Students Staff

July 4, 2017

Moodle 3.3 Upgrade

Filed under: Elearning, Moodle, [Resolved], [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — John Maydew @ 4:36 pm

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Updates

2017-07-18 13:38: We are now verifying that the update to Moodle and MoodleX hasn’t had any adverse effects.

2017-07-18 16:33: Moodle has been made available again, however due to a misconfiguration you may be required to reset your browser cache to prevent being redirected back to this post.

2017-07-18 16:42: MoodleX is now available again.

2017-07-19 11:33: We are aware of an issue where users are being frequently timed out of their session and are currently looking into solutions

2017-07-19 13:18: We are confident that the frequent timeout issue has been resolved.

2017-07-19 15:04: Issues preventing users from logging in to MoodleX via Moodle should now be fixed.

2017-07-26 16:47: Moodle and MoodleX  are no longer considered At Risk. If you experience any issues you should continue to e-mail ltt@essex.ac.uk for support

What’s happening?

Moodle will be unavailable from 9:00am Tuesday 18th July while we upgrade to Moodle 3.3+ and perform maintenance on the servers. This upgrade will affect the following Moodle sites:

  • Moodle (https://moodle.essex.ac.uk)
  • MoodleX (https://moodlex.essex.ac.uk)
  • Moodle Archive (https://moodlearchive.essex.ac.uk)

We expect that the upgrade will be completed before 5:00pm Wednesday 19th July. Because the upgrade will affect how these services run, they will be considered at risk until Sunday 23rd July when we can be certain that the upgrade has been successful.

What can I expect?

Moodle 3.3+ includes a tweaked interface with new icons, a new course overview for students, an improved video player and lots of other features, alongside the usual bug fixes and security patches.

We’re also making some major changes to how Moodle will work behind-the-scenes, which should enhance Moodle’s performance and improve our ability to respond to increased usage and demand of the service.

 

Follow this post for more information as the update progresses.

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