Moodle is leading open-source Learning management system (LMS) . In this post I will show you how to set up a Moodle website on Azure using Web Matrix .
What you will need
- Web Matrix 2 installed on your local machine
- A subscription for Windows Azure websites service
Create a local Moodle site :
Open Web Matrix and select App Gallery
Select Moodle from the list of application shown in Web Matrix
Web Matrix will install an prerequisites for Moodle on your local machine if there is any missing dependencies .
Click on “I Accept” to initiate installation on Web Matrix and during the installation you will be asked to enter a password for the site admin user (user name is ‘admin’ by default ) and password salt .
Once Moodle is installed successfully , you should see a message to note the database information for the site .
Now Moodle is up and running . Click on Run in Web Matrix and you should see Moodle web installer
Read the license information and click on continue
Moodle installer will perform a system check to confirm you have all the dependencies it requires
Moodle installer will set up the database
Once this is completed you will need to setup an site “administrator” user
Configure the site for Moodle
Thats it ! Moodle is up and running on Web Matrix