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.



714 Reviews of Moodle

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4.12 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

I used this platform in college

Pros

I'm familiar with Blackboard so moodle was different for me. I like the layout and the features that are not on "Blackboard"

Cons

the tabs are not as clean as blackboard. We would have to scrool and scrool just to find class content

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

To track course work

Pros

Smooth and easy to keep track of all course work, haven't had many issues with the bugs

Cons

Integration is not handled properly, even though moodle is linked to courses on the registration page, adding or dropping doesn't get reflected immediately, not sure if this is a moodle issue or the course admin issue

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2019

Moodle Review

Using Moodle without any customizations was painful as it lacked the features that other LMS's like Canvas offer. However, using custom Moodle platforms was a joy as they can be customized to your specific instutitonal needs.

Pros

Moodle is a free and open source learning management system that has the capability to compete with top software companies in the market. It allows endless customization and is suitable for any university or college regardless of the size. From the user standpoint, the experience depends on how much your university has customized the software as they need to build upon the base version.

Cons

You MUST have a team of developers that can build upon the base version of Moodle. Without them, you will be left with a very very basic LMS.

January 2019

Hamilton from Frederic Smart

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2019

Good shared learning platform

Very useful platform to complete a 14 month course on.

Pros

Can contain all the information that's needed to run a course - all files, calendar that can be downloaded, blogs and chatting facilities.

Cons

Wouldn't say the platform is totally up-to-date, but it's not bad.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Moodle is great for education field.

Pros

I like the way Moodle works and its easy to help students get onto the platform. Trouble shooting is a breeze- we never need to file a help ticket.

Cons

Occasionally the software acts buggy. It would be nice to know what to tell students who access it to avoid.

January 2019

Tyrone from Natal Property Consultants

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Moodle

As a student, you are able to implement a lot of your courses and work with Moodle, allowing you to do the required work at a higher efficiency than normal simply because you will be receiving input from peers and forums. As a teacher, Moodle allows you to set up a good working environment for your students by getting them involved with each other's work, and allowing them to get more information from the program into their workloads. Overall, Moodle is a great program to have that will improve your work and studies, and for no cost it is a no-brainer.

Pros

Moodle is a great product to use and because Moodle is free, it is made easily accessible for anyone. It's design is created in a way that you can use the program and its features (also to add and create your own features) the way you need to instead of having only a standard feature use.

The activities are endless when it comes to Moodle. Moodle allows you to get information and help from forums, use real-time messaging and create peer-assessment activities. Another feature that I feel a lot of other programs overlook is language support, which Moodle on the other hand have taken into consideration with their exceptional language support.

Cons

Setup can be a bit difficult at times, especially if you are new to using the program, and the user interface is not as appealing as many other paid programs.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Open Source solution for educational platforms

Pros

Moodle is easy to use and is open-source, and has a wide array of functionalities. Personally, it's been used in a university setting, making publication of class schedules and materials easy and painless. There are multiple options where you can set up quizzes, polls, message boards, etc., and it's very user friendly. Everything is cloud-based, minimizing the potential for loss of data and documents, and you can set up multiple users. Many universities seem to be trending towards this software due to its ease of use, positive user reviews, and cost-effectiveness. You can easily manage educational platforms for hundreds if not thousands of users, and you can see the statistical benefit easily. Educators can develop dynamic and personalized course material easily and get immediate feedback. This seems to be the solution for many universities in this technology-driven age.

Cons

The setup can be very administrator-dependent, so it may look unappealing if less effort is put into it.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Good for Education Purpose

Pros

Moodle is good for boostrapping an intranet software for education purpose.

Cons

It's tough to customize and change the basic features.

January 2019

David from Aboitiz Group of Companies

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Full-featured LMS

Pros

Moodle belongs to my top 2 LMS of choice. This is open source and the other is not. It has all the bells and whistles that you can dream of for an LMS for any sized educational institution.

Again, being open source, the code is dynamic and keeps evolving and improving over time. You may access and use moodle anywhere, anytime via a web portal or an app (smartphone or tablet). It touts itself to be secure and indeed we've yet to experience any breaches. And there's a ton of documentation and sucessful use case stories available online.

Cons

It may take some time to on-board your faculty and students to use this service. But there are many resources (docs and videos) online via the active community of Moodle users/moderators.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Moodle is a very powerful LMS but its complexity might be too much

It's been useful and it delivers what we and our customer need but it's been a very complex implementation. Content creation and publication is the easiest part of it all.

Pros

We had a customer requirement to provide an LMS as a complement for our cybersecurity services, mostly for implementing the awareness program. Moodle allows us to do it without adding licensing cost to our project. Being a very specific project, the setup of the education content has been very simple. The mobile app is also a very useful complement which is very appreciated by the customer.

Cons

It's been a long journey for setting up the appearance of the GUI, customizing it to the very specific requirement need us to remove a lot of the native and default content, which wasn't easy. Same thing happened with the required role customization. We purchased some online courses on Moodle management and authoring and those helped us a lot, nevertheless the process was complex. Default setup results on tons of vulnerabilities detected by standard analyzing tools, and remediation affects ease of usage in some very disrupting ways, so you have to choose between risk avoidance and ease of use.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2019

Virtual Aula, with some limitations

Pros

I'm preparing a virtual aula for my students, and after looking for a while for different options, I decided to use Moodle, The main reason is that it offers almost everything that I need for my classes while its use is totally free. You can create multiple kinds of accounts for different purposes, such as the administrator role, teacher role or student role. Each of them can only access a limited number of options.
Also, the variety of activities that can be included are more than enough to cover all the needs your students may have: from filling gaps to sending their own writings. Each student is given a personal account where they can keep record of their progress and contact their teacher privately.

