Who Uses This Software?

Schools Universities Non-profit organisations Enterprise organisations VET sector


Average Ratings

190 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Moodle
  • www.moodle.com/
  • Founded 2002
  • Australia

About Moodle

Moodle is a free online learning management system, providing educators around the world with an open source solution for e-learning that is scalable, customisable and secure with the largest selection of activities available. Moodle is supported by an active network of certified Moodle Partners to assist with support and an active community of developers, users and supporters. For the latest version and features, visit Moodle at http://docs.moodle.org/en/Features


Moodle Features

  • Academic / Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Mobile Learning
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing

Moodle Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I built the server, installed the software and moodle runs flawless for many years.

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
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Pros: When installed on a good server and once it is setup, then leave it alone and it will run flawless. I update moodle every 6 months for security and feature improvements. It has not ever crashed on me. You have to follow the installation instructions exactly. Always create backups.

I use supermicro motherboards with xeon processors and lots of ram. We have a little over 200 college students and they like using it.

Some teachers say that Blackboard might have a few more features. Moodle is free and can do anthing we want.

The only extra apps we install in moodle is the attendance and collapsed topics. No problems with these.

We mainly use the default settings on the server install and also on moodle. We use one of the skins that come with it.

We have one person that creates the classes each semester and helps the teachers if they need it.

Once your classes are setup, you can copy them over for the next semester.

Cons: None that we have.

Basically stick with the basic setup. Do as little experimenting as possible with different addons. Then just let it run.

Ours only goes down when I install updates or a large power outtage.

Overall: Its Free, powerful and user friendly. It constantly get updates and improvements.

There are basically no features, and the user has to know exactly where to go to get to most things.

Nov 07, 2017
1/5
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2 / 5
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
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Pros: I can't think of anything to be honest. I suppose it's an ok software for schools to use if they don't have the resources for anything else and this is available for free?

Cons: I dislike the fact that there's no customer service available, that there are less features than a google team drive even, that it's extremely hard to use for my professors apparently meaning that they don't post assignments on there so I don't know what I'm supposed to do. Basically, my school has it and the only thing that it's used for is to separate the syllabi of different courses I'm taking into different sections. You could do that with google drive.

Our school uses Moodle for our students. It is great and a huge upgrade to our previous platform

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is an excellent platform for schools and universities. We switched recently and it is a big upgrade. Our students can use the platform much easier without needing help on where to find things or upload information.

Cons: At times design could be better. It is straightforward but may be limited in visuals, graphics, or connecting with flash. But overall strong.

Overall: Our school runs on Moodle and is essential to our school.

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Moodle had a ton of features, but wasn't the most user friendly.

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has a ton of options to use and help incorporate into your classroom. I love being able to setup checklists that students can use to track themselves, but I also am able to see where they mark themselves.

Cons: I feel like they have a ton of features, but accessing them and using them is difficult. I think I'm pretty tech savvy but have to do quite a bit of research to figure out how to use a new feature on Moodle.

Free and many features but complex and difficult

Oct 26, 2017
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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2 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The software is free to use, relatively easy to install and has an enormous amount of possibilities.

Cons: It is too difficult and complex to use. Troubleshooting is difficult because of the many options. Support is entirely depending on a forum and the times we needed help none was given, so getting help is also a matter of luck. Which is problematic because the software is very complex.

A bit glitchy for our needs

Oct 13, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use this software to manage our online school database. Allows us to easily add entries for specific students to track town changes, withdrawals, etc.

Cons: Doesn't interface well with our other student software, such as Genius & Salesforce. Seems cumbersome for our Tech Dept to update reports - however this could be due to the other software as well.

Low cost LMS

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Low cost LMS (free, except the setup, hosting and maintenance costs) and has pretty much everything what LMS should have.

Cons: The user interface doesn´t look very nice. We have tried various templates, but none of them was nice and user friendly.

Great free LMS software that has a lot of functionality

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: It is free to use but it has many features that are very useful. The installation is easy and it can be customized very well.

Cons: Moodle is quite difficult to learn and the problem is that there is no real support. You are dependent on a forum and if you have a problem it depends on who is willing and able to help you. We had some issues that were not solved because of this.

