Who Uses This Software?

Schools Universities Non-profit organisations Enterprise organisations VET sector


Average Ratings

1087 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Free software
  • 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.


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!


An easy and practical virtual way for distance education

Mar 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This tool is also designed in free software is a multimedia program that explores the way to generate virtual ways of quality distance education through its virtual environments, the tool is one of the most used for this type of tasks or activities one of its positive elements is in creating private virtual environments where a group of students with their teacher interact online, which after defining the role of administrator capable of creating subjects and administrator, with the role of teacher with permission or without permissions allows to generate the educational base necessary to fulfill a course. Another positive aspect is the ease of making or creating questionnaires by subjects to facilitate the teaching-learning process and the different evaluative uses necessary to assess the student's progress.

Cons: The tool presents standardized content which prevents differentiating the treatment between advanced and regular students, as well as presenting differentiated content since when the group is created a signature and the access role all share the information according to the profile held by the participants, as to the interface this is not very friendly with the students since it does not have an iconography that facilitates the identification of the different options besides the menus are not intuitive that does not generate a pattern of habit on the actions within the program. layout is similar to a normal blog something that in my opinion could be improved to take more advantage of the online application.

Overall: Moodle, allows to offer an exchange space in activities for learning, these can be online or as a support for content management without using the web interface, also through the platform you can create private forums to stimulate discussions online or used as the main interface to perform exams and assessments.

Flexible for designers, teachers and students

Jan 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As an online learning designer, Moodle is a fantastic tool because it integrates multiple options for learning and collaboration between both on and off campus students. It is incredibly flexible with a plethora of both simple and advanced features which can be integrated at a teacher's preference, and the entire teaching experience can be run through the system. It's agile enough to integrate with multiple external software systems so is less restrictive than some LMS systems.

The interface can be configured to suit individual institutions or teaching and allows a teacher to monitor all activity.

As a course designer, Moodle Analytics are extremely valuable because I can see exactly what parts of the course are being accessed, how often, and if they are being completed. This allows me to know if individual components of the course are beneficial to learning or if it needs changing or replacing, without the risk of violating student or institution privacy.

When working for an institution that is a Moodle partner, I like the opportunity to help shape Moodle's future by offering submissions direct to the designers.

Cons: Whenever updates for Moodle are released (six monthly) there are always some problems with existing content, especially with non-standard features that have been designed exclusively for a course or institution. Sometimes they are not immediately evident and can cause issues during the teaching period.

Moodle is a very large, powerful system, so it can take considerable time to understand it well enough to be confident designing and teaching courses. Also, if support staff are not on hand it can be difficult to resolve issues or find ways to integrate special requests from teachers.

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

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Moodle allows me to provided a blended learning environment for my students. I use it for AP Statistics, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, and Integrated Math 1. I can post assignment schedules, additional readings, links to off-site materials, etc. just as I did in my web pages in the past. However, it also allows me to assign "lessons" that my students do interactively online, discussion boards where they have to write their thoughts coherently, and assignments where students upload files for me to review and grade.

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

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

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

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

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

Overall: I think I stated most if not all the benefits in the "pro" section.

It's a great time saver once courses are set up.

I can see the stats on my students' involvement with the various parts of it.

I can cut down paper work by having files submitted electronically.

I can use rubrics of my own design to quickly grade programming assignments

I can mark up PDF submissions on the screen to give feedback.

I can moderate discussions and teach students how to speak in a forum setting.

I can provide more opportunities for students to think and produce more creatively.

I can enjoy creating my own materials!

Moodle as a student and administrator

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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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.

My school has used Moodle for as long as I can remember, and it works well within our district!

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Moodle makes online classwork incredibly easy to create (as a teacher), as well as simple to do and turn in (as a student). All the classes a student is enrolled in are clearly displayed, and classwork within each class is organized well. In addition, being able to immediately see how one did on a quiz/test (the multiple choice, at least) is very convenient.

