Moodle for Academic Year 2013-2014 (Moodle 2.4) - Lifecycle Process
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects Moodle for Academic Year 2013-2014 (Moodle 2.4), also known as Moodle AY13 (2.4). You can tell your course site is in Moodle AY13 (2.4) if the address starts with ay13.moodle.umn.edu, as seen in the screenshot below:
Moodle AY13 (2.4) Lifecycle
See the diagram below for an explaination of the different lifecycle phases for course sites housed in Moodle AY13 (2.4):
Moodle AY13 (2.4): On Campus or VPN Only on December 31, 2015
On October 26, 2015, all course site instructors and designers in Moodle AY13 (2.4) were notified about this change via email.
Moodle AY13 (2.4): Significant Dates
For more detailed information, see below for a table showing significant dates:
Moodle 2.4 is released by moodle.org.
December 3, 2012
Full launch at UMN for next academic year.
May 5, 2013
Moodle AY13 (2.4) becomes “moodle.umn.edu”.
August 19, 2013
Security fixes for Moodle 2.4 no longer released by moodle.org*.
June 30, 2014
End of active instruction; this is the last date when a user can create a new course site in this Moodle instance.
August 19, 2014
Reference use period begins; course sites remain accessible.
AT Tools service team begins communicating Moodle Lifecycle Process to departments and instructors with course sites in Moodle AY13 (2.4).
Moodle AY13 (2.4) course site instructors/designers are emailed to give further notice about the on-campus only change coming on December 31, 2015.
October 26, 2015
A prominent banner announcement is placed in Moodle AY13 (2.4) stating that the on-campus only change is coming on December 31, 2015.
November 16, 2015
Moodle AY13 (2.4) is only accessible on campus or via Virtual Private Networking (VPN); off-campus users are presented a page explaining the change; security patching ends*.
December 31, 2015
After about four calendar years, archive status ends; user access is closed.
October 1, 2019
*Security fixes for newer versions of Moodle are being applied to Moodle AY13 (2.4) until December 31, 2015.