Finding, Installing, Changing Moodle Themes


Dave Mozealous, at published a great video about how to locate new themes and install them on a Moodle site.  The video is only 4 minute and covers the essentials

  • how/where to pick themes already installed
  • where to find and download new themes
  • where to upload themes (via FTP) on your Moodle site
  • where to find additional information about a theme

His tutorial also highlighted the many themes available as free downloads at

Note that if you are not your Moodle’s administrator and do not have FTP access to the Moodle theme folder you will not be able to change the theme beyond the permissions given to your individual class (themes can be defined at the course level on some sites).

Here’s a link directly to the post at

Below is the full video from Dave:

UPDATE 2/10/10: here’s a link to Dave’s Moodle Tutorials site: