About Moodle

What is Moodle?

  • Moodle is learning platform that enables you to create courses, activities and communities online.
  • It's open source software which means that it's free to download and free to use - there are no licence costs. You are also free to modify or extend Moodle to suit your needs.
  • Moodle is installed on a server and is accessed by end users using their web browser - Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari etc. You can do this yourself or we can provide you with a professional service.
  • It is flexible and fully featured - you choose how to use it in your organisation and how much of Moodle you want to use e.g. for making content available, for assessment, communication, collaboration.
  • It also allows you to monitor learner activity.
  • There are over 80,000 registered Moodle sites worldwide.
  • You can download Moodle for free here http://download.moodle.org/

Is Moodle for my organisation?

We're often asked questions like "What can Moodle do for me" and "What does Moodle do?". On the face of it those are really simple questions but it's hard to give a useful answer without understanding the context of the enquirer. In the pages in this section we've attempted to provide a brief overview of some of Moodle functionality, grouped into the following broad categories:

  • assessment
  • communication
  • collaboration
  • information sharing
Moodle is a large and flexible application so these pages can only scratch the surface. If you'd like to share your context with us we'll try to take your understanding to a higher level.
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As well as to find out how effective training has been and what knowledge the learners have gained, assessment usually underpins any e-learning management strategy. There are various options to facilitate assessment, whether completed by computer or human, tutor or peer.



Communication can take many forms, Moodle supports synchronous and asynchronous communication for groups, one-to-one messaging and opportunities to share reflections and comments.



Move beyond static, organisation-led elearning by using Moodle modules that enable you to create engaging, social, collaborative activities.

Information Sharing

Information sharing

Manage access and organise key course information in any format using a simple web interface. Easily embed media and signpost external resources.


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