Moodle is a Free, Open Source software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites [Course Management System (CMS)]. It is also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It needs to be installed on a web server to work.
Moodle is designed in such a way that it can be used for very large deployments and hundreds of thousands of students as well as for a primary school or by an education hobbyist. It is being used as a platform to conduct online courses as well as to augment face-to-face courses.
Many Moodle users use the activity modules such as forums, databases and wikis to build rich learning atmosphere, while others prefer to use it as a way to deliver content to students and assess learning using assignments or quizzes.
[advt]Moodle is free to download and registration is not a must. You are allowed to copy, use & modify Moodle provided that you agree to provide the source to others, to not modify or remove the original license and copyrights, and apply this same license to any derivative work.
Moodle can be installed on any computer that can run PHP, and can support an SQL type database (for example MySQL). It runs on Windows, Mac, Solaris, BSD and Linux OS. The word Moodle is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.