Overall: We use it to provide e-learning to our students. So it is very useful to track progress, provide access to modules, etc.

Moodle is the best free LMS that I know of.

Oct 08, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: You can manage an entire academic program using Moodle. Also, t is easy to learn from both the administrator and user perspectives.

Cons: It gets tings done but it does not have as many features as some of the other LMSs. Like you cannot email announcements etc.... Also, the software does not seem to be the most up to date with new features.

Overall: Free

free LMS and easy to use

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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1 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: Do your research to see if this will work for you.

Pros: So the great thing about moodle is that it's fully customizable, it's open source so you can do anything you need to do with it. Out of the box it's ready to rock provided that you have content to add as it doesn't have any of it's own. But the greatest thing about moodle is that if you have a team of developers or even one really good instructional designer you don't have to spend any additional funds in order to get this going.

Cons: Because it's open source the support lacks, so unless you have an IT guy or a developer you may struggle with getting this off the ground but it's a great solution if you have issues with financials.

I use this through my online graduate course

Oct 04, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: this program is very straight forward and easily to learn. The newest update has improved navigation tremendously.

Cons: Does not work well with internet explorer. Each year I have to reset my shortcut as a new academic year changes the link.

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

Sep 12, 2017
3/5
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2 / 5
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3 / 5
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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.

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

Feature rich sturdy LMS!

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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

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

Great if you have a decent IT department

Sep 05, 2017
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
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4 / 5
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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.

This is the worst product created by humans.

Aug 31, 2017
1/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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!

eLearning developerr, and tested and benchmarked several products.

Aug 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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

Overall: 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.

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

Aug 23, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

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

Aug 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

Overall: I received immense educational learning experiences through this software.

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

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

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

Moodle has been a great resource for my company!

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: 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.

excellent

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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

Overall: Offline teaching and learning

Very customizable - technical expertise is needed

Jul 14, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

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

Jun 20, 2017
2/5
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

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

overall use experience

Jun 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Very good learning platform

Jun 16, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

I am a Professor Blended Learning

Jun 12, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

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

Jun 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Moodle helping e-learning

Jun 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Very good LMS system. Open source. Widely used

Jun 09, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Great for educational purposes

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

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

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Moodle gets the job done with relative ease.

May 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

our company experience with MOODLE

Apr 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Famous but a bit oldstyle

Apr 21, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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2 / 5
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3 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Best opensource platform for my college

Apr 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: UI for using the application should be researched.

Excellent Choice for Instructional Designers!

Apr 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

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

Reviewing

Apr 14, 2017
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Moodle is excellent

Apr 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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!

Easy to use

Mar 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We use Moodle to administer educational programs and receive calendar booking requests.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: We could possibly update ours.

Strikingly average

Mar 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Nothing special

Mar 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: 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.

Moodle Review

Mar 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: 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.

Moodle for Colleges

Mar 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Moodle needs a serious revamp

Mar 12, 2017
1/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: 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

Moodle has hurt my GPA

Mar 12, 2017
2/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: 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

Review

Mar 12, 2017
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Moodle needs to improve its messaging system. Very confusing admin features. System is slow.

Awesome LMS

Feb 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the flexibility and the rapid improvements

Overall: The features allows and provide a choice of what one wants to use. I'ts fairly easy to use and the features allow teachers to achieve the pedagogical outcome. What's great is that each feature assist the tutor or facilitator to guide students in each level of thinking according to the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. Our University just recently started to offer single courses fully fledged online, and we had very high results with an extremely low drop out rate.
Generally students are more that satisfied studying online [for the few courses we do offer online] and prefer this mode of study.

On-line education

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Easy to install. Organize our client's classroom. With a lot of external plugins we customize everything.

Back and front End are user friendly

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I started off as a Moodle front-end user in grad school and now I manage the back-end and both interfaces are very user friendly. The UI makes it very easy to update nodes, add users , and manage content.

Popular learning management system.

