Moodle is a Course Management System that is designed using sound pedagogical principles to help educators create effective online learning communities. It can scale from one computer to a 50,000-student university and is used in over 175 countries.
More on Moodle
Moodle offers students and instructors a personalized dashboard listing courses and tasks, and collaborative tools including forums, wikis and group calendars. It lets you work with files stored in cloud services like Dropbox, and supports notifications and private messaging between users. It is available for multiple languages, supports open standards like Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) and Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), and works well with screen readers. Finally, it comes with an extensive plugins directory together with support from more than 60 worldwide partners.
Key features of Moodle include
- Build courses and add content to them.
- Create student assignments, tests and quizzes.
- View student submissions and track progress.
- Add course deadlines to the shared calendar.
- Generate reports on student participation.
- Define workflows for grading assignments and working with other instructors.
Why use the Bitnami Moodle Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run Moodle in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami Moodle Stack is:
We track every release of Moodle and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of Moodle as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying Moodle or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami Moodle Stack stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
Reviews of Bitnami Moodle Write a Review →
Moodle is one of the most popular PHP projects out there. It makes it really easy to create and manage online courses. It has become the de facto standard LMS (Learning Management System) and, although it has its quirks, its rich ecosystem of vendors, extensions and plugins more than compensate those.
Excellent, I'm using the Virtual Machine version of Bitnami MOODLE since about 40 days under the free tier of AWS at no cost for 12 months, with 70 students enrolled in my courses. The response times are quite impressive, too: thanks a lot to the .Bitnami&Amazon alliance!
I work with NGO in child education and really constrained on resources. We wanted to create online courses for our tribal audience. It was only possible due to Bitnami and AWS free tier instance, we could build it without any cost. Now we are in position to showcase and raise some support. Also the ease of operating it, very stable access and support made it very easy.
I found the Bitnami Stack a really easy way to get up and running with Moodle if you want to try it out and see what it can do for you. I compared it with other means of installing Moodle at iMoot 2014, please see my presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/gb2048/my-own-moodle
Moodle is a wonderful and indispensable system for distance learning.
It would be better if it integrated electronic deanery and easy tool for organizing webinars.