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How to install the MoodleBox

This is the procedure to install the MoodleBox for its first utilisation. Step 1: Buy the hardware The stuff you will need to build your MoodleBox is essentially a Raspberry Pi Model 3B or 3B+ with a power supply and a MicroSD card. More information here. .notice{padding:18px;line-height:24px;margin-bottom:24px;border-radius:4px;color:#444;background:#e7f2fa}.notice p:last-child{margin-bottom:0}.notice-title{margin:-18px -18px 12px;padding:4px 18px;border-radius:4px 4px 0 0;font-weight:700;color:#fff;background:#6ab0de}.notice-title:before{margin-right:8px;font-family:"Font Awesome 5 Free",FontAwesome;font-weight:400}.notice.warning .notice-title{background:rgba(217,83,79,.9)}.notice.warning .notice-title:before{content:'\f071'}.notice.warning{background:#fae2e2}.notice.info .notice-title{background:#f0b37e}.notice.info .notice-title:before{content:'\f05a'}.notice.info{background:#fff2db}.notice.note .notice-title{background:#6ab0de}.notice.note .notice-title:before{content:'\f06a'}.notice.note{background:#e7f2fA}.notice.tip .notice-title{background:rgba(92,184,92,.8)}.notice.tip .notice-title:before{content:'\f058'}.notice.tip{background:#e6f9e6}Warning Selecting a good quality microSD card and an adequate power supply are essential for the proper operation of the MoodleBox.

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What is the MoodleBox

The MoodleBox is a small footprint mobile device, Internet independent, providing a wireless network for your smartphone, tablet or computer. It provides a complete Moodle learning management system platform, enabling to supply online learning activities and sharing files with your users. When connected to the Internet via a wired network (Ethernet), the MoodleBox also provides Internet access to devices connected to it via Wi-Fi. It is built around a mini-computer Raspberry Pi 3 and the Moodle learning environment, the most used open source LMS in the world.

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How to start-up, shutdown and restart the MoodleBox

Startup Insert your microSD card into the Raspberry Pi 3 slot, power it up and connect it to the network via an Ethernet cable. The red LED lights up, and after a few seconds the green LED lights up intermittently. Startup There is no other manipulation to do: after the boot, your MoodleBox ready and totally functional. If possible, it is recommended to connect the MoodleBox via Ethernet to the network at each startup.

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The MoodleBox project

The MoodleBox project is a free (as in speech and in beer) project. The idea of MoodleBox arose between january 2015 and spring 2016 in some forum discussions in the french community of Moodle, when discussing about the construction of a Moodle platform in a little box or on a local computer, to provide an LMS in regions without any network infrastructure. The idea quickly emerged to build it with a Raspberry Pi 3, and to make it accessible via Wi-Fi.

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Where to download the disk image

MoodleBox Disk Image MoodleBox disk image for microSD card Version: 3.0.0 Moodle version: 3.7.1+ (Build: 20190712) Size: 718 MB Date: 13 Jul 2019 Release notes: on Github Download image After having downloaded the disk image, follow the instructions to copy it to the microSD card and set up your MoodleBox for the first use. Read the installation instructions for more information.

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