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to navigate

Cons: Visual appeal

Overall: I currently use Moodle for school and it has been recently adopted at my work for providing online learning to various non profits. It's simple features and functionality help users to quickly navigate the software without little to no interruptions. I would definitely recommend Moodle for anyone looking to develop a learning management system.

Good software for free.

Feb 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's free, and for the most part easy to use.

Cons: Some of the features like cloning a course could be a little simpler.

Overall: I have been using Moodle for about 4 years now and have never had an issue. With it being free software there are a few limitations and things that I would do differently, but there are always ways around them. I love that you can use it for an entire course, or just use it for something as simple as a forum or discussion board.

If you are k-12, look for other solutions like Google Gsuite for education.

Feb 01, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have used Moodle as a student, let me say that experience was awful. The layout is outdated and not easy to use or manage (I do not know if this has changed or not). I remember it always had issues with examination part. Not calculating correctly or timing issues. Look for Google Forms and Google Classroom which are cloud-based and always updated. You will have great customer service as well.

The evolution of learning online, provided as open source.

Jan 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Free, customizable, actively managed and updated, mobile friendly

Cons: Trouble finding answers to operational questions

Overall: I have worked with Moodle for 3 years now and there is nothing that matches it's versatility for teaching and learning within an LMS platform. It is open source and aggressively managed by a large group of dedicated people worldwide. As with all open source products, there is a learning curve and sometimes difficulty with finding the information you desire about a certain aspect of the program and platform, but the quest for information is not insurmountable.
Just to reiterate, the site is open source and when you download it and use it on your own hosted server, you may customize it any way you see fit. You just have to know what your doing, or being willing to learn.
Moodle even allows you to have them host your site for free and use it for no more than 50 people.

Moodle is a great learning platform for small business to utilize

Jan 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Price, features, support community

Cons: Can be complicated if you want extra features but you just have to work at it.

Overall: If you want to train employees, launch an online training course of your own, etc. Moodle is a great place to start. The help community is extensive and the software is stable and works great and meets the needs of our students perfectly!

Recommendations to other buyers: Its a great software to use to start with to see what needs your students have. It's expandable and available on any platform/browser/mobile device so a great start.

LMS with Full of Features

Jan 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Moodle is a complex software which provides plenty of functions and configurations to customize your learning environment. Wide administrative options are and customizable interface is the best features of Moodle.
Moodle is not easy to administer. For advanced users, customization options might be satisfying but especially for teachers with limited IT experiences might get lots of options and configurations. Performance can also be a difficulty for huge systems after a while because Moodle is not providing any optimization tools for its own database. Administrators of huge systems should consider using 3rd party database customization tools for Moodle database.

Excellent and Flexible

Jan 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: We use Moodle to manage a virtual main office and for classroom instruction. You can customize to make this as simple as possible or expand into an almost endless number of features. Using Moodle has saved us time and money.

Overall Great User Experience, But Not 100% Reliable

Jan 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: When it works, which is 99% of the time, it is a fine/good user experience for the student. There have been 2-3 periods of "being down" for a day or two in the last 3 yrs I've used it as a student. That was frustrating. But overall not a reason to not use it or recommend it.

Decent LMS

Dec 30, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This is a pretty standard LMS. No WOW features, Easy to convert courses from other LMS. Organization is easy and basic.

Excellent product

Dec 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have used quite a few LMS systems and this is by far one of the most practical ones. The value is great and I would recommend it to anyone.

Fantastic Product

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's free and easy to install. With lots of free modules and clear instructions in the documentation how to create your own.

Cons: Requires a lot of customization but the documentation is really easy to follow to get it done.

Overall: Great system and it's free. Easy to install, no hidden costs. The documentation is very extensive and easy to understand. The code is very well organized and documented as well.

¯\_(¿)_/¯ It´s free

Dec 06, 2016
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1)It´s free
2)it works

Cons: 1)Looks terrible
2)Frequently goes down and collapse

Overall: It´s totally free. I mean, it´s not freemium, no. It´s totally free.

A god alternative (only because its free) if you really, really need online classes, or do online exams, or homeworks.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try other software if you can

Student use of moodle

Nov 28, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple to use, straightforward.

