While the whole of seven continents is looking at making their websites and policies compliant with GDPR, Moodle is already done with it. There is no doubt that Moodle has a huge user-base in Europe and thus, has followed up with the guidelines to the hilt.
GDPR compliance, Moodle Mobile app, improved UX- there’s a lot you will see in the new Moodle v3.5.
The wait ends on 14th May, 2018.
Have a look-
General Data Protection Regulation in Moodle
» Moodle has implemented changes that will assist the organisations using Moodle, to become EU compliant.
» Users will be informed during Sign-up about what and how their data will be treated.
» Additional means will be provided for users to obtain a copy of their data.
» Users will have a ‘right to erasure’ and tracking of the data, too.
Flexible Question Banks
Moodle 3.5 plans to ease question bank management for users. Here’s how it works-
» Add a flexible layer of question management in the question bank.
» The flexible layer will be made by creating a metadata layer for questions
» Now this metadata layer will be manageable for instructors at the course level
» These labels would be usable with a ‘random question from set’ question type.
Balm to Moodle’s Achilles Heel: Usability
» It is well known that Moodle’s biggest ‘but’ is its UX, but it has come a long way from that.
» Moodle has taken small, but important measures to improve its usability with every update
» The updates are based on background research, stakeholder analysis and design work, focusing primarily on the dashboard.
» Their main aim is introducing Bootstrap v4 in Moodle 3.5.
Messaging Database becomes sturdier
» The messaging in Moodle is soon getting a boost in functionality
» It involves some basic changes to the messaging database tables and events
» They’re also trying to include LTI Advantage extensions in the messaging module.
Note: If you’re using a different plugin for messaging, you may need to update the code
Moodle Mobile app gets a Swanky Touch
» The Moodle mobile app is going to have a completely transformed look and feel with this version
» To add a modern User Experience, performance and design tweaks, the app developers used new frameworks and tools
» In order to accommodate these improvements, the Moodle app is only compatible with the latest OS, ie, Android 4.4 and iOS 8 and onwards.
Can we expect GDPR compliance from Edwiser?
Yes! Here at Edwiser, work has begun already and you can expect a notification in the matter of a few weeks.
Word will be out in a short time.
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