About this site

What is Moodle?

Moodle is a fully-featured, highly flexible open source Learning Platform (also known as a Learning Management System or a Virtual Learning Environment).

Currently used in more than 230 countries with more than 70 million users worldwide, Moodle was first developed in 2001 by Martin Dougiamas based on the idea of providing teachers with the tools to create sequences of powerful activities to engage students in active collaborative learning.

Supported by a global network of certified Moodle Partners, Moodle HQ continues to work with developers and educators worldwide to support a fast growing community of Moodle users.

For more about Moodle and to download it for free, visit Moodle.org.

About Learn Moodle

Learn Moodle is the official Moodle website for delivering MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

Designed and developed by Moodle HQ Sites Team, the website aims to facilitate learning and collaboration to inspire better teaching everywhere. 

Learn Moodle uses a mostly unmodified version of the latest release, with a custom Bootstrap-based theme. It is a running on a cluster of servers utilising a variety of open source tools to provide scalable and fault-tolerant services. If a lot of people use the site, extra servers are automatically added to cope with the load, and when it's quiet fewer resources are used.

The development of this site is sponsored by certified Moodle Partners, as is Moodle itself, and you can see their banners throughout this site. If you need Moodle support, hosting, custom development or any other services, then we encourage you to support Moodle by choosing a certified Moodle Partner to help you. You can also support Moodle by making a donation or purchasing an item from the Moodle shop.

For more on the background of this site, see "Why a Moodle MOOC?", written by Moodle Founder and Lead Developer, Martin Dougiamas.