Moodle 4.0 update QA cycle commencing

Dear All,

I want to provide some updates on the Moodle 4.0 release.

Moodle 4.0 beta

We’ve been working hard towards the Moodle 4.0 release, and I am pleased to announce that today we've reached beta stage. This is an important milestone as it signifies that the main features and improvements have been incorporated and we are ready to commence our QA test cycle.

As we enter the last phase prior to release I also want to thank everyone who has contributed so far. As an open source project we couldn’t have done it without you!

Moodle 4.0 QA testing

Quality Assurance (QA) testing will commence from Friday March 4th onwards. The best way to test Moodle is by testing together with you, our end-users and Moodle community. We highly value your input, and I invite everyone to help test the exciting new changes coming in Moodle 4.0!

To find out more about how you can participate please visit our QA testing page. We also have our Testing and QA forum, and a Moodle QA Telegram channel (invite link) to support any queries that arise during the test process.

Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated!

Release date

Commencing our QA cycle brings us to the final stage towards the release of Moodle 4.0. A typical QA cycle takes approximately 4 weeks. In this case, due to the significant changes as part of Moodle 4.0, I anticipate we will need 4 - 6 weeks to allow for any issues that may be uncovered. This means the release is scheduled for the week of April 18th.

Moodle support update 

I also want to take this opportunity to let you know that we are extending security support on Moodle 3.9 and Moodle 3.11 to November 2023. We are also extending general bug fix support on Moodle 3.11 by 6 months to November 2022. This will provide additional support and time for sites to make the transition to Moodle 4.0 or Moodle 4.1.

Version (Scheduled) Release date Full support ends Security support ends Moodle 3.9 (LTS) 15 June 2020 10 May 2021 13 Nov 2023 (ext 6M) Moodle 3.10 9 Nov 2020 8 Nov 2021 9 May 2022 Moodle 3.11 17 May 2021 14 Nov 2022 (ext 6M) 13 Nov 2023 (ext 12M) Moodle 4.0 Apr 2022 May 2023 Nov 2023 Moodle 4.1 (LTS) Nov 2022 Nov 2023 Nov 2025

All the best,


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