Moodle 3 – a retrospective

Moodle 4.0 is scheduled to arrive in early 2022. Prior to the highly anticipated major release, I am certain there will be plenty of time dedicated to finalising the new user experience and user interface, quality assurance and testing.

We very much look forward to the release of Moodle 4.0. On the same token, we thought, now, is an opportunity to retrospect the evolution of Moodle 3.x. This is a special shout out to everyone who contributed to the Moodle project, during the past 6 years or so.

Chad Outten, Founder & CEO, My Learning Space

Here’s a shortlist of the headline features since 3.0. Apologies in advance if I have missed something.

4.0 – UX improvements, navigation, course editing, Big Blue Button integration, Report Builder
3.11 – Activity completion improvements, Accessibility toolkit, Quiz and question improvements
3.10 – Download course content, Payment subsystem, External tool IMS-LTI
3.9 – Activity chooser overhaul, H5P improvements, Content bank, Course copy
3.8 – H5P integration, Forum improvements, Course relative dates, Course overview improvements
3.7 – Forum improvements, Messaging improvements, Boost and Classic themes, Learning Analytics
3.6 – Dashboard and course overview, GDPR, Group Messaging, Context freezing
3.5 – GDPR, Question bank tagging, UX improvements, LTI Advantage, RecordRTC for Atto
3.4 – Calendar improvements, Management of course participants, Add links and drop down navigation between activities
3.3 – Course overview block, Oauth 2, Stealth mode, Font Awesome icon font
3.2 – Boost theme, Messaging UI improvements, User tours
3.1 – Competencies, Assignment grading interface improvements, Global search, Recycle bin
3.0 – New quiz question types, Tags, Atto editor improvements, Backup/restore logging, Dashboard reset


Here’s a list of video playlists which show the new features for every version since 3.0.

For full details, here’s the release notes for every version since 3.0.