Moodle 2.8.1 Available to Download – New Features to Check-out

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Finally, Moodle 2.8 is obtainable for download that is the result of extremely hard work of the core team and community contributors. The all new version 2.8 brings lots of important revolutionary enhancements to the Gradebook tool, analytics, forums, usability and many other areas to empower teachers and enhancing other functionalities for everyone across all other devices.

As we all know that Moodle is a free e-learning software platform that gained huge popularity across the world due to its rich features, functionalities and incredible performance. Before launching this new version, a serious regression has been introduced because of the harshness of the issue, so the company release this new version with errors fixed and removed earlier versions from download channels.

However, if you have upgraded your website to Moodle 2.8.0, you make sure to upgrade your site again as soon as possible. Moodle 2.8.1 comes with lots of new features and updates that you should know, so go through this blog:

For all users –

Text Autosave: With Text Autosave, you can automatically save your text as you type, keeping your content fully secure before publish it.

New User Menu: Now, users can get a quick access to personal pages like My home and profile settings as new user menu makes it easy for you.

Email to private files: Now, you can easily send yourself an email with an attachment and it will be saved to your private files for later in different courses.

Grade Improvements –

Improved Grader report: Lots of enhancements have been made to the gradebook as the grader report now functional on different devices with smooth scrolling. Moreover, it becomes easy for you to quickly edit cells without any reloading.

New Single view: With a new single view, you can make quick edits to one item or one user.

Natural weighting: Natural weighting is a new and best aggregation method, which combines grades with a clear interface for using weights. Moreover, hidden grades, extra credit and excluded grades are supported with it.

New Grade History Report: Now, users can also track the grade history of particular users and markers in this report.

Forum Enhancements –

Subscribe to Individual Discussions: It becomes easy for you to subscribe to single forum discussions and get email copies of the replies that you are looking for.

Excellent Navigation Through Threads: Now links that taken to the earlier and next thread make it extremely easy to move between essential discussions.

Email replies to forum posts: You can easily reply to forum posts by email and include attachments as well for added convenience.

New Options For Quiz, Assignment & Choice

Enhanced Quiz Edit Screen 7 Completion settings: For enhanced accessibility, the edit quiz page has been rewritten as it make it easy to add and manage questions. Moreover, you are also able to set completion conditions that based on a passing grade or when all the obtainable attempts have been used-up.

More than one choice with Choice: While creating a choice, you can allow users to select more than one choice.

Some extra Files for Assignments: For students, teachers can easily attach files at the time of setting up assignments like submissions or answer templates.


Cohorts can be developed on upload: With the help of a csv file either from the Cohorts screen or when uploading users, admins and managers are able to develop cohorts. By default, teachers can enroll cohorts visible to them.

A new 'All Cohorts' screen for Admins: Now, administrators can get a clear overview of all the system and category cohorts from the new cohorts screen.

Analytics and Reporting

Stay in touch by subscribing to events: With event monitoring, teachers, admins and managers can easily develop and subscribe to events.

New events: Lots of detailed logging and events have been added specially in to grades.

So, these are some of the new updates and features of Moodle 2.8.1 that allow users to get lots of new facilities and functionalities. Moreover, if you are looking to get Moodle customization service, you should hire an expert Moodle developer from any professional Moodle development company.
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