Why Upgrade Moodle

Every new Moodle version brings updates to strengthen and secure the LMS other than the launching of new features. Most of the times, the new version also optimizes and improves the backend speed leading to a better user experience on the LMS. The exciting news is, our moodle competency team at PAL InfoCom can help you upgrade the moodle whichever version you may be using. Some of the reasons why one should be looking at upgrading the Moodle LMS are:

  • A few essential plugins on your site are not giving the desired results
  • Some features in the release being used are not functioning properly
  • There are some backend security concerns & new release may strengthen security
  • Some new features may help boost your user experience

Upgradation workflow


Of your current LMS for plug-ins, modules etc


Your base server for the upgraded moodle


Up staging server for in-transit upgrade


Your existing LMS site to the staging server


Actual upgradation with the latest version

QA Review

For checking the functioning of the site
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A few salient features of latest version of moodle are: A few salient features of latest version of moodle are:

  • Global Search:

    Global search will let a user search everywhere on the Moodle site, even in courses they are not enrolled in. A student can search their courses for particular lecture notes, or a teacher could search for subject-related activities.
  • Easier Navigation

    Through activities in a course: In Moodle 3.4, the user will be able to see Next and Previous buttons in an activity, which will make it easier to navigate through the course.
  • Drag and Drop Calendar Events

    The events will be easily manageable/customizable by the ability to just drag an event from one date to another.
  • More Efficient User Management

    The Teachers will now be able to enroll, search, filter and bulk edit or delete learners from a new single Participants and Enrolments screen.
  • Refined User Registration Form

    A clearer site (default) registration page will encourage the users to register your site.
  • Prediction of Users Dropping Out

    This new feature in Moodle 3.4 will determine the users who are about to drop out of a course, based on low student engagement. It will analyze which students are logging in/interacting in a course, the least.
  • Much Cleaner Look

    The new Moodle gets a makeover by making everything laid out in a very clean and systematic manner. The user profile link is now just a small avatar of the user, the admin panel can now be shrunk to the side etc.
  • Moodle Mobile App In Core

    Since most of the learning is now happening through Mobile devices, so the latest Moodle will promote the usage of the mobile app for better user experience. In Moodle 3.4, there will be more hints for the users to use Moodle Mobile app, like in the footer area.
  • Space Indicator

    In the private files section, the users will be able to see the available space they have remaining, to upload more files.
  • Automatic Conversion of External Content to HTTPS

    If you are planning to convert to HTTPS, the HTTPS conversion tool will help you convert your embedded HTTP content to HTTPS.
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