Office add-in for Moodle

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Office add-in for Moodle.

The Microsoft Office Add-in allows you to open and save Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in Moodle. This Microsoft script will bypass the Moodle web interface completely, when saving or editing one of these file types. It does not change existing Moodle code.

This script is in development. See page comments.

Note that such Add-ins are only compatible with Office on Windows, not the Mac OS X version.

How it works

The Microsoft Educational Labs have done this by calling Moodle web scripts. While not as stable as using web services designed specifically for this purpose (such as the ones in the upcoming Moodle 2.0), this approach does have the huge benefit that it works with any recent 1.x Moodle out of the box with no modifications to the Moodle site and its code.


  • Moodle 1.8-1.9, Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or higher, .NET Framework 2.0 or higher, Office 2003 or 2007.
  • My Courses module to be visible on course home pages and for it to be showing courses.

===Limitations-- Hasn't been tested with Moodle <1.8 or >=2.0; Requires the Does not work with Live Services Plug-in for Moodle. Last updated: 04/02/2010

See also