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Average Ratings

407 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • 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
  • Corporate/Business
  • eCommerce
  • eLearning Companies
  • Gamification
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing

Moodle Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Moodle as a student and administrator

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
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Comments: There is not really any cons about Moodle. It is a highly satisfying product that is worth a try.

Pros: First: It is free! As a student: it has easy navigation, provides a dashboard with all the related courses currently enrolled, it has a calendar on the right highlighting all the upcoming submission dates. It also notifies us about the upcoming events the lecture has set. All the information are arranged in a neat format. It shows the online users. It has portfolio option, makes it easy to keep track of all our works. It also has email facilities so we can email other users. As an administrator: There is so many features incorporated in Moodle! The teacher has the power to design the moodle course in however way they want: It integrates SCORM packages, documents, videos, links, quiz, different grading systems (average/individual) and the grade history of the students on the platform. The teacher also has the flexibility to program when to make one lesson visible (by presetting the time and date), when to close assignment submission past deadline automatically, or to create specific forums and events. One can use moodle to run a class or to act as a learning repertoire. There is also the option to add a chat room for a particular lesson. What I also appreciate is the feature to monitor course participation and activity log report of students. By including keys to the lessons, we can control who we give access to the contents on the forum. Thus it can either be open contents or private. The power lies in the hands of the administrator.

Cons: The chat feature should be an in-built feature rather than a pop-out screen available only when the administrator adds it as part of a lesson.

Moodle LMS - Administrator and Trainer Point of View

Feb 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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Pros: There are lots and lots of resources for help. Almost every page on the Moodle site has a link at the bottom of it taking you to the specific documentation of what you are working with. Moodle has a huge community of worldwide users that are extremely responsive to user forums, so help is literally a couple of clicks away. Moodle is easy to figure out, even if you have never used and LMS. The site I currently administrate is at http://classes.ala.org. As you land on the homepage, you will see the list of our different divisions who offer online courses. We do this using the categories feature, allowing each of our separate divisions to be represented on the single ALA site. What you might also notice is that the login for the site is a convenient eyebrow link. If you click it, there are a variety of options for setting up your own guest credentials in addition to signing in with your official credentials granted by one of the administrators. Most user issues are simple to troubleshoot. Moodle's no nonsense layout and intuitive interaction makes it pretty straightforward to figure out user issues. Error messages tell you specifically what a problem is in plain English (or whatever language you want to set up). Most user problems are rights related in the system. Moodle allows you to restore previous courses into new courses. The backup and restore feature pretty much does everything for you. Take out the user data from a backup and you can restore the previous version of a course into a brand new course with very little downtime.

Cons: Version 1.9 requires an older version of Java running in order to use the wysiwyg html editor (something that comes in handy for the introduction to the course and each section/Topic for the course) -- a version of Java is required, that if you are on Windows 7, has security issues that your Network Admin is probably blocking. The workaround not having an html editor is to open your web content editor (we have Drupal and Dreamweaver) and then paste the code into the setting fields. It is not difficult to do, just inconvenient. I am sure the current version 2.6 has this capability and more that we are waiting to upgrade to. You have to dig a bit to get to the settings and permissions for specific activities. For example, a common user issue is with Student access to a forum. It is not obvious that some forums are specifically for teacher announcements (meaning that students aren't able to respond, just read the announcements). By the time I get issue, the course creator has a dozen or so forums setup with participants already subscribed, which means that it is easier for me to go into each forum and override the native rights. When you have scores of courses running each containing a dozen or more forums that each need to have permissions touched, it is a lot of work from the admin point of view. The lighter side is that with the proper training, or sandbox playing, creators can discover this nuance before its' too late. The native chat activity doesn't really work in version 1.9. We use FlashChat by Host123 when our course leaders need a course chat room. In version 1.9, there is not a lot of wiggle room in changing the look and feel of the courses. You can add, subtract and move blocks around, you can assign a theme, but it is not the most modern look and feel.

Recommendations to other buyers: Moodle is a proven, solid Learning Management System that has early versions that are still operating today with very little struggle. It is easy to use and has a ton of documentation and support from its huge community of users all over the globe. I have worked with Moodle for over ten years, both leading courses as well as administrating for a group of twenty or so course creators.

