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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Hunter from Southeast Missouri State
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

August 2017

August 2017

This is the worst product created by humans.

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The customer service is worse than a cable company.

Pros

There is very little to like about this product. The only thing I can think of is that it makes grades easily available online.

Cons

The site is constantly crashing. The users are virtually unable to accomplish anything because of the frequency of failure within the website. I attend a large university that uses it and every single professor absolutely hates the site because of its difficulty to operate, constant crashing, it is hard to grade from, and for students it is a confusing mess of useless features and lack of organization. The website is incredibly slow for mobile usage. This is easily the worst product available. DO NOT BUY!

 
 

Margaret from Human Rights and Justice Group International
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Very customizable - technical expertise is needed

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Like most LMS products, Moodle tends to assume that the course will be calendar driven rather than skills driven. So while it is possible to create a course that is unit-based rather than tied to specific dates, the progression is still implied as linear. It takes a lot of work to create a skills driven course with the opportunity for cyclical expansion of skills that build on each other.

Pros

Moodle is modular and flexible, meaning that it can be used for a wide variety of different types of learning. It integrates well into joomla, allowing for customization of look and feel and organizational branding. With the joomdle extension it also provides for seamless connection of payment information and membership profiles. Basic features work "out of the box" - specific tools may require some programming knowledge to have them work exactly the way you want, but since it's open source, extending and adjusting functionality is unlimited.

Cons

The "out of the box" version of moodle is not very attractive to look at - it could benefit a lot with a few less traditional themes.
Support is from the developer community at large, so for "weird" problems, you may not get a lot of useful help.

 
 

Wei from CSA Group
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

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nice platform

Pros

easy to use and learn; no experience needed; different sections are available to add to the course; size limit is good

Cons

the user interface for learner looks not very friendly, not customized.
restriction setup is nice while if there are many topics, it looks busy on the page; if when they click they can get the warning message, may be also ok.
During test, the course is not available to student while only LMS administrator can change the role to student to view the course, not very convenient.

 
 

Ana from Universidad de Los Andes
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

I am a Professor Blended Learning

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Pros

Its robustness and versatility, Supports all learning activities. Creating sessions and uploading files is very versatile.
The generation of tests and evaluations is very simple with the creation of activities. It has the chat, the Forum, and the wikis as tools of support to the collaborative work.
It has the sending of emails to the working group or to the course.
Split a course into workgroups

Cons

The lack of advice on the use of the tool and the link to other applications. New versions of Moodle make it a bit stressful to update and change the look. Time is spent on it.

 
 

MARIA RENEE from Virtual University of Uganda
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Moodle helping e-learning

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Moodle is a very useful platform for e-learning. It has everything to teach online. I can recognize 3 levels of users for this software. - The administrator who is in charge to set up the environment and moodle experience for other users. - The teacher who is going to use tools to make an online course exciting, and - The student that will enjoy the course and participate in it though the collaborative tools. If you can do the work of the 2 first levels, congratulations, you are a Moodle expert.

Pros

- You can manage a whole school or university in the academic area with Moodle and for the administrative help you have a big list of choices to get plugins or ERPs compatible with Moodle.
- If you know how to use it is a wonderful experience for the teachers and students.
- Once that you have the course online, it is a beautiful tool.
- There is a lot of documentation and forums about Moodle that can help you to solve almost every issue that you will face using it.

Cons

- It's a free software but is difficult to install and maintain for a person who is not related with IT. So a good option is get it as a SaaS (software as a Service) paying for hosting and upgrades but having the experts doing it, so you can focus in the academic area.
- You have to learn how to use it properly and it takes time.
- Prepare a course is heavy and a hard work, there are some functionalities that could help us to do it easier, like be capable us to erase or move multiple objects at the same time.

 
 

Tolgonay from Bank Kompanion
Specialty: Banking
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

our company experience with MOODLE

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This is in general good product to organize distant learning, yet, companies that want to have more detailed information about their workers' learning process will find this platform unsatisfying. Plus, it won't be good for big companies (>1000 employees)

Pros

It's free. It is good for basic distant learning processes such as loading scorm, tests, files.

Cons

I believe that it has many hidden functions and can be used in more advanced levels, but you have to spend so much time on to learn them all. Instructions on how to use them are more complicated than functions themselves. Then, Moodle is a local platform, you can't use it at home unless it's set up on your computer. Plus, because it's free, it doesn't have immediate customer support. You need to wait sometimes weeks to get help.

