【Free】e-learning Co., Ltd., which aims to achieve the SDGs “Quality Education for All,” releases all official manuals for its global standard cloud-based LMS (Learning Management System) “Moodle” on YouTube.
e-learning Co., Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Takeshi Matsuzaki), celebrating its 23rd anniversary as the only Moodle Certified Premium Partner in Japan, is pleased to announce that it will make its Moodle manual available to the public free of charge. Moodle manuals are now available to the public free of charge.
By making the manuals, which were previously available only to our customers, widely available, we hope to encourage more users to make use of Moodle and support its spread, while at the same time making it easier for our customers to access the manuals, and based on the feedback we receive from the public, We will also use the feedback gained from the release of the manual to improve the quality of the manual and other support, and to promote the creation of an ecosystem centered on Moodle.
Background to the release of the manual
As the only Moodle Certified Premium Partner in Japan officially certified by Moodle HQ, e-learning Co., Ltd. has been promoting Moodle, its plug-ins, translating official information into Japanese, and establishing EduDX lab.asia, which conducts research and disseminates information on the digitalization of education. asia, which conducts research and disseminates information on the digitalization of education.
By releasing Moodle manuals to the public free of charge, which is one of our company’s assets filled with experience, knowledge, and know-how, we have decided to get even closer to the open source philosophy that Moodle HQ emphasizes, and to work together to achieve the SDG goal of “quality education for all”. Moodle is a very powerful and versatile tool with many standard features.
Moodle comes standard with a large number of features. By flexibly combining them, it is possible to customize Moodle to meet individual needs without special development. However, because of its multifunctional nature, it requires appropriate support for beginners to become proficient in its use.
We offer a wide range of support services including video manuals by Moodle professionals who are MEC (Moodle Educator Certification Program) certified, PDF texts, QA support to carefully answer users’ questions, server operation monitoring, troubleshooting, and escalation to Moodle HQ. We provide a wide range of support services, including server monitoring, troubleshooting, and escalation to Moodle HQ.
The video manuals in particular are highly regarded and contribute to the ongoing use of Moodle by our customers. By making them available free of charge to everyone, we aim to encourage more people to use Moodle, contribute to its evolution through their feedback, improve the quality of our support, and promote the creation of an ecosystem around Moodle.
About the manuals to be released
Moodle has a large number of standard features and is constantly evolving, so there is no manual that covers all of them. Therefore, based on our many years of experience, we have compiled a step-by-step manual video on YouTube that summarizes the key points necessary to introduce Moodle, so that even beginners who are new to Moodle can learn to use it quickly by watching the videos one after the other.
EL Official Moodle Manual <ALL>
EL Official Moodle Manual＜STEP0＞
EL Official Moodle Manual＜STEP1＞
EL Official Moodle Manual＜STEP2＞
EL Official Moodle Manual＜STEP3＞
EL Official Moodle Manual＜Extra Edition＞
EL Official Moodle Workplace Manual
EduDX support movie
What is Moodle
Moodle is known as the world’s standard LMS, and according to statistics from Moodle HQ (headquarters), there are more than 160,000 publicly available sites worldwide, with over 390 million users in 239 countries and regions. (*1)
(*1) As of 2023, https://stats.moodle.org/
As OSS (Open Source Software) that allows flexible system design, Moodle is supported by an active community, and its functions are improved and added based on the knowledge of many developers and users, making it an ever-evolving LMS.
Moodle HQ, the core of Moodle’s development, is certified by the Certified B Corporation (B Corp)(TM)(*2) and has a mission to “improve educators’ skills for a better world,” and continues to work with educators, learners, employees, customers, and society, We continue to take into consideration our impact on the environment.
(*2) A certification program run by the non-profit organization B lab (based in Pennsylvania, USA), B stands for Benefit and is awarded to companies with a high public profile that generate comprehensive benefits for all stakeholders, including the environment, communities, and employees. The certification is granted to companies that operate in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and meet B Lab’s standards for transparency and accountability.
What is a Moodle Certified Premium Partner?
e-learning Co., Ltd.. was officially certified by Moodle HQ (Moodle Headquarters) in February 2020 as the first Moodle Premium Partner in the Asia-Pacific region and the only one in Japan.
Moodle Certified Premium Partners are a higher level of partner than Moodle Partners, and are rigorously evaluated on security, technology, support, and continuity, not to mention implementation experience. We have been providing Moodle SaaS since 2012, and we are one of the few solution providers in Japan that can offer one-stop services for both Moodle implementation support and server construction. We have also developed our own plug-ins such as ELSlide and ELVideo, and have contributed to the further evolution of Moodle.
Based on these achievements, we were certified as an official Moodle partner in April 2014. In addition, we were certified as a Moodle Official Premium Partner in recognition of our No. 1 installation record in Japan (according to Moodle HQ), our expertise and know-how in Moodle, and the high level of trust our customers have in our technical and support capabilities.
As the only Moodle Certified Premium Partner in Japan, we continue to promote and popularize Moodle. Only Moodle Premium Partners can provide SaaS for “Moodle Workplace,” an enhanced version of Moodle released in 2020, which is an LMS with enterprise-specific functions. In Japan, we are the only company offering the “Moodle Workplace” service (*3).
(*3) As of 2023 Source: https://moodle.com/solutions/certified-service-providers/?country=Japan