Cons: Unfriendly interface, often down for maintenance.

Overall: As a student whose university uses moodle on a daily basis, I am quite familiar with the software. It does what it needs to do overall, but I feel that the interface is outdated and not very user-friendly. It is more friendly for the staff and professors that use it in terms of grading and uploading assignments.

Recommendations to other buyers: No.

It does the job, but could be streamlined better

Nov 21, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I've used Moodle in several different classes, with varying degrees of success. I think that partly it depends upon the way each individual professor organizes his or her Moodle page, but I also believe that the Moodle interface could be better streamlined overall. The entire interface seems a little outdated, especially since so many users are young students who are extremely well-versed in technology.

One major issue I have is the grade book component. Again, I don't know if professors are using the feature wrong, but even if they are than hopefully Moodle can give instructions or make it easier for professors to correctly input grades. The grades that show up for me are constantly calculated wrong. It would also be helpful for students to have a home page that includes the work and assignments that need to be done for all classes, rather than having to go to each individual page. This would make the entire interface more student-focused.

Moodle is a bad LMS platform

Nov 18, 2016
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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

Recommendations to other buyers: get something else

Top Course Management platform

Nov 11, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This is the best feature-full LMS I have ever had any kind of connection with. From my experience of using it in the Univesity learning systems, Moodle proved its effectiveness in huge usage conditions. It has a lot of features which are useful to customize the system the way you want. However, it needs quite good understanding on the initial stage, otherwise, it might be confusing for the newbies. Not doing so, it might become really frustrating for the users, moreover, if you are implementing it in the students' environments.
Moreover, prior using it, you should consider that Moodle needs quite much of monitoring as there has been some cases when the updates messed with the current configurations out of blue. Thus, I'd recommend it only for institutions who has good in-house tech ability.
Though I never had any connection with Customer Support, therefore, I cannot evaluate it properly.

Open Source LMS

Nov 10, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Moodle is an open source learning management system. On the one hand, it's free. On the other hand, you need to be able to run this software on your own server with support provided by community forums.

Noodle was alright and did the job...just not exactly as well as others

Nov 09, 2016
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: At our university we used it use moodle for our classes and assignments. It was kind of clunky and there were alot of things that went wrong but most of the time it did get the job done. I cant say it was the best product but It defiantly wasn't the worst.

Moodle was a great help during my university studies!

Nov 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It keeps all your information from the university (or whatever knowledge enhancement course you are attending to) perfectly organized and within reach from any computer. Awesome tool, I probably used it more than Dropbox during the university.

Cons: No cons at all.

Overall: All our university courses where managed via moodle. It allowed you to download lecture materials, communicate with other students, keep track of important appointments and much more. Moodle really simplified all the logistics of the university which allowed you to concentrate in what really matters, learning. I am forever thankful to this tool!

Recommendations to other buyers: Right now it is really popular in Europe. Would love to see it implemented in my native Costa Rice, where paperwork is still a mess stealing valuable time out of students and wasting paper constantly.

Elearning software from the 90's

Nov 07, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The range of functionality

Cons: - Out of the box navigation / ui
- Overly complex structure from the beginning (not everyone's course fits your predefined 'model - structure should evolve organically with the client's needs)
- Rigid structures and formats
- Lack of support
- Inability to customize without engineering support
- Cost of implementation

Overall: Moodle is a megalith in e-learning. It's been around for forever and one of the few tools that has as much functionality as moodle has. The problem with moodle is that it requires intensive engineering support to customize it to a degree that makes it easier to navigate for both admin and students.

I have used this platform for an online learning component of an Instructor-Led Training program related to healthcare. These students at least had the benefit of some assistance, and still had a lot of difficulty navigating the program. Even myself, who has used moodle in different circumstances before, had difficulty uploading materials and making them easy to find.

There is a lot of functionality that is very helpful, almost any type of learning interaction can be implemented. However, that's assuming that a) you have a ton of patience/time, and, b) you have access to an engineer.

Out of the box, the platform is absolutely the worst navigation. However, I have seen this transformed by the use of engineering resources into an engaging and intuitive platform.