 
 

Melanie from Vermont Department of Liquor Control
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

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Pros

Can't beat the price! It is fairly user friendly for what we need it for. The admin functions are easy to understand.

Cons

Doesn't have as many features as we would like. We would like to be able to restrict users and to re-enroll users

 
 

David from International American University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Moodle is excellent

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That being said about no Moodle Help Center, I do enjoy the Moodle forums. I am able to Google my question and an answer is usually available in one of the forums.

Pros

I like how easy Moodle can be. There is a bit of a learning curve, but once you get over it, it's really easy to navigate through. I am and admin who is not all that tech savvy, but I am able to find certain functions or features I need since I already know how Moodle is set up.

Cons

I don't like the fact that there is no main help center for Moodle. Although, it is free so I can't really complain, but this was the only con I could think of!

 
 

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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Pros

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

Cons

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.

Cons

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

Moodle Review

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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.

Cons

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

Cons

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

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.

Cons

everything

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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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

 
 
 
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Jeff from First United Methodist Church, Hutchinson, Kansas
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Useful and good for what it does, but interface is confusing to many

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Moodle's complexity may be confusing for users, but in the end it allows good and successful teaching over distance.

Pros

Moodle allows courses to be taught online with students distributed over distance. Many parts of it's interface, particularly overviews of grades and status of various students, is helpful.

Cons

Moodle and it's user interface is quite complex, undoubtedly in attempt to add flexibility for different types of courses. In my experience teaching with it, though, many users, especially older, non-computer savvy students, have difficulty navigating to find the various parts required of them in the coursework.

Source: Capterra
 

Shikhil from Czar Securities
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Feature rich sturdy LMS!

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- Efficient management of various courses
- Creating learning modules, quizzes, courseware
- Customizing on top to add more functionality to features

Pros

- Alot to do, right from managing courses to creating quizzes and what not. Everything can be done on Moodle
- Easily customizable

Cons

- A bit old school
- More options with design could help
- The user role management should be more elaborate

Source: Capterra
 

Wyatt from Humble Fire Department
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great if you have a decent IT department

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Pros

Free (except to host it-see below in cons)
Lots of free articles and you tube videos to help you with it.

If you are task oriented, you can set up an entire course with this program including videos, pictures, web pages, test, SCORM packages, whatever you want. I even have courses within courses.

You can train others to use it as well. Administration is pretty good so you can have others create courses or content, but not have the ability to screw things up.

Cons

Clunky and scroll of death are common descriptors of the program.

It is free and there are updates coming out all the time, but you better have a good IT department that is willing to host the site, manage the server, etc. My webpage guy at my fire department set this up for me for free. Then I got a bill from someone that he had to hire to set it up because it was over his head. I don't dare ask him to upgrade it because I will probably get another bill. But I can still use it, just some of the newer features don't work. As soon as I can, I will try to get my City's IT department to host it for me on a newer server.

There are quite a few Moodle partners who will host it for you, but they are extremely expensive.

I tried to host it myself with a free web hosting service and it worked for a day or two until I got notice that I had violated the user agreement. I don't know how, maybe I used up too much space. Don't know.

Source: Capterra
 

Osei from OSM Engineering & Systems Integration
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

eLearning developerr, and tested and benchmarked several products.

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Least time of development, small Developer Team, no expertise in HTML/ CSS/ XML, etx required. nevertheless, having them can help you dive deeper into the devlopment schemes and have real fun. Very fast time to GO-LIVE, ROI for development is faster reached, fantastique and responsive.

Pros

Covers most of what es expected on an eLearning platform. provides all functions, mainly adapted by other vendors and marketed very expensive, although Moodle is Open Source. I would rather invest in professional developers and use Moodle as base platform and customize to suite demands

Cons

The Integration with Oracle is supposed to be slow. I haven't tested that yet, so not sure. Mainly, Moodle users are large, for Colleges and Universities, and Oracle is supposed to handle large user environments better and faster responsivenes, so i expect that the Moodle Development Community does something to make the use of Oracle as Backend better

Source: Capterra
 

Ruth from International American University
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Moodle is an easy website for students and administrators to use on daily basis!

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I like the structure of the website. You can find everything under the designed tab. Also, I like the search engine for courses, students, or specific professors. Overall, it's an easy website to manage as administrator!

