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Open LMS 3.7 MP 2 Release

Here’s everything you need to know about the Open LMS 3.7 Maintenance Pack 2 Release. This is a working document, so follow this page and check back often for updates!

Downtime will be required for your production and non-production sites during this window.


Release to production April 16th, 2020. The release time depends on your location and time zone:

  • North America, Central America, South America (Virginia, USA datacenter): Clients will be upgraded according to their data center timezone:
    • Eastern, Amazon and Newfoundland-Labrador Timezones: April 16th at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM EDT
    • Central Timezone: April 16th at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM CDT
    • Mountain and Pacific Timezones: April 16th at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM PDT
  • South America (Sao Paulo, Brazil datacenter): April 16th at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM BRT
  • EMEA (Frankfurt datacenter): April 16th at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM CEST
  • APAC excluding Australia and New Zealand (Singapore datacenter): April 16th at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM SGT
  • Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, AU datacenter): April 16th at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM AEST

Non-Production Sites Upgrade Schedule
To improve the quality of the upgrade process and shorten the production upgrade window, non-production (sandbox) sites will be upgraded on Thursday, April 09th, 2020, between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT.

Downtime will be required for your production and non-production sites during this window.

Updated and removed plugins

Updated plugins

  • Intelliboard
  • Intellicart

Removed plugins

  • Open Mobile Block
  • Alfresco
  • Badge message output
  • Offline quiz access
  • Block Moodletxt
  • moodletxt+

Open reports: Deferred reports for admin SQL

Administrators can run deferred SQL reports, which allows them to have ad-hoc tasks do the heavy lifting to get the results for their queries. The interface is cleaner and allows you to easily manage and save queries. You can access the report from Front Page > Reports > Deferred Admin SQL.

Snap updates

An Open LMS site might use the standard login, alternative options, or both. In previous versions, alternative logins appeared as links beneath the regular login box, reducing visual importance to the alternative methods. We’ve changed the alternative logins to appear as a separate login box and you can determine how those login options are shown on the login page.

Alternative login on the right side.

Alternative login on the left side.

Conduit file consumption improvement

The 3.7 MP 2 release includes a new set of flags that improve the file consumption task in Conduit. One of those changes was to convert scheduled tasks into Adhoc tasks.

  • Scheduled tasks: tasks that will run on a regular schedule. A default schedule can be set, but site administrators have the ability to change the default schedule if required.

    Tasks will only run as often as cron is run in Moodle

  • Adhoc tasks: tasks that are queued to be executed as soon as possible or at some future point in time. Adhoc tasks can contain custom data specific to this instance of the task. In Conduit, it contains the file to be processed.

    Adhoc tasks were programmed to run as soon as possible (on average every minute) to make this process more efficient.

UI and UX enhancements

Reason for enhancement

Enhancement made

Design before

Design after

When editing or creating a course, resource or activity, in the mobile view, the submit buttons of the settings’ page appeared in the wrong position.

Now these buttons will appear at the end of the form when resizing the window or while entering a form, for example,

  • When adding a new activity
  • Editing an existing activity
  • Editing a course

submit buttons form.mp4

Remove code we are supporting The Boost role change function was implemented in SNAP, within the personal menu of the user


File picker lacks breadcrumbs when editing folder in Snap Users are now able to navigate through the folders. The breadcrumb was added


Bug fixes and minor enhancements

  • Moodle Core
    • Backport MDL-67132
  • Ally
    • Bring in PR with improvements and tests
    • Ally Moodle Filter Plugin repeatedly scans for new content
    • In Snap, the Ally accessibility score indicator and Ally Alternative formats indicator are misaligned with each other.
  • Accessibility
    • Lists not identified for Book activity
  • Collaborate
    • mod/collaborate plugin can DDOS Collab endpoint if misconfigured
  • Mahara
    • Unable to set key settings in XML-RPC configuration
  • PLD
    • Review if log deletion query can be enhanced to use indexes
    • History tab: additional information on email suspended users action
  • Snap
    • Custom menu top space behavior
    • Fix whitespace at end of lines in strings in Snap theme
    • Lazy loading wrong bullet point in folder structures
    • Radio button multiple-choice questions in the lesson module scrolls to the right and doesn’t wrap
    • Remove submission button not present in Snap theme only
    • Quiz question general feedback text wraps incorrectly in Snap
    • Editing the section name in a course is giving an error message to match the required format
    • Glossary links create duplicate popups in Snap
    • Custom menu arrows behavior
  • SafeAssign
    • Update SafeAssign to stop using caching
    • Fix iAssign deprecation for advanced grading