Themes: Snap

Maintained by Open LMS LogoOpen LMS Development
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.
1971 sites
213 fans


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.


This plugin is contributed by the Blackboard. Blackboard 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.


Screenshot #0
Screenshot #1
Screenshot #2
Screenshot #3
Screenshot #4


Open LMS Logo
Open LMS Development (Lead maintainer)
Please login to view contributors details and/or to contact them

Comments RSS

Show comments
  • Picture of Paul Vincent
    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!

  • Picture of Josh Mans
    Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 1:09 AM
    Will Snap be fully compatible with 3.7 soon?
  • Picture of Brett Elphick
    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?
  • Picture of Alejandra Cruz
    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
  • Picture of Mauro Lopez
    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?
  • Picture of Yanibel Aguilar
    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.
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    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!

  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    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.
  • Picture of José Roberto Júnior
    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?
  • Picture of Barbara Taylor
    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?

  • Picture of Yew Zhi Yong
    Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 7:31 PM
    @José Roberto Júnior, I can confirm that it is a bug as Snap is not yet updated to work on Moodle 3.9.

    I opened an issue here, but it has not gotten a response from the team.

    I'm currently using a temporary workaround:
    Go to /theme/snap/templates/core and rename filemanager_page_generallayout.mustache to filemanager_page_generallayout.mustache.old or any other name. This would allow moodle to fallback to the boost file manager.
  • Picture of Amy Holland
    Mon, Oct 12, 2020, 10:58 AM
    Is there an ETA on this being updated for Moodle 3.9. We've had to put off our upgrade as this is not ready yet.
  • Picture of Moodle Gamer
    Sat, Dec 12, 2020, 11:04 PM
    Snap is what I used oncoin master spin links which gave me a pretty good screenshot of the whole website. And as this website is updating everyday, it's kind of difficult to get the same layout always. But with this plugin, it's done perfectly with ease.
  • Yo
    Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 12:10 AM
    Nice share. thanks for your information I am so much more to learn, niche and detail information for blog book. I always receive the best information from your site.
  • Picture of PFMS INNET
    Thu, Dec 17, 2020, 4:59 PM
    There is a very important role of cards in the coin master game. To complete a card set, you need 9 cards. Out of these 9 cards, 7 are tradable cards and 2 are golden cards.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Please login to post comments