New version and release notes for 1.0.6.1
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aa96df8f 9<P> New in Moodle 1.0.6.1: </P>
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11<DT> New assignment type: offline assignments
12<DD> In addition to "upload a file" assignments, you can now have "offline"
13 assignments. These don't require the student to do anything online.
14 They are useful for grading activities that are not on in Moodle, and a
15 also useful for adding "manual" columns to the grade page.<BR><BR>
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17<DT> Languages
18<DD> Spanish (Mexican) has been added to the distribution. Other languages have various improvements.<BR><BR>
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20<DT> SMTP authentication
21<DD> SMTP mail now supports SMTP username and password if needed<BR><BR>
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23<DT> Documentation
24<DD> Some parts rewritten, and documentation cleaned up (upgrade info now part of main docs)<BR><BR>
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26<DT> Other fixes
27<UL><LI>Better checking on teachers using "loginas" to stop them roaming other courses as a student
28 <LI>While using "loginas", teachers can return to their own identity using a link in the footer
29 <LI>Some strings fixed in assignments, journals, and forums.
30 <LI>Guest language is now the same as the site
31 <LI>etc
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38<P> New in Moodle 1.0.6: </P>
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41<DT> New feature - WYSIWYG Text editing!
42<DD> A WYSIWYG text editor has been added to many of the forms in Moodle. These are currently
43 only visible when using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later - other browsers see the
44 normal forms exactly as before.<BR><BR>
45
46<DT> New feature - Quiz module!
47<DD> Finally, the most requested new module is here! Multiple choice, short answer, and true-false
48 questions with automatic marking, multiple attempts, teacher regrading and many other features.
49 Questions are stored in a categorised database, and may be "published" to other courses.<BR><BR>
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51<DT> New feature - Grade manager!
52<DD> A new tool has been added for teachers to see all grades for a course on one page.
53 You can also download/export grades as a tab-separated text file or an Excel
54 Spreadsheet. In future more features will be added to this page like sorting, manual
55 columns and calculations, but it's still pretty useful right now.<BR><BR>
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57<DT> New feature - LDAP authentication!
58<DD> Moodle can now authenticate against external directories that use the
59 LDAP protocol (including Novell etc). Many thanks to Petri Asikainen for
60 developing this authentication plug-in!<BR><BR>
61
62<DT> New feature - New smilies
63<DD> Many new smilies have been added, and are now also accessible using a GUI in the text editor.<BR><BR>
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65<DT> Improved text editing
66<DD> You can now include all major HTML tags in all texts. This is now safe because
67 of newly added functionality that strips all Javascript and faulty tags from texts
68 before they can cause security or display problems.<BR><BR>
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70<DT> Languages
71<DD> German and Italian have been added! Many thanks to the translators (see the credits).<BR><BR>
72
73<DT> Reading module => Resource module
74<DD> After much thought and a vote of support (21 "yes" to 6 "no") on the "Using Moodle"
75 web site I changed the name of the "reading" module to "resource" (at the code level
76 and also the language packs). It was better to do this earlier than later.
77 This more generic name will be more meaningful to more people and opens the way to
78 some real development on a resource library.
79 But I don't want to ever change a module name again! :-)
80 If you have any hard-coded URLs pointing to readings that you don't want to break,
81 you can add a line like this to your Apache httpd.conf to redirect them:
82 <B><CODE>Redirect /mod/reading http://yourserver.com/mod/resource</CODE></B><BR><BR>
83 <FONT COLOR=RED>Note: if upgrading to 1.0.6 you may have some "reading" errors in "Recent activity" ... logging
84 out and then logging in again will fix this</FONT><BR><BR>
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86<DT> Other additions
87<DD> An admin script to totally delete the Moodle data directory has been included (admin/delete.php)
88 for people who need to tear down a Moodle installation but don't have root access on their
89 server.<BR><BR>
90
91<DT> Miscellaneous
92<DD> Many small improvements have been made to the interface, and many small bugs have been fixed.
93 Some examples:
94 <UL>
95 <LI> Big "Edit this page" buttons at the top of pages (replacing the tiny icon)
96 <LI> LDAP authentication module (thanks to Petri)
97 <LI> Authentication from external sources can now import any fields
98 <LI> Student assignment list now shows submission status properly
99 <LI> Default language for users is now the site language
100 <LI> Users have a 'Change Password' button on their profile page
101 <LI> Journals that need teacher feedback are highlighted
102 <LI> More documentation and more context help buttons
103 <LI> Database-specific upgrade code
104 <LI> Uses character-set codes to make the browser do the right thing
105 <LI> User's name in footer is now a link
106 <LI> News and social forums are now editable
107 <LI> Forums that don't allow posting don't have uneccessary "discuss" links
108 <LI> Improved algorithm for shortening posts in forum listings
109 <LI> Choice module now allows up to six choices
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