Goodbye, Hello MoodleNet!

July 25, 2019 By Mary Cooch

Over the last year or so we’ve been keeping you up to date with the progress on the new MoodleNet, our open social media platform for educators. Initially focusing on collaboratively curating collections of open content, MoodleNet is going to become THE place to share and learn from each other to improve the quality of education.

In order to move forward with this, we need to make a few changes which might impact you. From August 2019, the content on our current community sharing site, will be closed and the contents archived. Let’s look at what this actually means for Moodlers:

I am an educator. How will closing down affect me?

If you were previously given permission to share your courses directly from your Course administration settings, you will no longer be able to do so.  See our guide Sunsetting for more information. You will still be able to download and use content from the archive in your Moodle courses.


So how do I share my cool courses and course content with the community from now on?

One of the reasons that we are developing the new MoodleNet is to enable this kind of sharing. We’ve been testing MoodleNet since January 2019. In November 2019, a new MoodleNet plugin included in Moodle 3.8 as standard, and also available for supported stable versions, will allow users to import resources from the new MoodleNet to Moodle courses. Sharing resources from Moodle to the new MoodleNet is planned for the next phase of development and should be ready for Moodle 3.9.


I am a site admin. How will closing down affect me?

There are certain features you should disable if you haven’t already. See our guide Sunsetting for more information. All content uploaded to, such as competency frameworks, will continue to be available via the archive.

If you have any questions about the current site being closed, please post in the Moodle community sites forum.


Do you want to find out more about the new MoodleNet? See MoodleNet.