Moodle is one of the most widely used LMSs in the world. It’s also one of the most customisable. This can cause issues when trying to figure out how to do something. Moodle installations can be customised as it is open-source. This means that the “source” can be downloaded for free, however developers are welcome to contribute to the development of the platform, and also create their own versions. Inn fact there are various organisations that offer a “flavour” of Moodle as their own LMS.

An example of a company offering their own flavour of Moodle as a re-branded LMS is Totara. This just goes to show how flexible it is in creating customised experiences.

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Information about Moodle “how-to” can sometimes be a little confusing or technical. With many learning platforms and systems being managed by IT professionals the discussions and threads around how to do something can venture into more technical territory.

Moodle also allows developers to create plug-ins to enhance the functionality of the base code. This is another feature of the platform being open-source. Some functionality may only be possible through the installation of a plug-in and if your organisation has limited ability to install extra plug-ins, then you may not be able to enhance the functionality.

The following link is from the Moodle Docs site, which is worth exploring, and also registering for to view some content and ask questions if required.

Managing a Moodle course

From Docs.Moodle.Org

(This resource is a repeat from the Adobe Captivate resource)
The following is a practical demonstration of SCORM at work, using the authoring tool (Adobe Captivate) and uploading to a Learning Management System (LMS).
We have used Moodle ( as the LMS for this demonstration.

The video shows views both from the Student and the LMS Administrator.