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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Bhavana from Leoforce
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Good for Schools

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Fast but needs some improvement in design

Pros

Easy maintenance, wide number of features. Teachers/Professors can upload all their lectures and other material in one place. Grade can just be uploaded using a csv file. Easy to use for students as well to view their grades and check progress in courses.

Cons

Some non-tech savvy teachers might find it difficult to operate as it involves multiple steps just to upload grades. Learning curve is very steep. UI is not very user friendly as well, need multiple iterations to know what is where.

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Kyle from Automotive
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Good Online Learning Platform

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I had the privilege of using Moodle while a student at a small university seeking to expand its online presence. The software was suited to my learning environment as it provided everything I needed in one place and had a good flow of information.

Cons

I did not purchase the product, so I can't speak to the value in relationships to ROI, but I can say that it felt very no-frills. This may be by design, but there are other tools I've used that felt like they provided a richer UI.

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JASVIN from UNLV, NEVADA MS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

excellent learning management software for educational institutes

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A robust learning management software, which has brought education outside the classroom successfully and working continuously towards making it better and improvised. It is free, open-source and worldwide accredited, and community supported.

Pros

free and easy-to -use and plug-ins allow to jump from one function to another. Online classroom learning, and teaching experiences in an effective way. On top of that robust open-source learning platform, accepted worldwide.

Cons

before implementation, and to avoid common problems, it is a good idea to keep up with standard install. Customizing it may certainly created unexpected error such as installation issues, setup error, not good hosting choices.

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Thakshika from University of jafna
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Best software for education

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This is my favorite software which we can use for free. We can create quizzes share slides with this software. This open source software plays a big role in my life.

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One thing i want to mention here is user interface. User interface is very very basic. They should develop some cool UI for this software.

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Deb from Bluffton university
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Moodle is cost effective

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Moodle has been a great value add for our institution. It came down to the product that the faculty wanted to use.

Cons

It is self supported, so sometimes you have to wait for things to get fixed. Other than that, I don't have any complaints.

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Valentina from Ciexpro
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Moodle LMS

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Pros

1. It is free, so thats a very big pro. 2. they have most of the options that the other LMS platforms handle.

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1. It is one of the worst visual Platforms in the market. 2. You can´t communicate with the students easily, is it preferable have a different chat in parallel

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Tharsanan from University of moratuwa
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Best learning management system I ever used

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I m using this software for 2 years it is very useful software everyone who need online learning environment should try this software.

Pros

Unlimited users is one of the best of this software. We can access Moodle lms for free. Has many configurable features that allow us to create a unique learning environment. Moodle LMS is open sourced and free of cost.

Cons

One and only problem I see is very basic user interface. User interface is not very user friendly. With better UI Moodle can become much better software.

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Jen from Quantum Business Solutions, LLC
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Moodle - Not Easy to Use and Costly to Keep Up

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Nice software. Does what it is supposed to do, but even though it's open source, upkeep is costly.

Pros

Excellent Education/Class Manager
Nice Interface to use
Easy for the User to sign up for classes
Skins nicely to match your site

Cons

Very costly to update and do maintenance
Interface for upgrades is not very good and you must have a Moodle expert to do this. Typically, a Moodle expert costs quite a bit of money to hire

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Justin from Lancaster Bible College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Moodle

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Pros

As an open-sourced product, Moodle offers a wide range of features and opportunities to customize to your particular context. Mobile friendly options allow for a modern e-learning experience. Moodle also boasts an extensive range of robust tools for online learning, including integrations with a number of third party tools.

Cons

Although many features are on offer, complexity of use remains significant. As a result, faculty at my institution largely kept Moodle at arm's length, only using it minimally for hosting syllabi. Instructor presence in online courses remained low while with Moodle, due again to complexity of interactions and use. Moodle continues to reflect online learning which most closely resembles correspondence courses rather than acting as a platform for social learning.

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Michael from Neurospine LLC
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Open source remote learning management software

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You can access course instructions and documents from any computer with an active internet connection.

Cons

A little confusing at first to learn the layout of the system. Not very intuitive to navigate between pages.

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Reavey from Global Kids, Inc.
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

long-time user of moodle

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This product is more customizable than people may think! Definitely a highly useful platform for youth and educators alike!

Cons

Could use some redesign to make the software more easily customizable for the students using the site.

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Damaris from ABBA chemical Supply
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Literally .. it's like a tailored suit

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has a proven methodology for collaborative learning, is very adaptable to different types of teaching, offers good tracking characteristics

Cons

Complicated communication between teacher and student, you depend on other tools. The installation can be quite difficult and support can become a nightmare when you self-administer.