Overall, if you have a lot of time and resources, Moodle could be the way to go. As you'll likely encounter a ton of obstacles. However, if you stick with it and devote the appropriate effort - it can be the best online learning experience due to the range of functionality it allows for in terms of online synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Moodle or 3rd Party?

Nov 02, 2016
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Excellent !

Oct 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: open source philosophy
wide support Community
updates on time
free plugins and themes
total integration of the official Moodle website plugins area to owners Moodle websites (direct installation through login interface) )

Cons: Need training to master the site admin interface. But guidelines are online available.
The very frequent updated versions provided by the official website can lead to frequent upgrades (not easy to perform for novice mainly for running website). But latest version can be used for longtime without fundamentals upgrading (outside security concerns) mainly from the 2.x and 3.x versions. Anyway those who are familiar with git (repositories) can do upgrades and planning all upgrading jobs efficiently.

Overall: As e-learning consultant I provide support to international organizations. I can say, without any doubt, that Moodle, has almost no equivalent as open source LMS and this on efficiency and added value levels. I recommend it for all kind of online training (professional and academic). Great software for no penny and with many advantages.

Recommendations to other buyers: Download Moodle, join the community, follow the LMS stream and you'll perform great elearning project.

Moodle Revire

Sep 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 to other buyers: 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.

I love Moodle and I have been using it for years.

May 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been using Moodle for years and it gets better and better as time passes. So many features can be added in addition to the jammed pack features straight out of the box.

no experience with this

May 29, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: If I can try this at first and i need this so much

I help our writing center use our LMS to deliver classes and resources

May 26, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 to other buyers: 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.

Moodling all over the place

May 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This LMS has done a lot for us. We've even been able to set up some pretty complicated integrations. It is at times intuitive.

Cons: In my experience, Moodle is a bit clunky and - at times - counterintuitive. We recently experienced an upgrade that seemed to do nothing but move and re-categorize things to make my life more difficult in my support of faculty.

Recommendations to other buyers: Moodle may be great for an institution that has a lot of in-house tech ability, but for a little school like ours, we really need something great out of the box, and Moodle is not that.

I was a student for 4 years at an institution that ran the lowest tier

May 24, 2016
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 2.0/10 Not
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Pros: It got the very basic job of a learning management system done. Papers were submitted and grades reported.

Cons: It's not very intuitive or user friendly. Typically the platform that delivers great content should go relatively unnoticed. In other words, it shouldn't cause distraction by being too flashy or too clunky that it's hard to navigate. Moodle was the latter.

Recommendations to other buyers: Functionality is key. Design is important but if the functionality isn't there, nobody will notice.

Learning information software at Westminster Theological Seminary

May 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Richness of features; full menu-driven navigation.

Cons: Not as intuitive as it could be. On-line searchable help would be an improvement.

Recommendations to other buyers: Drill down deeply in your area of expertise; don't stray into other areas.

Get's the job done, but sometimes frustrating

May 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: The product is free and has basic capabilities for course delivery.

Cons: Sometimes there was not much variation with quiz question format or exercises.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would say, look at what functions you need from the software, and make sure it can perform those functions adequately, allowing room for growth.

Good overall

May 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Being able to email to the users all at once: it enables to communicate with other users in a easy way

Cons: The way it organizes courselist; wish i would not have to scroll down to much in the first page at least

Recommendations to other buyers: All features are actually helpful but i wish they were more convenient

Is very helpful

May 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy to use. Very intuitive. I learned very fast and never had many problems

Cons: Not very good at Unicode font formatting (different languages)

Recommendations to other buyers: Learn how to format Unicode fonts, because otherwise they are a nightmare

Good but sometimes frustrating.

May 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: number of options and thinking of educational needs.

Cons: Sometimes I can't tell how to access a function that I know is there.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try a variety of tasks. Test the limits of what you want to do.

Professor. Use it for courses and grading.

May 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: I am not IT savvy but find it easy to use. The program has proved helpful for course management and the students also find it easy to use.

Cons: Sometimes the email system is very slow. Other than that, it does all the things I need.

