Moodle for Academic Year 2014-2015 (Moodle 2.6) - Lifecycle Process

This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects Moodle for Academic Year 2014-2015 (Moodle 2.6), also known as Moodle AY14 (2.6). 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 AY14 (2.4) URL.


Moodle AY14 (2.6) Lifecycle

See the diagram below for an explaination of the different lifecycle phases for course sites housed in Moodle AY14 (2.6):


Graphical timeline of Moodle AY14 (2.6), dates appear in table format below.

Moodle AY14 (2.6): Significant Dates

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


Moodle 2.6 is released by

November 18, 2013

Full launch at UMN for next academic year.

April 27, 2014

Moodle AY14 (2.6) becomes “”.

August 18, 2014

Security fixes for Moodle 2.6 no longer released by*.

May 11, 2015

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

August 19, 2015

Reference use period begins; course sites remain accessible.

September 2015

Moodle AY14 (2.6) course site instructors/designers are emailed to give four months notice before this Moodle instance is only accessible on campus or via VPN

May 5, 2016

Moodle AY14 (2.6) course site instructors/designers are sent a reminder email.

September 21, 2016

Moodle AY14 (2.6) 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.

October 1, 2016

After four calendar years, archive status ends; user access is closed.

October 1, 2020

*Security fixes for newer versions of Moodle are being applied to Moodle AY14 (2.6) until October 1, 2016.

Questions or Feedback

If you have questions or feedback about the Moodle Lifecycle Process, please contact Technology Help.