Moodle is a free and open source integrated learning management system (LMS) for educators, administrators, and learners. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3+,) and is written in PHP. It was first released in 2002. The name Moodle is an acronym for a modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment.
Moodle enables you to create a private learning space online full of engaging activities and material. You will always have full control of all your data and the way your staff, students and clients are on-boarded into the system.
- Open source – True, full-featured, open source ensures you can own your site and your content on your own terms
- Full integration – Strong admin features to make it integrate perfectly into any situation and with platforms and services like Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365, NextCloud and others
- Customisable – Modern interface that can be customised through themes and settings to tailor your site to your organisation’s and learners’ needs
- Extensible – Thousands of free community-created plugins to add new functionality to support students, teachers and administrators
- Accessibility – Build your multimedia content with full support for all students, following common accessibility standards. Benefit from integrated accessibility checking tools when adding and editing your text
- Mobile-ready – Strong support on mobile devices (phones, tablets and laptops) with full functionality for students
- Analytics and tracking – Monitor your learners with enhanced completion tracking and personalised learning plans, built from competency frameworks and learning objectives. Benefit from Moodle’s powerful analytics to predict and support learners at risk of failing
- Socialise your learning – Support your learners on their journey through private messaging, group activities and collaborative experiences
— from Moodle’s, Moodle LMS page.
Next Open Source Tuesday will feature the Krita project.