Moodle community releases Moodle 1.7 with major new features. ‘The Moodle community today announced the release of its latest version, Moodle 1.7, to the education community.
The highlight of Moodle 1.7 is a new feature called Roles which allows users to create and manage the capabilities of users within a Moodle site. Gone are the days where predefined roles such as â€œteacherâ€ or â€œstudentâ€ dictate how Moodle is used. Roles allow greater flexibility and control so that users can be permitted more (or less) rights to create and manage virtually every aspect of the system.
Another feature added to Moodle 1.7 is a standard XML database schema which simplifies support of Moodle on a wide variety of databases. MS SQL and Oracle support have been added to the existing MySQL and PostgreSQL support, and many more databases will be tested in coming versions.’