What is Moodle?

Moodle is an Open Source Learning Management System that is used by tens of millions people worldwide. Why?

Because Moodle is 80% more cost effective and matches leading competitors feature for feature. Traditionally an open source software used by education institutions to provide distance learning for students—Moodle is now used by enterprises around the world for online training and learning.

As a highly flexible LMS, Moodle can be used to conduct courses online or to support face-to-face teaching, learning and training. It can also be extended with over 500 plugins for assignments, quizzes, grading, certification, and social and collaborative learning. To learn more about Moodle plugins visit our Moodle Plugins Guide

Moodle is an acronym for ‘Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment’ and was originally developed by Martin Dougaimas in 2002. Today Moodle has been adopted by over 230 countries where Moodle communities thrive. As an open source platform, Moodle users benefit from a global community of developers who are actively engaged in improving the user experience.

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How can Moodle be integrated with school, university, or corporate IT systems?

Moodle can be integrated with online content resource repositories, enterprise solutions for managing course registration, payment and enrolment, course schedules, training resources, compliance management and student or employee records.

Furthermore, Moodle can be installed on any computer that can run PHP, and can support an SQL type database. Moodle runs equally well on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.  As such, Moodle can be hosted on a variety of web hosting platforms. For optimal performance and user experience we recommend managed hosting services because they cost less than on premise hosting and are customized for your unique Moodle site.

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Moodle Statistics

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Top 10 Countries by Registrants

Top 10 Moodle Countries by Use

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Moodle Versions Used

Check out Chapter 1 of our Complete User Guide to Moodle

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