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What’s new in version 2.0 of Moodle


There is less and less until the release of version 2.0 of MOODLE. This version contains a lot of new features, some were completely rewritten and hundreds of bugs corrected as we can see in this summary of new features taken from

1. Main new features

1.1 Community hubs1.2 External repositories support1.3 Portfolio support1.4 Completed1.5 Conditional activities1.6 Cohorts or massive groups (Cohorts) 1.7 Web services support1.8 IMS Common Cartridge1.9 New blocks

2. Major improvements

In the basics and activity modules.

3. Requirements

Since Moodle 2.0 is a major release, some increases in requirements were allowed. – PHP 5.2.8 or higher (it was published on 08-Dec-2008) – Databases must be one of these: MySQL 5.0.25 or higher (Using the InnoDB storage engine is highly recommended), PostgreSQL 8.3 or higher, Oracle 10.2 or higher, MS SQL 2005 or higher – Any Internet browser that supports standards from the latest years, for example: Firefox 3 or higher, Safari 3 or higher, Google Chrome 4 or higher, Opera 9 or higher, MS Internet Explorer 7 or higher (Even Google no longer supports IE6)

4. Update

When you upgrade to Moodle 2.0 you must have Moodle 1.9 or higher. If you are using an older version (for example 1.8.x) you should first upgrade to Moodle 1.9.x.

In multimedia format we can also see about this new version:

Presentation on Moodle 2.0 (HD)

A brief tour of Moodle 2.0