MoodleBox frequently asked questions

You’ll find here answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t find an answer to your question, please browse the MoodleBox complete documentation or search if your question has already been addressed in the MoodleBox support forum. If you do not find it, do not hesitate to open a new discussion in the forum.

General questions

Where can I buy a MoodleBox?
The hardware required can be purchased from any electronics retailer.
Do you sell MoodleBox's?
No. The MoodleBox project doesn’t sell hardware. The necessary hardware can be purchased from any electronics retailer.
How many Wi-Fi devices can MoodleBox handle at the same time?
MoodleBox supports the simultaneous connection of 20-30 devices via Wi-Fi.
How much data can I store on a MoodleBox?
It depends on the SD card used. MoodleBox store everything on the SD card inserted in the device. A card with a capacity of 32 GB or more is recommended, even if MoodleBox can work with a smaller card size. There is no maximum limit.

MoodleBox usage

I connected my keyboard and monitor to the MoodleBox, but I can't see the graphical interface. What's happening?

MoodleBox does not need a keyboard or monitor: it is designed as a headless server. To access the user interface, start MoodleBox, connect your personal device (computer, tablet, smartphone) to the MoodleBox’s Wi-Fi and open URL http://moodlebox.home in your favorite browser.

Have a look at the documentation about this.

How do I reset MoodleBox's main password?

Log into Moodle with the admin credentials, visit the dashboard in the administration interface: Site Administration > Server > MoodleBox and change the main password.

Have a look at the documentation about this.

Moodle tells me that the version of PHP is not 64-bit. Is that a problem?
No. Moodle works fine with a 32-bit version of PHP. This warning is due to the Linux kernel used by Raspbian, which runs in 32 bits. It is currently not possible to fix it.
Some users are unable to access the MoodleBox, while others can. What can be done?
This happens with some smartphones when mobile data is enabled. In this case, it is recommended that you turn off mobile data.

MoodleBox project

Which organization is managing the project MoodleBox?
MoodleBox is a volunteer and non-profit project lead by Nicolas Martignoni on his spare time.
What is the business model of MoodleBox ?

MoodleBox is a free (as in speech and in beer) and open source project developed on a voluntary and non-profit basis. As such, it only requires financing to acquire the equipment necessary for its development, to contract the hosting and domain names necessary for its distribution and to maintain the motivation of its developer.

For the time being, donations and sponsorship by E-learning Touch’ are sufficient to partially cover these needs.

How can I help MoodleBox?
MoodleBox is a volunteer and non-profit project. I can only be made possible with your donations. Your donation will help fund the hardware needed to MoodleBox development and hosting and domain names needed for its distribution.
I couldn't find an answer to my question. Where can I get help?
Browse the MoodleBox complete documentation or search if your question has already been addressed in the MoodleBox support forum. If you cannot find it, don’t hesitate to [open a new discussion in the forum][forum].