This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects Moodle for Academic Year 2015-2016 (Moodle 2.8), also known as Moodle AY15 (2.8).
See the diagram below for an explaination of the different lifecycle phases for course sites housed in Moodle AY15 (2.8):
For more detailed information, see below for a table showing significant dates:
Moodle 2.8 is released by moodle.org.
November 10, 2014
Full launch at UMN for next academic year.
April 26, 2015
Moodle AY15 (2.8) becomes “moodle.umn.edu”.
August 16, 2015
Security fixes for Moodle 2.8 no longer released by moodle.org*.
May 9, 2016
End of active instruction; this is the last date when a user can create a new course site in this Moodle instance.
August 11, 2016
Reference use period begins; course sites remain accessible.
Moodle AY15 (2.8) course site instructors/designers are emailed to give four months notice about the next phase.
Early May 2017
Moodle AY15 (2.8) is only accessible on campus or via Virtual Private Networking (VPN); off-campus users are presented a page explaining the change; security patching ends*.
October 1, 2017
After four calendar years, archive status ends; user access is closed.
October 1, 2021
*Security fixes for newer versions of Moodle are being applied to Moodle AY15 (2.8) until October 1, 2017.
If you have questions or feedback about the Moodle Lifecycle Process, please contact Moodle Support.