Cons

What I like less about it is that it is not intuitive at all, you will need to either hire a professional or dedicate long hours to figure out how it works. On the positive side, it is a very popular software, and therefore you will find a lot of tutorials and help online. You cannot rely a lot on its official customer service as they seem to have a lot of users it is not very easy to contact them.

January 2019

Cesar from Universidad Nacional Experimental Politécnica 'Antonio José de Sucre'

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

With Moodle, learning processes for students are automated

I worked with Moodle in my current company Ex-Cle SA since we had to prepare many operators in a theoretical and practical way for the day in which they had to offer support to the operators in the field who handled the voting machines, and with the platform of Moodle learning was optimized the work to present the courses to the operators, so that at the end of each day they were evaluated by quizes or proof that the same platform allows to use this option, I as administrator I am responsible for uploading the users for the students use the platform, the theoretical part of the courses previously structured in excel, in addition to the respective tests or quizzes.

Pros

What I highlight most about Moodle is that it is structured in a way that is simple and practical to build a learning platform, in which students have access to all the necessary content for their learning, from lessons or modules to Quiz or Tests for test the acquired knowledge, so that the platform is already programmed so that teachers or administrators of the site administer it as they see fit, without so much complications

Cons

Moodle may be complicated in a principle of driving because your options are not entirely clear, but as soon as you take the necessary practice, it will be easier for you to manage it. For the rest I consider it a quite complete and very useful learning platform

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Platform for e-learning

Pros

I like most that it allows easy way to send files and learning online.

Cons

I like least the design of this platform and it has frequently login error. To platform allows to send onlu small size files.

January 2019

Mike from Mastering facility

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

good learning software

Pros

I used moodle in school. Some people like the teacher book option. I like the online learning well at least for some stuff. Moodle was all over online learning an I used it a lot. It was very well put out. though it was up to the teacher as to what they used. So that is sort of one them.

Cons

There is pretty much no tech support. If this is not working on your computer you are sort of out of luck.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Flexible and easy to use

Pros

Moodle is extremely easy to use for both students and teaching staff, and offers a way for those without experience in web development to create learning environments for their students.

Cons

The interface can be clunky at times, and without a custom theme some interfaces looked outdated.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Flexible for designers, teachers and students

Pros

As an online learning designer, Moodle is a fantastic tool because it integrates multiple options for learning and collaboration between both on and off campus students. It is incredibly flexible with a plethora of both simple and advanced features which can be integrated at a teacher’s preference, and the entire teaching experience can be run through the system. It’s agile enough to integrate with multiple external software systems so is less restrictive than some LMS systems.
The interface can be configured to suit individual institutions or teaching and allows a teacher to monitor all activity.
As a course designer, Moodle Analytics are extremely valuable because I can see exactly what parts of the course are being accessed, how often, and if they are being completed. This allows me to know if individual components of the course are beneficial to learning or if it needs changing or replacing, without the risk of violating student or institution privacy.
When working for an institution that is a Moodle partner, I like the opportunity to help shape Moodle’s future by offering submissions direct to the designers.

Cons

Whenever updates for Moodle are released (six monthly) there are always some problems with existing content, especially with non-standard features that have been designed exclusively for a course or institution. Sometimes they are not immediately evident and can cause issues during the teaching period.
Moodle is a very large, powerful system, so it can take considerable time to understand it well enough to be confident designing and teaching courses. Also, if support staff are not on hand it can be difficult to resolve issues or find ways to integrate special requests from teachers.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Used at the Community College and High School

Pros

It is a relatively easy program to use for partner, faculty, and students to keep updated on projects and grades.

Cons

I personally have little to no issues with this program.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

A strong LMS with rich features but a dated facade

I have used Moodle as an instructor for a five week long course, and I have also been actively participating in a few professional development courses that utilized Moodle. It's definitely a key player in the LMS world.

Pros

I love the powerful integration and course building offered by this software. I can create courses with videos, forums, and submission boxes that scale on multiple devices and work in just about any browser. It's rich and still usable today.

Cons

The main drawback to this software is the appearance. The software clearly looks dated when compared to rivals, and newer users or instructors may be overwhelmed by the design. There are clear support materials available; however, it definitely has a learning curve.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Not my first choice

Pros

Moodle is useful in the academic area. Teachers can post their contents and the students can have access to them.

Cons

It is difficult to understand to teachers and students. I don't recommend it to post media content

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Good as a Learner. A Bit Buggy As a Trainer

This is a software that does what it's expected to do. It's a portal to manage learning. It has good history and community online with great experience.

Pros

There are a lot of resources to help you if you ever run into a snag. There is also a large community that has been using the product for a long time. It's intuitive to figure out as a learner using the platform, however when I was training using the program, I ran into a few problems that weren't so easily solved.

Cons

If you aren't comfortable with IT this may not be the software for you. You might want to go with a SaaS to host your Learning Management System.