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In this blog post, we look at Moodle features to help students stay organised, engaged, and on track in their courses.

We will highlight some of the key features of this system, including the course overview dashboard, course calendar, file storage and sharing, and course forums, and explain how they can benefit students. We will also discuss how this system can be used to create personalised learning paths, conduct assessments, gamify courses, and support accessibility. By the end of this post, you will have a better understanding of how this system can help students improve their learning experience.

Top 10 Moodle Features for Students: The list

  1. Course overview dashboard
  2. Course calendar
  3. File storage and sharing
  4. Course forums
  5. Grades and feedback
  6. Personalised learning paths
  7. Quizzes and assessments
  8. Gamification
  9. Accessibility
  10. Mobile app

Course overview dashboard

This feature allows students to see all of their enrolled courses and access them easily from one central location. This can help students stay organised and keep track of their coursework, as they can see all of their courses in one place.

Course calendar

Students can view their upcoming deadlines, assignments, and events in a calendar format, making it easier to stay organised and on track. This can help students plan their time more effectively and avoid missing important deadlines or assignments.

Via https://docs.moodle.org/401/en/Calendar

File storage and sharing

Moodle allows students to upload and share files with their classmates and instructors, making it easier to collaborate on group projects. This can be a valuable tool for students working on group projects, as they can easily share files and collaborate with their team members.

Course forums

Students can participate in discussions and ask questions in forums within their courses, fostering collaboration and communication. This can help students engage more actively in their courses and connect with their classmates and instructors.

Grades and feedback

Moodle provides students with access to their grades and feedback from instructors, allowing them to track their progress and understand where they need to improve. This can help students stay on top of their grades and get timely feedback from their instructors, which can be critical for their success in their courses.

Via https://docs.moodle.org/401/en/Grader_report

Personalised learning paths

Moodle allows instructors to create custom learning paths for their students, allowing them to tailor the course to individual needs and preferences. This can help instructors provide a more personalised learning experience for their students, which can be beneficial for students with different learning styles and preferences.

Quizzes and assessments

Moodle offers a variety of assessment tools, including quizzes, surveys, and forums, allowing instructors to assess student learning and engagement in a variety of ways. This can help instructors get a better understanding of their students’ learning and engagement, which can be useful for improving the course and providing support to students who need it. You can find out how to set up a quiz here.

Gamification

Moodle allows instructors to gamify their courses, adding elements such as points, badges, and leaderboards to motivate and engage students. This can help make the course more fun and engaging for students, which can be beneficial for improving student motivation and engagement.

Accessibility

Moodle is designed to be accessible to students with disabilities, offering a range of tools and features to support their learning needs. This can be a valuable resource for students with disabilities, as it can help them access and participate in their courses more easily. Here is the technical overview for Moodle Accessibility.

Mobile app

Moodle offers a mobile app, allowing students to access their courses, participate in discussions, and complete assignments on the go. This can be a convenient tool for students who need to access their courses from their mobile devices, as it allows them to do so from anywhere, at any time.

In conclusion, Moodle is a powerful learning management system that offers a range of features to help students stay organized, engaged, and on track in their courses. With features like the course overview dashboard, course calendar, file storage and sharing, and course forums, students can easily access all of their course materials and collaborate with their classmates. Moodle also offers personalized learning paths, quizzes and assessments, gamification, accessibility, and a mobile app, making it a valuable tool for improving the learning experience. If you are interested in learning more about Moodle and how it can benefit your students, contact us (Malaysia | Hong Kong | Australia) for learning management system training.

Vinny Stocker


Vinny leads the Malaysian team. He's a published author, instructional designer, and Moodle consultant at Pukunui. Vinny also runs LMS training throughout South East Asia.

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