About Moodle


Moodle is an online Learning Environment. It's easy to use and has a number of innovative tools that make it an excellent environment for creating courses that promote collaborative learning and the creation of learning communities.

What can it do?

Moodle has a wide range of tools to support learning and teaching, including tools to:

  • manage resources (documents, lessons, glossary)
  • support communication (forums, chat, blog, wiki)
  • enable groupwork (wiki, database, forums, glossary)
  • support assessment (quizzes, assignments, Turnitin integration, gradebook)
  • manage administration (groups, calendar, usage reports, gradebook, questionnaire)

For more ideas see our 'Why use Moodle' page.

Who can use it?

This service is available to all UCL staff and students. All users of Moodle must agree to the UCL Guidelines for e-learning communication tools before using Moodle for the first time. You will be prompted to do so, the first time you log in to Moodle.

Uptake at UCL

Academic Committee have set a target to have a Moodle component adhering to the UCL Moodle Baseline for every taught module from September 2011. If you are developing a new module please request a new Moodle course for it.

Moodle Support

Support available at UCL:


Support available from the Moodle Community:


The official Moodle site (moodle.org) has a number of community discussion forums that are useful for getting an idea of how Moodle works and the tools it offers.

View Moodle discussion forums