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The Bitnami Moodle Stack provides a one-click install solution for Moodle. Download installers and virtual machines, or run your own Moodle server in the cloud.

Moodle is a very popular open source learning management solution (LMS) for the delivery of elearning courses and programs. It’s used not only by universities, but also by hundreds of corporations around the world who provide eLearning education for their employees. Moodle features a simple interface, drag-and-drop features, role-based permissions, deep reporting, many language translations, a well-documented API and more. With some of the biggest universities and organizations already using it, Moodle is ready to meet the needs of just about any size organization.

Bitnami Virtual Machines contain a minimal Linux operating system with Moodle installed and configured. This enables you to run the application without actually installing it on your computer. It's completely isolated from other software installed on your machine and makes an ideal sandbox for your project.

Using the Bitnami Virtual Machine image requires hypervisor software such as VMware Player or VirtualBox. Both of these hypervisors are available free of charge. After installing your preferred hypervisor, download and extract the Bitnami Virtual Machine by following the instructions in our getting started guide for VMware or VirtualBox.


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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.

Launch on more than a Single VM using Moodle Multi-Tier

Bitnami offers a multi-tier Moodle configuration that puts the application and database on multiple virtual machines. This provides improved capacity over a single VM and separates the database contents from the machine where the application code is running.

On Microsoft Azure, you can launch this configuration into your account using the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

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:

  • Up-to-date

    We track every release of Moodle and update our stack shortly after it's released.

  • Secure

    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.

  • Consistent

    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 compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.

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  1. Bitnami Moodle 5

    One of the most versatile LMS systems out there

    by Nadav Kavalerchik on

    While the system comes fully packed with all that you need to run a campus (from a small K12 school to a large academic institute) one of its strong feature is the ability to extend it with many hundreds of plugins. and since it is open sourced, you can always tweak it to your specific need (which I did!)

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  2. Bitnami Moodle 1

    Stopped working

    by Annette Knobloch on

    Several months ago, or more, Bitnami Moodle stopped working. What changed? It was a nice resource, while it lasted. It would be helpful to have some kind of screen message if it is a matter of having to renew, or subscribe for a fee.

    1 out of 4 people found this helpful.

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  3. Bitnami Moodle 5

    Ease of exprimentation with birnami moodle and AWS

    by Achintya Bakre on

    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.

    11 out of 11 people found this helpful.

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  4. Bitnami Moodle 5

    Bitnami Moodle

    by Gareth Barnard on

    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

    9 out of 10 people found this helpful.

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  5. Bitnami Moodle 5

    LMS Moodle

    by ?????? ?????? on

    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.

    11 out of 13 people found this helpful.

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