3 Ways To Try Moodle

January 7, 2016 By Moodle

Have fun with Moodle. Try it in our demo school, in the sandbox or in the cloud.

At Moodle, we aim to support education and learning in any environment, with an emphasis on accessibility. As a free open source product, users can download Moodle direct from our site.

To trial Moodle’s features before you download, you can explore Moodle in action with our demo Mount Orange School, play with Moodle’s standard features in Sandbox or skip the download process completely with a MoodleCloud site.


Mount Orange School Demo

Mount Orange School provides high quality education for students aged from 8 to 18 years, making full use of the open source learning platform. The courses are open to guests and showcase Moodle features, highlighting the enhancements each new version brings.

With a selection of roles to choose from, Mount Orange is a fully loaded playground to try as a teacher, admin, manager, student or parent.

Moodle offers the ability to download the course content from the learning site moodle.net, providing open education resources for the world.




Like the empty sand pit in the playground, Moodle’s Sandbox demo allows users to build, remove, and create in an empty version of Moodle to experience its capabilities. This hands-on exploration of Moodle provides a sense of user-interface design within the latest stable version of Moodle.


The ability to trial a learning platform is not uncommon in the industry, yet as a free open source software, Moodle makes the course content in the sandbox available under the Creative Commons licence, which gives users greater freedoms to explore and experience.



MoodleCloud is the latest version of Moodle hosted by us in the cloud. No need to worry about downloading, installing or maintaining software – all that is done for you, so you can get stuck straight in to delivering your courses online. Create your own free MoodleCloud site, upload your own course content and see how Moodle could work for you.



The Mount Orange school and sandbox sites are reset to a blank state every hour, on the hour, which allows anyone to alter, add or remove items in the platform and return to a clean slate every sixty minutes.  A MoodleCloud site created by you will remain accessible with your own content for as long as you choose to use it, so long as the site has at least one active user every 60 days.