The solution to accessing your Moodle courses on Windows desktop!

Moodle Desktop

Moodle Desktop

  -  92.09 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Moodle Desktop 3.8.0 LATEST

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    Juan Garcia

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    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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    Moodle Pty Ltd. / External Link

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Moodle Desktop is an awesome software for accessing your Moodle courses on desktop or Surface tablets. Moodle Desktop for PC is the dedicated desktop application for Moodle, the popular open-source learning platform. It allows users to access their Moodle courses and content directly from their desktop, offering a more streamlined and focused experience compared to accessing Moodle through a web browser.

⚠ Note: This product is not developed anymore and might not function properly.

With Moodle Desktop you can experience all these popular (and more) functionalities that are found in the Moodle app, on your desktop, or on Surface tablets:
  • View course activities and download materials offline
  • Quickly find and contact other people in your courses or organization
  • Attempt quizzes, post in forums, play SCORM packages, edit wiki pages, and more - on and offline
  • Upload images, audio, videos, and other files from your desktop or tablet
  • View deadlines filtered by dates or course subjects
  • Receive instant notifications for messages, forum posts, calendar events, and deadlines
  • Track your learning progress or grades
As for the Mobile app, Moodle software will ONLY work with sites that have been set up to allow it. As with Mobile, the desktop version will be updated by Moodle HQ every two months.

The program is another step that Moodle is taking to make online learning more accessible - for students, educators, and other users - who are utilizing various operating systems and devices.

Making Moodle for Desktop available in Windows operating system is also important, as many users are also studying and learning in this environment.

  • Seamless Course Access: It provides easy access to all your Moodle courses directly from your desktop, eliminating the need to open a web browser and navigate to the Moodle website.
  • Offline Access: Users can download course materials, including documents, videos, and quizzes, for offline access, enabling learning even without an internet connection.
  • Notifications: The application keeps users updated with notifications for new assignments, forum posts, and other course activities, ensuring they stay informed about their learning progress.
  • Enhanced User Experience: It offers a user-friendly interface optimized for desktop usage, providing a more intuitive and efficient learning experience.
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility: Available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, it ensures accessibility across different operating systems.
User Interface

It features a clean and intuitive user interface, with a navigation menu for accessing courses, a dashboard for monitoring course activities, and easy-to-use controls for downloading course materials and managing notifications.

Installation and Setup

Installing this desktop app is straightforward. Users can download the installer from the official Moodle website, FileHorse or from app stores such as the Microsoft Store or the Apple App Store. The installation process typically involves following on-screen prompts and accepting the necessary permissions.

How to Use
  • After installation, launch the app.
  • Log in with your Moodle account credentials.
  • Navigate through your courses using the menu on the left.
  • Download course materials for offline access by clicking on the respective resources.
  • Stay updated with notifications regarding course activities.

Can I use Moodle Desktop without an internet connection?
Yes, it allows you to download course materials for offline access, enabling learning even without an internet connection.

Is Moodle Desktop compatible with my operating system?
The program is compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

Can I access all Moodle features through Moodle Desktop?
While Moodle Desktop provides access to core features such as course materials and notifications, some advanced features may only be available through the web version of Moodle.

How do I receive notifications on Moodle Desktop?
Notifications for new assignments, forum posts, and other course activities are displayed within the application interface.

Is Moodle Desktop free to use?
Yes, the program is 100% FREE to download and use.


Moodle Web: The web version of Moodle offers similar functionality to Moodle Desktop but accessed through a web browser.

Google Classroom: Google Classroom provides a simple and intuitive platform for educators and students to manage courses and assignments, accessible through a web browser or mobile app.


Moodle Desktop is available for FREE, making it an accessible option for students and educators alike.

System Requirements

OS: Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

  • Seamless access to Moodle courses from the desktop
  • Offline access to course materials
  • User-friendly interface
  • Cross-platform compatibility
  • Free to use
  • This application has been discontinued.
  • Some advanced features may be limited compared to the web version of Moodle
  • Requires installation and periodic updates

It offers a convenient way for users to access their Moodle courses directly from their desktop, with features such as offline access and notifications enhancing the learning experience. While it may lack some advanced features found in the web version of Moodle, its user-friendly interface and cross-platform compatibility make it a valuable tool for students and educators seeking a more focused learning environment.

Overall, Moodle Desktop is a commendable addition to the Moodle ecosystem, providing desktop users with a streamlined and efficient learning experience.

Also Available: Download Moodle Desktop for Mac

  • Moodle Desktop 3.8.0 Screenshots

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