March is the month when we get Spring in the Northern Hemisphere! Hooray! For those in the southern half, happy Autumn.
March Town Halls
Our open town halls this month are:
3 March 8am UTC
Guest speakers: Gavin Henrick and Karen Holland
Topic: Content Tips on how to keep your course materials accessible
Moderators: Richard Samson
10 March 2020, 6pm UTC
Guest speaker: Doug Belshaw, MoodleNet lead, Moodle HQ
Topic: Latest news from the new MoodleNet project
Moderators: Emma Richardson, Jeff Webster
Moodle 3.9 Project
As members, your feedback and participation is important. Please follow along.
Moodle 4.0 Projects
The Provide a built-in ‘Download all …’ routine in core and address it for a functionality for students (and more) project is beginning the scoping phase. The proposal work is being tracked in MDL-63270.
Moodle 4.1 Projects
As announced a couple of weeks ago, we have extended the proposal deadline for the 4.1 project cycle to April 14, 2020. HQ has announced that they will have a planned roadmap available for public access very soon, and it made sense that the membership get a chance to review this and see if they have any proposals that synchronize with this plan. Additionally, the MUA will be running a project brainstorm session at the UK Moot in Dublin, Ireland in April. The extension might allow some unique proposals from those sessions.
Under Alex Bias’ oversight, we have made great headway in creating repeatable processes for the committee. These processes will allow for timely and thorough work being performed, and freeing up some of the mundane tasks. This will also help with a smoother, quicker turnover when new committees take over. While this is fairly invisible to the membership at large, trust me, this is a great thing!
The upgrade is scheduled to happen during the first week of March. Look for something new very soon!
And finally… Membership has its privilegeAs we mentioned, the MUA will be holding an interactive session at the UK Moot in Dublin in April. This session will be available to MUA members only. Here is a preview of the abstract of that session:
MUA members, come and join us to brainstorm and define new projects for the MUA Moodle development roadmap. Bring your workflow needs, your biggest gripes, your best improvements, your "killer apps", your imagination, creativity, teaching and learning expertise, and your sense of humour to help us map out your great project ideas. This session will be highly interactive and collaborative, and the outcomes will be documented so that work can continue afterwards. We should have a well defined Moodle roadmap to draw upon by then, and we will begin soliciting your ideas ahead of time. If you're not an MUA member, sign up ahead of time, or at the Moot. This session will only be available to MUA members.