Office 365 and Moodle integration

I get asked quite a bit about our Moodle integration with Office 365. The good news is starting today there is now a fantastic Office 365 and Moodle integration story.


Moodle for Office 365 integration


Here are some talking points about the offering:

· The Moodle Office 365 integration provides faculty, educators and students a learning platform for increased productivity and is yet another example of how Microsoft is committed to empowering every student, educator and institution to do more and achieve more through the use of technology.

· Moodle has already changed the face of classroom management in 241 countries. Now, with Office 365 integration, Moodle becomes even more powerful. With new open-source plugins, Office 365 and Moodle work together to bring a better and more productive classroom experience to teachers and students alike.

· Educators are busy running their class and preparing their students for success; students are busy trying to manage it all and build skills for the future.  Announced today, the Moodle with Office 365 integration is helping to reinvent productivity in education with:

o Easy Access.   Your Office 365 username and password now gets you into Moodle with no additional credentials to remember.  Moodle is now also accessible from the new Office 365 app launcher, meaning it’s just a few clicks away from any of your favorite Office 365 apps like Delve, Outlook Web App, SharePoint and others.

o Work Offline.   Moodle courses can now include Office documents (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) that can be edited on any device and even offline – no need to stop working if you don’t have an Internet connection.

o Mobile Friendly, Cross-Platform. Moodle calendar events can be synced with Office 365 and will show up in all of your mobile devices that support Exchange – iOS, Android, Windows etc.

o Classroom Ready.   Teachers and faculty can embed their interactive Mix lectures in Moodle courses and manage Moodle assignment submissions through OneNote.


Office Mix and Moodle integration


What type of integration is available with Moodle and Office 365?



Single Sign-On (SSO)

Students/Instructors can sign on to Moodle with same ID as their Office 365 login using Azure AD federation. The Moodle icon can also be added to the app launcher within the Office 365 Portal.


Events created in Moodle will show on student/teacher O365 calendars, enabling them to easily track course events and due dates.


Instructors can create assignments in OneNote! Students to complete the assignment and submit work via Moodle, and instructors to provide feedback in the student OneNote.


sample Moodle and OneNote integration

PowerPoint w/Office Mix

Instructors can easily embed interactive online lessons created with PowerPoint w/Office Mix

OneDrive for Business

OD4B documents can be associated automatically with Moodle courses. Updates to those documents will appear automatically in links in Moodle, streamlining version control and simplifying integration of content stored in the cloud.


Where can I download the Office 365 plug ins for Moodle?

GitHub under GPLv3

Moodle Plug-Ins Directory via Azure Certified Virtual Machine Image


Read more on the announcement from our Open Technologies subsidiary here.