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Felix from corporación Estelio
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Strong rival of commercial software, the most efficient alternative for community institutes

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The ease of the interaction of the participants with the tool and the content makes the difference, very flexible to include any type of content ..

Cons

The design of the programs must be well designed, otherwise the process in the tool becomes mechanical and tends to bore the participant. the development in PHP, makes the configuration of the server more detailed to make it effective. There are vulnerabilities in terms of security

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Lite from NC State
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

April 2018

April 2018

Moodle Review

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Simple interface with ease of access. Layout it simple for teachers and students to navigate through.

Cons

Website occasionally crashes, causing issues with deadlines. Delay in getting rid of the message notification. Once a message has been opened, the message notification is still present.

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Connie from North Carolina State University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Moodle for education

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This software is great as a platform for student and teachers to interact. Many schools use this current software

Cons

This product can sometimes be glitchy and can be under maintenance during the weekends. Some students have reported having issues with weak wifi.

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Mayling from Ciexpro
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Moodle

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Pros

It's the most known platform on my country so a lot of learners are familiar with the use of moodle platforms, so it's easy for they to access to it.

Cons

It's a little to plain on features for you to customize the applications you need for an specific kind of instructional design.

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Robin from Infobahn Softworld
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Delivering course content impeccably

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Pros

It allows different formats of course content to be uploaded on the system whether it is a classroom based or a web based to the cloud.

Cons

System should be always connected to the internet, if the connectivity is lost then the date cannot be uploaded for offline to online storage.

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Sarah from Infobahn Softworld
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Open Source Managed System for Instructors

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Pros

This system accepts different formats of content. they provide both classroom based and web based courses.

Cons

It acts troublesome when it is accessed just for the purpose of quiz or a test, as the website occassionally closes automatically.

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VALBONA from SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

One of the worse products in the market

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Cons

Not user-friendly. you cannot integrate the publisher's website/materials. Gradebook is a nightmare. You are better off with pen & paper than using Moodle.

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Maziar from CourseNetworking
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Moodle is not actually free

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Pros

Free core product
Easy to install
No need to payment
Easily expandable with knowledge of PHP and MySQL
Open Community for getting help
Cheap but good developers from India and China
Very lightweight

Cons

Old front-end
Not many useful features out of the box (In order to seriously being used such as SIS integration, etc.)
UX is not as clean as user-friendly as Canvas and other alternatives
Old front-end will not let front-end developers to bring modern front-end technologies to the scene

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June 2018

June 2018

Adequate

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Moodle is a convenient platform for students and teachers to touch base and stay organized. It serves its primary purpose adequately.

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Moodle is not without its bugs and glitches. Slow uploads, broken links and the like are not frequent but they do occur.

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June 2018

June 2018

Best in its class

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This product is free to download to use. Major universities and institutions leverage off the power of Moodle. We personally love how we're able to distribute learning content to students through a simple to use interface and track submissions and grading.

Cons

The setup can be tricky and requires a bit of work, unless you pay for a hosted service. However it isn't too hard.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Peter from A-B Tech

June 2018

June 2018

Better than Blackboard (now that I'm used to it!)

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My favorite part of Moodle is being able to drag and drop documents directly into different modules. As a writing instructor with lots of documents to upload, this function makes my job much easier.

Cons

Certain aspects of Moodle are cumbersome. Sometimes, it takes a while to figure out how to perform a fairly simple function. This is especially true of the grade book, which I always dread having to set up.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Danielle from Luther College

June 2018

June 2018

I used Moodle as a student to keep on top of assignments

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I really like that Moodle was an easy to use software program where I could communicate with my teachers and stay on top of my assignments in school.

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The only con I have about Moodle is that sometimes things would take a while to load, but I really do not have any complaints. Moodle helped me to see all of my assignment in one place.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Most popular LMS platform

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It make my task easier, setup a topic, assessment and do exam. It can be established online and offline. Very very amazing and helpful

Pros

Moodle comes with useful features, easy to use and industry-standard come at zero price. Internal assessment/exam also helpful

Cons

Rarely it has some performance drop, sometimes it has slow run on Mozilla Firefox. Hope it can be fixed in the future. But it just a small bugs

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Easy to use, but requires a lot of clicking around to achieve tasks

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I like that Moodle makes content management simple enough that a first time user can pick it up quickly. Also like that it is very customizable.

Cons

There are so many clicks involved when making quizzes and exams. Having to go back and forth between the same pages is really not ideal.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Had more problems than expected

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A lot of schools use Moodle which is really great for our business but when we tried to integrate a course within Moodle--- it was a disaster.

