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What version of Moodle am I using?

The version of Moodle which your site is using can be found if you log in as an administrator and go to Site administration > Notifications.

Moodle version info

Finding the version of Moodle if you are not an admin

  • For Moodle sites in English or German (only), if you are a regular teacher with no admin access, you might be able to find your Moodle version by clicking on "Moodle Docs for this page" at the bottom of any Moodle page when logged in. If your admin has allowed this link to display, you should be taken to the documentation for your version of Moodle. Look at the number in the URL e.g. 27 or 32 which mean you are using Moodle 2.7 or 3.2 respectively.

Finding the version of Moodle if your site is in a language other than English or German

  • For Moodle sites in languages other than English, you can go to any course where you are a teacher. We will see one example for a Mexican Spanish site.
    • Notice the URL in the browser window (blue rectangle in the image below).

Finding your Moodle via English Docs step 1 .png

    • Add '&lang=en' to the address (green rectangle in the image below).

Finding your Moodle via English Docs step 2 .png

  • Your course will now have a 'Moodle Docs for this page' link (blue rectangle in the image above) that will lead you to the version of the English Moodle documentation that corresponds to your Moodle site version (green rectangle in the image below):

Finding your Moodle via English Docs step 3 .png

Version.php file

Your exact Moodle version may be obtained by viewing the file moodle/version.php in a text editor. Here is a typical version.php:



// This file defines the current version of the core Moodle code being used.
// This is compared against the values stored in the database to determine
// whether upgrades should be performed (see lib/db/*.php)

    $version = 2007101580.00; // YYYYMMDD      = date of the 1.9 branch (don't change)
                              //         X     = release number 1.9.[0,1,2,3,4,5...]
                              //          Y.YY = micro-increments between releases

    $release = '1.9.8+ (Build: 20100512)';     // Human-friendly version name


Note: You cannot view the contents of version.php in your browser - you must use a text editor.

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