I attended the last Moodle Developer Meeting on 11/22 as an observer and got to learn a lot about the process and thought that goes into each and every Moodle change/improvement. It was great to hear about the many cool features that are coming in December with Moodle 2.2 but a little bit of a bummer to hear that some of the coolest features have been pushed until mid-2012 with the release of 2.3. In any event, here’s a brief recap of the meeting’s discussion/agenda.
Additional information can be found,
- http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=190495 (a post by Moodle developer Sam Hemelryk)
- http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Developer_meeting_November_2011 (the official minutes)
Here’s a truncated list of the features you can expect in 2.2:
- LTI support – this allows Moodle to pull grades in from other services which could be great for 3rd party integration of web apps that might be used to supplement a Moodle course (LTI stands for Learning Tools Interoperability)
- New Reports – these are now a standard type of plugin (so look out for awesome new reports that you can run on your site)
- Perhaps the most useful/greatest improvement is Advanced Grading Plugins which allow for Rubrics and other types of grading tools.
- myMobile theme now in core
- Multi-tenancy (this was originally slated for 2.2)
- Usability improvements (say good-bye to the “turn editing on” button
- redesign of the Moodle assignment module
- better help files
- some Totara features integrated to core
- and lots more.