After going through five beta versions, the wait for Moodle 1.6 is finally over. Martin released 1.6 last Tuesday (download, release notes).
Moodle is an open source Learning Management System (LMS). Here are some resources to get you started:
- Moodle.org community site. This site is running Moodle 1.6 and has in excess of 116000 users – a nice demonstration of the application’s scalability.
- Moodle Wikipedia entry
- The Moodle bug tracker
- Moodle Docs – Teacher/administrator/developer documentation
The best way to get involved in the community is to create an account on Moodle.org and join the Using Moodle course. If you want to test drive Moodle, I have set up three test/demo sites that I keep up to date with the latest code from the corresponding CVS branches:
|Moodle 1.5.4+||Moodle 1.5.4 is the previous stable release. This site tracks the 1.5 stable branch in CVS.|
|Moodle 1.6+||Moodle 1.6 is the current stable release. This site tracks the 1.6 stable branch in CVS.|
|Moodle 1.7||This site tracks the development branch of Moodle, the latest bleeding edge stuff from the CVS HEAD branch.|
Feel free to create user accounts and to poke around.