Cons

One of the thing I do not like about Moodle is the way you upload assignments. Some students have faced difficulty uploading assignments or papers.

Source: Capterra
 

Emilia from IAU
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

I have used Moodle through UCLA and through working with students at IAU.

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I received immense educational learning experiences through this software.

Pros

Moodle is very straight forward to use. Moodle provides customization and is extremely friendly for users and administrators. I have used Moodle as a user and as an administrator, therefore, I can attest to this fact. I have been using Moodle for five years now and think it to be superior than other software out there.

Cons

Sometimes Moodle can have a slight lag when loading videos that are loaded onto a home page for courses.

Source: Capterra
 

josh from First Presbyterian Day School

August 2017

August 2017

Moodle has transformed my teaching practice through practicality and the ability to deliver content.

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The greatest benefits are being able to manage and deliver content with the click of a button.

Pros

I most like Moodles organization and intuitive features. It's easy to organize and deliver content to students. Once you have a little bit of experience, there's not much in the classroom that you can't do with moodle in some way shape or form. The Organization,Grading, feedback, compatability, and assessment features make moodle a must for anyone moving into a digitized learning space or 1 to 1 environment.

Cons

While moodle is not perfect and can be a bit difficult to figure out in some regards, its the most cost effective platform I've seen for a digital learning space.

Source: Capterra
 

Ronnie from International American University

August 2017

August 2017

Moodle has been a great resource for my company!

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Moodle is low cost and very user friendly. I would say if you are comfortable using most social media platforms, you should adapt to Moodle with ease. Moodle also has a host of plugins which can be added to enhance the overall efficiency of the software. Shout out to: all the mass features. Overall, Moodle gives you bank for your buck. Larger LMS options are too expensive for smaller schools to afford. Moodle is helping to close the gap between cost and functionality.

Cons

Learning the ins and outs of the software can be a bit painstaking. Randomly, things may go wrong, and it takes a bit of time to dig through the online forums to resolve the issue. I guess this is kind of a pro and a con at the same time as the user community is really supportive. Also, the beta versions of some of the plugins can be a hit or miss with them working perfectly for some users but spotty for others.

Source: Capterra
 

Marina from pkr

July 2017

July 2017

excellent

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Offline teaching and learning

Pros

free (open source), flexible Course Management System, great community support, robust and easy to use

Cons

Not in my language, yet, so many users of the application would strongly resend it.
Also a down-side, you have to learn how to use each (of many) tool most appropriately to get the best results

Source: Capterra
 

Dimitri from Old Mutual
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Moodle did not turn out the way I was expecting it to be

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Nothing. I was way to difficult to work with. Unless you have a company that sets it up for you, expect to struggle.

Pros

It was free. That's it. I really cannot think of anything else to say. I was super excited to get the opportunity to use it but it was cumbersome.

Cons

There was this hype about Moodle being free... all the support you need in on the internet. Yes it is free and there is a reason for that. When looking for support, there is a lot out there as long as it is common things, any time you get to the nitty gritty of something you are on your own. Then free? It was not really free. Setup costs, support costs, etc..etc...If you go it alone be prepared to spend hours and days trying to understand the beast. The user interface looked old fashioned. Everything about the look and feel was ugly.

Source: Capterra
 


June 2017

June 2017

Very good learning platform

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I like that it is very easy to use, and you can see and download all the learning materials, see the participants, have a discussion or message people individually. It is a big upgrade from the other platform I was using some years ago.

Source: GetApp
 

Kristy from First Presbyterian Day School

June 2017

June 2017

Moodle helps me keep all important documents my students need in one place.

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Moodle makes it easy for me to distribute handouts and reading materials, and take up student work all in one place. It saves time by allowing me to load materials my students need in a daily basis. It helps students keep track of their assignments and all handouts. If a student misplaces a handout or reading materials, all they have to do is go to my Moodle site and download the documents again.
I also love how all documents students submit through Moodle have a time stamp. This helps me hold kids accountable to deadlines and keeps a record that is useful for sharing with parents during conferences.
The other feature I really like is being able to load as many documents as I want on my site and then using the hide feature to keep students from being able to see the documents until they are needed.

Cons

I haven't yet mastered how to use Moodle to give my students tests. I have tried to figure it out on my own without training, but I have not had a lot of success.

