Moodle Desktop app now available for Windows, Linux and MacOS devices #moodledesktop

Moodle Desktop app is the recent product by Moodle HQ team to get access to Moodle course offline on desktop and surface tablets. In our previous article a month ago, we have covered the advantages and basic features of the Moodle desktop. Initially it was released only for Windows OS, Yesterday Moodle HQ team has released the new version of the Moodle desktop app for MacOS and Linux devices.

Now, the Moodle desktop app is available for the following operating systems:

  • Mac OS (Note: Minimum Mac OS version supported is Mac OS 10.9)
  • Linux: Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora 21 and Debian 8 and later
  • Windows 7 and 8

Moodle desktop has all the features, functionalities and user experience elements similar to the Moodle mobile app. In order to use the Moodle desktop, as an administrator you need to allow it from Site administration > Mobile app > Mobile settings.

Moodle Desktop app now available for Windows, Linux and MacOS devices #moodledesktop

Moodle Desktop 3.3.1:

The new version of Moodle desktop is based on the Moodle Mobile 3.3.1 and includes all the features and functionality available in Moodle Mobile 3.3.1. Apart from the database activity support, the other new features in the new version of the Moodle desktop are:

  • The app keeps the focus when re-opened via the status bar
  • Scroll down on pages using a scroll wheel or trackpad gesture is now supported

You can download the recent version of the Moodle desktop app from the Moodle downloads page here. Download the app for specific OS through:

Are you using Moodle for your desktop through this app for making learning more accessible for your students? Do you wish to add any other feature in the Moodle desktop app? Do share with us in the comments section below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book “How to use Moodle 2.7”. In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User’s Association Committee member – the first to make it from India.

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