Open edX Software

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About Open edX


OpenEdX is a cloud-based, open-source learning management solution offered by edX. The solution is used by small and midsize businesses to host open online courses and training modules.

The solution allows users to create the course structure and upload content including videos. Managers can organize course schedules, define grading rules and publish courses in parts. A course launch checklist is available as well. Student notes allow learners to highlight texts, and they can track their course progress. Custom certificates and digital badges can be designed.

The solution offers an instructor dashboard with options to generate reports and follow course updates. Its insights tool provides an overview of learner demographics, behavior and performance. Weekly and daily logs of event data can be downloaded. Native iOS and Android apps are available.

Support is provided via an online ticketing system and knowledge base.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

56 Reviews of Open edX

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Overall

4.88 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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January 2018

Cesar A from Gobierno del Distrito Capital

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2018

The best MOOC site in the web

With EDX I learn a lot about project management, economy and sustainable development. The courses offers had show me how are working some organization to have a better world, using alternative energies and saving a lot of money and resources with it, besides the project management courses had help to organize my own schedule and to begin a new business.

Pros

EDX offers a big range of courses and specializations to improve your knowledge or your academy grade, the quantity of courses offers by EDX are virtually endless and the emcompass a big amount of fields like: project management, development, economy, history, grammar, languages, economy, geography, and so many other that can be so useful for students, academics or general public to learn about an specific topi. EDX offer certificates to check the grade of the course or courses that you do, with this certificate you can improve your resume and demonstrate to the people all that you have learn, even in digital ways this can be possible, because the certificate bring a link to check their authenticated.

Cons

Since a couple of years EDX does not offer so many free certificates, and this can be a big limation for peoples who has not the money to pay. I think that EDX must offer the opportinity to have in every course that they offer a free certified, this can be a great opportunity for people of poors contries to improve their knowledge and abilities and to show it to the others.

January 2019

Carol from ashworth college

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

Best LMS interface...

Awesome! I love this platform. The experience is enriching and dynamic.

Pros

Awesome features... I use less dynamic LMS platforms and this one is one of the most engaging. It feels like a real classroom; students can engage in real time as long as they follow syllabi. If you fall behind you can reset your dates and your grades are rolled over from the previous date. I've used the live video conferencing feature which adds to real-life interaction. The discussion boards and forums are aesthetically pleasing. You can download the app and the features are equally good. You can audit the course.

Cons

You have to pay for credit, though it is not expensive.

December 2018

Tohibullah from Gen-Ct Support

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

Storehouse of knowledge through online courses from the best faculties and mentors

Preferred online destination to learn from the best faculties and mentors.

Pros

Their courses cover almost all the fields starting from languages to technology, religion to crafts. They are one of the best online education service providers giving an option to audit most of their courses for free. The other option is to pursue a verified certificate by paying a fee. It is a win-win for all. Those who are affluent, paying a fee can be like paying a donation! The other advantage of going for a paid certificate is the motivation to learn when you get something by paying your hard earned income instead of free. Not to say, the recognition of a paid certificate by edx also makes your CV/profile appear more professional.

Cons

Despite all the hypes towards video, I still prefer learning the traditional way in a book format, which can be ebook (pdf) in today's digital age. I find their way of organizing learning materials confusing and rather obstructing.

February 2018

Victor from Ministerio Poder Popular para Hábitat y Vivienda

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

Edx thousands of courses for all people, the knowledge available to everyone

EdX is a platform that allows you to access endless sources of knowledge and experience. the access to this knowledge is made through tools designed by the best universities in the world and with the different levels of access, it is presented as a great opportunity for all people

Pros

The platform gives you an extraordinary search engine that fits the requirements of all. thousands of universities offer tested and guaranteed courses to acquire knowledge in any area you want, from robotics, languages, culture, history, project management, smart cities, big data, are a sample of what you can get in EdX.
You handle learning process at your own pace, with the option of personalized or general certificates.
EdX is an excellent option for self-taught knowledgeable people, allows advance in areas of knowledge through the development of courses designed as programs. offer courses in multiple languages and even the techniques to learn these languages
The management of time in the courses is well defined, this allows users to organize their agendas and can participate in several courses simultaneously. the knowledge programs are carried out through timelines.
the level of difficulty, hours of dedication and connection with other courses are indicated in each course

Cons

The time the certificates are sent depends on the university responsible for the course and it may take a few months for them to be sent to you.

