Moodle
Moodle
3.8.1

4.0

Moodle free download for Mac

Moodle

3.8.1
14 January 2020

Produce/manage educational sites.

Overview

Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities.

You can download and use it on any computer you have handy (including webhosts), yet it can scale from a single-teacher site to a 50,000-student University. The Moodle website itself is created using Moodle, so check out the Moodle Demo Site or read the latest news at Moodle Buzz.

What's new in Moodle

Version 3.8.1:
Fixes and improvements:
  • Switching "JavaScript Cache" on crashes first.js
  • Plugins should be able to provide data generators for Behat
  • A teacher trying to remove a submission without having the relevant capability encounters an error
  • Ajax call to enroll potential users is too slow
  • Password reset email doesn't fill in $a->link when auth_method is LDAP
  • Forum information about timed discussion doesn't handle correctly "displaystartdate" and "displayenddate" containing quotes
  • Filepicker does not work in the modal forms - unable to click on input texts
  • Scorm player is really narrow in new window on classic theme
  • Moodle calendar is not able to import .ics files with repeated events anymore
  • Block overview course filter displays hidden custom fields
  • Activity completion report - clicking initial should reset page number
  • Current day not displayed by default when using the calendar day view
  • Fatal error if cohort_role_sync task is run when an assigned role no longer exists
  • Relocate the Notifications area in the grader interface
  • Calendar: Inconsistent behaviour of managegroupentries capability
  • Discussion list shows subjects in bold
  • Quiz print version should not split questions over two pages
  • LTI 1.3 private key reset on each tool edit
  • tool_dataprivacy doesn't filter multilang tags within $SITE->fullname
  • Choices with only open dates in the future do not appear on timeline
  • Forum inline reply option is applying filters before saving content in the DB
  • Cron / adhoc task runners ramp up slowly for no reason
Security fixes:
  • Details of any security issues will be released after a period of approximately one week to allow system administrators to safely update to the latest version

