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What is Moodle?

About Moodle


Moodle is one of the main ways we interact and communicate with students. As such, ensuring the information on it is accurate, up to date and useful for students helps present a positive impression of the course as a whole.


Moodle is sometimes referred to as our Virtual or Digital Learning Environment (VLE or DLE). It is used to host learning content, manage assignments, facilitate student interaction, and enable access to third-party applications.

Why the name?

Moodle stands for "Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment." It is used by thousands of educational institutions around the world to provide an organised interface for e-learning, or learning over the Internet. Warwick Medical School have supported students via Moodle since January 2013.

Getting started

uses the same single sign on (SSO) information as other University of Warwick services and, therefore if you are signed in to other Warwick sites, you will remain signed in when you navigate to Moodle.

Sign in to Moodle

What version of Moodle are we currently using?

University of Warwick upgrade day: July 27 2023, upgrade from Moodle 3.11 to Moodle 4.1. Please view the overview video.

Need technical help?

If you are a Warwick Medical School (WMS) staff or student please use our online WMS Help DeskLink opens in a new window at any time to ask a question or track requests

Got a Moodle enhancement suggestion?

Please use the Moodle enhancement request form. Thank you.

New to Moodle?

The Moodle 4.1 video playlist will help you get started.

Expectations of student and staff competencies

WMS students and staff are expected to be comfortable with computer basics such as navigating between folders on their computer, connecting to the internet, browsing and interacting with web pages, downloading and uploading files through the web, emails. We strongly encourage all students and staff to develop their confidence with these basic digital capabilities to enable them to become accustomed to commonly used technologies and gain maximum benefit from the resources available.

Technical requirements

Please see Moodle HQ Browser Support