Moodle HQ, via Development Process Manager Marina Glancy, released the news on a Moodle.org forum. The new versions are ready for straightforward update or installation. But if you are looking to implement Moodle from scratch, Glancy recommends waiting for Moodle 3.2, which was delayed to November 28th.
This Long Term Support release is for legacy operations that do not have the ability to update easily or are too critical to deal with compatibility issues of newer versions.
Upgrades to 2.7 ended on May, 2015. Security updates will run until May, 2017. In any case it is not advisable to hold on until the last update to upgrade your Moodle.
All updates, including security, ended on May, 2016.
This is the last security update to 2.9. Upgrades and non-security fixes had ended on May, 2016.
Additions to 3.0 include functional changes and API changes. Regarding functional changes, Moodle now asks users to complete critical profile elements before enjoying access to the site. Also teachers can disable identities when importing assignments when blind marking is enabled.
Fixes and improvements were also made to SCORM, case-different variables to calculated questions, video playback, member group search, editing in the Book activity, Restricted Access settings panel, notification email unsubscribe options, grade editing in the Assignment activity and Bootstrapbase Themes.
This is the last core upgrade and bug fixes. Security updates will continue until May, 2017.
It includes all the additions, API upgrades, fixes and improvements for 3.0.7.
A new feature in the Assignment activity allows bulk download of student submissions in separate folders.
Find a schedule of releases, both past and future, in docs.moodle.org/dev/Releases.
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