Moodle from a Helpdesk Perspective

Feb 27, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I have been supporting faculty and students for over four years on Moodle. One of the best features is the friendliness of the LMS environment. It is fairly easy to take an adult learner with minimal online experience from the login page to submitting assignments. The second aspect on my scale is usability. The LMS is simple enough to learn without a manual. To learn some of the advanced features may take sometime to discover unless you are utilizing the user guide and then it becomes a jumping point to enhance a course even more. Working and playing with the environment with a "seek and find" approach provides a great foundation for supporting various clients. My institution uses the hosted environment, Moodlerooms. It is a great time and budget saver as we really cannot afford a full-time position and pay what should be paid to an individual and expect the environment to be up 99%+ and 24x7. One other advantage is planned updates every 6 months. Moodlerooms is typically one version behind which gives the Moodle community time to finish shaking out all the bugs.

Cons: The one thing I dislike about the vendor is the minimal number of add-in modules provided to the institutions. There are numerous add-ins out in the Moodle user world that could be an asset to our students but are not there because of the locked down environment provided by Moodlerooms.

Recommendations to other buyers: When evaluating any LMS, how well will it scale? What is your current usage and what do you expect in three years? What if you hit your three projection in 1 1/2 years or two? Can you support support the LMS with your current staffing or is a hosted environment more advantageous? And I think one of the basic set of questions would be, what LMS tools are absolutely essential, how many bells and whistles do you want or would like to have? And, if you should decide the change to a different LMS in three years, can your current content be archived and reused in a new environment?

Great if you have a decent IT department

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

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.

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

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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.

Moodle has been a game changer in organizing, delivering content, and facilitating learning

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I've been using Moodle for 6 years in my practice as an educator. It has been a total game changer for me in organizing units/resources/assignments, assessment, and making it possible to teach effectively in a 1 to 1 environment. From facilitating online forums to creating end of term assessments, Moodle has made it easy to move the classroom into the 21st century through an intuitive, customizable, and easy to master, open source platform. I've used blackboard, desire2learn, and sampled other online class formats, but Moodle is easily the most cost effective and offers similar capabilities. There really is not much you can't do in terms of managing curriculum and assignments in moodle.

Cons: The one con of Moodle is feedback and creating assessments. While these features are possible and I do use them, I often have found other programs which do this better. However, they also cost considerably more which is something to consider. While some of the ease of use is lacking in moodle, and certain features can be a headache, I feel the benefits often outweigh other programs which do similar things at higher cost.

Overall: Great features at low cost!

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good web portal oriented to distance education where you can educate and learn from home or work

May 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is a good web education portal, where students can study and learn from home, work and much more ...
Moodle adds a large number of educational administrators where students can participate in a group or alone. among them we have: glossaries, lessons and it allows us to buy files like word, excel, pdf ....
It also includes a tool where tutors can share and add information on the website so that students can interact with it.
It also adds a chat function, both group and individual.

Cons: Moodle should integrate tools such as: video chat, real-time chats and a wider integration of files such as videos and audios.
At the time of uploading a file we also find the problem that should not be very heavy in terms of memory. since we have a limited amount of megabits (MB) to upload a file depends on the activity that is developed.
Moodle should also improve its interface and make it more comfortable for the user, it can be a bit difficult to use for some users.
Moodle continues to grow and I hope it will improve all your problems as several universities have adapted their service to teach distance learning.

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One of the best applications for instructors.

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Every professional of the instruction that has knowledge of the technologies of learning to used moodle, is par excellence one of the favorites to the hour of teaching, be it at university or professional level, this application is very flexible and complete, it allows you to create courses, evaluations, create forums, classes, upload videos and more, much more, when you need to prepare new staff or improve the resources you already have, you can always count on moodle for this task, plus it's free, but, you will need a development team to customize to suit your company.

Cons: Maybe the wide application can hinder the development for a specific task, or if you want a simple course, it can take a long time to customize for a small session where example you just need a course or evaluate something, maybe in these cases is better another option.

Overall: Have at hand an educational application that allows me to prepare courses and complete classes for work groups or students, where I can evaluate them and keep track of each class or team, knowing what are the strengths and weaknesses to improve the group every day.

Excellent !

