Moodle is a VLE that is innovative and flexible. It is able to cater to the needs of modern online learners. In this chapter we have provided a brief overview of Moodle per se as well as its development and business model, before describing the sectors in which Moodle is employed and the types of users that are using it.
Administering Moodle is not a straightforward task, which is why more and more organizations have dedicated resources to manage their learning environment. The first task of a Moodle administrator is to install the software, which we will go through step-by-step in the next chapter.