What is Moodle?

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Users of the technology are able to create websites that include things like online courses and other e-learning facilities.

It employs a drag and drop method to add features to an environment.

Features included are things like an intuitive text editor, all-in-one calendar and more. Activities, which is the general name for a group of features in a Moodle course, is something that a student will do that interacts with other students and or the teacher.

This means that assignments can be set, chat allows participants to have real-time conversations, while a database is also included to allow participants to create, maintain and search a bank of record entries.

The software is freely available under the GNU General Public License. Meaning that anyone can adapt, extend or modify Moodle for both commercial and non-commercial projects.

Name of Technology:

Moodle

Year Introduced:

2002

Invented by :

Martin Dougiamas

Open Source or Proprietary:

Open source

Main technology category:

Software

Patent:

Yes

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