Moodle 3.9 App: the latest Moodle for your learners’ mobile devices

June 29, 2020 By Júlia Verdaguer

The latest release of our open source LMS, Moodle 3.9, is now available on mobile devices through the Moodle 3.9 App. 

With improved performance and a new onboarding process, our newest app provides users with a streamlined way of accessing their learning from their mobile devices.


All of your activities are available offline, including H5P

The Moodle App allows learners to access and complete activities even if their devices are not connected to a network. In Moodle 3.9 we integrated H5P as a standard Moodle activity, meaning that learners using the latest version of our Moodle App will now also be able to interact and complete H5P activities from their mobile devices, even offline.


Easily onboard your learners on mobile devices

Until now, to log in to a Moodle site from the Moodle App, users had to input the URL of the site they wanted to access. We’ve made the log-in process simpler in the Moodle 3.9 App, enabling your learners to find and access your Moodle site in a much easier, more streamlined way through different options:

Find your Moodle site by name 

The new Site Finder allows you to search for a Moodle site from within the App by typing in its name and then choosing from a list of suggested sites. Plus, organisations that have a Pro or Premium App plan will be able to customise the information that’s displayed about their site on the Site Finder results.

*Note that only verified registered sites will be searchable through the site finder. Sites subscribed to a Pro or Premium App plan are automatically verified, while sites with a free plan will be verified periodically. (for more information, see our Moodle App guide for admins)

Scan a QR code to navigate to your Moodle site

A new QR code scanner allows users to easily open external URLs from the Moodle 3.9 App. So, if you create a QR code that links to your Moodle site, your students can easily scan it and be taken to your Moodle Site login page within the App, only using their username and password to continue learning from their mobile devices. This works with Moodle sites updated to the 3.9 version only.

Pro and Premium only: Scan a QR and automatically log in to your Moodle site (requires Moodle 3.9)

Organisations subscribed to a Pro or Premium App plan can enable a QR code that’s unique for each of their users, embedded in their user profile on the Moodle site. This QR code contains the site URL, the username and password, meaning that when a learner scans the QR code with their phone they are directly taken to that same Moodle site on the Moodle App, already logged in, being able to continue learning with no interruption.


Multitask on your iPad

If you need to do research while you’re writing or take notes while you’re reading a text or watching a video in Moodle, you’ll love the new multitasking function of the Moodle App on iPads. This allows you to use Moodle on your tablet while simultaneously running another app side by side on a split-screen.

Ready to update? Download the latest Moodle App from the Apple Store or Google Play.