Why are certain words and spelling different in Moodle?

  • Why does Moodle say “Enrol” instead of “Enroll”?
  • Why does the quiz Review options say “Marks” instead of “Points”?

Moodle was developed inĀ Australia and often uses the British spelling of words or British words instead of American English words.

There are two ways to change this:

  1. Go to your profile in Moodle.
  2. Go to the language menu dropdown.
Profile Language change
  • Click on your name in the upper right corner of the page and navigate to Preferences–> User


  • Click on Preferred Language

  • Select English – United States (en-us) from dropdown menu.


Language Menu Dropdown
  1. Click on the language menu dropdown and select your desired language.