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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Fernando from Pelissari Gestão e Tecnologia

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2018

    Nice way to share knowledge

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    Moodle helped me to be organized and successful in my studies. In my college IT course (graduation) I used moodle all the way, it helped me with the deadlines, projects, tasks and appointments.

    Pros

    Moodle is a good tool to share trainings, overviews, lessons, courses and many more. It has a good platform to store and maintain contents to support enterprise internal knowledge sharing. A specialist in a specific skill can easily upload documents and create classes by adding people, then, people can see that content, make exercises and ask questions. It can manage tests so you can measure the course participants evolution. There is also a good control over permissions, so the right document just reach the desired person.

    Cons

    Its interface is a little bit confuse when you look for the first time. You can edit and customize it to your liking, but this demands an effort that could be saved if the standard interface was better.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • William from JB Duke Hotel

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    A Student's Companion

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    Pros

    I really enjoyed the tools you can use to communicate with classmates and instructors.

    Cons

    The UI was tough at first to get used to.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Made my first time teaching undergraduates a lot less stressful

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    Moodle is a really useful and dynamic tool (even the free version!) for teaching small groups of people. I don't have experience teaching more than 20 people but I can imagine that it would be even more useful for making quizzes and online exams that you don't have to collect and keep track of physically.

    Pros

    I am a Ph.D. student and as part of my training I am required to teach some smaller undergraduate courses. Our university actually didn't have Moodle but I heard good things about it and convinced them to let me try it out for teaching the class, and I am so happy they let me. Moodle is actually pretty complicated to learn since they have so many built in functions, but once you get the hang of it everything flows so well. I was teaching some biology lab classes and posting articles and videos to have discussions about was so easy. There was even a day that I was sick but ended up still being able to have sort of a class learning about a paper I assigned because of the forum/discussion plugin.

    Cons

    I was not expecting there to be such a huge learning curve and I actually almost didn't get my course ready in time because there were so many different little settings to play with. If you have 0 experience with using Moodle as an Administrator, give yourself a few days to learn!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Alexander from radooga

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Great platform for education

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    I haven't used it for business, but rather for educational purposes, so the main benefit was, as I have said above, the fact that I could spend the commute time to and from work educating myself (and not using the family time as much)

    Pros

    - as a student, I have enjoyed the ability to study wherever I was - due to web interface as well as a mobile app, which allowed me to spend commute time more efficiently than simply sleeping or watching the world outside :)
    - Moodle has a good range of features and the teachers could assign various tests and tasks.
    - Forums have a feature that calculates the number of words you've written. When you have to write a certain number of words per post, it's a convenient feature.

    Cons

    - the only bug that I have found was when our website was changed from HTTP to HTTPS and the app stopped syncing the information (while the old info was available)

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Angie from aliantec

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Moodle allows students' virtual learning

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    Excellent experience, but thinking that it should improve and consider adding more tools and options for students and teachers

    Pros

    This is a platform that allows the educational progress of the students, allows the teachers to create a different way of learning, where they can have access to the classes in a quick way.

    It is well known in universities, is the best known in my case for teachers to send important information, reminders, assignments throughout the semester or quarter, in addition to establish a conversation with certain classmates if necessary.

    I like that it is easy to understand, generally according to each university you can make an enrollment by subject, additional that does not have limitations to enroll in courses, additional something quite good is that it can be accessed in the language of preference of each person.

    It is a quite complete platform, besides being free

    Cons

    One of the negative things is that you only get access to the platform through the internet, that is, you need to have internet, it is also quite uncomfortable to see through the phones, it does not have a responsive design to see it well. unless it is from a computer

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    August 2018

    Extremely easy-to-use customizable CMS for learning

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    It's very simple to setup and use this CMS, you can customize it a lot, and a lot of people have used it at least once, so you probably already know where everyting is!

    Pros

    It's really easy to setup, use nad understand. All the files uploading and messaging systems are really simple, there's nothing complicated about this CMS. You can be a 5th grader, you can be a senior teacher without IT knowledge, Moodle will still be easy to use.

    Cons

    Usually it's not pretty because it's default theme is not pretty. So, if you're setting it up, please change the design to something more appealing. Of course, it's only visual and it doesn't influence user experience much, but I still think it's important.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Lots And Lots Of Nights Spent Submitting Assignments On Moodle

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    Fine as long as my professor had a strong understanding of Moodle.

