This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects Moodle for Academic Years 2017 and 2018 (Moodle 3.2), also known as Moodle AY17/AY18 (3.2).
See the diagram below for an explaination of the different lifecycle phases for course sites housed in Moodle 3.2 for AY17/AY18:
For more detailed information, see below for a table showing significant dates:
Moodle 3.2 is released by moodle.org.
December 5, 2016
Full launch at UMN for next two academic years.
April 23, 2017
Moodle AY17/AY18 (3.2) becomes “moodle.umn.edu”.
Security fixes for Moodle 3.2 no longer released by moodle.org*.
End of active instruction; this is the last date when a user can create a new course site in this Moodle instance.
Late August 2019
Moodle AY17/AY18 (3.2) course site instructors/designers are emailed to give four months notice about the next phase.
Early May 2019
Moodle AY17/AY18 (3.2) 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, 2019
After four calendar years, archive status ends; user access is closed.
October 1, 2023
*Security fixes for newer versions of Moodle are being applied to Moodle AY17/AY18 (3.2) until October 1, 2019.
If you have questions or feedback about the Moodle Lifecycle Process, please contact Moodle Support.