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Moodle

Moodle is a learning management system for producing Internet-based course Web sites. It is written in PHP and is easy to install and use on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, SunOS, BSD, and Netware 6. It has been designed to support modern pedagogies based on social constructionist theory, and includes activity modules such as forums, chats, resources, journals, quizzes, surveys, choices, workshops, glossaries, lessons, and assignments. It has been translated into over 70 languages, with more on the way, and supports the popular SCORM standard for content packaging. Moodle offers a free alternative to commercial software such as WebCT or Blackboard, and is being used by a growing number of universities, schools, and independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teaching.

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Recent releases

  •  13 Nov 2006 06:21

    Release Notes: The four big headline features are Roles (a complete new architecture for assigning people permissions), the XML database schema (which now supports a wider range of databases), a new admin interface (designed to make it much easier to find settings and configure Moodle properly), and the Unit testing framework (which allows developers to write unit tests that can be run as part of a system check to make sure Moodle code is performing as expected).

    •  23 Dec 2004 10:16

      Release Notes: This release performs at better checking and sanitizing user data in various areas, resulting in better security against crackers (both internal and external). A number of small bugs were fixed and a number of performance enhancements were made, especially for PostgreSQL. A few small clarifications and four new language translations were included. Upgrading is strongly encouraged.

      •  16 Nov 2004 05:43

        Release Notes: A number of bugs were fixed in this version, including some potentially serious security issues. Email generated by the system now threads nicely in mail clients, and a new PAM module was added for authentication. All sites using older versions are advised to upgrade.

        •  01 Sep 2004 16:37

          Release Notes: This release contains many new features and enhancements, including PHP 5 support, a new Wiki module, an easier installer wizard, a completely revamped resource module with greater ease and more features, a new enrollment system with plugins to interface with other systems (including directly with Paypal), front-page blocks, a faster and more scalable chat that is based on a server-side daemon, support for Markdown format, and many more improvements.

          •  18 Jul 2004 10:09

            Release Notes: This release features fixes for two possible security vulnerabilities. There are also a number of bugs fixed in the glossaries and the SCORM module.

            Recent comments

            06 Jul 2005 08:54 bosc

            very good software
            I've been testing moodle for a few weeks. It is very easy to use end very well documented. The help buttons are particularly useful. Thanks, and keep up the good work :-)

            26 Aug 2004 04:39 dste

            Update rox
            Hello,

            what i really love with this software, is that the update

            function always rock like a charm. It is one of the easiest

            update features that i have ever used!!!

            Well done, keep up the good work!

            01 Feb 2003 14:28 medieval_thinker

            Re: Whoever said that nothing decent comes for free?
            This project rocks.

            It was easy to install, and it works well. Everything is laid out with a lot of thought, and the options make sense to a guy who has been teaching for a few years.

            Administration is easy to use for someone who is primarily a teacher but is "tech-friendly."

            05 Nov 2002 10:12 Pyjamas

            Whoever said that nothing decent comes for free?
            Moodle is free, easy to use, install and maintain - a must for any educator serious about utilising the opportunities that technology affords.

            As an educator for many years, I have to encourage you all to check out this piece of software. This guy deserves a medal.

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