Moodle is a learning management system for producing Internet-based course Web sites. It is written in PHP and is easy to install and use on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, SunOS, BSD, and Netware 6. It has been designed to support modern pedagogies based on social constructionist theory, and includes activity modules such as forums, chats, resources, journals, quizzes, surveys, choices, workshops, glossaries, lessons, and assignments. It has been translated into over 70 languages, with more on the way, and supports the popular SCORM standard for content packaging. Moodle offers a free alternative to commercial software such as WebCT or Blackboard, and is being used by a growing number of universities, schools, and independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teaching.
|Tags||education Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) Testing Internet Web Dynamic Content Communications Conferencing Site Management|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
Release Notes: The four big headline features are Roles (a complete new architecture for assigning people permissions), the XML database schema (which now supports a wider range of databases), a new admin interface (designed to make it much easier to find settings and configure Moodle properly), and the Unit testing framework (which allows developers to write unit tests that can be run as part of a system check to make sure Moodle code is performing as expected).
Release Notes: This release performs at better checking and sanitizing user data in various areas, resulting in better security against crackers (both internal and external). A number of small bugs were fixed and a number of performance enhancements were made, especially for PostgreSQL. A few small clarifications and four new language translations were included. Upgrading is strongly encouraged.
Release Notes: A number of bugs were fixed in this version, including some potentially serious security issues. Email generated by the system now threads nicely in mail clients, and a new PAM module was added for authentication. All sites using older versions are advised to upgrade.
Release Notes: This release contains many new features and enhancements, including PHP 5 support, a new Wiki module, an easier installer wizard, a completely revamped resource module with greater ease and more features, a new enrollment system with plugins to interface with other systems (including directly with Paypal), front-page blocks, a faster and more scalable chat that is based on a server-side daemon, support for Markdown format, and many more improvements.
Release Notes: This release features fixes for two possible security vulnerabilities. There are also a number of bugs fixed in the glossaries and the SCORM module.