Express will reach its end of life and be removed from the product by July 12, 2018. After this date, you will not be able to access or use the Express theme.

Here's everything you need to know about the Moodlerooms 3.0 Maintenance Pack 2 release.


Release to Production 13 October 2016. The release time depends on your location and time zone:

  • North America, Central America, South America (Virginia, USA data center) - Clients are upgraded according to their time zone:
    • Eastern, Amazon and Newfoundland-Labrador time zones: October 13th at 12:30am - 2:30am EDT
    • Central Timezone: October 13th at 12:30am - 2:30am CDT
    • Mountain and Pacific Timezones: October 13th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM PDT
  • South America (São Paulo, Brazil datacenter): October 13th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM BRT
  • EMEA (Amsterdam, Netherlands datacenter): October 13th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM CEST
  • APAC excluding Australia and New Zealand (Singapore datacenter): October 13th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM SGT
  • Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, Australia datacenter): October 13th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM EST

Downtime is required for your production AND non-production sites during this window.

Non-production site upgrade schedule

To improve the quality of the upgrade process and shorten the production upgrade window, non-production (sandbox) sites are upgraded on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 between 8 PM - 5 PM EDT.

Plugin reviews and updates

Updates to plugins you currently use are made available on your site automatically; you do not need to request updates. Plugins you do not use are not available automatically. You need to request access to them by submitting a support ticket.

New plugins

Updated plugins

  • Biometric Signature-ID™ (version 2016090100)
  • Choice group (version 2016090500)
  • McGraw-Hill® AAIRS (version 2015111604)
  • Panopto® (version 2016081200)
  • Panopto Editor Buttons for TinyMCE & Atto (version 2016081200)
  • ReadSpeaker® (version 2016100302)

Bug fixes and minor enhancements

  • Joule General
    • Added a new plugin that helps administrators migrate to site-wide SSL. The plugin inspects externally-hosted, embedded content for its viability to utilize SSL, and allows the administrator to convert that content to HTTPS in bulk.
    • Danish was added to the list of supported language translations
    • Fixed an error with certain site configurations when accessing daily database backups
    • Fixed an issue where Italian and Catalan language packs were not translating the dates in the topic summary
    • Fixed an incorrect POSIX style locale definition in the Spanish language pack
  • Advanced Forums
    • Advanced forum icons now change color when de-selected
    • An error message is no longer displayed when using a hidden Advanced Forum with a "Single activity" course configuration
    • The sort and filter options have been removed for "Standard forum displayed in a blog-like format"
  • Conduit
    • Fixed an issue where the Conduit web service method "get_user_course_activities_due" excluded incomplete assignment submissions
  • Collaborate Ultra
    • Updated the WSDL self-referencing URL, which was causing errors in certain network configurations
  • Course Converters
    • ANGEL fill-in-the-blank questions with shared answers are now imported correctly
  • Express
    • Fixed an issue when viewing the Joule Gradebook where the scroll bar did not go completely across the gradebook page
    • Fixed an issue when moving course items down past the displayed page where the page scrolled up instead of down
    • Fixed the width of the course home page in Express templates which was causing a horizontal scrollbar to display
    • Blocks now properly display on the left side of Edit quiz screen in the Cherub template
    • Fixed an issue with horizontal scrolling within X-Ray Reports using the Cherub template
    • The X-Ray header on course home pages is no longer overlapped by the pre-side region in the Cherub template
    • Fixed an issue where the topic dropdown was not wrapping text properly in Folderview courses
    • The "add question" link is no longer blocked when adding questions to a quiz activity using the Joule Express template
    • Updated the CSS for the "paragraph styles" dropdown in Atto
    • The 'Add' action menu now displays adjacent to the 'Add' link in quizzes
  • Joule Reports
    • The Admin SQL report is now available under site-level navigation
    • Numerical data in reports is limited to 2 decimal points of accuracy
    • Percentages now show the percentage as well as the denominator (total)
    • Many Joule Reports now include a description about their intended use, which includes information on what users should be looking for within the report as well as which actions they may want to take
      • Users can hide this information after the initial viewing
  • Moodle Core
    • Backported MDL-54606: Add support for Redis as a session_class_handler
    • Backported MDL-33741: Teacher can't access course files in hidden categories using the Filepicker with the server files repository
    • Backported MDL-48756: Atto autosave does weird things on form submit
  • Snap
    • Snap now displays a "submitted" tag in the Personal Menu for assignment submissions
    • Fixed a case where the error message was not displayed for course creations using Common Cartridge
    • Fixed an issue where the Personalized Learning Designer Display Modal blocked the Personal Menu
    • Fixed an issue where the alternate text of an image was always displaying on the course page using the Page resource
    • Optimized Javascript for Folderview courses
    • Added full-width class mixing
    • Updated icon sets to use the same colors and styles
    • Improved consistency of styling overrides on the Site Frontpage
    • Fixed an issue with certain style overrides in the course topic summary
    • Fixed an issue where the Site Frontpage displayed the breadcrumb as white text on a white background when a site cover image was used
    • Snap now supports lazy loading configurations of the Oembed filter
    • Button links now use the configured brand color
    • Snap no longer displays completion data in the Personal Menu when the course doesn't contain any items that require completion
    • Fixed a whitespace issue with Topics and Weekly course formats when using Safari
    • Conditional Release in Snap no longer requires a page refresh to work correctly
    • Icons are now sized correctly when using the Edit Dates Report
    • Section numbering now works as expected using Topics course formats
    • Fixed issues where the Personal Menu was opening unexpectedly
    • Styled the buttons for 'Define Checklist' and 'Define Rubric' forms
    • File feedback in Joule Grader now properly shows 'Display options'
    • Fixed an issue where first.js failed to load on the course page after purging caches
    • Fixed an issue where dates in the Calendar were not displaying in the Monthly View
    • Gradable activity titles on the 'Export XML file' page now precede the checkbox
    • Fixed an issue where the Collaborate Ultra session end time was not accurately reflected in the Deadlines section of the Personal Menu
    • The Table of Contents is now dynamically updated with course changes
    • Fixed an issue that caused errors due to the unavailability of the Genius integration on non-Moodlerooms hosted sites
    • Fixed a Postgres SQL incompatibility issue with retrieving the Forum Posts in the Personal Menu
    • Fixed an issue with selected users in the 'Send a message' dialog in Joule Reports
  • X-Ray*
    • X-Ray usage now displays correctly in Moodle log reports*
    • Fixed an issue when attempting to get error details through Moodle logs*
    • Fixed several issues where the date of report generation was displaying incorrectly*
    • Fixed an issue when Viewing Course Logs with X-Ray enabled*
    • Fixed an issue with the X-Ray data export process where it was incorrectly handling carriage returns*
  • Other Community Plugins
    • Panopto block sets max execution time to unlimited whenever it is loaded
    • Fixed an error message while adding variables without entering any details in the Attendance settings tab

Release notes identified by an asterisk (*) were added after the original announcement on October 11, 2016.