Install Moodle2 LAMS Plugin

Attention: Moodle 1.6.8 to 1.9.x users
The integration described in this page only applies to Moodle 2.x. For all Moodle 1.6.8 to 1.9.x instance please see this page
Stable release!
The Moodle 2 integration is a stable release since Jan 17, 2012. If you want to join the discussion, please do so in this thread in the LAMS Community.

Installing the LAMS/Moodle Integration Plugin

Video tutorial

Step One is to download and install an instance of Moodle2 — how you do this is up to you.
You can view the Moodle downloads at or find a VM image and run the integration there.
For a test environment, I recommend the VM image — you can find one here which is compatible with the free GPL Virtualbox.

  • Once you have Moodle2 up and running, you'll need to download and install the LAMS plugin which can be found in the Integration tab in Downloads.
  • Once you've downloaded the zip file, unzip it into your moodle MOD folder.
  • Navigate to http://your.moodle.URL/admin , and you should see the LAMS module appear in the Left hand column.
    Click Upgrade (scroll down to the bottom of the page) and the LAMS Module will install.
  • You then need to enter the configuration settings for your LAMS server in both Moodle and LAMS:
    • In MOODLE:
      • LAMS Server URL: http://your.lams.server/lams/
        Server ID Basically the 'username' your moodle server will use to access LAMS.
        Server Key The 'password' that moodle will use to access LAMS.
        Moodle Instance Name What your call your Moodle server (ie: "My Moodle" or "Virtual campus").


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