Alexa Skill Voice Interface For The Moodle Learning Management System

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michelle Melton (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site:
James B. Fenwick Jr.

Abstract: Most educational and training organizations today use some type of learning management system (LMS) to make course material available. Learning management system users want easy and fast access to learning materials. LMS access is typically provided through an online interface or a mobile application, both of which require the use of touch and sight on a computer or device. The last decade has brought considerable progress in voice technology, making the use of voice-enabled devices more common. Since both technology and usage are continuing to grow, voice interfaces will become even more important for modern applications. The purpose of this thesis is to develop a voice user interface for a learning management system: specifically, an Amazon Alexa skill for Moodle. The research thoroughly outlines the process of developing an Alexa skill for Moodle. An Alexa skill integration with Moodle will allow users to more quickly and conveniently access information from the LMS. Immediate benefits of the project include providing site announcements to all users, course announcements to students and teachers, and overall course grades and upcoming due dates to students. In the future, the application may be expanded to implement instructor capabilities and additional course content for students.

Additional Information

Melton, M. (2019). Alexa Skill Voice Interface For The Moodle Learning Management System. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2019
Alexa, Moodle, Voice Interface, Learning Management System, Learning Technology

Email this document to