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)

49 Reviews of Moodle

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from Capital University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 500 to 999 employees Employees number: 500 to 999 employees

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1 to 49 employees Employees number: 1 to 49 employees

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.

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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.

 

from WTS
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

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.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1 to 49 employees Employees number: 1 to 49 employees

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.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

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.

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

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1 to 49 employees Employees number: 1 to 49 employees

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.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

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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

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1 to 49 employees Employees number: 1 to 49 employees

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

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

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.

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

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1 to 49 employees Employees number: 1 to 49 employees

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.

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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.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

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Everything is all in one place making it easy to access important information and documents.

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The interface isn't always the easiest to navigate. Some things could be better organized, though this may be the result of how individual course pages are set up by different people.

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It's probably best to have experience as both a student and an administrator using the system to understand areas that need improvement.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

it is efficient and easy to use

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it is user friendly and the layout is predictable. The layout is very comfortably formatted so that all the courses are listed in order and within is own need for use.

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some of the links are oddly placed on the side. On the side there are grades, messages and so forth, however, if there was a tab on the top of page it would be easier to navigate and get into the things that we need

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consolidate the side links into a more organized tab

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

Moodle seemed to work

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I liked that we could use it for multiple classroom applications: grading, class assignments, quizzes, tests.

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It was not always very intuitive. It almost requires assigning a specific person to research how to create assignments and quizzes. This could create challenges for institutions with many separate departments.

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Make sure to budget a couple of hours to browse the software and familiarize yourself. Also, if the whole institution is using the software, dedicate a person for trouble shooting.

 

from Westminster Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 100 to 249 employees Employees number: 100 to 249 employees

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I definitely like the fact that Moodle is an open source platform.

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I wish there were more tailored plug-ins, especially for multimedia and live options.

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Watch YouTube videos to get the most out of Moodle.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

I use Moodle daily for my graduate school classes

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I like the ease of access to all my courses as well as their content. In addition, you can easily navigate between class folders.

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It can be too easily cluttered with documents and pdfs.

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I would recommend clean lines and and fewer sub-folders.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

An excellent service

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It has served my teaching very well. I use it regularly for my classes

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Some features can be hard to remember if you don't use them a lot.

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Software can take time to learn so don't be too quick to judge until you've used it.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

My Ooodling Review of Moodle

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The software tracks grading and enables the professor to give electronic feedback for papers.

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Very cumbersome and not intuitive. Also, the sections of the screen often overlap one another.

Recommendations

Evaluate with honesty. Try to learn the system as well as you can beforehand.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1 to 49 employees Employees number: 1 to 49 employees

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It's open source and there is an active community supporting the platform.

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Because it's open source and has a lot of customizations it's not as simple to implement and upgrade compared to a stand alone product like Canvas.

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Be sure to engage and seek the help of the large community that exists around Moodle.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1 to 49 employees Employees number: 1 to 49 employees

Moodle Review - WTS

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It is helpful to get feedback. It's also very quick and not time consuming.

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The open ended questions are very broad. It can lead people to write essays instead of helpful summaries. On the other end, others may write "N/A" due to the fact that it is so broad.

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It is helpful and useful to get feedback through evaluations like this. It is honest and effective for the ones using this program.

 

from Westminster Theological Seminary
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 50 to 99 employees Employees number: 50 to 99 employees

Easy to use, but minimal functionality

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This system was easy to use and relatively easy to navigate for the major information/tasks that I needed.

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difficult to use wide range of functionality, such as contacting other users

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consider the functionality. while efficient to use, this system did not provide wide functionality (difficulty to contact other users, find user information, etc.)

 
 
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