Moodle 3.2 which is the next stable release of the Moodle and is scheduled to be released in November 2016 will see a lot of new changes like a new Theme and Navigation improvements, a new Graph API etc.
Apart from the other changes, the most notable from a students point of view will be the overhauled Messaging and Notifications page which has not been updated from quite sometime.
The new project is a redesign of the Messaging and Notifications including:
- The messages preferences pages
- The way messages and notifications are displayed to the user in the page (in the header now)
- The pages for managing contacts and conversations
There is already something developed for the project which can be accessed on the Prototype Moodle site here – http://prototype.moodle.net/new-messaging/
You can also suggest your opinion about the changes in the Messaging and Notifications page in the Moodle tracker and help improve the Moodle project.