A project to build a Moodle server and Wi-Fi router on a Raspberry Pi 3
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A project to build a Moodle server and Wi-Fi router on a Raspberry Pi 3.

The MoodleBox Documentation

Visit the MoodleBox web site for more information about the MoodleBox features or any question about the usage of a MoodleBox.

Asking Support Questions

We have an active discussion forum where users and developers can ask questions. Please don't use the GitHub issue tracker to ask questions.

Building the MoodleBox disk image from scratch

If you just want to use a MoodleBox, you don't need to build the MoodleBox disk image yourself. Just download the MoodleBox image and follow the instructions on the MoodleBox web site.

To build a MoodleBox from scratch with this script, you need a Raspberri Pi 3 or 3B+ (Wi-Fi!).

  1. Clone Rasbpian Stretch Lite on your microSD card.
  2. Create a ssh file on the boot partition, e.g. using touch ssh.
  3. Insert the microSD card into your Raspberry
  4. Connect your Raspberry to your Ethernet network and boot it.
  5. Install Ansible on your computer.
  6. Clone this repository to your local drive.
  7. Create a keys directory in the repository folder and copy your public key into it, under the name id_rsa.pub.
  8. Get the IP address of your RaspberryPi and change it in the hosts.yml file. Do not change anything else, unless you know what you're doing. You're on your own.
  9. Run ansible-playbook moodlebox.yml from the repository folder.
  10. Wait 30–50 minutes, depending on your SD card and Internet bandwidth. You're done.

Overriding defaults

You can override any of the defaults configured in default.config.yml by creating a config.yml file and setting the overrides in that file. For example, you can change the MoodleBox main credentials and the timezone with something like:

moodlebox_username: 'myusername'
moodlebox_password: 'secret'
moodlebox_timezone: 'Australia/Perth'

Any variable can be overridden in config.yml; see the file default.config.yml for a list of available variables.


The code is available at https://github.com/moodlebox/moodlebox.

If you just want to use a MoodleBox, a prepared disk image of the latest released version is available for downloading, cloning on your microSD card and using out of the box on your Raspberry Pi 3.

Release notes

See Release notes.



All contributions to this repository are licensed under AGPLv3 or any later version.

MoodleBox doesn't require a CLA (Contributor License Agreement). The copyright belongs to all the individual contributors. Therefore we recommend that every contributor adds following line to the header of a file, if they changed it substantially:

@copyright Copyright (c) <year>, <your name> (<your email address>)