Moodle 4.0 UX update 2

Together with the community, Moodle HQ are working hard towards Moodle 4.0, where the focus is on improving the user experience.

We want to delight our users and to inform these improvements we have conducted surveys, workshops and are continuously iterating our designs during user testing.

Sander Bangma, Product Manager, Moodle HQ

Moodle 4.0’s UX work will target improving of:

  • the navigation for all users
  • course creation and editing
  • the student course experience
  • onboarding for new users

See below for a current work-in-progress UX prototype illustrating the updated horizontal navigation using tabs, a new course index, and an onboarding hint for new users to edit the course.

UX prototype of Moodle 4.0 course page, with new horizontal tabs navigation, a course index and onboarding hint for new users

In addition, Moodle HQ are working to include a number of smaller UX wins and plan to introduce a Moodle UI component library to make it easier for the community to extend Moodle using consistent UI elements.

Other exciting work already in progress for the 4.0 release includes the integration of Moodle Workplace’s report builder into Moodle LMS. This will be the start of providing a more comprehensive and more complete reporting solution in Moodle LMS.

The integration of the BigBlueButton plugin is also underway for Moodle 4.0. This well-known open source video conferencing solution will be a welcome addition in this time of increased online learning.

Another important improvement will be adding support for Moodle LMS as an LTI 1.3 Advantage provider. This will allow Moodle to host LTI activities in compliance with the latest specifications of IMS Global.

Stay tuned as we push ahead on the road to Moodle 4.0!