Moodle 3.0 is Here!

Moodle 3.0 Upgrade

On Thursday, July 7, 2016 UMass Amherst upgraded Moodle to version 3.0. This upgrade continues to make Moodle more usable and efficient. 

Some of the improvements include:

  • New Editor Features: Better table editing, more text formatting options, right-to-left text option, full-screen editing, formatted HTML.
  • New Activity Features, including: New Quiz question types: Select missing words, Drag and drop into text, Drag and drop into image, Drag and drop markers.
  • Improved Management of Group Enrollment.
  • Easy Media Embedding from More Sources: New media filters in Moodle allow teachers and students to easily embed media from a variety of sites, including SlideShare, Office Mix, Sway; SoundCloud; Ted Talks; Office 365 Video (as well as Vimeo and YouTube); and Issue.

For a list of new features see our Moodle 3.0 Highlights.


Help and Resources for Instructors

To learn more about Moodle or to get help with instructional technologies, you can:

  • Contact the Instructional Media Lab ( | 413-545-2823) with a question, or to set up a time for a one-on-one consultation.