Source: Capterra
 

Diego from Universidad de Montevideo

June 2017

June 2017

Very good LMS system. Open source. Widely used

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Open source. Regularly updated and improved. We could integrate it with our academic management system.

Cons

Standard interface design is not the "best", although it can be customized. I find it a little bit confusing for teachers to manage their course page, but once you get used to it, the job is done.

Source: Capterra
 

Ludovic from UTBM

June 2017

June 2017

Great for educational purposes

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Used it with my university. Very easy to share courses and find what you're looking for. Easy to get your grades in one place.

Cons

A bit old-fashioned. Would be nice to be more mobile-friendly. Add some features around collaboration between students, etc.

Source: Capterra
 

Mike from University College at Azusa Pacific University
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

I have been a Moodle administrator for the past 5 years. I create, design, and manage courses.

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We get a functional LMS at a minimal cost. It integrates easily with Student Information Systems and allows us to produce high-quality courses at a very minimal cost.

Pros

1. It's open source software.
2. There is a large community of users who add to functionality via plugins and add-ons.
3. It's extremely flexible as well as affordable.

Cons

The basic skins are very plain-jane.
It doesn't pop like some paid LMS options, without some extra involvement in skinning. Sometimes bugs take a little while to be worked out.

Source: Capterra
 

Nick from International American University

May 2017

May 2017

Moodle gets the job done with relative ease.

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This software was in use at my school when I started working here, but it was easy to pick up and essentially master in a short period of time.

Cons

There are occasional recurring issues (i.e. overridden grades sometimes fail to show up in the grade book) that are annoying in their frequency. Also, we've been unable to get the grade book to automatically award zeroes for unsubmitted assignments.

Source: Capterra
 

Igor from Tunstall
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Famous but a bit oldstyle

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One of them most well known Learning Platforms / course management system (CMS)

Running for years, it do what you need, but the look and feel is not the best.

Pros

Useful and easy to use. Everybody on the online courses have used it or at least have heard about it.

Cons

Old style looking and standard.

Source: Capterra
 

Sagar from Computer Software
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Best opensource platform for my college

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I used this application in my college for sharing submitting all my assignments and college study materials from lecturers and friends. This is the best platform for collaborative sharing of study materials.

Pros

This is the best platform for collaborative sharing of study materials. Many features that can be manipulated for custom usage.

Cons

Lots of features that require UI changes for quick learning. Learning the platform itself is bit slow.

Advice to Others

UI for using the application should be researched.

Source: Capterra
 

Josh from First Presbyterian Day School

April 2017

April 2017

Moodle -The Amazing, the agonizing, the almost perfect online resource

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I've been running my classrooms with Moodle for 4 years now. It really is an amazing resource in terns of the organization and ease with which you can easily facilitate and organize an online/hybrid class setting. Most of Moodle's features are quite intuitive, especially the online drop-boxes and organizing units and class materials. Simple drag and drop tools also allow you to work seamlessly with multiple windows open in order to edit the layout of your page or to add files.

The one weakness of moodle is in the area of online assessment and feedback. It's simple enough once you get the hang of things, but it is not easy to explain or teach others to do, even with the help annotations. It's compatible enough with some programs to import an assessment onto it, but all of the tweaking and modifying you have to do is a pain. Once you get everything created correctly and edited, it's not so bad. However, it takes time and experience, with frustration along the way.

Overall, I've used Moodle and other programs as a teacher and student, and Moodle is a small fraction of the price for comparable learning experience. It's been the best program/system I've found in terms of bang for your buck, especially if you're not planning on hosting the data/server.

Pros

Ease of Use and Organization--Drag and drop features and page editing options

Cons

Assessment and feedback

Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Chaplain Training Academy
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Excellent Choice for Instructional Designers!

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As an online instructor, it took me just a few minutes to learn how to use this powerful LMS tool to update and revise an online summer intensive course that another professor had created. As an open-source product, there are tons of free "how-to" videos and documentation available to help guide any instructional designer.

Pros

Easy to use cloud-based platform with all of the tools needed to design and manage online courses. All of my students found it easy to use. It enhanced their online learning experience and saved me hours of time by having all of the course content built into a single LMS platform.

Advice to Others

Check out their DEMO sites today and you will see for yourself why this is a better alternative to other LMS platforms!

Source: Capterra