What is Moodle Exactly?
Moodle is a free online learning management system (LMS) that gives educators that ability to create their own private website filled with dynamic courses that extend learning anytime anywhere.
Moodle is an open source project, so it is free to download and install on your own server. If that thought is a bit scary for you, there are hundreds of developers available for hire that will install, configure and even manage, your Moodle instance.
Once your Moodle LMS is up and running, you can easily create online courses using the literally hundreds of built-in features…
- upload content – i.e. text, images, videos, etc.,
- add gradable assignments and quizzes,
- add collaborative activities like forums wikis or glossaries to make online learning scalable, effective and fun
Because Moodle’s code base, which is developed using PHP, is truly open source, you can further tailor your LMS site with a huge variety of community produced plugins or create your own new features.
The Moodle platform is robust with fifteen plus years of development behind it and today more than 70,000 universities, corporations and schools in over 200 countries and one hundred languages trust Moodle to meet their online learning needs.
Moodle: Powerful free tools to help you educate the world.