What’s New in Moodle 3.4?

While the previous Moodle versions already boast endless customisation features, Moodle 3.4’s major upgrade focuses on usability.

This makes the newest release more powerful and accessible than its previous versions. With Moodle 3.4 in full swing, let’s take a look at the major improvements.

MOODLE 3.4

Calendar Improvements

Thanks to the Moodle Users Association (MUA) project, the modernized calendar interface is now more user-friendly than ever. Events can now easily be dragged and dropped to different dates and months. There’s also a pop-up window called the events manager, which allows you to easily schedule and enter event details. And a bonus template feature allows you to save calendar templates for future use.

3.4 Calendar Update

Combined Participants and Enrollments Pages

If you are an active member of the Moodle community, you’ll know that this upgrade has been wanting for a while. Finally, there will be no distinction between participants and enrolled users as Moodle now presents this information on a single page, meaning you can delete and edit user information and also check user status.

3.4 Course Management

Navigation Improvements

Moodle now has more buttons aimed at improving user flow, navigation and experience. Users can now easily jump to any activity using the new ‘Jump To’ feature or use the added links below activities to move within resources.

3.4 File Types

Available Space Indicator for Private Files

Managing of private files just got better; whenever a file is uploaded, a remaining storage space message will be displayed, meaning you’ll be able to manage your private files easily.

Private Files

Override Activity Completion Status

Teachers can now mark activities as complete or incomplete on behalf of students, handy when students are completing some of their assessment offline.

Update Completion Status

Inspire Analytics

Students can monitor their performance using the new and improved student dashboard while teachers can track students at risk of falling behind by predicting trends. Using this feature enables teachers to provide students with support before they fall too far behind.

Insights

If you haven’t upgraded to Moodle 3.4, do so now and experience first-hand what the rave is all about. Remember, Moodle upgrades have to be done regularly to ensure your LMS performs at its best.

And if you’re looking for inspiration to help you create better looking Moodle courses, download our handy guide to the top Moodle tools and plugins we use with our clients.

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