    Pros

    Moodle is straight forward to use for most students and I have never had any issues with it. It has made submitting assignments much easier.

    Cons

    I've had professors who have really struggled with the software and haven't been able to upload assignments correctly which has resulted in a poor experience for myself as well.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • James from Technology intelligence Agency

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Handy, free option for learning.

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    It’s hard to find something bad to say about this program. After all, you’re getting so many features that other programs charge you to use. However, my experience with the lagging was frustrating, especially since I was on a deadline. If it had been only a little worse, I could have missed the deadline. Granted, while this was annoying, I have to remind myself that it is free to use. Can’t really complain.

    Pros

    Well, first off, it’s free! When price is important, especially for smaller schools and companies, free is always a good thing. The amount of features that Moodle has is one of the things that drew us to it in the first place. It has many features that even pay-to-use programs don’t have. It’s also so easy to use, which makes teaching new people how to use it a breeze. I like how grades can easily be uploaded and viewed. Courses are also very easy to update, with the ability to upload lecture notes, powerpoints, and tests. Very much worth the “cost.”

    Cons

    The program is very basic UI-wise. It could do with a little more flair, user-wise. It would also be handy to customize the pages based on courses. It would also be good to have the program email a person when they receive a message. Otherwise, it could be days before you get a message, depending on how often you log in. Also, even though it is easy to use, it is often laggy. This is frustrating, especially if you’re trying to complete a test or quiz by a certain time.

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  • Joe from American School of Natural Health

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Review of Moodle LMS

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    I use Moodle, but if i had a choice... i probably would have went with something more WordPress-based.

    Pros

    Moodle is well know and well support by a community. Security updates come once a year. Great all around LMS.

    Cons

    Very unflexable. Plugins are infrequently updated. Moodle updates come and plugins have to be remade to match upgrades specs, if ever. Plugin support is at the mercy of the person that made them.

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  • Thien from Nypro, A Jabil Company

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Moodle is a platform used for elearning

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    I used this for Calculus course The professor used this to teach and used this as online learning tool

    Pros

    It is a content management elearning tool
    Webinars
    Online teaching intraction
    classroom content information
    modules

    Cons

    this is not as easy to use at first compared to blackboard

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joselin R. from aliantec

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Moodle is the ideal platform to create personalized learning environments.

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    I have used moodle several times, I think it works well and its tools are incredible.

    Pros

    Moodle makes learning possible from anywhere or any time, its platform is very friendly and easy to use, it also has many useful tools for the learning process. What I like the most is that it allows you to create crusos completely online, because it offers the possibility to organize the activities of the class, upload files, disseminate information, rate and evaluate activities, among others. It is very versatile and useful for the educational field.

    Cons

    What I liked least in my experience, is that although the software is free, it requires hosting, domains and maintenance and that is quite expensive.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kody from Metro Technology Services

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    August 2018

    Useful Educational Tool

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    I would definitely recommend it for universities looking to organize their courses online.

    Pros

    It is a great system to keep track of educational documents through your university and stay updated on your course grades.

    Cons

    The messaging system is sometimes difficult to use to get a hold of other classmates and the grades section can be difficult to find for new users.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Learning from a course I took in college

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    I used Moodle while preparing for my finals and taking classes in Uruguay, if don't mind to use an "old school" learning platform and just have your documents organized this application is for you

    Pros

    Easy to have the subject guide and materials of the classes I was taking in college

    Cons

    The user interface, grades published and notifications were not the best if you want to analyze your weekly progress

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Shelly from Curas, Inc.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Great way to communicate

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    Pros

    Very straightforward and simple to use.

    Cons

    initially did not realize what I was being sent the link for, so clarity of what Moodle is what be could.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    A Good Platform for Distance Learning

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    Moodle is an okay app since my school provides it for free, but if they can upgrade their software that it will not ask you to log in every time that you open the app in your mobile phone, then that'll be better. I hope they can also make the instructional presentations less of a hassle when I open it. You also need to get a great and responsive helpdesk or IT department if you're going to use this app!