Cons

Had a lot of problems with integrated our course with Moodle. Customer Service is also really hard to get ahold of.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alicia from Christ's Church of Oronogo

June 2018

June 2018

Moodle never seemed to be working properly.

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The idea of Moodle is great. Having classes organized online is a necessity, but Moodle does not achieve this well.

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Moodle never seemed to be working. Professors and students alike were constantly frustrated at the lack of efficiency and usefulness.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Blanca from Cal State LA

June 2018

June 2018

Primary use for communication in college

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Survived college

Pros

I liked that all your classes and assignments were submitted in one place. You also can view grades and grade reports so you can do better if you fail a project or assignment.

Cons

Professors don't like using the email because its not easy enough (or I heard from former professors). Too many updates/fixes on SUNDAYS!

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

The first version of my elearning business was based on Moodle.

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Moodle is a very complete piece of software with plugins to do pretty much everything you want. If you have a school, this is the software that you need.

Cons

In many cases, the students had problem to navigate the platform, understand how to access the training material, take the quizzes and interact with the other students. Often, I had to spend more time teaching the students how to use the platform than how to do what I was teaching.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Used by my pupils in secondary school

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We use the web based version of Moodle on our macs in a secondary school environment, the children find it makes accessing and working on their files easy.

Cons

No issues, software works well on the mac, don't know if there is a mobile version for either ipad or iphone, apologies if there is!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kabiru from FlexiSAF Edusoft Limited
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Moodle becomes a great tool for me to accessing Trainees

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enjoy the free package that contains all functionalities for LMS

Pros

The best thing I like about Moodle is their user friendly experience that makes me up and get started so easily free.

Cons

whenever their is pros a con(s) most always be available. while it's pros gain 99% from me the only 1% con is the use of ad their free package

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Baseline functionality

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I get to enter grades for students, but I do not like to use it for much else.

Pros

I like the ability to add an image to a course page, and I like way I am able to organize the gradebook for the students.

Cons

I have taught at several other institutions, and Moodle seems the least robust of those I have encountered. If you are looking for an affordable option that has basic functionality, this will hit the mark. However, beyond that, there is not much customization. There is not much personalization, either, and the layout seems ancient compared to newer techniques available.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Martin from Loparex
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Great Program

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It allows for great training through a virtual space. There are many different teaching tools that b=can be used. once a class is set up it can be reused time after time.

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I like that it is open source. There is a great support community. I enjoy the fact that if I NEED ANY HELP THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF YouTube videos on Moodle also you can take Udemy classes to learn almost any aspect of Moodle

Cons

no commercial support. It would nice to be able to pick up the phone and call support to have them fix an issue or to update the program.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bexy from Inversiones SYS

June 2018

June 2018

The best way to study from multiple places

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This app brings you the opportunity to create and attend to classes and study no matter way you are, you can customize the app in the way you want adding files, videos, topics and and all the schemes you need for your classes, and you can be and student and a teacher at the same time, this app is wonderful.

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I do not have any complain about this app, this is just the best plataform to teach and to learn, the best thing is that you can customize in the way you want to make your classes better to your students.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Elise from mmode

June 2018

June 2018

A clear and simple platform for online courses.

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I can follow my online courses easily and at all times.

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The modules and files are clearly separated to see one thing at a time. As a student I am confident to find everything my teacher intends me to find.

Cons

The colors of the platform at not that attractive to the eye and the mobile app is very bland. A new look could upscale the whole program.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jhampiert from Instituto Universitario de Gerencia y Tecnología (IUGT)
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

I use it as a fundamental tool to teach academic courses in the area of technology and business

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What I like most about Moodle is that it is, first of all, very useful to assemble the information, secondly it is an open source, in a third place that allows improving the quality of education in the university where I work as teacher

Cons

At the level of online undergraduate courses, you can limit direct student-teacher relations, which is so important from the training point of view

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Open source LMS which is customizable but underutilized by our users

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All the requirements of a LMS (grades, assignments, file distribution, discussion, announcements) are available.

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Documentation is not helpful and hand holding during onboard is limited most users are not utilizing all the features and adoption is inconsistent, resulting in a fragmented experience for students.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from ERM Education

June 2018

June 2018

Great Source for e-learning

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Easy to set up on both the student and instructor side. I really like the functionality and its readiness of use.

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Sometimes it's hard to navigate amid all of the numerous courses within the platform. Perhaps an easier process or more accessible training for instructors would be good.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Harpaul from Paxcom India Pvt Ltd
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Ready to Use LMS

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If you want to start an e-learning website, then moodle is the tool you need. Great features, very simple and easy to manage.

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A bit outdated in terms of technologies. support is not good enough and sometimes you stuck at a point with no way out.

Review Source: Capterra