Recommendations to other buyers: Online examinations are very convenient. I was suspicious that it would prove cumbersome to manage online exams but it has proved, with one or two hiccups, pretty straightforward.

Regular User

May 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Everything is all in one place making it easy to access important information and documents.

Cons: The interface isn't always the easiest to navigate. Some things could be better organized, though this may be the result of how individual course pages are set up by different people.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's probably best to have experience as both a student and an administrator using the system to understand areas that need improvement.

it is efficient and easy to use

May 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: it is user friendly and the layout is predictable. The layout is very comfortably formatted so that all the courses are listed in order and within is own need for use.

Cons: some of the links are oddly placed on the side. On the side there are grades, messages and so forth, however, if there was a tab on the top of page it would be easier to navigate and get into the things that we need

Recommendations to other buyers: consolidate the side links into a more organized tab

Moodle seemed to work

May 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.0/10 Not
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Pros: I liked that we could use it for multiple classroom applications: grading, class assignments, quizzes, tests.

Cons: It was not always very intuitive. It almost requires assigning a specific person to research how to create assignments and quizzes. This could create challenges for institutions with many separate departments.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure to budget a couple of hours to browse the software and familiarize yourself. Also, if the whole institution is using the software, dedicate a person for trouble shooting.

Experienced

May 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I definitely like the fact that Moodle is an open source platform.

Cons: I wish there were more tailored plug-ins, especially for multimedia and live options.

Recommendations to other buyers: Watch YouTube videos to get the most out of Moodle.

I use Moodle daily for my graduate school classes

May 23, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the ease of access to all my courses as well as their content. In addition, you can easily navigate between class folders.

Cons: It can be too easily cluttered with documents and pdfs.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend clean lines and and fewer sub-folders.

An excellent service

May 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: It has served my teaching very well. I use it regularly for my classes

Cons: Some features can be hard to remember if you don't use them a lot.

Recommendations to other buyers: Software can take time to learn so don't be too quick to judge until you've used it.

My Ooodling Review of Moodle

May 23, 2016
3/5
Overall
1.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
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Pros: The software tracks grading and enables the professor to give electronic feedback for papers.

Cons: Very cumbersome and not intuitive. Also, the sections of the screen often overlap one another.

Recommendations to other buyers: Evaluate with honesty. Try to learn the system as well as you can beforehand.

Academic admin's thoughts on Moodle

May 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: It's open source and there is an active community supporting the platform.

Cons: Because it's open source and has a lot of customizations it's not as simple to implement and upgrade compared to a stand alone product like Canvas.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be sure to engage and seek the help of the large community that exists around Moodle.

Moodle Review - WTS

May 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: It is helpful to get feedback. It's also very quick and not time consuming.

Cons: The open ended questions are very broad. It can lead people to write essays instead of helpful summaries. On the other end, others may write "N/A" due to the fact that it is so broad.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is helpful and useful to get feedback through evaluations like this. It is honest and effective for the ones using this program.

Easy to use, but minimal functionality

May 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This system was easy to use and relatively easy to navigate for the major information/tasks that I needed.

Cons: difficult to use wide range of functionality, such as contacting other users

Recommendations to other buyers: consider the functionality. while efficient to use, this system did not provide wide functionality (difficulty to contact other users, find user information, etc.)

I enjoyed the product but it needs improvments

May 23, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's relatively easy to navigate for users. The functionality is excellent.

Cons: It's aesthetically unappealing and not always intuitive although easy to use with some training.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at both the software's functionality and its aesthetics.

Feature Rich but Seldom Used

May 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Moodle is open source so it allows for much flexibility and freedom to make it your own. I went to the moodlemoot last year in Minnesota and their team was very knowledgable and helpful.

Cons: Moodle tries to do too much which makes it clunky. Because Moodle is used in so many different institutions, they can't meet your specific needs as quickly as other LMS vendors.

Recommendations to other buyers: For those of you researching which LMS to use, make sure you know what your needs are before committing to one. Make sure your students, faculty, and staff are on board with the choice you make so that you will have the best success in making the LMS work for you, not the other way around.

