Moodle 1.8 released!: “by Martin Dougiamas. ‘
At long last, Moodle 1.8 is ready for production sites.
In this release we’ve (again) changed nearly every one of the thousands of scripts in Moodle. Here is a taste of some of the biggest new features:
- Accessibility improvements – Moodle now complies with all major international standards in this area, including XHTML Strict 1.0. All the main forms are now consistently generated using a new core forms library.
- Moodle Network – the foundation of our networking strategy leading up to Moodle 2.0, it is now possible to link Moodle sites allowing cross-site roaming, transparent enrolments and remote log viewing. We also now include a Web Services API using XML-RPC for remote control and commands. These features are a result of the work of Richard Wyles and Catalyst in New Zealand – thank you!
- Roles improvements – after feedback from the community, our implementation of Roles from 1.7 has been further improved to increase the usability and flexibility.
Thanks to all the developers, testers, users and supporters who, as usual, help make the Moodle project possible.
Enjoy! I hope this version makes it easier for educators to facilitate quality online learning.
(Via Moodle News.)