Moodle 2.3 is available

In the last hour Moodle 2.3 came out of beta and was released. Based on feedback from recent training and demo sessions – many will be shifting their focus to upgrade to 2.3 this summer instead of Moodle 2.2. Well done all contributors to it.

I have done some prior posts on some of the features:

There are some changes to requirements:

  • Moodle 2.2 or later (if upgrading from earlier versions, you must upgrade to 2.2 as a first step)
  • MySQL needs to be MySQL 5.1.33 now (Moodle 2.2 and 2.1 needed 5.0.25)
  • Browser changes : IE8 required (was IE7 for 2.2), Chrome 11 (was Chrome 4 for 2.2), Safari 5 (was Safari 3 for 2.2), Firefox 4 (was FF 3 for 2.2)

Some other points to note

  • Course export to IMS CC standard
  • Workshop automatic phase switching
  • New SCORM report
  • Conditional access to Course Sections (not just resources/activities but now course sections too)
  • In response to some changes from Google, Moodle now uses the more secure method to connect for Google Docs and Picasa which requires admins to register their site with Google.

For the release announcement from Martin Dougiamas

To download Moodle 2.3 –

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4 Responses to Moodle 2.3 is available

  1. Rich Heath says:

    Thanks for the heads up Gavin! Our test server is now on the stable branch. Given the considerable improvements in user friendliness, I think we’ll definitely be upgrading from 2.2 a little later in the summer (once they’ve worked out some of the inevitable bugs!).

  2. parthiv dave says:

    Thanks for mentioning need of IE8 for moodle 2.3 (as our whole organization have IE7 as standard ), i was not aware of that…you saved my time

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