March 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

An Online Learning Platform above the Rest

It has helped improve me both individually and professionally. I have taken a few personal growth courses on the OpenEdx platform as well as some necessary professional proficiency courses on the platform. It is really brilliant

Pros

OpenEdx offers a vast array of courses, relevant for individual, team and company growth. The OpenEdx LMS is really flexible and fun to use. It offers a collaborative environment for tutors and learners to interact. Although virtual, the collaborativeness of it makes it appear more physical than not. It is really nice

Cons

Almost all the courses on offer are not free. That is a major challenge. The cost of getting certified sometimes can be quite exorbitant. All in all, though, it is really nice

February 2018

Jonathan from Aloglobal Technologies

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

It is an excellent platform, with material of high academic content, very updated with the latest tr

I have done several courses that are on the platform, which have given a value in my career, I have applied several study techniques that have increased my learning ability.

Pros

What I like most is that you can do the courses as a completely free auditor, this is supported by many universities, you have many videos that make the courses easier and they are in several languages.

Cons

I would like the evaluations to be more interactive with videos and dynamic exercises, that in the courses have laboratories totake virtual practices.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

The go to platform for free and quality online courses.

Pros

It's almost the only platform that offers a huge amount of courses in all sorts of fields and topics and for FREE !!

It doesn't just have a gigantic library of courses in almost every topic you can think of but also a lot of these courses are from reputable universities and institutions like MIT, Harvard, NYU .. etc.

You'll also find multiple courses on important topics like English writting or programming so that you can choose the course you prefer according to the duration, the provider, the content and many other variances.

Cons

It doesn't offer certificates for free you must pay for the courses to have the certificate.

A lot of courses have a really high price but compared to other platforms it can be affordable especially that other platforms rarely give you the opportunity to have the course for free even without the certificate.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

LMS for masses

Pros

- open-sourced. you're not bound by any license fees, so you can deliver to unlimited number of students

- easy to customize. the quality is high, so it's easy adding new features in order to innovate

- feature-rich (it has everything you would expect from modern LMS)

- modern UI, mobile-ready

Cons

- initial installation requires some experience

- analytics is not a part of the initial package and requires additional installation

September 2018

Ann M. from BVK

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2018

Easiest way to take online classes

I have taken both for credit classes and non credit classes online with OpenEdX. In every case, the experience was enjoyable (even when the subject matter wasn't or was challenging). As noted, take the time up front to get familiar with the application including the various formats of support materials and where to navigate to. I don't hesitate to take a class online with OpenEdX because I know the access and navigation will not be stressful. I have found other education platforms via local universities to be much more challenging and require more support. Thank you for having such a nice way to further my education

Pros

It is easy to access and navigate to and within from anywhere. This makes taking classes online enjoyable and a valuable.

Cons

Each class can be set up a bit differently, so when you start a class you do need to take the time to get acquainted with the class, files, and support formats including video and audio

September 2018

pratibha from AIESEC

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2018

Excellent software for open source learning

Overall, the software is the best for open learning with flexible pricing options. It is easily accessible to all and has learning options for all the subjects and technology.

Pros

EdX is one the best software for learning anything and everything in the most convenient, simple and accessible way. There are various courses available in all the fields known, which cater to the needs of modern education as a whole. The video lectures are clear and have subtitles along in different languages which make it accessible to all. There are various features like drag and drop, enrolling in various courses at the same time and also pricing and certification options as per the students needs.

Cons

There are some self paced course which have different soft wares used to which links are not easily available and hence there should be proper guidance for this. Personalized chat sessions with the mentor should also be available,making the interaction easier.

July 2018

Karamveer from Kaivalya Education Foundation

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

I am learning from edx since last 5 years and i have wonderful experience of using it.

I have learnt from various courses from foreign universities. Wonderful and very informative content.

Pros

1. We can explore new courses as per need
2. We can add subtitle of videos
3. It's very easy to use on web

Cons

1. Edx app 's user interface can be modified to make user experience better.
2. It can be multilingual (Hindi,Gujarati etc.)
3. Offline access of content can be added in app
4. Can add option to share the course

December 2018

Debjit from Alpana Web Solutions

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

One of the best LMS system currently available.

I love the simplicity for teachers and learners. It is so much better then it's other alternative that I am surprised how well edx performs with only 512mb of ram.

Pros

OpenEdX is the one of the best system that currently available on the market. I love because it is free of charge and supported by an active community . There are thousands of user who is using its online web service which shows what OpenEdX is capable of doing.
Using it is far more easy as it have every deployment option available. Just donload the ISO and run it and it is that easy to start. The bothe LMS and studio is user friendly as I have already used them at their web version and it is simple.
I am just blown away that thousand of cources and millions of people are taking those courses using this platform. The opensource nature helps this to get update and pathces as they occors. I have seen less bugs for this perticuler software as it is just so smooth.

Cons

The only time when I strarted in live VPS enviornment and install it using git it cant install all the dependencys and I have to install it from VM image.

February 2018

Raquel