Moodle for Academic Year 2012-2013 (Moodle 2.2) - Lifecycle Process


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This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects Moodle for Academic Year 2012-2013 (Moodle 2.2), also known as Moodle AY12 (2.2). You can tell whether your course site is in Moodle AY12 (2.2) if the address starts with, as seen in the screenshot below:

Example of a Moodle AY12 (2.2) URL.


Moodle AY12 (2.2) Lifecycle

See the diagram below for an explaination of the different lifecycle phases for course sites housed in Moodle AY12 (2.2):


Graphical timeline of Moodle AY12 (2.2), dates appear in table format below.



Moodle AY12 (2.2): On Campus or VPN Only on December 31, 2015

Starting December 31, 2015, Moodle AY12 (2.2) will be accessible only from on campus or via a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

On October 26, 2015, all course site instructors and designers in Moodle AY12 (2.2) were notified about this change via email.


Moodle AY12 (2.2): Significant Dates

For more detailed information, see below for a table showing significant dates:

Event Date

Moodle 2.2 is released by

December 5, 2011

Instance is upgraded from Moodle 2.0 to 2.2.

May 13, 2012

Moodle AY12 (2.2) becomes “”.

August 19, 2012

Security fixes for Moodle 2.2 are no longer released by*.

June 30, 2013

End of active instruction; this is the last date when a user can create a new course site in this Moodle instance.

August 19, 2013

Reference use period begins; course sites remain accessible.

September 1, 2013

AT Tools service team begins communicating Moodle Lifecycle Process to departments and instructors with course sites in Moodle AY12 (2.2).

April 2015

Moodle AY12 (2.2) 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 AY12 (2.2) stating that the on-campus only change is coming on December 31, 2015.

November 16, 2015

Moodle AY12 (2.2) is only accessible on campus or via Virtual Private Networking (VPN); off-campus users are presented a page explaining the change; security patching ends*.
Note: Access is also affected by the user's Account End of Life Policies.

December 31, 2015

After about three years, archive status ends; user access is closed.

October 1, 2018

*Security fixes for newer versions of Moodle are being applied to Moodle AY12 (2.2) through December 31, 2015.



If you have questions or need help related to the Moodle Lifecycle Process, please contact Technology HelpYour college/department may have instructional designers that can help.