Calling all educators! Yesterday Moodle released MoodleCloud designed specifically to help educators that are looking for small installations of Moodle. Intended for teachers who are looking to implement online learning to 50 users or less, MoodleCloud provides a free Moodle Hosting site for those who are working with no budget.
Database size is unlimited for text pages, posts and activities and file storage will max at 200 MB meaning that you may run into file or course upload errors once you hit a certain point. MoodleCloud also comes with the standard core Moodle theme and a few standard plugins like BigBlueButton for video conferencing. You also have access to the Moodle Blog Plugin, Moodle Forums and Moodle Questionbank and Basic Moodle Reports.
Everything you need for online learning is now at your fingertips with the latest release of Moodle. Moodle has made it super easy to create your own account in a 5 step registration and authentication process. While this free Moodle Hosting option is great for single classrooms or those who want to play around and test some of Moodle’s functionality, it is not a good fit for everyone.
Is Free Moodle Hosting via MoodleCloud for Me?
MoodleCloud may NOT be the best option for you if you require any of the following:
- More than 50 users
- More than 3-4 courses
- Seamless, interactive and dynamic courses (PowerPoint or Adobe Captivate)
- Specialized reporting and analytics on course and student progress
- Installation of 3rd party plugins to extend functionality
- Moodle Training and Support
- Moodle site branding, customization or theme design
- Extensive course libraries
- A branded login page welcoming users
- Built-in survey and course feedback features
- An ad-free Moodle site
If you are looking for the above options for your Moodle site, please reach out. We’d be more than happy to help!
Want to learn more about Moodle to see if it's the right LMS for you? Download Chapter One from the Complete Moodle User Guide to learn more about how Moodle can help your organization’s learning needs.