Oct 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

A cost-effective

Jan 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I am using the software for about a decade now and it improved a lot! Moodle is a very capable LMS, free and opensource, with a good number of very useful resources for teachers/instructors and leaners. There is a huge community of users and developers to get support from and share experience. Furthermore, one can get a taste of this LMS or even in deep, in-pracice, learning how to use it using free online resources, such as https://moodle.org/demo/. Although it is mainly developed for education, it can be tailored to be used as other kind of content management system, such as general websites and a plataform for team-based activities online. Worth to note, Moodle is developed with socio-constructivism philosophy, and this makes a significant difference in terms of effective improvement of the teaching and learning activities using technology resources.

Cons: Some teachers may find it a little cumbersome because of the high number of features and customization options. The interface is a little outdated and could be more intuitive and flexible. Some features requires TI expertise to be implemented and requires server-side access. Finally, upgrades (notably major ones) must be carefully planned and executed to avoid data loss.

Overall: Because it is free, my Institution (public University in Brazil) could afford to implement it to improve the quality of undergrad courses.

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
Value for Money

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.

Functional, but not user-friendly

Mar 13, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to upload documents and there is some amount of flexibility in layout, design, etc. Emailing students through the software is very easy.

Cons: It is a pain to make any changes. Each change takes multiple clicks to achieve even simple tasks, and it can be hard to find the buttons to achieve the goal (e.g. to edit the main landing screen, you click "edit" which opens a drop down menu with only one option: "edit section". Clicking on that opens the actual edit screen. And, of course, none of this will work if you haven't already clicked on "Turn Editing On".) Uploading grades is a pain, requiring maintenance of a .csv file and there is one little box (force import) you have to find in order to overwrite grades. Then, it will show you a preview of 10 rows where everything looks great, but won't actually do the import without you adding a plethora of new information.

Overall: It is required by the university that I use this software. Other than acting as a repository for files and powerpoints for my classes, I don't see much benefit.

Awesome open-source software for post-secondary

Jan 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Open-source software is always a plus if you have the resources and know-how to manage it. Hosting is also relatively cheap if that's what you need. Moodle also has a lot of great plugins and a host of online information and documentation so the help is there if you're willing to look for it. From a student's perspective, Moodle is pretty easy to navigate and holds all relevant student info, including class information, participants, group forums (good for studying/collaboration), quizzes, feedback portal, grades, etc. Very easy to submit assignments.

Cons: Implementing and managing Moodle is relatively easy if you have the available IT resources. If not, it's very resource-laden. Looks are a bit outdated and it would be nice for students to be more easily notified if other users comment on their posts/replies in the group forums without having to be logged in. Mobile capability could be better.

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Easy to use and you can't beat the price

Dec 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I used this software to teach a fully online course for a couple of years. Despite having no formal training, I found it easy to learn on my own (although I'm sure it had capabilities I never discovered). When I came to a problem I couldn't figure out through trial and error, the website usually provided the solution. I used the assignments, lesson, and quiz features the most, and found them to be straightforward, easy to set up, and versatile enough to fit my needs. The student interface is also simple to follow, and I appreciate the options to hide and reveal features automatically. I also like the metadata that Moodle collects on student usage, though I did not get to explore it or use it as much as I would have liked.

Cons: The most challenging part for me was to follow the various threads in the discussion forums, although I believe the students did not have the same problem (they were likely more tech savvy than me). While I found the grading to be easy, for the most part, I found the advanced grading options (such as rubrics) to be confusing.

Overall: Compared to other Learning Management Software that I have used, this one is my favorite. I found it easy to learn on my own, build a course, and interact with students through Moodle. I found the email feature to be very useful when sending grades out to the students because I did not have to go back and forth from my personal email account to Moodle to look up contact information. It made assignment submissions easier too.

Great tool for teaching academic courses and for a business-oriented LMS

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Obviously the cost is great (free and open source). Getting started is a little complex (see below), but the process of creating a course and running that course is very easy and intuitive. I use this software as an instructor at a community college and I've also set it up at our church to do online courses and book studies.

Cons: Unless you are getting a hosted version of this, you must have system administrator skills in order to get this software up and running. So don't think it is quite like WordPress where you have a super-simple setup. You will need some skills. Also, you have to understand that there is complexity inherent in the fact that it is such a flexible and robust system. It is mainly designed for the higher ed space and has been customized a lot. So if you just need a super simple LMS, this may be overkill.

