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5 Exciting New Moodle 3.2 Features

By March 6, 2017 No Comments
With the release of the highly-anticipated Moodle 3.2 version release just prior to the New Year, 2017 is poised to bring even more exciting changes to eThink and the whole Moodle ecosystem. Moodle 3.2 is packed with a host of new features, fixes, and fun for the Moodle community to utilize and enjoy.

 

Here’s an overview of five of the most exciting new features in Moodle 3.2, the most visible of which is Boost – Moodle’s new default theme.

 

1 Boost is based on Bootstrap 4, a modern, fully responsive framework. This enables easy customization to make Moodle match your brand. You can easily include logos, your colors, and tweak the look and feel of the site with SCSS.

 

The new navigation drawer pulls administration menus out of blocks and integrates them into the page. This change, combined with the new gear menu moves more of the menu items you interact with closer to the action. Another cool feature is the ability to specify a standard and compact version of your logo freeing up valuable screen real estate on course pages and key areas where it means the most.

 

2 User tours debuted almost a year ago as a plugin, but with 3.2 they become a standard feature. Default tours for most major pages and features come ready to go out of the box. Custom tours can be created and tours can be multilingual on multi-language sites.

 

3 One major change to the choice module is the ability for an instructor to make a choice for a student. In the past either a user had a make a choice for his or her self or a user with the ability to login as another user had to be able to login as the user to make a choice.

4 The core forums module now includes a thread locking feature. The forum can automatically lock after a certain period of inactivity. The default is for discussions not to lock. This is controlled by the “Discussion locking” setting when creating or editing a new forum. A period from a day to a year may be selected. Along with the post permalinks added in Moodle 3.1 the forums continue to become more robust and flexible.


5 The new messaging system includes Facebook style messaging options. The new interface makes it easy to access messages and notifications no matter where you are on your Moodle site.

Webinar:

eThink’s Services Team explored these and other new features in detail during a live webinar, What’s New in Moodle 3.2. Watch the webinar here.

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