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Theme of the month - MOL's Moodle Theme

MOL logo.pngWe recently spoke to MOL’s Product Director, Paul Rogers, regarding the Moodle theme we created for their site.

MOL is an established learning and development provider with over 30 years’ experience of designing and delivering professional qualifications.

The company has been using Moodle for over 7 years and delivers professional qualifications to over 5000 learners per year. MOL instructed HowToMoodle to create a new theme for them as a refresh of their existing design. The new theme was launched to their users in September.

What were the reasons you decided to have a theme created for your Moodle site?

Paul: “We were previously using the free Essential theme, but we couldn't mirror our brand or create the look that we wanted. We approached HowToMoodle with the aim of updating the look and feel of our Moodle site to meet the demands of our customers for a more modern look and an easier to use interface.”

What was your design brief/feature criteria for the new design?

Paul: “We wanted the design to mirror our website and to be mobile friendly. With over 20% of our learners currently accessing our Moodle site by mobile or tablet, we wanted to ensure the site is fully responsive."

HowToMoodle developed a new Brand It theme for MOL which matched the organisation’s main site, creating a consistent style and branding throughout.

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MOL website design @ 

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The theme was made responsive as part of HowToMoodle's standard theme service, and an additional custom menu was created specifically for MOL for their mobile and tablet users.

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HowToMoodle designers also developed a full width slider for the company’s homepage, which included the option to change the background colour per slide, creating create a visual appeal and giving MOL the ability to promote key messages to their users.

Quicklinks were also added to the homepage to reflect the style of MOL’s website, directing users to key areas.

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Full width animated slider that can be customised as required


Since the theme launch, what has been the response by your learners and colleagues to the Moodle site?

Paul: “The response has been extremely positive by all users."

The MOL team are now working on updating the existing courses to get the most from the new design. Commenting on working with HowToMoodle, Paul adds;

"HowToMoodle were extremely helpful and responsive to feedback throughout the process, resulting in a theme that we are really happy with."

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Why we love this theme:

This theme is a great display of how the company is adapting to the modern demands of their users, with a fully responsive design that includes a specific custom menu for mobile and tablet use. The Moodle theme aligns perfectly with MOL’s website, creating a seamless transition and consistent branding between the two. The slider, quicklinks and custom menus all work effectively to produce a clean, user friendly site.

What next?

Do you need to refresh your Moodle site? We can help! Get in touch today on 0330 660 1111 or drop us a line at

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