Learn how to install a local instance of the Moodle learning management system on a Mac. In this video, educator Chris Mattia walks you through the process of downloading and installing a local Moodle test environment.
- [Narrator] If you're on a Mac, you can get a local test environment quickly set up by going to downloads.moodle.org and click on the link for Mac OS X. Then find the current latest stable release. In this case it's Moodle 3.1.2+ and there should be a tag that says Latest release. Download the DMG file. When the download completes open up the disc image file and drag the MAMP folder into your Applications folder. Then open up the Applications folder, scroll down to find the MAMP, and open up the MAMP folder.
You'll first need to start the MAMP server by double-clicking on MAMP. You may get a warning letting you know that this is an application that's been downloaded from the internet. Just click Open. When the MAMP window opens up click the button for Start Servers. Once MAMP is up and running you can close your browser window, go back to your Applications folder, and inside the MAMP folder you should see a link for Link to Moodle31. Double-click that and it'll take you into the start page for Moodle. On the Mac install, the admin user name and password should be listed at the top of the screen. The username is admin and the password is 12345.
Go ahead and use that to log in. (keys clicking) Okay, you're all set. We're not going to do any more customizations to this Moodle install. You can use this setup as your local test environment.
- Installing Moodle
- Setting preferences for working with themes
- Customizing theme settings
- Installing themes
- Creating custom theme CSS rules
- Customizing theme layouts