Moodle will no longer be available for active teaching fall 2019. Learn how to transition to Canvas.
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.