We are excited to announce that our Moodle Learning Management System is getting an upgrade – Moodle 4.1!

This upgrade is a significant investment in our digital learning infrastructure that brings a new look and feel and features, enhancements, and improved performance that will benefit both teaching and learning experiences.

The upgrade is scheduled to take place on by the end of May 2024, and we want to make sure that everyone is aware of the changes that will be happening.

Overview of Moodle 4.1 Upgrade

  • Introduction to Moodle 4.1 Features & Key Improvements
  •  An accessibility toolbar can be enabled site-wide, and enhanced accessibility features are included for screen readers and keyboard navigation in Moodle’s text editor, making it easier for everyone to access learning materials.
  • The Dashboard summarizes important tasks within a timeline with clear call-to-action buttons, allowing learners to manage their time more efficiently
  • The improved Timeline allows students to view deadlines for all their courses.
  • The Calendar allows students to plan and schedule their work
  • Simplified Navigation: Tabbed navigation provides access to the most commonly used items, and the ability to collapse blocks and sections reduces distraction and visual clutter.
  • My Courses page allows for quick navigation between all the courses in one place.
  • Course Index (left-hand side) – a new collapsible and expandable navigation menu to move smoothly between course sections, find activities and resources, and track activity completion.
  • Block Drawer (right-hand side) can also be expanded and collapsed, displays course-specific updates, information, and reminders.
  • Moodle Course Tours: The updated user tours orient new students to the platform’s look and feel, providing quick hints on key features and new functionality.
  • Improved Course Page: Relevant information and actions required for each activity are clearly displayed, including completion conditions, status, activity dates, and restrictions.
  • Collapse and expand topics: Sections can now be collapsed and expanded, either individually or all at once.
  • New color-coded activity icons: help learners identify the function of each activity

Want to Get Involved in Testing?

Reach out to the Moodle project team for questions, suggestions, or to sign up to begin testing. To utilize the contact form, please click Sign in with Google, and use your eCampus credentials. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions we have captured so far.

Our courses may look a little different in the upgraded environment as Moodle 4.1 introduces a new look and feel. However, your course navigation will largely be the same, and all of your course content and data will be preserved. User tours will walk you through the new features in your course.

Any assessments scheduled on or due May 21 should be rescheduled. The Moodle site will be inaccessible while the upgrade occurs. We will be identifying and addressing any outstanding items due on those dates.

No. Because our current platform is being upgraded, not migrated, the use of the previous version of Moodle will not be available after the transition.  

All existing courses from between January 2021 and the time of our transition will be updated in the new version of Moodle. Courses older than January 2021, will be archived; these can be restored if requested.

FCPE will be hosting a set of Workshops and information sessions for instructors prior to the upgrade to introduce the new environment, highlight the new features, and take any questions. Instructor support resources will also be provided for the more common actions instructors perform within courses.

Students will be provided with video support resources and user tours of the new environment (built into Moodle). We will also provide feedback channels specific to the upgrade and respond to students directly.

4.1 is the Long Term Service (LTS) version of Moodle. While the latest version of Moodle might offer the newest features and functionality, migrating to the LTS generally provides a more reliable, secure, and supported experience for both users and administrators. It will receive bug fixes and security fixes for significantly longer than other versions. As a policy Adelphi always uses the LTS versions of software.

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