Limitless if you want to put in the time

May 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: No joke about it. The sky is the limit, but it is going to take A LOT of time. Want Lessons with interactive response questions between slides that can be tracked and graded? Want drag and drop quiz questions for a global map? Want calculated equations that moodle can check in Algebra? Class attendance? Instant Messaging? Reminders? Plugin to Google Drive, Art teachers like Flickr, One Drive? Games from student built Review Glossaries like Hangman, Crossword and Soduko? Want a custom color theme, wallpaper, appearance?

This all takes TIME. I have been using Moodle for 7 years and my site is still not finished being built. Kids take a while to warm up to it because it is like nothing they have ever seen, but the cool thing is if you ask them what their gripe, you can probably change a setting to make it better.

Like Paul Caso wrote last year, we are also now running on Windows 2012R2 Server with IIS, PHP 7 and MariaDB and this thing runs lightning speed fast. The developers have really come a long way. Linux used to be the only option, but in my opinion Windows users would be happy with the way moodle performs on a Windows Server.

My experience

Jan 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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Pros: I really like the tutorials that are listed on the website. They take you through each step on how to access all the forums and quizzes. Very well maintained.

Cons: I just recently started using this product to access my online courses for college. I haven't found anything yet that is hard to use. The training videos are very good.

Recommendations to other buyers: Like evaluating any software, be sure it is exactly what you are looking for.

The bestest LMS with the mostest

Jan 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It really has the most capabilities -- I have used Blackboard, Blackbaud, Skyward, Renweb, and Schoology. Moodle has the most flexibility and sophistication, and the most appropriate for a real classroom teacher. The other systems are by nature designed for administrators and salespeople and novices (who makes the purchasing decision?). Classroom teachers are used to being directed to use this or that; rarely actually consulted or observed for the complex and long-term teaching/grading process. I agree with a previous reviewer who noted a steep learning curve--just like teaching itself. It does take investment; but what a payoff in improved instruction and learning. It is not pretty: can you write a research paper on a smartphone, or in tweets? Can you grade 80 essays on a phone? It has experienced some feature-bloat over the years, and I agree that it is "free, like a puppy" in that you really need consulting support to help, and an onsite expert -- but there will likely be a few serious teachers at any site that will gravitate to this LMS wonder, designed by teachers for teachers. Pay for a separate SIS that integrates well with Moodle, to keep the teaching and the administrating clearly distinct.

Bloated and outdated

Nov 11, 2015
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Actually 2.5 out 5.

Moodle has long been a stock for electronic environments but it has suffered as so many well meaning software projects before it: It has become overfunctional and outdated.

When Moodle started out it must have started out small and with an enthiustaic core group of open source developers. Unfortunately, software developers aren't great at developing graphic and friendly interfaces. I should know, I am one and now work as designer and interface developer.

To be more practical, right now I am doing a workflow analysis of a school that uses Moodle as an ELO. There is one dedicated system maintainer, a teacher who took up the join with some tech knowledge, that tries to use the system but of course gets swamped with fixing problems. Very few of the teachers, students or administrative staff can find their way around Moodle. It becomes more expensive than a hired help.

For teachers it does not fit their way of working in administrative sense: the roster system is just unintuitive to use, there are absentee plugins but it is not faster then their own bookkeeping, some teachers don't have rights where you expect it too or find basic function hard to find.

Students, however more web savvy they are, find Moodle an outdated beast and have trouble because most teachers do not know how to use Moodle but, more importantly, have trouble finding their way around the system. There is too much information, too many clicks, unclear ordeningen.

Now Moodle is good for storing and ordening courses and other data. System admins like that but every day users need to be trained to used.

I my opinion it needs a big overhal and rethink on how people teach. Right now the system is course centric but what I found in my research is that schools are roster-centric. The roster is the alpha and omega, so to say.

Have a look at Schoology or integrate Google Drive if you want to save time and expenses, would be my advice for now.

The most completed LMS

Aug 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Moodle allo wed school s and teacher to create and developer course in a very rich way. It's not difficult to use but requires a while to understand and use all the opportunities given form blocks, filters, ...