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== How can I use Moodle on mobile devices? ==
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There are currently 3 main ways to use Moodle on mobile devices:
  
== How can I use Moodle on mobile devices? ==
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* Users can open Moodle sites in their mobile web browsers.
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* Users can download native apps for their mobile devices.
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* Admins can configure their Moodle site to be Mobile-accessible through server extensions.
  
There are two ways to use Moodle on a mobile device, you can pay for or download a native app for your cellular device (currently the only native Moodle app is planned for release by [http://www.Moodletouch.com www.Moodletouch.com] in April 2010), or you can configure your Moodle site to be Mobile accessible by using one of the available plug-ins.
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=== Mobile Apps ===
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* The [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?id=175 Unofficial Moodle Mobile app] to be developed further by Juan Leyva with support from Jerome Mouneyrac, Moodle HQ and others, with a target of Moodle 2.4  for the release of the first official versions of the app
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* [http://www.moodletouch.com MoodleTouch] (aka ''mTouch'') for iOS, created by Ali OzGur
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* [http://mpage.hk/ mPage] for iOS and Android (work in progress), created by Mass Media HK
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* [http://codeguild.org/app/mbot/ Mbot] for Android, created by Code Guild
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* The official [[Mobile app]] for iPhone, created by Moodle HQ (no longer being developed)
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* [https://market.android.com/details?id=com.ivoid.droodle Droodle] - an Android client for the Moodle 2.1 platform
  
=== Native Apps: ===
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=== Server-side ===
* [http://www.moodletouch.com MoodleTouch] created by Ali OzGur (available April 2010)
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* [http://www.mobilemoodle.org/momo18/ MoMo] (Moodle for Mobiles) - Requires a server extension and a client app; supports most mobile OSes including Symbian.
* [http://mpage.hk/ mPage] created by Mass Media, HK (available May 24, 2010)
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* [http://code.google.com/p/moodbile/ Moodbile] - Reference implementation of Moodle Web Services. Under development.
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* [http://iphone.moodle.com.au iPhone4Moodle] - Under development.
  
=== Web apps: ===
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==Where can I download the official Mobile app for iPhone (My Moodle)?==
* [http://iphone.moodle.com.au iPhone4Moodle] (available 2010)
 
* Moodle for Mobiles: [http://www.mobilemoodle.org/momo18/ MoMo]
 
* [http://code.google.com/p/moodbile/ Moodbile]
 
* [http://mle.sourceforge.net MLE-Moodle] - MLE-Moodle is a plugin for Moodle, which adds mLearning functionality to this open-source eLearning system.
 
  
== Which platforms are supported? ==
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The Mobile app, My Moodle, can be downloaded for free from the Apple Online  Store http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/my-moodle/id461289000.
  
=== iPhone ===
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==How do I get the official Mobile app to work for my Moodle site?==
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=104599 Moodle Mobile for iPhone]
 
* [[Moodle_for_Mobiles#Creating_Mobile_Learning_Tutorials_for_iPhone.2FiPod_Touch|Creating Mobile Learning Tutorials for iPhone/iPod Touch]]
 
  
=== Android ===
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Firstly, your Moodle site must be using Moodle 2.1 or later.
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=134778 Moodle on Android]
 
  
=== Twitter ===
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Secondly mobile web services must be enabled. See [[Enable mobile web services]] for details.  
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=104949 Twitter plug-in for Moodle]
 
  
== See also: ==
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==Where can I select a theme for mobile devices?==
  
* [[Development:Mobile app]]
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In ''Site administration > Appearance > Themes > Theme selector''.
* [[Moodle for Mobiles]] is designed to work with mobile phones in Japan.
 
* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7798 Moodle for mobile forum]
 
  
Using Moodle forum discussions:
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New in Moodle 2.2 onwards is the MyMobile theme especially designed for mobile devices.  
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=31895 Moodle for Mobiles Quiz code released]
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=31895&parent=185847 Re: Customised Scripts -Moodle for Mobiles projects use of]
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=143973 Moodle for mobile browsers]
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=33033 Moodle for Mobiles Project]
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=141815 Comparisons and Advocacy > Mobile Moodle]
 
  
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==See also==
* [http://yuiblog.com/blog/2008/02/06/iphone-cacheability/ YUI blog post on how to optimise for the iPhone's cache]
 
* [http://www.mobilestudy.org/moodle/mobilequiz/ Moodle Mobile Quiz]
 
* [http://www.mobilemoodle.org/ Mobile Moodle (MOMO)]
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=123331 Emulators for mobile platforms]
 
  
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* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7798 Moodle for mobile forum]
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* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=162872 Proposal for Supporting Mobile Themes and Browser Detection] forum discussion
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* An open course, about "[http://tempus-efa.proj.ac.il/moodle/course/view.php?id=102 Teaching using Mobile - Best practices]"
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* [http://www.moodlenews.com/mobile/ Moodle News - Mobile] - a breakdown of the mobile projects and products available
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:53, 16 October 2012

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 Unofficial Moodle Mobile app to be developed further by Juan Leyva with support from Jerome Mouneyrac, Moodle HQ and others, with a target of Moodle 2.4 for the release of the first official versions of the app
  • 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 official Mobile 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 (My Moodle)?

The Mobile app, My Moodle, can be downloaded for free from the Apple Online Store http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/my-moodle/id461289000.

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

Firstly, your Moodle site must be using Moodle 2.1 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.

See also