Call me a sucker for education, but despite the fact that CMS Report retired Moodle from our Top 30 list last year, I still insist on posting Moodle articles from time to time. The supporters and developers of Moodle have released Moodle 2.3, a new version of their open source CMS. The "CMS" in this case stands for Course Management System. In order to avoid confusing the Moodle CMS with the other type of "CMS" we typically cover here, I will continue to stick to calling Moodle a Learning Management System (LMS) or even an LCMS.
Getting back on track, Moodle 2.3 offers a significant number of new features and improvements. In the Moodle 2.3 announcement, Martin Dougiamas headlined three of the following features:
Additional significant new features in Moodle 2.3 includes:
For a complete list of new features and improvements in Moodle 2.3, you'll want to take a look at the Moodle 2.3 Release Notes. The release notes also contain a listing of API changes that would be of interesting to Moodle developers. You can get new packages from the Moodle download page or access the code directly from Moodle's main git repository.
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