    Pros

    Now that I went back to graduate studies (JD), our school has been using Moodle to facilitate distance learning, and follow-throughs especially for us who are full-time students and employees. It is easy to navigate, and the forums for class participants, grades, quizzes, readings, write-ups or essays, and feedback are really helping us out as a class to keep the wonderful learning environment even if we don't see each other every day.

    Moodle also provides notices on my phone whenever a professor designates a task or if there is a forum that I need to join, and this is not offered to the other one that we are using.

    Cons

    It is sometimes pain in the ass because it is not user-friendly. I feel that it doesn't make sense for me to log in every time I open it to my mobile phone. I hope if it is not logged out on my mobile phone, when I open the app, still it is logged in.

    I don't know as well if it is my mobile internet connection, but it takes so much time to lad instructional presentations.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mark from Arup

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    August 2018

    Looks good. Easy to use

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    Pros

    - simple but smooth design
    - holds surveys, presentations and files
    -historical tracking

    Cons

    -sometimes hard to find things. No browse everything options
    -no personal list notes of courses to complete

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Allison from PA Leadership Charter School

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2018

    Moodle - Time to Change Your LMS

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    Pros

    I appreciated how easy it was to embed. I really liked being able to embed content from various sources so I could make my courses look the way I wanted. I would code quite frequently to adjust sizes, places, colors, and more and Moodle made that an easy thing to do.

    Cons

    The overall design of Moodle just seemed outdated. It was not able to display in a way that looked modern. It seems like the interface or layout needed to receive a big overhaul in order to be more in tune with how other learning management systems look. My school switched to Canvas and although it isn't perfect, it is far better improvement than Moodle.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tung from Web Academy programming courses Kiev

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Functional but not very good quality

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    Pros

    Used Moodle as a lecturer and mentor.

    It has many different features to
    manage the students;
    make anonymous surveys with ability to block the materials;
    upload any time of materials;
    track deadlines of hometasks;
    it also provides many insights based on user actions;
    provides who may successfully/not successfully finish the course

    many other useful features

    Cons

    But some of the features are lack in quality. So I would suggest spending more time on keeping high quality of already existing features than building new. Also improve the UX (for example when you upload the file it doesn't show the process anywhere, if the file is large it will be very helpful to see it)

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Moodle has been one of the best tools I have ever implemented in my high school courses!

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    I think I stated most if not all the benefits in the "pro" section. It's a great time saver once courses are set up. I can see the stats on my students' involvement with the various parts of it. I can cut down paper work by having files submitted electronically. I can use rubrics of my own design to quickly grade programming assignments I can mark up PDF submissions on the screen to give feedback. I can moderate discussions and teach students how to speak in a forum setting. I can provide more opportunities for students to think and produce more creatively. I can enjoy creating my own materials!

    Pros

    Moodle allows me to provided a blended learning environment for my students. I use it for AP Statistics, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, and Integrated Math 1. I can post assignment schedules, additional readings, links to off-site materials, etc. just as I did in my web pages in the past. However, it also allows me to assign "lessons" that my students do interactively online, discussion boards where they have to write their thoughts coherently, and assignments where students upload files for me to review and grade.

    It has become an important communication tool for me to use with both students and parents outside school hours. No student can say they forgot their book at school or don't remember the assignment because texts and assignments are online in Moodle. Parents can see what their students are doing in my class academically and not just the grades they receive.

    Moodle has become more important to my teaching than the textbook. All resources can be found in one place and students can interact with the materials, each other, and me in class and outside class.

    We have even implemented a computer lab and device reservation system for teachers in Moodle which has saved our librarians a ton of hours of work each week.

    Cons

    Moodle is not intuitive to the novice. It took some time for me to learn how to use its many features and implement them well. I have been doing this for at least 8 years, but I am still learning more about the system and its capabilities.

    As the server administrator, doing upgrades has always been problematic. I don't think an upgrade has ever gone smoothly. The reason I stick with it is because I haven't found a LMS that can offer me as much as Moodle. Plus, it's free and we can run it in-house.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    It is a evolving software, from the beginning it has some flaws but latest version is very great

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    Pros

    Great features, starting to became easy to use, customer oriented, the platform now give a lot of control, utilities, logs and the educational institutes will continue using it

    Cons

    It was a slow growth but I think it was only at the initial release of the platform. Some of the new functions request was delivery with a little bit of delay

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
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