Moodle Software


 

Moodle is a free, open-source learning management system (LMS) available to users in corporate and academic settings. It allows course administrators to extend users' education beyond the classroom or office. Private websites can be created and customized to include dynamic courses that engage learners and allow their progress to be tracked and reported.

Moodle's focus is on usability, and includes customizable themes and a wide range of modules and features. Individual learners can be tested through assignments and quizzes, and collaboration can be promoted through user-generated wikis, workshops and forums.

Gamification features such as rewards, leaderboards and hidden easter eggs help keep learners engaged, while freely available plug-ins and add-ons allow course administrators to create a learning environment that fits their needs.

Moodle is Web-based and comes with over 100 language packs for use in most parts of the world, along with the global network of certified Moodle Partners available to assist with integration and customer support.

 

Moodle - Quiz results
 
  • Moodle - Quiz results
    Quiz results
  • Moodle - My home
    My home
  • Moodle - Course discussion
    Course discussion
  • Moodle - Grading
    Grading
  • Moodle - Plugins
    Plugins
  • Moodle - Activity chooser
    Activity chooser
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Ryan from TRCoA
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

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We use Moodle to administer educational programs and receive calendar booking requests.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

We could possibly update ours.

 
 

Remington from Cisco
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Strikingly average

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Helps to keep pages coordinated, provides a lot of features all in one package, able to be manipulated to fit most situations.

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Does not support integration with the software that are otherwise used. For instance, native integration with widespread calendaring solutions like Google Calendar, etc. Navigation is not entirely intuitive. Can be confusing.

 
 

Kylie from Telstra
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Nothing special

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Good single repository for documents. All documents can be held and archived easily in one single use platform.

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Can be difficult to navigate things are not always clear how the information architecture works. There are also a number of difficulties with logging in. I would not voluntarily use this software.

 
 

Cody from Austin College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

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Their software is very easy to use and incredibly organized. As a student, I find that it's very easy to find assignments and check grades.

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There's occasionally errors when trying to access/upload files. It might just be user errors but there's occasional bugs.

 
 

Tommy from Austin College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Moodle for Colleges

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Easy for the students to use, and easy for the teachers once they know, but there is apparently a steep learning curve for professor on their end.

 
 

Pranav from Austin College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2017

March 2017

Moodle needs a serious revamp

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Don't get me wrong, moodle is a great program, and serves a great purpose. It is a great way to manage a class, however in the modernizing world, it just needs a serious revamp. The UI is friendly but way to cluttered. The messaging feature is outdated. There seriously needs to be some new features added.

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Needs updated features
Cluttered UI

 
 

Ganesh from Austin College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Moodle has hurt my GPA

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Funny name - I mean when my professors tell me to "look on moodle" or "its on moodle" or "let me slide into your moodle DMs" its hard not to laugh about it

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Gradebook system that professors never use, nor does it accurately calculate grades

 
 

Karisma from Austin College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

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Moodle needs to improve its messaging system. Very confusing admin features. System is slow.

 
 

Bryce from North Carolina State University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2016

November 2016

Moodle is a bad LMS platform

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I currently go to NCSU and they have many of their courses set up through moodle. I have had constant problems with it when taking classes in high school and I thought it would be better when I got to college, but I am still having lost assignments and various logouts. I have lost many assignments due to not clicking the 4th button in a row just trying to upload a damn file. This has been met with me now failing a course because assignments I had uploaded were lost or not recorded.

Advice to Others

get something else

 
 

William from Lancaster Bible College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Moodle or 3rd Party?

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The draw to Moodle is the fact that it is open source and that people believe they can get it to do whatever they want. The secondary draw may be that people see some really fancy Moodle sites out there that people have created, and they think they can have that too.
That's where the draw ends. To design your own Moodle environment requires a lot of coding knowledge, a lot of playing around, and a lot of failure. Frankly, for just the average, HTML-friendly Joe it is too much cost of discovery for noted benefit in an academic environment. Academics require results, Moodle forces trouble. However, beyond even this step, the next biggest trouble is that while people see some of the amazing things Moodle can do, they don't see the price tag associated with that from a third party host/developer. When we were on Moodle, we used a third party host that quoted us to simply research and find out if they could apply a new layout and skin to our environment. We didn't even want to hear a quote of what it would take to implement it, though they assured us there would be another fee if it could be done. The cost of exploration or the cost of relying on a third party makes this an unmanageable option. Today, you can get a packaged LMS from any number of first party competitors that works well enough to save you the development time and the expenditure dollars.
Be wary of new Moodle ventures - it looks shiny on the outside, but it's dirty on the inside.

