Moodle is a learning management system for producing Internet-based course web sites. It is written in PHP and is easy to install and use on Mac OS X (as well as Windows, Unix, Linux and Netware). It has been designed to support modern pedagogies based on social constructionist theory, and includes activity modules such as forums, resources, journals, quizzes, surveys, choices, glossaries, lessons and assignments. It has been translated into over 35 languages, with more on the way. Moodle offers a free alternative to commercial courseware such as WebCT and Blackboard, and is being used by a growing number of universities, schools, and independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teaching.
What is new in this release:
- Ensure automated backup files are deleted when an error occurs because of directory permissions
- Ensure old automated backups are deleted including the case when file name is renamed from language string
- Changed "Cache-control: private" to "public" on public static files to increase performance
- In the Task API, each adhoc and scheduled task now has it's own SMTP buffer, and the legacy cron has one buffer for all tasks. Previously scheduled tasks had no buffer, and the legacy cron had a buffer only for tasks of activity modules.
- Make distinction between all section course view and a single section course view log entry
What is new in version 2.8.1:
- Syntax error in mod/wiki/admin.php -- Note: this is the regression that lead to Moodle 2.8.1 being released a few days after 2.8.
- It should be possible to edit the overall max grade after a quiz has been attempted
- Schedule task manager misinterprets coreplugininfobase::is_enabled()
- HTML 5 video: Firefox now supports .mp4
- Default profile page uses page-layout "mydashboard" instead of "mypublic"
- Letter boundary cannot be deleted
- performance problem while calling admin setting page in case of large amount of categories
- Group hyper-link in Forum view links to list of all participants
What is new in version 2.7.3:
Release notes can be found here.
- PHP 4.3.0 or later
- MySQL 4.1.16 or later