Security Patches for Moodle vulnerability

Security patches have been applied today to all client Moodle (versions 2.7+ through to 3.2+) and Iomad sites (versions 3.0+ through to 3.2+).

For anyone who is using Iomad and does not host with us, we have updated the versions of Iomad 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 to incorporate the latest Moodle patches to fix the recently reported security breach. Please download and patch your sites using the latest code from from github. https://github.com/iomad/iomad

Iomad 3.2 released

We’re stoked to announce the release of Iomad 3.2 to GitHub here.

What’s new?

  • * There is a new Iomad Boost4 based theme which is pretty sexy if we do say so ourselves:

image of Iomad Dashboard

  • * We’ve made some substantial improvements to the ecommerce tools in Iomad 3.2.  The online shop now allows for currency localisation and non UK addresses for purchases.  As well, Paypal purchases can now be made via credit card without requiring a login.
  • * We’ve made improvements to the Iomad self sign up pages, most noteably including the  ability to add a department to the URL, as well as the company ID and shortname automatically putting a user into a company department. If you have courses which are not assigned to a company and have a manual enrolment type,  users can now be automatically enrolled on these courses when self signing up too.
  • * We’ve added a new per company profile field which can be used to specify a non Iomad email address as a “supervisor”.  The system can then be configured to send course passed and course expiry notifications to this address.
  • * We’ve made some Improvements to look and feel of the Iomad custom blocks such as the My Courses list and the Iomad dashboard icons in the Iomad themes.
  • * We’ve added Iomad settings to set the global date format used in the Iomad pages.

 

  • * And we’ve made a few Iomad Tours for new Adminstrators

Image of Iomad Tour

New Kids on the Block:

  • * We’ve added a new Welcome block to direct admins to the Iomad dashboard.
  • * There is now a User profile sync block – Syncs user company and or department from Iomad data to user profile data to allow for conditional access for course materials based on company or department.

 

IOMAD 3.1 Release

Just a short announcement to say that IOMAD 3.1 is officially oot – and we made this wee video to introduce it 🙂

It’s been a loooong summer behind the scenes here and we’re super stoked for this new IOMAD release.  We’ve spent the last few months preparing it for you and really getting going with the new Moodle features of CBE Frameworks/ Learning Plans in Moodle 3.1 – More about those in future Buzz posts.  Hope you enjoy it! You can find out more on the iomad.org website and directly download the release from Github.  If we can help at all, check out our support packages 🙂

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In this post (4 of 5 where we’ve been looking at ways to avoid scroll death), I’m going to suggest that you consider breaking down your content into smaller portions or what is called ‘bite sized learning’.  This is not appropriate for all learning designs and whether or not bite sized learning is for you will highly depend on your audience/learners, content and learning objectives.
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How to avoid the Scroll of Death: Bite Sized Learning

In this post (4 of 5 where we’ve been looking at ways to avoid scroll death), I’m going to suggest that you consider breaking down your content into smaller portions or what is called ‘bite sized learning’.  This is not appropriate for all learning designs and whether or not bite sized learning is for you will highly depend on your audience/learners, content and learning objectives.
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