What is Moodle? | Here's everything you need to know

The world's most popular learning platform
Moodle Learning Platform

What is Moodle? It’s the world’s most widely used learning platform, with a community of over 70 million users and 50,000 registered sites across the globe ranging from schools, colleges & universities to businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

Designed by educators, for educators, the Moodle platform is extremely customisable, allowing it to be configured to meet the individual needs of your school or business. It is hugely flexible in terms of the available functionality, the visual design of the e-learning software and its integration with other systems.

As an open-source learning platform, Moodle benefits from a large and active online community, many of whom contribute to the development of the platform as well as providing advice and support on user forums.

This means a huge range of add-ons or “plugins” developed both by Moodle HQ and by third party developers, which extend the functionality of the VLE / LMS.

An advantage of the Moodle platform is the open source model – any school or business using the software avoids being “locked in” to a specific vendor.

Interesting Moodle Facts
50,000+
Registered sites
70 million
Active users
225
Countries
1,000+
Moodle plugins

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