Moodle 3.4.2 and 3.3.5 are now available and contain a number of fixes, support for Google’s new ReCaptcha standard and changes in preparation for GDPR.

In addition to a number of bug fixes and small improvements made to these updates, there are also a number of security vulnerabilities have been discovered and fixed.

If your Moodle site is open to registrations, one thing to note is that Google is ceasing support for ReCaptcha v1 after 31st March 2018. Today’s updates include support for Google’s ReCaptcha v2. Prior to this update, after the 31st March 2018, any self-registration attempts may fail or allow automated registrations from bots.

As always, we recommend updating to the latest releases as soon as possible.

In preparation for GDPR; versions 3.3.5 and 3.4.2 include the required core APIs to support the GDPR plugins Moodle HQ are working on. The first iteration of these plugins will be released soon and will require these versions of Moodle to be installed.

In addition to this, further changes include:

  • It is now possible to edit user overrides in a Quiz, even if that quiz is not available to a student.
  • In Assignments, “additional files” are now shown in Edit Submission view.
  • Plugins can now handle site policies and overwrite $CFG->sitepolicy. (In preparation for GDPR plugins!).
  • A minimum age verification has been added for the registration process.
  • + more!

Release notes for each version are available below:

Moodle versions 3.2 and 3.1 (LTS) are currently supported for security fixes and have also had the ReCaptcha change implemented.

UPDATE: The first set of GDPR plugins developed by Moodle HQ are now available. Look out for our deeper look into these in the next few days!

If you need help updating to the latest release, especially in preparation for GDPR, get in touch with us!

If you’ve missed it, check out our blog post on GDPR and Moodle.

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Dan Bennett

Dan has been working with Moodle since 2008, starting when Moodle was at version 1.9, having worked with customers from many backgrounds, supporting them with their Moodle sites when an issue arises – whilst also helping Moodle users in the Moodle Forums...