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Moodle 2.x Status Report, June 2012

After extensive review, CLAMP is pleased to recommend the use of Moodle 2.x for the 2012-13 academic year.

In our initial report on Moodle 2.0 [PDF], CLAMP’s member schools found a number of major issues with the 2.x iteration of the open source learning management system. While some reservations remain, we find that most of these issues have been addressed in in the current Moodle 2.x releases.

Day 3 at Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Winter 2012

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Winter 2012 concluded at Tulane on Friday, January 14. The event culminated with the release of Moodle 1.9.16+LAE1.6 Beta 1, which is a maintenance and security release that folds in fixes from Moodle 1.9.16. We also finalized plans for Moodle 2.2+LAE2.0 Beta 1, our first formal Moodle 2 release.

New releases

We are releasing betas for two new Liberal Arts Editions at the end of Hack/Doc: a maintenance release for Moodle 1.9 and our inaugural edition for Moodle 2.2.

  • Moodle 1.9.16+LAE1.6
  • Moodle 2.2+LAE2.0
    • Anonymous Forums: Allows for anonymous posting to Moodle forums.
    • Filtered Course List Block: Lets administrators to display a block with courses based on a particular search string (e.g. the current term)
    • Simple File Upload Course Import Fix: The 1.9 LAE had a streamlined upload interface called “Simple File Upload”; this created a new file upload type in the database. Moodle 2 doesn’t recognize this custom file type, which causes course restores to fail when upgrading or restoring a course. This fix changes Simple File Upload content into regular Moodle 2.x files.
    • Quickmail: The LSU implementation of the popular Quickmail block, which allows faculty to easily email students in their classes from Moodle.
    • File Interface Exit Warning: In our testing we found that Moodle’s file upload interface can be confusing — it requires users to upload files, then click a save button, but the interface itself makes it look as though the file has already been saved. This tweak displays a warning message if the user tries to surf away from the file interface without saving.
    • Moodle 2.2+LAEv2.0 Beta 1 will be released on Wednesday, January 18, 2011

Moodle 2.2 Status Report

  • The Moodle 2.0 status report was reviewed, and all outstanding blockers have been evaluated. We plan on releasing a Moodle 2.2 status report — which will include a review of popular Moodle 2 modules — in February 2012.


  • Kaltura by Deb Sarlin, Bucknell University
    • Deb gave an overview of Kaltura, a streaming media solution that integrates with Moodle.
    • She should an example of how video can be recorded and added to an assignment in Moodle.
    • We discussed the new version of the plugin for Moodle 2.2.
  • eReserves by Daniel Landau, Reed College
    • Daniel presented on his home-grown eReserves system for Reed College, which was programmed in Ruby-on-Rails.

CLAMP’s Moodle 2.0 Status Report

After careful assessment, CLAMP has concluded that Moodle 2.0.1 is not production ready. This assessment was conducted at Moodle Hack/Doc Fest VII at Furman University in January 2011. CLAMP will re-evaluate the progress of Moodle 2.0.x in March 2011 and make a recommendation then about deploying Moodle 2.x for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Our full report outlines notable improvements to Moodle 2.0, as well as known blockers, possible blockers and other potential issues that affect its production readiness. Download the full report [PDF]

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