Themes ::: theme_snap
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Snap’s user-friendly and responsive design removes barriers to online learning, enabling you to create the modern, engaging experience user's expect on the web today. Its intuitive layout is optimised for online learning, focusing on the things that matter - your learning activities and content.
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Snap is a Moodle theme that makes online learning an enjoyable and intuitive experience for learners and educators.

Snap's user-friendly design removes barriers to online learning, enabling you to create the modern, engaging experience user's expect on the web today. Snap's intuitive layout is optimised for online learning, focusing on the things that matter - your learning activities and content.

Personal menu

Snap’s easy to use navigation gives users an elegant way to perform frequent tasks. All your courses, deadlines, messages and feedback are always one click or tap away to save you time.

Courses with personality

Every course in Snap let's teachers add a cover image to give it a unique personality.

Courses in Snap allow you create individual topics, so learners understand where their focus should be without being confused or overwhelmed by lots of links and options. 

Each topic shows students their progress, which is updated inline with ajax as you progress through the course.

Every activity in Snap shows students the due date, if they have submitted, and if feedback is available - without having to open the activity. 

Teachers are shown how many users have submitted an activity, and if they need to grade any submissions. 

Teacher's workflows for creating and structuring content in their courses are also optimised to save time. With no need to turn editing on, inline resource/activity deleting, the ability to move multiple resources/activities at once, inline topic creation and many other ways to help teachers give learners the best online learning experience.

Working seamlessly across every device - from desktop to mobile, Snap’s responsive Twitter Bootstrap based framework provides a consistent, professional experience for learning whenever and wherever you want to learn.

You can learn more about Snap on our video playlist.

Under the hood:

Like most other Moodle Themes today Snap runs on Bootstrap 4, jQuery, Sass, and inherits from the Boost theme.


Snap is continuously updated, with each major version released 6 months after the Moodle release. If you'd like to test our work in progress it's always available on github!

Questions & Support:

Be kind by asking questions about Snap in the Moodle Themes Forum rather than on this page.

Report bugs about Snap in the Snap theme github.

Open LMS

This plugin is contributed by the Open LMS product team. Open LMS is an education technology company dedicated to bringing excellent online teaching to institutions across the globe. We serve colleges and universities, schools and organizations by supporting the software that educators use to manage and deliver instructional content to learners in virtual classrooms.


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  • Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 3:53 AM
    Quick question for the Snap community:

    As students get enrolled in more and more courses, I noticed that Snap creates a "Courses" link at the top of the Dashboard, and then "2019", "2018", etc. links which students can click on to pull up there courses.

    Does anyone know what determines which courses show up where in the Dashboard? Is it the course start date? End date? Short name alphabetically?

    Thanks for sharing such an innovative, user-friendly theme which maximizes learning with an intuitive user experience!!
  • Paul
    Fri, Mar 22, 2019, 3:34 PM
    What I don't like about snap is that all the important course information such as calendar, additions etc. are hidden away behind a course tools button. Given that research suggests that most students find this information the main reason for using an LMS, it seems to defeat that objective.
  • Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 9:55 PM

    Can the 'My Courses' display as the default upon login ... else can it overlay the dashboard upon login

    Is there a setting in the code that may override the current behaviour?

    Kind regards,
  • Mon, May 27, 2019, 3:29 PM
    I use your SNAP theme and I can not upload SCORM files, HTML, ... But when you click on it; it loads and nothing happens.

    Can you help me please ?

    I am disappointed, thank you in advance.
  • Thu, May 30, 2019, 11:41 PM
    Hu Julie-Anne. This has been tested as part of our usual release processes and works fine. Could you please give more details on your site's context and hosting variables? this doesn't look to be related to the theme.

    About other questions. Yes, we'll be releasing a version for 3.6 as part of Open LMs 3.6 release in June/July

    Thanks all for your feedback!
  • Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 4:30 PM
    @Pablo Borbón - great news on 3.6! Really enjoying Snap's stripped back and modern aesthetic, it's part of what brought me back to Moodle a couple of years back.

    One feature I'd love to see (and this isn't a specific gripe about Snap, but it feels more prominent in Snap) is to have a choice of where activity navigation buttons take me as a student. E.g. have the option within an activity to either go back to the section I was on, or go back to the next activity. Snap's visuals encourage better use of the section pages, and having to use the breadcrumb to get back to that easy to use layout is pretty much my only remaining gripe with Snap - although as I said, I know this is really a Moodle issue.

    Many thanks for all your work!

  • Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 1:09 AM
    Will Snap be fully compatible with 3.7 soon?
  • Wed, Nov 13, 2019, 11:49 AM
    Does anyone know how to embed a scorm package (storyline) into a page? I use to be able to do it in another theme (Essential), but can't do it in Snap. Is this possible?
  • Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 12:59 AM

    Tenemos problemas con la mensajería usando theme snap. No permite escribir, enviar o recibir ningún mensaje. Se queda en blanco.

    Ya probamos con otros temas gráficos y permiten enviar mensajes, la dificultad esta directamente con snap. ¿como podemos solucionar esta incidencia?

    moodle: 3.6
  • Thu, Feb 6, 2020, 11:03 PM
    I am using moodle 3.7 and I have a problem. I upload a video in section 1 as welcome. but if I click on the next section, the video keeps playing. Is there a way to pause it when I change section?
  • Tue, Jun 23, 2020, 3:31 AM
    Hi, does anyone know why when I use the snap theme it doesn't work well? Everything moves from place, the icons come out super big and messy. In short the theme design is damaged. I am using moodle version 3.2 and everything goes ok at the time of installation but when I apply the theme it goes wrong.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 6:31 AM
    To the Fabulous Snap Team & Community:

    Been trying out the latest Snap 3.8--and you guys have really done a FANTASTIC job!

    Snap 3.8 now has LAZY LOADING of course sections AND pages--this is AWESOME!!! Large courses now load quickly, and page resources only load if a student clicks on it, also dramatically speeding up load times while reducing server load for high traffic situations (e.g right before final exams!).

    Thank you for listening to your user base and making Snap still one of the most innovative UX for both teachers and students!

  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 6:35 AM

    The way Snap works is that it loads all of the sections so that the search feature works--thatis why the video keeps playing if you navigate away. Usually you wouldn't start a video and then go somewhere else. You might be able to accomplish what you want using the Frederic Never's brilliant Multi-Embed filter--you could put up your video on Google Drive / YouTube, and then the multi-embed filter will only lazy load the video once a student scrolls by it. When they click away it should then stop since it's embedded from an external site.

    Yanibel: I think you might have the wrong version of Snap installed--I had that happen once but once I installed the right version and flushed out the theme cache on my site, everything went back to normal. If you can upgrade to 3.8, I highly recommend you try the latest version with the fantastic lazy load feature, especially as teachers build larger and more sophisticated courses to support remote learners during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Tue, Aug 18, 2020, 9:42 AM
    I have the following problem: drag-and-drop does not work when loading this theme. The windows where we should drag the files are with the loading icon spinning forever and if you drag a file or browse it opens or downloads (depends on the file format).

    In the Folder feature, when editing is activated, it is not possible to view or edit the uploaded files. Only the window remains blank.

    Does anyone have a similar problem? Did you solve it?
  • Wed, Aug 19, 2020, 2:27 PM
    We have to issues with Moodle 3.8 PHP 7.3.11 SNAP theme 3.8.3 2020061102 Forum display on My Courses & Page error has the details. We are getting a coding error when the Pages link is selected but not when the more button is selected. How do we resolve this quickly?

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