Advice to Others

Commit to a good company and have a lot of dollars to spend. IF you can do that, you can get a fantastic custom system. It can do EVERYTHING you want it to do. Just keep your blank checks handy.

 
 

Annette from Capital University
Specialty: Education

September 2016

September 2016

Moodle Revire

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Likes Best

Cloud based access which integrates with our AD single sign on environment. Look and feel of the product is easy to use. For the part, most of the Moodle product is easy to use for faculty, staff and students.

Likes Least

Moodle grade book section trying sucks! Very complicated and tedious to use. Faculty often get frustrated with its lack of use. Moodle recently upgraded to a new version which broke a lot of links and funtionalties that we had specially created for our user experience purposes. Sometimes customer support is slow especially during emergencies.

Recommendations

Make sure you check the grade book, look and feel to ensure your community based will not be frustrated. Also make sure to check contract for detailed customer support during off hours when some things may break.

 
 

Zachary from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education

May 2016

May 2016

I help our writing center use our LMS to deliver classes and resources

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It has a robust ability to deliver many different kinds of course content and smoothly and flexibly integrate and grade various kinds of assignments. The gradebook feature allows us to calculate grades just the way we need to.

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Changing settings within a course can be unwieldy, and there is a lag time every time a setting is changed, which makes making many changes in a work session fairly time consuming.
When assignments are uploaded to a link in our LMS, confirmation emails and upload logs do not give the file name for each time-stamped upload, only the fact of the upload, making it difficult to tie different files to different upload details for the same assignment link.

Recommendations

If there is something you wish Moodle could do for the organization or presentation or grading of a course, don't give up too soon. There are many, many settings that can be changed and customized. Not all of them are named intuitively, and sometimes you have to go to several different places to find the setting that needs to be changed to achieve your solution, but if you try a few things, often you can get it to do exactly what you need, even if it seemed unusual at first. Also, there are many, many plugins available that enhance it's capabilities even further.

 
 

Justin from WTS
Specialty: Education

May 2016

May 2016

Moodling all over the place

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This LMS has done a lot for us. We've even been able to set up some pretty complicated integrations. It is at times intuitive.

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In my experience, Moodle is a bit clunky and - at times - counterintuitive. We recently experienced an upgrade that seemed to do nothing but move and re-categorize things to make my life more difficult in my support of faculty.

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Moodle may be great for an institution that has a lot of in-house tech ability, but for a little school like ours, we really need something great out of the box, and Moodle is not that.

 
 

Laura from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education

May 2016

May 2016

I was a student for 4 years at an institution that ran the lowest tier

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It got the very basic job of a learning management system done. Papers were submitted and grades reported.

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It's not very intuitive or user friendly. Typically the platform that delivers great content should go relatively unnoticed. In other words, it shouldn't cause distraction by being too flashy or too clunky that it's hard to navigate. Moodle was the latter.

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Functionality is key. Design is important but if the functionality isn't there, nobody will notice.

 
 

Steven from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education

May 2016

May 2016

Learning information software at Westminster Theological Seminary

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Richness of features; full menu-driven navigation.

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Not as intuitive as it could be. On-line searchable help would be an improvement.

Recommendations

Drill down deeply in your area of expertise; don't stray into other areas.

 
 

Pierce from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education

May 2016

May 2016

Get's the job done, but sometimes frustrating

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The product is free and has basic capabilities for course delivery.

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Sometimes there was not much variation with quiz question format or exercises.

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I would say, look at what functions you need from the software, and make sure it can perform those functions adequately, allowing room for growth.

 
 

Ohchang from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education

May 2016

May 2016

Good overall

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Being able to email to the users all at once: it enables to communicate with other users in a easy way

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The way it organizes courselist; wish i would not have to scroll down to much in the first page at least

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All features are actually helpful but i wish they were more convenient

 
 

Andrew from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education

May 2016

May 2016

Is very helpful

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Easy to use. Very intuitive. I learned very fast and never had many problems

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Not very good at Unicode font formatting (different languages)

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Learn how to format Unicode fonts, because otherwise they are a nightmare

 
 

Vern from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education

May 2016

May 2016

Good but sometimes frustrating.

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number of options and thinking of educational needs.

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Sometimes I can't tell how to access a function that I know is there.

Recommendations

Try a variety of tasks. Test the limits of what you want to do.

 
 

Carl from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education

May 2016

May 2016

Professor. Use it for courses and grading.

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I am not IT savvy but find it easy to use. The program has proved helpful for course management and the students also find it easy to use.

Likes Least

Sometimes the email system is very slow. Other than that, it does all the things I need.

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Online examinations are very convenient. I was suspicious that it would prove cumbersome to manage online exams but it has proved, with one or two hiccups, pretty straightforward.