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Tertiary education

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The use of Moodle in Secondary education is often extended further at the tertiary/university level.

Moodle plugins by/for Universities

Many Universities have created custom Moodle plugins which were later shared in the Moodle plugins database, for example:

  • The Open University has contributed many very well written and highly popular plugins besides the superb Moodle 2 quiz engine
  • AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation has shared several really good plugins
  • The Active quiz The original plugin (real-time quiz) was written by Davo Smith, to which the University of Wisconsin - Madison (funded by an educational innovation grant given to the Medical school) re-wrote the plugin, which is now named active quiz
  • The User tours local plugin allows administrators to create tours of Moodle to introduce new features, important information, and more. It was was paid for and sponsored by the kind folk of Dublin City University.
  • The Course dedication block was developed by CICEI at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University.
  • The Accesibility block integrates the ATbar from Southampton University ECS.
  • The PoodLL anywhere development was funded by the Birmingham City University
  • Quickmail was developed at Louisiana State University
  • The Course overview on campus block was made by the University of Ulm
  • One of the authors of the Course description works for the Reutlingen University
  • The Mahara assignment submission was made from code developed by the University of Portland, and Lancaster University
  • The EJSApp is backed by the Spanish Open University (UNED) and other Spanish Universities, such as the Huelva, Complutense and Almeria Universities
  • The Media Gallery plugin was written by Adam Olley for the University of New South Wales
  • The Engagement analytics report was developed as part of a NetSpot Innovation Fund project by Monash University
  • The Custom Course Menu, developed by the University of Portland, is a block to display enrolled courses in a highly configurable manner for both students and teachers.
  • The Groups and Groupings Block by the University of Muenster is a Moodle block to display groups and groupings to users. The plugin differentiates between the capability rights of users to evaluate the appropriate amount of information to be displayed.
  • The Catalogue block by the Université de Cergy-Pontoise provides a visual and central place for a teacher to access everything he can use in his course (activities, reports, blocks, …) Frequently used items can be marked as favorites for quick access.
  • ... and many more

Discipline-specific plugins

There are many Moodle plugins available for teaching/assessing several disciplines at and beyond secondary education:


There are Moodle themes made specifically by and for a University:

  • BCU and Adaptable Birmingham City University. They are based on bootstrap and allow for extensive customisation and some unique features to help improve Moodle's usability.
  • Klass This is very very modern theme suitable for your school / college / university and other online educational websites

Useful links for tertiary educators


  • There are many good Moodle tutorials and books made by Universities available to everyone:

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