Bitnami Moodle Stack
Bitnami Moodle Stack is a freely distributed software stack that makes it easy to deploy the Moodle application and its runtime dependencies on a variety of operating systems. It can be deployed using native installers, a virtual appliance, as cloud images, as well as a Docker container.
What is Moodle?
Moodle an open source course management system designed using sound pedagogical principles in order to help educators create effective online learning communities. Highlights include a well-documented API (Application Programming Interface), a simple user interface, deep reporting, role-based permissions, drag-and-drop functionality, as well as support for many languages.
Installing Bitnami Moodle Stack
The Bitnami Moodle Stack product is distributed as native installers for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, designed to support both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms. To install it, simply download the package that corresponds to your computer’s hardware architecture, run it and follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
Run Moodle on the cloud
Thanks to Bitnami, users are now able to run their own Moodle stack server on the cloud with their own hosting platform or by using a pre-built cloud image for either Windows Azure or Amazon EC2 cloud hosting providers.
Virtualize Moodle or use the Docker container
In addition to running Moodle on the cloud or install it on a personal computer, you can also virtualize it, using Bitnami’s virtual appliance for Oracle VirtualBox and VMware ESX/ESXi virtualization software. The virtual machine image is based on the latest LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
The Bitnami Moodle Module
Another popular product from Bitnami is Bitnami Moodle Module, which will allows experienced users to easily deploy the Moodle application on a desktop computer or laptop where a Bitnami LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack is installed, without having to install any of Moodle’s runtime dependencies. Bitnami Moodle Stack is available for download for free on Softpedia.