Moodle-Preview stays – help us to shape Moodle!


Students and employees are invited to actively contribute to the e-learning platform of the University of Vienna. Moodle-Preview – a specially created test environment – can still be used for this purpose. Here, users can test new functions and find out about planned changes in Moodle.

Last summer semester, Moodle-Preview was set up to support the great Moodle makeover for users of the e-learning platform at the of the University of Vienna. Moodle-Preview is a test environment that provides information about current developments and future versions of the learning platform. Moodle-Preview gives users the opportunity to test new functions and leave feedback. To date, Moodle-Preview has already been accessed over 3,000 times. With the help of the feedback submitted, the e-learning team has already implemented several improvements for the current summer semester (see section What's new in Moodle?).

What Moodle-Preview offers:

  • Comprehensive information on planned changes to the learning platform via the Moodle feedback, insights & outlooks course
  • Unlimited opportunity to test all new functions from the student perspective in the sample course
  • Individual creation of a personal test course to get to know Moodle with your own eyes
  • Submit ideas for improvements or further development of Moodle via the feedback form – either personally or anonymously 
  • Possibility to ask questions about the platform via the moderated exchange forum


What's new in Moodle?

The new Moodle version has been available since 19.02.2024. The new features include:

  • The course design is now more space-efficient with the help of smaller icons and less spacing between and within sections.
  • The display of prerequisites on the course page can now be collapsed and expanded.
  • For teachers, icons for group mode have been integrated into the individual activities and materials on the course page.
  • The file format is now displayed for linked documents and files, e.g. PDF, DOC, PNG.

The e-learning team would like to thank all users for their valuable feedback and looks forward to a lively exchange on Moodle in the future.

Illustration Moodle-Preview