From the Moodle Community

Collapsible PDF annotations

Tony Butler of Lancaster University has developed improvement to allow PDF comments in assignment to be collapsible so not to obscure the content.

From the Moodle HQ team

Font awesome support in core

All the most popular community Moodle themes replace the standard icons in Moodle with font-awesome. Because they are limited to a plugin, it's not possible to do a complete replacement and the result is some icons are converted, but some are not. By adding the concept of icon systems to Moodle core, we can map from Moodle icon names to a specific icon font name (and allow plugins to map their own icons), allow future icon systems (e.g. inline svg icons) and fix all the bad uses of pix_url vs pix_icon in core.

Font awesome provides a number of benefits - they load in a single request, are efficiently cached and they provide a large set of professional icons that can be used by plugin devs (creating icons is not a typical developers stong suit.

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Better Office Intgrations

Moodle is working on better integrations with the most popular online office suites.

Working so far is a new OAuth based authentication plugin, and an admin page for configuring system wide OAuth services.

"Stealth" activities

One of the most-voted issues in tracker places a request for activities that would be available by following URL but hidden from the course page

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