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Moodle Mobile app - MoodleMoot Spain 2014

Jul 15, 2015




Moodle Mobile app

Juan LeyvaMoodle Mobile [email protected]@moodlemobileapp#mootes14This presentation is about the official app for Android, iOs, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

If you are more interested in using mobiles to support learning with Moodle, see:

DisclaimerMoodle Mobile is the official mobile app for Moodle

Moodle Mobile

Moodle HQ Team Martin Dougiamas (Benevolent dictator)Juan Leyva (Developer)Frdric Massart (Developer)Barbara Ramiro (Designer)Helen Foster & Mary Cooch (Documentation)

CV&A TeamJosep Maria Gifreu (Designer)Costantino Cito (Moodle developer)Daniel Palou (Mobile developer)


Responsive design for phone and tabletsUpload a picture into your private file areaRecord an audio file and upload it into your private file areaRecord a video and upload it into your private file areaSend a private message to a course participant (can be done offline)Take a personal note about a course participant (can be done offline)Add a course participant to your phone contactCall a course participant touching the phone numberLocate a course participant address on Google mapDownload and view some course resources

FeaturesQuick access to your course contentsView calendar eventsMobile Push notificationsRemote layout/style customization (see below)View all your past private messages and notificationsView forum discussions and postsBrowse and download your site and private files* Support for sites using CAS or Shibboleth as auth methods* View your activity grades and outcomes in a course

Note: All features indicated (*) require the Moodle Mobile additional features plugin to be installed.

FeaturesFeatures availability depends on:

The Moodle site versionMoodle Mobile additional features plugin installed


Features comparison table

Phone and tabletsUpload pictures, audio, videoView course contentsCalendar eventsPush notificationsRemote style configurationMessagingForum discussionsGrades view (student)Grades view (teacher)Assignments / tests* (Opens in browser)

Local plugin for adding new features to the current Moodle Mobile appThis add-on provides new features and also web services which are currently only available in the latest Moodle versionA Moodle 2.4 installation with the plugin has the same Mobile features available than a Moodle 2.8 installationExtra features: Support for sites using SSO authentication methods (Shibboleth and CAS)A new Moodle Mobile major version requires to upgrade this plugin in your Moodle installation.

Additional features plugin

April 2013Moodle Mobile 1.2.1 (first release)February 2014Localization (Spanish (ES, MX,...), Catalan, French, Italian...)March and May 2014Notifications for iOS, Android and Calendar EventsJune 2014SSO Support (CAS, Shibboleth)Support for the local_mobile (Additional features) pluginPrivate messages and notifications retrieval from the siteJuly 2014View your grades and outcomesNew sign in and manage accounts screensOctober 2014Forums discussions and posts view

Moodle Mobile milestones

Major releases (1.5, 1.6)Includes new features, bug fixes, improvements, language packs updates, etcUsually, new features requires the Moodle Mobile additional features plugin to be installed in your Moodle site to work.

Minor releases (1.6.1)Includes bug fixes, improvements, language packs updates

Release time:A new version per-month



Remote style customization

Custom apps

It is important to know that the app will never be able to support all the functions of Moodle, because Moodle is a huge fast-moving target and writing secure web services (which is how the app communicates to Moodle) takes a long time to do properly. This is a tradeoff that we had to make, and we know it may disappoint some users who want this app to do everything immediately!

We focus on the communication aspects, plus content features that work best in an offline mode.Martin Dougiamas

Mobile strategy going forward

Internal messaging compete support (whatsapp/telegram style). Full calendar integration with warning reminders as notificationsAssignment submission, view and grade support.SSO with MoodleMigrate to Ionic framework

Mobile strategy going forward

Upload assignments to Moodle

Desktop (Windows 7, Linux and Mac)Currently available as experimental feature

Firefox OSThe new full OS for mobile

Future platforms

Translating the app using AMOS ( the app in the Google Play, iTunes, Windows store with five stars please :)Giving feedback in the forums or trackerFunding new features (SCORM player, etc...)

How you can contribute

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