Overall: Ability to hold online courses with no additional cost or overhead.

Good LMS with room for improvement

Dec 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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Comments: At my university, Moodle was considered a step up from the previous LMS software that had been used. Nevertheless, the general consensus about Moodle was lukewarm at best due to the software's lack of intuitiveness and its navigational issues. With some improvements in those areas, I think it could be a great, rather than a good, LMS option.

Pros: Pleasant and clean interface, allows for user customization up to a certain point, has many of the features and capabilities that you'd expect of an LMS software at the university level.

Cons: Moodle is definitely not the most intuitive software (although, I'm not sure that I could really say that about any of the LMS softwares I've used). The navigation menus in particular could be improved, as I often found it difficult to arrive at the page that I wanted to and consequently had to memorize the appropriate routes through the software's menus.

Great functionality at a great price

Mar 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Moodle provides all of the needed basics for conducing an online course. Learning units can be logically created and presented all at once, or released on a weekly basis or other time frame. The grade book allows you to get a snapshot of the entire class, or focus in on one assignment or one student. And of course, the price can't be beat!

Cons: Moodle can be a little clunky at times. Some grading methods allow you to include an attachment, but others don't. The scrolling function in the grade book, should have a floating header because you can't always tell what category you are in on lower rows. There are many versions of Moodle out there, and finding support and answers to questions can be difficult to obtain.

Overall: The ability to create a professional, functioning course at a low cost and fairly low effort.

Elearning software from the 90's

Nov 07, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

Very customizable - technical expertise is needed

Jul 14, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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.

Robust Open Source Learning Management System

Jun 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Comments: Moodle is an excellent choice if your organization is limiting itself to the consideration of open-source options.

Pros: As open source learning management systems (LMS) go, Moodle is the best, especially for higher education. It is highly customizable, includes a competitive variety of learning activities (paper submissions, discussion forums, quizzes/tests, wikis, etc.), and it supported and developed by a dedicated community of technologists and educators.

Cons: Moodle requires substantial developer work to implement, run, and update efficiently and effectively. Most smaller schools and colleges will find (as I did) that they need a third-party host, which will relieve that responsibility but significantly reduce the customization options and timeliness of updates.

Moodle: It's Free, Great, and Customizable

Feb 27, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: I have a deep appreciation for products that are free, especially a full featured product like Moodle that provides a high level of customization. I also like that it's a well established learning and course management system that is open source and includes a community of developers and users committed to improving the the tool. The help documentation and especially the forums have helped to solve nearly every issue I've stumbled upon in using Moodle. I also like that Moodle is constantly being updated to not just fix or improve, but to provide protection against security risks.

Cons: It's strength leads to its weakness. It's great to have a tool that is so customizable, but depending upon the level of customization you are interested in, it can be daunting and time consuming in figuring out all of the admin options and settings that are less commonly used.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are considering using Moodle and you really want to make a lot of changes to the interface and are not comfortable working in code, I would suggest hiring someone with the following skills: html, css, sql, and php. I purchased a theme from theme forest, which saved me a lot of time, but I still had to go into the source code and make changes.

Moodle is simple but lacking

Dec 28, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I used moodle as a student in middle/high school and as a student and TA in college. It is easy to navigate for the teacher and student. It also has class participants, grades, and various types of forums to post such as quizzes, anonymous feedback, readings, and more.

Cons: It was useful for basic info in grade school such as submitting and grading assignments. But in university it is not the easiest for online classes and grading. It¿s difficult to assign specific percents to assignments instead of by larger sections. It is very basic, with posts & replies. It would be helpful to be able to link easier or mention a person/other other post to notify them because it doesn¿t have that right now. Also, the overall look is outdated.

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I like to use the system, it is fast and simple, it is a system with great potential.

Jun 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: It is not difficult to adapt to the system, it is very fast and it is very functional to adapt videos in tasks or any format, it can be better

Cons: In the section of qualifications it is very difficult to see how the result is since it shows it in percentage and the format of the table is not legible to the naked eye.

The design of the system is not so nice I think it can improve enormously to make it more friendly.

the menu at the top is too large, it should be able to adapt itself to the size you need

I would like the activities to be opened in a new tab, not on the same page, since that makes it a bit uncomfortable, by clicking outside the area it closes

Overall: I use it in the university in virtual class almost every day, it saves me travel time

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.

