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Moodlerooms 2.8 Maintenance Pack 2 Release

Here's everything you need to know about the Moodlerooms 2.8 Maintenance Pack 2 release.

Date Available

The release was available on the following date at 3 AM - 5 AM according to time zone.

  • Thursday, October 15, in U.S., Canadian, European, and Australian data centers

Non-Production Sites Upgrade Schedule

To improve the quality of the upgrade process and shorten the production upgrade window, non-production (sandbox) sites will be upgraded on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, between 8 AM - 5 PM EDT.

Plugin Reviews and Updates

Updates to plugins you are already using will be made available on your site automatically; you do not need to request it. Plugins you are not already using will not be available automatically and will need to be requested in a support ticket.

Updated Plugins

  • Ephorus Plagiarism (2014071700)
  • Collaborate Original (2015090100)
  • McGraw Hill – AAIRS (2014070901)
  • Scantron – ClassClimate (2015062301)

Bug Fixes and Minor Enhancements

  • General Features
    • Added a Grid plugin button to Atto editor.
    • Resolved grade display issues in Moodlerooms Framework plugin
    • New: Updated translations
  • Advanced Forum
    • Resolved fatal coding error in Advanced Forum when there are empty groups
    • Resolved Advanced Forum Add Discussion fields being cleared when clicking to the right of Add New Discussion button
    • Resolved Advanced Forum not respecting "Hide Grade Item" selection
    • Resolved inability to indent Advanced Forum
  • CampusVue Integration
    • Resolved Attendance column sorting in Resubmit Attendance tab
  • Collaborate
    • Added support for Collaborate session recordings
    • Added validation to the Collaborate settings
    • Added warning when creating a Collaborate session when the module has not been configured at the site level
    • Resolved Collaborate activity not being reported in Recent activity full report page
    • Resolved Undefined Index error when time zones have not been updated
    • When adding a Collaborate session, updated default start time to round to the nearest 30 minutes, not the next hour
    • Resolved inability to join a duplicated Collaborate meeting
    • Resolved error displayed when student accesses view page for duplicated Collaborate session
    • Added user-friendly error message when viewing existing Collaborate activity while the Collaborate settings have been misconfigured
  • Common Cartridge
    • Resolved Common Cartridge export/import setting all true/false questions to true
  • Conduit
    • Resolved grade display issues in Conduit
    • Resolved Conduit grades report export to CSV/TSV never completing
    • Resolved errors when filtering Conduit Grades Report
    • Resolved unmatched records not retaining ID criteria when filtering
  • Data Collectors / Collect block
    • Resolved grade display issues in the Collect block
    • Added Moodlerooms collect as a scheduled task
  • Ellucian ILP Integration
    • Resolved grade display issues in ILP
  • Express
    • Resolved Gradebook scrolling issues in Express
    • Resolved links not being clickable in Drop Shadow Express template when all blocks in left column are docked
    • Resolved gray box displaying in Express when all blocks are docked
    • Resolved quiz question 'Add menu' displaying narrowly in Express with Japanese as the language
    • Resolved headings in quiz edit page are misaligned and overlapped
    • Resolved last column of Grades report being covered by blocks in Top Slide template
    • Resolved 'Legacy Outcomes Report' being available in Minimal template course when Legacy Outcomes is disabled
    • Resolved Snap elements displaying when theme is changed from Snap to Express
  • Flexpage
    • Resolved Block menu displaying behind footer in Flexpage when expanded in cherub only
    • Resolved main region blocks not displaying Drag & Drop move icon in Snap Flexpage course with activities in all regions and Ajax-enabled
    • Resolved inability to move content to an empty region in Flexpage with Snap Theme
  • Google Apps Integration
    • Resolved Google Apps Block causing context error
  • Joule Grader
    • Resolved grade display issues in Joule Gradebook
    • Resolved fatal error being displayed for student when Joule Grader is accessed without submitting the assignment
    • Resolved attempt grade displaying when grade item is hidden for an assignment
    • Resolved Joule Grader always prompting for confirmation before leaving page in Internet Explorer only
    • Resolved assignment showing available for student in Joule Grader activities dropdown when grade item for assignment is hidden in Grader report
  • Joule Reports
    • Resolved Forum Posts report loading slowly
    • Resolved default end date in Joule Reports filter not accounting for time zone
    • Resolved Joule Exception Reports grid for Forum Posts/Roster displaying only first 50 records without pagination
    • Resolved Course and Report drop downs missing in Dashboard when Mobile is in use
    • Resolved Joule Report drop downs are displaying within filter frame and overlapping
  • Moodle Core
    • Improved gradebook performance for re-grading
    • Resolved students receiving assignment notifications from other student submissions
    • Reverted fix for non-editing teachers receiving assignment notifications from other groups
    • MDL-50092: Resolved user un-enrollment not working
    • MDL-50881: Resolved uncaught exception 'moodle_exception' with message 'Incorrect sesskey submitted, form not accepted'
    • MDL-50062: Resolved grade items being set as extra credit when category changed to natural from weighted mean
    • MDL-50177: Resolved upgrade of old assignments not working with conditional access
    • Added Security Fixes from Moodle 2.8.8
    • MDL-50091: Resolved 'Invalid Module ID: {$a}' error in gradebook singleview if a module has been uninstalled
    • green starResolved Moodle file picker having a fixed height which caused layout issues
  • Outcomes
    • Resolved grade display issues in Outcomes
    • Removed debug message displaying when non-editing teacher adds Collaborate activity
  • Personalized Learning Designer
    • Resolved grade display issues in PLD
    • Resolved PLD data being included from course backups when "Include PLD data" and "Include PLD log data" are unchecked
    • Resolved PLD rules not triggering when assignment is graded with a scale
  • Snap
    • Resolved Book description breaking display of Book title
    • Resolved Snap login panel not being centered on page
    • Resolved Quiz question Add menu displaying narrowly
    • Resolved Admin menu not displaying for System Managers
    • Updated visual styling of course card progress line
    • Removed redundant legend "General" from forms
    • Updated Atto to expand vertically for content
    • Resolved Folder resource in Snap having no "add additional files" option
    • Resolved course tools in single activity courses not displaying
    • Resolved incorrect text wrapping for bullet items
    • Added default section text for teachers
    • Resolved Deadlines incorrectly displaying content from hidden and expired courses
    • Resolved Course Sections continuing to load overlay after Reordering via Dragging
    • Made due/overdue label clickable for consistency
    • Added forum posts to snap personal menu
    • Resolved Recent Feedback incorrectly containing content for courses that are hidden and content for courses after enrollment has expired.
    • Resolved Assignment overdue label resetting to due after student visits view.php page
    • Resolved Group deadlines not showing in Snap user menu and deadlines not filtering based upon group permissions
    • green starAdded course and forum title to Personal Menu forum feed
  • Streams and Alerts
    • Resolved Streams and Alerts sending assignment notifications to teachers who aren't in a group and do not have accessallgroups permission
  • Third Party Plugins
    • Resolved OneNote Assignment Feedback Plugin breaking backup
    • Resolved Blackboard Collaborate Settings page throwing javascript errors
    • Resolved deprecated class message when user sends an email with Quickmail
    • Resolved "A required parameter (move) was missing" message in Lightbox Gallery
    • Resolved Quickmail buttons cut off in Express theme
    • Resolved missing string errors in Attendance module

Release notes that are identified by green starwere added after the original announcement on October 6, 2015.