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15 Moodle Reviews

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wafflebarn
15 May 2017

Most helpful

Blackboard like interface, simple and powerful. Love it.
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Version 3.3
wafflebarn
15 May 2017
Blackboard like interface, simple and powerful. Love it.
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Version 3.3
Kris-Perrel
14 May 2012
I absolutely don’t see how Moodle can be rated THAT high. It’s anything but super powerful. I tried it for my coaching program and was quite bummed that it doesn’t have a video chat or anything of this kind. I had to create a separate youtube channel and run workshops from there. The design is not too impressive as well, if that matters for you of course (which was my case).
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Version 2.2.2
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Stickman67
Stickman67
06 August 2013
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? ;-)
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Stickman67
05 May 2012
I've been teaching with Moodle for two and a half years now and don't know what I used to do beforehand. It is a very powerful suite of tools for teaching, and the advent of Moodle 2 (despite having some changes that through a bit of doubt and confusion into the Moodle community, at least initially) has lifted it another notch. It is compatible with a number of other major pedagogical tools such as SCORM. It allows you to organise your units of work, present them in logical and attractive ways, embed multimedia, and keep tabs of student completion and marks. It also allows students and teachers to interact via forums and chat rooms, and for students to create their own bodies of information using tools such as the built-in wiki. This is far more than simply a data repository (as I have seen some argue of Moodle). It is a fully fledged, fully featured teaching machine that is being taken up by increasing numbers of primary, secondary and tertiary teaching institutions across the globe. And not just because it's free. Do yourself a favour and really check this out. Don't let the price full you. This baby sings!
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Version 2.2.2
1 answer(s)
Stickman67
Stickman67
05 May 2012
Um, can you believe I was a book editor before I went into teaching? That should be "... threw a bit of doubt and confusion" (para 2) and "Don't let the price fool you." An errata slip for a MacUpdate post ... How embarrassing! ;-)
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AP Hardhono
11 August 2005
In early 2001, I tried Evaluation Copy of WebCT, but after looking at the price, I just cannot believe. Then I came to know to Manhattan VC. I have used it for two years. But I face difficulties since I and my net admin could not understand the database that support it. Next, as I looked at the Edutools site, I got to know ATutor and Moodle. I downloaded them and I was happy that the two of them use opensource database server, PHP and run on Apache. As I and my coleagues looked at these two, we decided to use Moodle since its programming scripts that are relatively easy to follow its logic. We used Moodle since its version 1.3. We managed to add some more features on it to integrate Moodle with our students records system. Right now still use Moodle in its latest version 1.5.2. If you are interested please visit http://student.ut.ac.id/. I hope you will joint us in Moodleing.
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Version 1.5.2
Anonymous
02 July 2005
I've been using Moodle for a few months now. The rest of my University uses Blackboard (which costs them a great deal of money). I was not happy with BB as it is really only a content management system (buy a filing cabinet, it's cheaper). I came across Moodle by accident. I have no computing background but I have managed to create my own moodle server from an old G3 iMac in my office, install moodle and start creating quality content. All this was possible due to the intuitive nature of Moodle and the generous (and free) help of the Moodle community. My personal opinion is that Moodle is superior to BB for the kind of teaching that I do. Don't take my word for it, try it out. You have nothing to lose.
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Version 1.5
Don-Hinkelman
06 June 2005
I have used Moodle for three years as a teacher with no programming experience. It was simple to set up my own server using the excellent installation documentation. Questions were answered on the free service forums in hours, not days. Although I use it for smoothly for 150 simultaneous students, Moodle is scalable to over 30,000 learners. In version 1.5, you will find a much improved quiz module, faster chat, customizable themes, more standards-compliancy, instant messaging, flexible blocks--all in 60+ languages. It is so easy to expand, I have 5 student programmers making a new module at my school for handling projects. Because it is open source, this module will be freely available to all schools along with Moodle which will always be free. The best part is the interface, which is intuitive for teachers and fun for students. All user comparison studies point to Moodle as superior to Blackboard and WebCT, except in price.
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Version 1.5
Frankp
06 June 2005
Despite the comments of some anonomous reviewers, Moodle is quite flexible and powerful. I know of at least one state university that is using it as their on-line platform in preference to Blackboard just based on its capabilities. I've examined it enough that I'm moving our existing on-line training courses to it.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
28 May 2005
Regarding the below author's claim that Moodle is less flexible than Blackboard, please see the recent Blackboard vs. Moodle study. http://www.humboldt.edu/~jdv1/moodle/all.htm In this case the authors taught the same class in Blackboard and Moodle 1.3.2, it was 'standard' (eg not 'social contructivist') type of undergraduate course. The Blacboard version won Blackboard's international competition (BBionic) prize, by the way. Moodle actually is more flexible regarding pedagogy than Blackboard as it has a number of standard and optional teaching tools BB lacks. The sequential (or branching) learning lesson module, for instance, goes well beyond anything available in BB. 1.5 has improved SCORM support, adds AICC, and integrations with IMS/QTI, LD and LAMS are underway. O and it runs real well on a Mac server, can Blackboard do that:-).
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Version 1.4.5
Anonymous
09 May 2005
I will add to the previous comment that Moodle does not support decimal grades AT ALL. You can't enter a grade of 95.5, for example. In addition, FORGET using Moodle on a class that has a 1000 point scale. Can you imagine the pulldown menu on a 300 point exam?
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Version 1.4.5
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Anonymous
Anonymous
28 May 2005
Regarding decimel grading and >100 scales, this is easily added, in fact we implemented both decimel grading and unlimited numerical grading in Moodle 1.4.3 for the Assignment module and we're implementing this this week for 1.5. In addition the 1.5 gradebook lets you weight items, so 1000 weighted point courses are entirely possible. We'll release it in the Moodle add-ons CVS area, but if you you want this to part of the Moodle standard release come on over to Moodle.org and make your feelings known!
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Version 1.4.5
Anonymous
09 May 2005
  The grading system in Moodle is archaic. (for example, pull down menus for grade entry, rather than a text box). If you have a large number of students in a course, this system bogs you down quickly. In addition, Moodle doesn't have support for extra credit, if you make use of that in your class. Moodle was designed to be used with a certain "style" of teaching called "social constructionist pedagogy" and is therefore not as flexible as Blackboard. The author seems to like it this way and is not keen to add features that would be useful to people with other teaching styles. Read the author's web site here: http://moodle.org/doc/?frame=philosophy.html If your teaching style matches this, you will be very happy with this software. If you use a more traditional teaching style, you are likely to be frustrated. On the other hand, Moodle is free, and probably your best option if your school doesn't support Blackboard.
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Version 1.4.5