September 26, 2023

Welcome to this edition of Showcase Shorts – this one is full of demos worth watching!


by Marie Achour.  

Hello Moodlers,

Welcome to this edition of ‘Showcase Shorts’.

As we approach the releases of Moodle LMS and Moodle Workplace 4.3, more and more of our work is coming to life, which means that this edition is full of live demos which we hope you will enjoy!

Let’s look at the demos for Moodle LMS first:

  • Next, we have a demo of our new integration with the Matrix Messaging system which will be bringing the power of modern messaging into the heart of Moodle, helping educators and their students stay better connected.

  • Onto a demo of some of the features of our new activity cards, with improvements that will help reduce the time and effort it takes to manage activities in courses and help reduce the scroll length of courses, making them easier to navigate for students.

  • Next up, a demo of the new Default Activity Completion functionality enabling the management of completion criteria for a whole site, reducing the time and effort required to manage these settings. #proudlysupportedbytheMUA 


  • And finally, a demo of our new Mime Icon Formats, modernising the look and feel of Moodle and making the icons easier to understand for all of our users.

Next, let’s take a look at the demos from the Moodle Workplace team:

  • Firstly, a demo of some of the functionality being introduced as part of the new Course Catalogue feature which is bringing self-directed learning to the Moodle ecosystem.

  • Next, a demo of the new Manually Assigned Manager feature, which will help organisations better integrate their HR systems with Moodle and make the life of HR managers everywhere a lot easier!

  • And finally, a demo of the new Public Custom Pages capability, that will make it possible to show custom pages to a wider range of audiences.

Last but not least, a demo from our Moodle Mobile Apps team, introducing support for self-enrolment in the Mobile app.

That’s it for the demos!

In other news, we are very happy to report that we are making great progress towards the achievement of WCAG AA accreditation for Moodle LMS 4.1 and 4.2 – we are ahead of our plan to complete this before the end of the year.

And one final call out, QA time is here! Our QA cycle for Moodle LMS 4.3 started on the 11th of September. If you’d like to get involved, please watch this video that will give you all the tips you need to do so.

Until next sprint!

The Moodle Products Team

PS: Please note that our next round of Showcase Shorts won’t be out for a little while as we are taking a break in honour of the MoodleMoot Global. We hope to see many of you in sunny Barcelona!!

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