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How can I use Moodle on mobile devices?

There are currently 3 main ways to use Moodle on mobile devices:

  • Users can open Moodle sites in their mobile web browsers.
  • Users can download native apps for their mobile devices.
  • Admins can configure their Moodle site to be Mobile-accessible through server extensions.

Mobile Apps

  • The official Mobile app developed by Juan Leyva with support from Jerome Mouneyrac, Moodle HQ and others.
  • MoodleTouch (aka mTouch) for iOS, created by Ali OzGur
  • mPage for iOS and Android (work in progress), created by Mass Media HK
  • Mbot for Android, created by Code Guild
  • The My Moodle app for iPhone, created by Moodle HQ (no longer being developed)
  • Droodle - an Android client for the Moodle 2.1 platform

Server-side

  • MoMo (Moodle for Mobiles) - Requires a server extension and a client app; supports most mobile OSes including Symbian.
  • Moodbile - Reference implementation of Moodle Web Services. Under development.
  • iPhone4Moodle - Under development.

Where can I download the official Mobile app for iPhone and Android?

The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store

How do I get the official Mobile app to work for my Moodle site?

Firstly, your Moodle site must be using Moodle 2.4 or later.

Secondly mobile web services must be enabled. See Enable mobile web services for details.

Where can I select a theme for mobile devices?

In Site administration > Appearance > Themes > Theme selector.

New in Moodle 2.2 onwards is the MyMobile theme especially designed for mobile devices.

I can't access my Moodle site using the app

Notice that by default Mobile access is disabled in Moodle. The administrator of your Moodle site (which must be version 2.4 or later) must enable mobile access.

Also, authentication methods like Shibboleth, CAS or LDAP/SSO are not supported currently. See https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MOBILE-113 for more information.

Site administrators are forbidden to access.

Moodle Mobile app say I need 2.4 or higher

The administrator of your Moodle site (which must be version 2.4 or later) must enable mobile access as follows:

First, in Site administration, Advanced features enable Web Services, then

In Site administration > Plugins > Web services > Mobile tick the 'Enable web services for mobile devices' checkbox, then click the button to save changes.

Some Moodle sites uses special authentication methods like Shibboleth, CAS or LDAP/SSO that currently are not supported. See https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MOBILE-113 for more information.

Also, remember that global site admins can't use the app, you must access as teacher or student.

How can I log out of the Mobile app current site?

You can add a new site in Settings -> Sites -> Add a new site and then delete your previous site using the X button near your old site name.

You can also reset completely the app using Settings -> Development -> Reset the application


I can't view the courses tab as an administrator

Moodle Mobile app is not suited for administrators ad the app displays only the courses you are enrolled in (not the courses you can see by capabilities).Note that the targeted user of the app is mainly a student or teacher.If you want to see the courses as an admin, you must be enrolled in the courses. You can use a non visible role or something similar.

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