Cons: When posting in a discussion/forum (my teachers called them "journal entries"), all students can see each other's responses. While this could be good for class discussion, it also makes it incredibly easy for a student to see another student's response, then copy and paste it as their own. (This happened with myself and another student, as she was copying my responses.) In smaller classrooms, this may not be much of an issue as it will be easy to spot, but in larger class sizes it can be easy for teachers to not remember every student's exact answer, and give the cheater the credit.

Overall: Using Moodle has been--and continues to be--incredibly convenient for students and teachers alike in my district. Teachers can easily create online tests/quizzes that don't require the hassle of printing and making copies, then grading an entire stack of papers. Students can take the tests and quizzes with ease, and see the immediate results of the automatically-graded multiple choice questions (which saves teachers time, too!). Also, videos can be implanted into lessons, which is very convenient for pausing or rewinding at one's own pace if they zone out or don't understand the topic and need to hear the explanation again. My life as a student was made simpler with the use of Moodle, and I cannot recommend it enough!

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?

Capterra loader

The e-learning platform for 100+ students

Jun 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have used Moodle for an organization to implement an e-learning platform. I have searched for may LMS and finally, I selected Moodle because it's open source and very customizable for our requirements. While I am using the Moodle I can list down some pros according to my experience

- Moodle has Multilingual capability that allows users to use multi-language it was a great feature for me.

- Manage user roles and permission, You can define roles to users and manage user access

- Bulk course creation and easy to backup

- Customizable or create our own themes

- Very useful calendar to track course deadlines, meetings and many more

- Admin user can Install and disable 3rd party plugins

Cons: Though Moodle offers many features there are some things that I don't like much. I can list a few cons of Moodle

- The learning curve is a bit higher for administration and building Moodle courses for First-time users

- If you need to customize some functionalities requires a Moodle programmer

- The look and feel a bit outdated even if you use a theme it feels like bit older

- I faced some upgrading issues it's not that easy for me

Overall: In the beginning, I would say it's a bit harder to learn but after I read their documentation and refer some guides I become a master of Moodle. There are a good amount of helping documentations with Moodle you can find almost anything on their documentation. I'm happy to say that still our students using it daily. If you have a small budget this is a great choice. I'm very satisfied on Moodle and I can recommend for anyone those who are looking for a good LMS platform

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.

Good for students

Mar 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: I like that I can track my grades, submit assignments in the drop boxes and take quizzes. this is a good program for keeping track of assignments weekly. I like the check box feature which allows me to check off files I have viewed or quizzes I have completed which allows me to not keep clicking on powerpoint files I have already downloaded.

Cons: I dislike how if you have an administrator of the page such as a professor who is not savvy with technology or does not keep up with the moodle page, it looks like you have a bad grade if certain things aren't entered correctly or if they haven't corrected things. It also has limitations of any online platform where the administrator doesn't make the file or quiz visible and then they have a hard time seeing why the students havent done the assignment. I only used canvas briefly, but I think it was slightly better in its ease of use, but I am not very familiar with moodle so it is hard to compare ease of use from the student prospective. The alerts and messaging system is a little clunky and I prefer to use email instead. you have to change your preferences or you will get way too many email notifications every time someone comments on a massive discussion post.

Overall: I have used it for years to upload assignments and track my grades. I like the instant feedback of grades if the professors are prompt in grading.

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.

From a Teaching Assistant point of view

Feb 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I used Moodle from a TA point of view for university level courses. I liked it because I was able to upload powerpoint presentations, documents and other handouts for students to download on their own. This made material distribution easier because students can't lose handouts. Further, I like that students are able to refer to notes that are prepared by me, allowing them to pay more attention in the classroom, rather than madly writing everything down. Further, it allows students to interact with each other through discussion forums where they can ask questions to one another or have discussions about class content. I can monitor these and step in if students need a nudge in the right direction.

Cons: Moodle takes a bit of time to learn from the user/student perspective. They need to spend some time playing with it to figure out what tools are available and how to access different areas.

Overall: Personally I really enjoy Moodle because it eliminates a lot of the excuses that students made in the past (losing papers, not writing stuff down). We provide them with the material and they are responsible for it. It also allows us to encourage discussion that we can then see the result of, allowing us to monitor how well students are understanding the course material.

