to make the move.

A list of major changes and additions to Moodle 2.0 can be found on the Moodle Documentation web site: