Integrating SharePoint and Moodle: But Why….?

13 thoughts on “Integrating SharePoint and Moodle: But Why….?”

  1. I’m always concerned about statements like “By storing the file in a SharePoint document library you can easily find the file, change it and not have to worry about re-uploading the file again.”

    All that has happened is that if you use a particular set of tools (Office in this case) the process is wrapped up nicely so the end user doesn’t see the mechanics! And they then get upset when it doesn’t work using a slightly different tool!

  2. Hey there

    Congratulations on your marriage!

    Thanks for your in-depth and intelligent posts, they’ve been valuable to me in researching an integration between SharePoint 2010 and Moodle 2.

    In the edugeeks forum you mention “The problem in Moodle 2 is that it changes the file name when you upload a file but it also removes the file extension and sharepoint will block any file with a blank file extension.”

    That would preclude files going back into Sharepoint and take down the benefit of versioning, but can users use the file picker in Moodle 2 to pull in files FROM Sharepoint?

    The benefit I’d see in at least having one-way traffic is that our people won’t have to output documents to an external repository before using the file picker in Moodle.

    If they can, is there a security risk that the Moodle API could open every document on our SharePoint to view? Is there someway to ring-fence a portion of the SharePoint off so that only sub sites with documents related to courses would be accessible from the file picker? Perhaps by a white list in the API?

    Thanks for any info you can provide.

    Warm regards


  3. Do you have any good news about Moodle 2 and Sharepoint 2010 integration?

    I need only the one way integration (browse files stored in Sharepoint 2010 from Moodle). Moodle use Active Directory to authenticate users…

    Do you have any idea?

    Thanks in advance!


    1. Csaba,
      Thanks for the comment – I will shortly be releasing a plugin for Moodle which will allow you to integration Moodle and SharePoint 2010.

      Keep an eye on the website 😉


  4. Hello Alex!

    This is a very good news to me 🙂
    I am waiting for your new blog posts about this topic…


  5. Hi Alex, I´m very curious, we need such thing for a vocational school, bringing together Sharepoint (Intranet and our knowledge base) with Moodle 2.0 (for teaching) – that would be a killer app for us! So, I´ll be waiting for your release infos… (hopefully coming soon)


  6. Hi Alex,

    I was just looking into the current state of SharePoint 2010/Moodle integration and found your posts. Did you make any progress with your plugin (mentioned above) or have any other more up-to-date info on this?



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