Moodle Review

Mar 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: From the view of a student, Moodle is an excellent way to find class materials such as lectures, notes, homeworks, practice tests, and other forms in an easily accessible way. Within specific classes, the materials are often organized by date making it easy to find what you're looking for. The software also displays grades and can help you keep track of class progress. Additionally, online homework can be submitted through the website, minimizing the amount of different softwares students need to download per class.

From the point of view of a teaching assistant, Moodle is user friendly when entering grades for individual assignments. Graders can comment on a student's performance which is helpful and the grading page is easy to navigate and straight forward.

Cons: When participating in forums through Moodle, there were sometimes issues viewing other students' posts or writing posts yourself. Additionally, the website is only as useful as the professor makes it, so without professor involvement, many of the site's features are not utilized. Additionally, the mobile version of the software could be improved for better ease of use.

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!

Virtual Aula, with some limitations

Jan 11, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm preparing a virtual aula for my students, and after looking for a while for different options, I decided to use Moodle, The main reason is that it offers almost everything that I need for my classes while its use is totally free. You can create multiple kinds of accounts for different purposes, such as the administrator role, teacher role or student role. Each of them can only access a limited number of options.

Also, the variety of activities that can be included are more than enough to cover all the needs your students may have: from filling gaps to sending their own writings. Each student is given a personal account where they can keep record of their progress and contact their teacher privately.

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

Capterra loader

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
Customer Support

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.

Swiss Army Knife

Dec 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I can say that as a free lance ID I love this platform. Its open source and It has a lot of support. so much so that there are hundreds of plugins developed by third parties that make it a match for more commerically branded LMSes on the market. When I say support, I mean the community, there is no 24-7 support but there are so many users out there that any problem you may have has already happened to someone else and there is a solution just waiting in the right forum. I do work in Camtasia and Movavi and I have not had any trouble getting my content to function within moodle. This along with Articulate Soryline and Rise is my swiss army knife to tackle any e-learning project.

Pros: Easy to use More than hafl the cost of other platforms Hundreds of Plug-ins No problems with my own video content

Cons: Requires more than average techy know how. I really don't see this as a con but it is what it is. I believe tech knowledge is a requirement for every modern day educator, instructor, movitar, life coach or whatever you may call yourself. the level of tech expertise required should be required for everyone. The simple UI is a plus for me but can be also considered a con. however moodle is so customizable you can deal with that too

Capterra loader

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.

The best software for students and teacher for education

Jul 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is the best software for learning both on and off campus. The applications is full of unique features allowing teachers and professors to adjust the system to their preferred way of education. Instructors are able to run the whole teaching experience through the software and to monitor the activities of their students. I am a student who has been using the software for about 4 years and it is the easiest and most convenient way of submitting my projects and checking the deadlines of the submissions. The Moodle also provides an easy way to communicate with your professors, and the forum system is an incredible way for starting discussions with other students of the same course. Using Moodle is also very convenient when it comes to resources as professors can easily share all the required materials with students.

Cons: As a student I don't have any complains concerning the Moodle.

Overall: I have been using Moodle in the University for almost 4 years. And it is just an incredible way of submitting projects, communicating with professors and other students.

Learning platform for everyone

Jul 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Being easy to access, use and collaborate with the academic institute whenever necessary.

Cons: The software could function with less speed when a lot of users try to access simultaneously.

Overall: Moodle class was the main learning platform which i used to complete my B. Tech Engineering degree very much successfully in the open university, Sri Lanka (OUSL).

The main preferable feature was that with the distance learning concept i was able to clarify my doubts and get touch with the other class mates and the lecturers when ever i needed without coming to the university premises. Also the platform was very helpful to know about main announcements , what happens within the course and how could i engage in studies successfully. Additionally it provided the necessary facilities to engage in online quizzes and keep track of all my academic records as a student.

