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Moodle 2.8.7

Unsupported Moodle Version
This version of Moodle is no longer supported and will not receive fixes for security risks.
You are encouraged to upgrade to a supported version of Moodle.

Release date: 6 July 2015

Here is the full list of fixed issues in 2.8.7.


A lot of work has been done in dealing with unexpected grade changes in the gradebook which some users have experienced when upgrading from Moodle 2.7 to 2.8 or 2.9. See the user documentation Grades min max and Gradebook calculation changes for details.

  • MDL-48618 - Dealing with unexpected changes to grades after upgrading to Moodle 2.8
  • MDL-49257 - Adjusting weights when extra credit item is present causes unexpected behaviour
  • MDL-48239 - Changing the maximum grade of items with calculation to the value different from 100

Another release highlight is the introduction of the authorised access to the YouTube repository. After upgrading you will need to enter an API key from YouTube into your site's YouTube repository settings.

  • MDL-50176 - Authenticated access to the YouTube repository

Functional changes

  • MDL-50089 - Gradebook export now respects aggregate only non-empty grades for percentage and letter
  • MDL-49680 - Sort by age option added when viewing question banks (backport of MDL-25721)
  • MDL-48467 - Atto: Clean the html even if submitting the form when Atto is in html view mode

API changes

  • MDL-49022 - sync_users must trigger event core\event\user_updated

Security issues

  • MSA-15-0026 Possible phishing when redirecting to external site using referer header
  • MSA-15-0028 Possible XSS through custom text profile fields in Web Services
  • MSA-15-0029 Javascript injection in SCORM module

Fixes and improvements

  • MDL-50177 - Upgrading assignments in 2.7/2.8 works even when conditional access is used
  • MDL-39353 - Connection to a hub from behind a proxy server
  • MDL-49742 - Enrolled users page no longer displays sorting by fields that are not used in user identity
  • MDL-47787 - After deleting a quiz, its question categories and questions remain in database
  • MDL-49764 - Fixed gradebook UI inconsistencies in Internet Explorer
  • MDL-49885 - The course overview block can now be added to My home
  • MDL-50675 - Display Wikimedia repository thumbnails (caused by the change in Wikimedia API)
  • MDL-50091 - Fixed fatal error in gradebook singleview after a module has been uninstalled
  • MDL-48664 - Messaging contacts paging bar no longer expands and overlaps other text
  • MDL-50092 - User unenrollment is now working with IMS Enterprise
  • MDL-49560 - SOAP web service now works with token
  • MDL-50004 - Fix coursename and enrolment icons in category combo on Frontpage
  • MDL-49061 - The activity completion report in a course correctly shortens headers when multi language filter is used
  • MDL-50275 - Added missing version bump after risk bitmap change in MDL-49941
  • MDL-50380 - Fixed missing parameter error when editing files in wiki