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Moodle is a free, online Learning Management system enabling educators to create their own private website filled with dynamic courses that extend learning, any time, anywhere.
Whether you're a teacher, student or administrator, Moodle can meet your needs. Moodle’s extremely customisable core comes with many standard features. Take a look at a highlight of Moodle's core features below.
Modern, easy to use interfaceDesigned to be responsive and accessible, the Moodle interface is easy to navigate on both desktop and mobile devices.
Personalised DashboardOrganise and display courses the way you want, and view at a glance current tasks and messages.
Collaborative tools and activitiesWork and learn together in forums, wikis, glossaries, database activities, and much more.
All-in-one calendarMoodle’s calendar tool helps you keep track of your academic or company calendar, course deadlines, group meetings, and other personal events.
Convenient file managementDrop and drop files from cloud storage services including MS Skydrive, Dropbox and Google Drive.
Working with files
Simple and intuitive text editorFormat text and conveniently add media and images with an editor that works across all web browsers and devices.
NotificationsWhen enabled, users can receive automatic alerts on new assignments and deadlines, forum posts and also send private messages to one another.
Track progressEducators and learners can track progress and completion with an array of options for tracking individual activities or resources and at course level.
Customisable site design and layoutEasily customise a Moodle theme with your logo, colour schemes and much more - or simply design your own theme.
Multilingual capabilityAllow users to view course content and learn in their own language, or set it up for multilingual users and organisations.
Bulk course creation and easy backupAdd courses in bulk, back up and restore large courses with ease.
Bulk course upload
Manage user roles and permissionsAddress security concerns by defining roles to specify and manage user access.
Roles and permissions
High interoperabilityFreely integrate external applications and content or create your own plugin for custom integrations.
Simple plugin managementInstall and disable plugins within a single admin interface.
Regular security updatesMoodle is regularly updated with the latest security patches to help ensure your Moodle site is secure.
Detailed reporting and logsView and generate reports on activity and participation at course and site level.
Course Development and Management Features
Direct learning pathsDesign and manage courses to meet various requirements. Classes can be instructor-led, self-paced, blended or entirely online.
Encourage collaborationBuilt-in collaborative publishing features foster engagement and encourage content-driven collaboration.
Embed external resourcesTeach materials and include assignments from other sites and connect to the gradebook in Moodle.
Multimedia IntegrationMoodle’s built-in media support enables you to easily search for and insert video and audio files in your courses.
Working with media
Group managementGroup learners to share courses, differentiate activities and facilitate team work.
Marking workflowConveniently assign different markers to assignments, manage grade moderation and control when marks are released to individual learners.
In-line markingEasily review and provide in-line feedback by annotating on PDF files directly within browser.
Peer and self assessmentBuilt-in activities such as workshops and surveys encourages learners to view, grade and assess their own and other course members' work as a group.
Integrated BadgesFully compatible with Mozilla Open Badges, motivate learners and reward participation and achievement with customised Badges.
Outcomes and rubricsSelect from advanced grading methods to tailor the gradebook to your course and examination criteria.
Security and privacyTeach and share in a private space only you and your class can access.