In overall perspective, introduction of this learning system is very much helpful to the students who engage in jobs and studies simultaneously. Also for the students who live far away from the universities could study the courses simply being at home. In academic instructor`s perspective , the platform provides him/her easy access to the students and could contact them easily and provide necessary information on the course matter.

Useful backbone to online learning offerings

Apr 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Moodle requires very little technical knowledge to get something up and running and then, if you have a little skill in that area, it can accommodate that to allow for a little shine to be added to an offering. This means that one of the key drives to using it, blended teaching offerings, is actually achievable and easily so for a range of teaching staff.

Cons: While it enriches distance learning offerings, the simplicity of moodle (such as an abundance of drag and drop implementation) does also bring its own set of quirks. It can be a little clunky and resources intensive on old servers and while it provides a lot of advanced features to complement the simplicity they are not always immediately obvious and sometimes not particularly well labelled. Some of this is down to the technical staff that customise and implement the offering but that is perhaps the drawback. That Moodle is so flexible and customisable that one offering of it may look and feel very different to another.

Overall: Our University uses Moodle at the heart of our distance learning program. Alongside a few other initiatives I think it has improved the experience of distance students markedly and I think that as it develops further, Moodle has the potential to offer even more to these students.

Handy, free option for learning.

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: It's hard to find something bad to say about this program. After all, you're getting so many features that other programs charge you to use. However, my experience with the lagging was frustrating, especially since I was on a deadline. If it had been only a little worse, I could have missed the deadline. Granted, while this was annoying, I have to remind myself that it is free to use. Can't really complain.

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

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

Excellent !

Oct 16, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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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.

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Sep 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Online resource for organizing course work for students and allows for collaboration between students amongst themselves and professor contact information. Work assignments, test and quizzes can all be posted for students to complete and displays a GPA for the course for the work completed on Moodle. Useful to keep on track on assignments and helps keep students accountable for the work required to pass a course

Cons: I never seen the administrator / professor's side, but It looks like it needs a decent set of technical knowledge to configure and implement. Often there is misalignment with Moodle tasks and actual tasks. Although this is no fault to Moodle, but professors are often specialized in a trade and not the best for software deployment. Universities should have a staff dedicated towards training and usage on this software.

Overall: Overall it has been very useful in keeping tasks organized and efficient. Online quizzes provide instant results for students and estimates for keeping track on overall course projects. The software does need to be configured properly to be best used

Open Source solution for educational platforms

Jan 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is easy to use and is open-source, and has a wide array of functionalities. Personally, it's been used in a university setting, making publication of class schedules and materials easy and painless. There are multiple options where you can set up quizzes, polls, message boards, etc., and it's very user friendly. Everything is cloud-based, minimizing the potential for loss of data and documents, and you can set up multiple users. Many universities seem to be trending towards this software due to its ease of use, positive user reviews, and cost-effectiveness. You can easily manage educational platforms for hundreds if not thousands of users, and you can see the statistical benefit easily. Educators can develop dynamic and personalized course material easily and get immediate feedback. This seems to be the solution for many universities in this technology-driven age.

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

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.

Collaboration Outside of the Classroom

Aug 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is a beneficial way for teachers and students to communicate and collaborate outside of the classroom. It seems like it can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. Professors can post assignments and schedules, host discussions, and generally just have all resources for the class in one place. Another benefit of Moodle is that it is eco-friendly in the way it limits paper copies of texts and other things. Personally, I like the Moodle calendar and the sense of organization it provides me. I also like being able to keep track of my grades in a straightforward manner. It's also free!

Cons: Moodle seems a little complex. Right now I feel like I only have a basic understanding of the features the program offers and I wish I had an easier time investigating new features. In addition, teachers always seem to have a problem making assignments visible to the whole class and this has definitely caused some miscommunication, although this may be the fault of the teachers and not Moodle itself.

Overall: Overall, I appreciate Moodle as a way to bring classes together outside of school. It encompasses all the aspects necessary for a class to run and enforces a collaborative environment.

