Moodle is a free and open source Learning Platform or course management system (CMS) written in PHP. It is used for creating E-learning websites, online tests, course materials and discussion boards.
You can also add extra functionality via plugins. Moodle is a web based, so it can be used by everyone for the schools, businesses, colleges, charities, universities, and the public sector to manage their account creation, enrollments and permissions etc.
You can easily scale moodle to very large deployments and hundreds of thousands of students.
Moodle comes with lots of features such as Personalized Dashboards, Supports blogs, forums etc, User friendly web interface, simple text editor and many more.
In this guide, we will learn how to install and set up Moodle on Ubuntu 16.04 server.
A Ubuntu 16.04 server with minimum 1GB RAM installed on your system.
A non sudo user with root privileges setup on your server.
Update the System
First, you will need to update your system package repository with the latest stable version.
You can do this by running the following command:
sudo apt-get update -ysudo apt-get upgrade -y
Once your system package repository is up to date, you can proceed to the next step.
Install LAMP Server
First, you will need to install Apache, PHP and MySQL on your server. You can install it with the following command:
Here, you will be shown a large number of server requirements, scroll down to see a message and complete all the requirements then click on the Continue button, you should see the lot's of success messages. Then click on the Continue button you should see the following page:
Here, you will be asked to provide a title and short title for your website and other required information. Once you have done click on the Save changes button. You should see the Moodle dashboard as below:
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