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
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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.

Best Learning Management Software

Dec 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Been using moodle for many years in my classroom, is very versatile. I can load many different kinds of files, create folders, make pages including html editing, create urls and quizzes. My kids have a secure login through the school district protecting their privacy. It gives me so many options for curriculum content for students, a one-stop location. For my students to find the entire course. I use this for teaching Professional Development courses as well. I prefer this format from others for classroom use.

Cons: Every update requires an adjustment for me. I've used the chat feature and it is really slow, I do think this is more a server issue for us. Otherwise I love it.

Overall: Great versatile software

Moodle is pain but is convenient for colleges

May 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: The thing I liked the most was that we could do work on Moodle and do tests on there so that we could have out-of-class tests.

Cons: The software glitches a lot, if you had more than one window open on your computer while taking a test on Moodle then you might get kicked out of your test and you might have to take the test over of if the teacher doesn't allow that, your score is your score. There is a good chance if you are writing an essay, then there is a possibility of loosing your work, because once you press send, then it might go right through and send your work over to the teacher or it will completely delete everything and you have to start over if you didn't save it somewhere else.

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
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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.

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Prepare and educate staff with a first-class tool

Mar 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This tool has years in the market, is the one that I have used on repeated occasions to prepare sites to educate and prepare new staff, or specialize those who have time in the company, has all the necessary functionalities to prepare a quality education , you can do exams by subject, schedule delivery of tasks, get averages of the participants and more, it really has many features that help you carry out a complete development in education, applicable to any work area.

Cons: Maybe as it is a very global tool, focused on education in general, it is not totally optimal for the professional or business area, since it has many basic functionalities that no longer apply for a company and modify all the code to specialize it, it makes add a lot of development time, but if you do it right you have a powerful educational tool.

Overall: Being able to use all the educational features that the application has to offer, program them and modify them to your liking and according to your needs since it is open source, that is why I recommend and use it frequently.

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

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
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.

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.

Moodle

May 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: As an open-sourced product, Moodle offers a wide range of features and opportunities to customize to your particular context. Mobile friendly options allow for a modern e-learning experience. Moodle also boasts an extensive range of robust tools for online learning, including integrations with a number of third party tools.

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

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
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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!

My experience using moodle was superb.

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Moodle is a great software. The features were easy to use and teach others how to use. I felt at ease learning how to use moodle. The customer service is phenomenal. Every time I had a problem or question Moodle's customer service replied very fast and helped me with whatever I was struggling with. I used this software for my university and highly recommend it.

Cons: My university stopped using Moodle. There are other software's for Universities that I believe work better than Moodle and have more advanced features. For example, you can't calculate your final grade for a class with a possible grade on a certain assignment.

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
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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.

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It's easy to get lost in it, very complicated

May 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The current speed, in regard to the Teaching-Learning processes, they require platforms that adjust to the changing dynamics of educational institutions. Moodle platform is a simple and practical way, so that Teachers and Students who are in remote areas could share their experiences and stay relatively in communication.

Cons: The platform is very basic, and nothing friendly, does not keep the participants in expectation of the multiple constructions and applications that can be integrated. Visually it looks rough and underdeveloped. To access it, it is recommended to carry out a course for its management and compression, In addition to having support staff that can attend, which, in my opinion, It is a lot of "logistics" to keep teachers informed with their students, Many other platforms simulate the experience better and without so much protocol.

Overall: Try to maintain a university course at a distance, but it brings more problems than it solved, I do not recommend it

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A very functional system that meets my needs that come with being an education professional.

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The biggest thing that I enjoy about this software is the fact that it is free. A free software that is both functional and of great quality is almost never heard of, but Moodle proves that it is possible. I also like the fact that the software is very user friendly allowing you to do what you need to do without any complications. Overall this is a software that I would be happy to use for years to come.

Cons: I personally do not like the fact that the software is rapidly advancing as it means the app is updated constantly meaning I have to relearn how to do things within the app. This can be both time consuming and frustrating especially when I need to do something in a hurry. The gradebook itself is very hard to use as it requires extensive upkeep when compared to a pen and paper.

Overall: My classroom really benefited from this software due to the fact that it was easy to get things done in a small amount of time.

