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Moodle 3.7 messaging improvements

Released 20th May 2019, Moodle 3.7 has some significant messaging improvements.

Messaging has had a bit of a make-over in Moodle in 3.7. Here are the main things that have changed, so make sure you familiarise yourself with them…

  • HTML in messages is cleaned
  • Personal space in messaging drawer for draft messages, notes, etc – will be useful for those who use Moodle Messaging a lot.
  • New settings page for messaging-related settings – nice to have this in one place
  • Group conversations can be created from both the auto-create groups edit page and the import groups tool – useful for teachers using Groups
  • Old messaging user interface removed and replaced with a new widget – quite a bit change
  • Messaging conversations can be muted – excellent if you are busy and don’t want to be disturbed
  • New capability for deleting messages for all users within group conversations – note that it deletes the messages in your history, but not in theirs
  • Updated interface on the messaging index page
  • Searches highlight text that matches the search term – good
  • Timestamps in the main conversation list include days and years – much easier for those with busy message boxes
  • Improved push notifications – great for those using mobile notifications
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Stuart Mealor

Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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