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Moodle Direct V2 release notes draft



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What's new



We now support Moodle 3.5

  You can find out more about Moodle 3.5 via Moodle's release notes.




Turnitin's Moodle V2 plugin is GDPR compliant!


To support upcoming changes to European data protection law, we’ve focused our efforts on refreshing our processes around how we use your data.


Repository settings are more transparent

We've made the Moodle V2 repository settings much clearer, by providing easy-to-understand, transparent language behind the Store student papers    help icon. During assignment setup, administrators and instructors can now be completely sure that they're selecting the correct storage options for student papers. 



We're reporting on the data we store about our users


Moodle has released two plugins with privacy features to assist with GDPR compliance. While we've successfully implemented Moodle's new privacy features, Moodle's update is only available to those using Moodle 3.3.5+, 3.4.2+, or 3.5. Therefore, if you're using an earlier version, you must upgrade to have access to these new features.

To inform you about the data we store in relation to our users, we now provide a detailed list via the Moodle Privacy and Policies page. Learn more about the data we're reporting on via our Moodle Plugins and GDPR page.



Students can request to download their data


Students have the ability to request an export of their data stored in Moodle. This request can be accepted or declined by their Moodle administrator. If accepted, the student will be able to download all the data held about them, which includes data from Turnitin.



Students can request to remove their data


Students can also request their data to be removed from Moodle. This requested can be accepted or declined by their Moodle administrator. If accepted, the administrator will remove the student data from Moodle. However, administrators must contact to request that student data be removed from Turnitin itself.


If you're a Moodle administrator, and using version 3.3.5+, 3.4.2+, or 3.5, follow the steps on the Moodle Plugins and GDPR page to view the data we store in Moodle.




You can now send all papers to your institutional repository by default!


We're aligning Turnitin repository options with our Moodle V2 plugin. If an institutional repository is enabled on their Turnitin account, administrators can now opt to Submit all papers to the institutional repository. This submission storage option sends all student submissions to the institutional repository without instructor intervention. For this repository option to work successfully, it must firstly be enabled in Turnitin, before it can be configured in Moodle.


If you're a Moodle administrator, follow the steps below to enable this repository setting in Turnitin:

1. Log into or
2. Under Edit, select the cog  icon.
3. Select Edit account settings.
4. Scroll to Paper repository options and select Submit all papers to the institution repository.
6. Select the Submit button at the bottom of the page.

Now, it's time to move to Moodle!

1. From the Moodle left-hand side panel, select Site administration.
2. Select Plugins.
3. Select Activity Modules.
4. Then Manage Activities.
5. Scroll to Turnitin Assignment 2 and select Settings.
6. Scroll to Paper Repository Assignments and select Submit all papers to the institutional repository:

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Fixes and enhancements


font-awesome_4-7-0_question-circle_256_0_2f78c8_none.png Assignment titles are now visible in the grade book

This was a bit of an odd one! If an instructor created an assignment with Turnitin GradeMark disabled, the assignment title displayed in the Moodle grade book as the word 'Grade'. We're sure that you'd much rather see the assignment name to be able to distinguish one assignment from the other? Now, you can! Sorry about that!




You can now exit lightboxes using the 'Close' button

We received a report that the Close button in the Plagiarism Plugin's lightboxes wasn't performing correctly, in that it wasn't actually closing anything! Instead, users saw the following error: 'Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'close' of undefined at HTMLAnchorElement.onclick'. Thanks for the heads up, @Haietza! We've fixed this issue.


Lightboxes display content by filling the screen and dimming out the rest of the web page. They can be closed to find the website contents still available. Items such as the QuickMark manager and the rubric manager are contained inside a lightbox.

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