Moodle - The best LMS

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I'm very grateful with the Moodle contributors, because they have shown the World that open source and quality software can be made, and Moodle is one of them. I began with an overall customer satisfaction of about 95% and nowadays I have reached 98%. To get there I have develop new content, better content and use the facilities and plugins that Moodle provides accompanied by an excellent support to my students. I'm working to reach a better percentage in the next months. Moodle was my choice ten years ago and I expect to keep working with Moodle the years to come.

Pros: Freedom to teach and express the knowledge Versatile A lot of useful plugins Constantly updated Not expensive hosting Good documentation

I am a Professor Blended Learning

Jun 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
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.

our company experience with MOODLE

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

Moodle open source LMS

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is a full packaged Learning Management System that has a huge array of different features that teachers would need to fully manage a virtual classroom. Moodle is free and open source. It is easy to use and manage. Users can add announcements, files, virtual quizes, homework, ect. There are also features for backing up you class page which personally I find useful so when I build a new course I can import things I have previously done.

Cons: Moodle is open source and with open source project there is always a concern on security. Also, Moodle is a little dated and lacks some of the slick advancements in user interface some of its paid competitors have.

Overall: Virtual LMS that is free and easy to use.

Moodle has been a great resource for my company!

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

I do not recommend Moodle!

May 05, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is free! This is nice at first, but then you start to notice the major problems that Moodle has and then the price doesn't seem to matter anymore. This being free is the only PRO to Moodle.

Cons: Moodle is a nightmare. It NEVER works. Assignments don't post, messages from Professors don't come through properly, and it is slow slow slow. I felt like Moodle was constantly "down" and "under construction." Yes, it's free. No, that doesn't mean it's worth it. I recommend paying for a program and passing Moodle up.

Overall: Never works and is a giant headache.

Administrate some on-line courses for two universities

May 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: You could get the student's grades instantly
You could have a questions bank and it selects and shuffle the questions for the evaluations and quizzes
The students could upload the documents and all the docs are centralized in a specific place, facilitating the grading process for the teachers

Cons: Some administration tasks for the teacher are not easy to understand and poor usable, it difficult the documents and grades administration

Overall: Grades fast and easy, shuffle questions for the quizzes, centralized all the documents assignments, easy to grading process

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Open source fully customizable easy to use LMS

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This LMS have the advantage is an open source solution so you can tailor the software to a fully customized solution for your business. You can take the control in what you want to do with the application of themes, a super large amount of community plug-ins and permission management (the permission sets are contextual so you can be a teacher in a class and at the same student into another).

Cons: Because the are updating and some plug-ins are community developed some times newer versions of that plug-ins working on the latest versions doesn't exists or the development of those are slow so you must wait for the plug-in to update your moodle version.

Overall: Is the core of the place I work at

free LMS and easy to use

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
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.

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.

This is the worst product created by humans.

Aug 31, 2017
1/5
Overall
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!

Moodle for schools and higher education - learning curve is not flat, but worth the trouble

May 27, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Moodle as my LMS of choice at university level for many years. I have considered a number of alternate LMS tools, but keep coming back to Moodle because it is extremely feature rich and useful for promoting e-Learning best pedagogical practices. The latest editions of Moodle are designed for use on mobile devices, fully integrate with Microsoft SharePoint, and support integration with learning objects that are SCORM compliant. A recent research study of LMS usage in higher education in New Zealand (available at the Ministry of Education site for New Zealand) found that Moodle was the overwhelming first choice of higher education teachers.

The downside of introducing Moodle into an education environment is that it takes some time to learn and an administrator to manage it; setting up courses with specific pedagogical features can be a little bit daunting for novices. Documentation tends to be somewhat behind development and it is hard to keep up with all that is changing with this open-source platform. However, if the goal of having an LMS is to provide a student-centric e-Learning environment for learners then Moodle is hard to beat. That being said, there are companies that will quickly create a professional Moodle installation and take over the administrative overhead for managing and maintaining a Moodle web server. It is therefore a case of institutions deciding what level of support they want or need to outsource and determining a solution that is economically feasible and fit for purpose as well. At one end of the spectrum an institution might require technical PhP and MySQL support, and at the other end of the spectrum the institution simply needs to know the URL of the Moodle site, and some instructions about how to use course options.