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Moodle 4.4 is here! Discover the new features

Moodle 4.4 is here! Discover the new features

The popular online learning platform has released its latest version: Moodle 4.4. This new version is packed with new features and enhancements designed to improve the learning experience for both teachers and students.

En este artículo, te guiaremos a través de las novedades más destacadas de Moodle 4.4, y te explicaremos cómo pueden beneficiar a tu institución educativa.

Course navigation improvements

The new version introduces a number of improvements to the course navigation to provide a smoother and more intuitive experience. These include:

course navigation improvements
  • Redesigned section cards: Section cards now have a more consistent layout and allow users to choose between displaying one section per page or multiple sections per page.
  • Redesigned activity icons: The activity icons have been redesigned to be more consistent with the rest of the course page. Colour palettes have also been adapted to improve accessibility.
activity icons
  • New option to show/hide modules: Teachers can now choose to show or hide blocks on the main course page.

New “Ordering” question type

This new version incorporates a new “Ordering” question type that allows teachers to create questions in which students must order words or phrases. This type of question is ideal for assessing understanding of concepts and organisational skills.

question type ordering

En 3iPunt hacemos un repaso de lo que nos trae la nueva versión. Here is the presentation.

Improvements in the TinyMCE editor

The TinyMCE editor, which is used to create and edit content, has received several enhancements in the new version. Among the most important, we find:

  • New contextual toolbar: The new contextual toolbar displays the most relevant formatting options based on the selected text.
  • Accessibility improvements: Several improvements have been made to make the TinyMCE editor more accessible to users with disabilities.
accessibility improvements

Report Builder

Teachers can now create personalised reports to assess their students’ progress. These reports can include a variety of data such as grades, participation in course activities and teacher comments.

improvements report builder

Other improvements

Moodle 4.4 includes many other improvements, including

  • Forum improvements: Configurable forum posting defaults have been introduced, along with quick access to the “Post to all groups” option; these changes help promote more engaging and efficient interactions within courses.
forum improvements
  • Upgraded badge management: Students can now filter their badges by course, activity or date.
filter badges
  • New multi-factor authentication options: More multi-factor authentication options are now available to help improve the security of user accounts.

In conclusion

Moodle 4.4 is a major upgrade that brings a number of new features and enhancements that will benefit both teachers and students, making for a richer and more engaging experience. If you are using Moodle in your educational institution, we recommend that you upgrade to version 4.4 as soon as possible.

Additional resources

We invite you to explore Moodle LMS 4.4 and discover all the new features it has to offer!

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