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Moodle Gets Quick Fix to Server Access

Moodle HQ has released Moodle 2.4.3 one week after the release of version 2.4.2. The update addresses a regression that accidentally made its way into 2.4.2, preventing teachers from accessing server files in some circumstances. The same fix applies to the two other current major Moodle branches: 2.3.x and 2.2.x.

In addition to the regression fix, Moodle 2.4.3 includes a few additional tweaks, including fixes for session cache handling, pagination, images in 1.9 quizzes, and reporting on student quiz attempts. Version 2.4.3 also incorporates all of the enhancements found in version 2.4.2, including security fixes. Moodle is encouraging users to update to the latest versions.

Moodle is a free and open source learning management system. It includes course management tools, tools for collaborative work, online assessments, integration with plagiarism detection software, integration with repositories and electronic portfolio software, and other features common to learning management systems. As of this writing, it's used by about 1.3 million teachers and more than 66 million users via 77,000 registered sites worldwide. Those users participate in some 7.1 million current courses. (Updated statistics can be found on the Moodle Stats portal at Moodle HQ.)

Moodle 2.4.3, 2.3.6, and 2.2.9 are available now through Moodle HQ or Git.

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