Category Archives: Moodle


Moodle is something that escape my attention while researching on Linux utilities.
This is to rectify that omission on my part.
I will be writing on Moddle once I have used and modified its capabilities to my needs.
It is not a desktop utility but a server utility with database management based on Linux. 
That is why it escaped my attention.
Its beauty is that it is platform independent and can use any database system available in the operating system.
Its configuration bit difficult but once configured works smoothly provided the there is broadband connectivity.
Moodle (abbreviation for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (V.L.E).
Moodle was originally developed by Martin Dougiamas to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content, and is in continual evolution.
Moodle has several features considered typical of an e-learning platform, plus some original innovations (like its filtering system).
Moodle is very similar to a learning management system.
Moodle can be used in many types of environments such as in education, training and development, and business settings.
The beauty of Moddle is that it is Open Software that can be modified and customized to one’s needs or if one is not into PHP can use the Moodle commercial arm for one’s desired activity.
Some typical features of Moodle are
   Assignment submission
   Discussion forum
   Files download
   Moodle instant messages
   Online calendar
   Online news and announcement (College and course level)
   Online quiz