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Moodle 2.6.2 Update Resolves Security Issues, Fixes Minor Bugs

Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.

In the main branch, Moodle 2.6.2 primarily tackles some security issues that Moodle HQ will identify after admins have had a chance to update tot he latest version (about a week).

Other changes include:

  • Performance improvements;
  • An IE 8 JavaScript fix;
  • Improved accessibility for order and paging controls;
  • Improvements to Clean, including language display, long block titles and assignment marking guide screen;
  • A fix for a problem with duplicate gradeitem sort orders when restoring from a backup; and
  • A fix for the random short answer matching question type.

A complete list of features updated in version 2.6.2 can be found in the Moodle Tracker.

Moodle is a free and open source learning management system in use at about 68,000 sites worldwide, including hundreds of K-12 schools, trade schools, colleges, and universities. Moodle used by about 1.2 million teachers and more than 68 million students participating in some 7 million courses as of this writing. (Updated statistics can be found on the Moodle Stats portal.)

Updates to older branches were also released. Moodle 2.5.5 and 2.4.9 also address yet-to-be-released security issues. The also include minor fixes.

All of the new releases are available now from download.moodle.org or via Git.

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