There are a lot of amazing new features and changes on the horizon for Moodle.org. If you’re interested in weighing in or stating your perspective on a proposed or possible change it can be hard to keep up with all of the discussions and docs at Moodle.org. Over the past few weeks a few opportunities have arisen. Here’s each in brief (though not a definitive list) and links to help track down and provide your own insight.
- Logging 2: some Moodle developers are seeking to rewrite how logging is handled in Moodle to create a comprehensive and richer information trove from plugins/core about user actions. Read the draft docs here: http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Logging_2
- Activity Grading: grading for each activity type is currently disaggregated across Moodle, this initiative aims to consolidate activity grading so that advanced grading features could be used for any activity and that all activities could be brought together into one queue for triage and grading. Read more here: http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Activity_Grading_Interface_Specification#Base_Activity_Grading_Interface
- Moodle-lite 4 Mobile: a leaner, meaner, more limited function Moodle app for tablets or Mobiles. Details are thin but interesting: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-40118
- Self-Assessment Activity using the Test Bank: this is a call for comments on a new functionality in Moodle that allows students to self-assess based on the course test banks. Docs are available here: http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Self-assessment_activity_using_the_question_bank; comments wanted here: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=230117. This is one of t he GSOC 2013 projects.
Each of the other GSOC projects is also underway and the docs make for some interesting reading to see what the future of Moodle might hold http://docs.moodle.org/dev/GSOC/2013