Moodle – The Emergence

Launched in August 2002 with version 1.0, Moodle has become one of the most popular Learning Management Systems (LMS) across the world. Version 1.0 was launched with a set of limited features and gradually with time the succeeding versions were equipped with advanced features to make it stronger.

Though, Moodle released significant updates with its every update and every version proved to be better and more stable than its predecessor. The major updates those were observed in recent versions of Moodle are:

1.9 – Bulk user actions

2.2 – Introduction of advanced grading methods including Rubrics

2.3 – Drag and drop file uploads

2.5 – Introduction of badges to reward students

2.6 – Bulk course creation and PDF annotations

2.7 – Responsive design

2.9 – Detailed interactive dashboard

3.1 – Recycle bin, global search

3.2 – SSO, improvements with grading methods, auto log-in, notification preferences

Did you know?

  • Moodle was ranked as #1 leading learning management system in 2014.
  • Moodle has over 10 million active users spread across over 75,000 registered sites from 234 countries.
  • There are more than 1291 ready to use free Moodle plugins available to help you customise your Moodle experience.
  • There is no license or recurring subscription cost because Moodle is open source.

The above facts clearly indicate that Moodle has always tried to catch up with the changing needs of the market and provide new useful features to its users that cope up with the market trends and is always giving Moodle an upper hand and a leading edge over other LMS.

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