Moodle, best impossible

Sep 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I liked all the resources and activities offered by Moodle. It is a platform of an impressive utility for the development of teaching-learning processes, it is very friendly, light, simple and efficient to use both for the administrator (a), teacher (a) and participant of the same. It allows collaborative work. It has billboards, forums, glossaries, calendars, chat, multimedia resources, among others. It is free to use and has nothing to envy to any platform. It is unbeatable.

Cons: It is very difficult to say that it was what I liked the least. There really is nothing that I did not like.

Overall: I have more than eight (8) years developing educational processes in the e-learning modality with the Moodle Platform and I can say that the experience has been successful and unmatched, I have managed to work with more than 500 students in a collaborative learning environment, most of them of them without experience in distance education and it has been very simple and very useful. It allows teachers an extensive use of resources to assist learning. It is very robust and safe. I recommend it without hesitation.

It's complex but useful in the end

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Moodle for the last two years for my own courses and also for the courses I teach as a graduate teaching assistant. At first the user interface looks simple and clean but there are so many functionalities and options you can play with! You can edit, calculate and publish student grades to all students or just to some people like the Professor who's the lead instructor of that course. You can easily share and update course material on the website by using drag&drop. If you can get a hold of it, it is a great, flexible tool that you can tailor for your specific needs.

Cons: It happened to me and many users suffer from the slow learning curve to master the functionalities and options available on Moodle. It takes time to get a grip of it.

Overall: It is definitely worth using Moodle for sharing course material, keeping track of class schedules and grades. I'd recommend to every college to try this service but they should also provide training on how to use Moodle because it definitely takes time learn all the gimmicks of the website.

From a User of Moodle!

Jun 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I am currently studying my second career online, and the institution I am doing so has its program performed in Moodle. I like all the different types of activities Moodle allows me to perform, so these are things you can implement in case you were interested in using it in your institution. I participate in group discussions with my peers and we can perform peer evaluation. I am able to upload all types of documents from both my discussion posts, assignments and Journals. Moodle allows you to define tests for students in which you can decide if retakes are acceptable or not depending on what you are evaluating. It has a very reliable messaging system for instructors and students to stay communicated, and it allows you to give awards in the form of badges for accomplishments. It has so many different types of activities that can be implemented for a very interactive online classroom.

Cons: I am not sure why, but there have been times where some of my posts have been input in Moodle twice. It would be helpful to setan alert that would let you know of a duplicate post, so you could delete it before the permitted time for this was allowed.

Overall: I enjoy taking my courses in Moodle! My experience has been positive, and I love how it helps me keep track of all my completed and pending to complete tasks.

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.

Best open source Learning management system

May 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing about the Moodle is that its open source, you can made your modifications as per your requirement. It got all the feature you may look into in a learning management system. It supports SCROM standard course & quiz contain all types of questions like multiple choice or matchmaking. Reports generated are very descriptive & works perfectly. All the basic features like login with social media are available. In build security features are also up to the mark. It is made with the PHP scripting language which is very easy to understand & get started with. All in all its the good choice if you are on budget.

Cons: The complexity & bad user interface is what make moodle don't stand out in the market. The sections in the moodle are not intuitive & takes time for an average user to under where the possible things can be.

Overall: The overall experience is ok. There are much good options out there like google classroom but this is the one we getting for free so yes it's the best free option out there.

A trusted Content/Learning management system that free and open source

Nov 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is a highly customizable open source tool which has been there for some time and which had clearly grown in so many ways. Being a reliable, open source tool makes it ideal for small businesses and institutes It has so many plugins which enable you to find the best options for your requirement and it allows your content and course materials to be organized in a clean and neat manner. There are features like uploading documents, emailing which are a definitely going to help users when it comes to educational institutes.

Cons: In users point of view, moodle really does not have any cons as being a free tool it really does an amazing job. The only thing to mention would be, when the load gets high, the system tends to hang and if you are trying to upload an assignment at the last moment, you will have a hard time getting it done.

Overall: Cannot expect more as it is a really good, open source tool. Highly customizable to suit your needs and has almost all features you are going to need as plugins.

Great for Colleges and Universities

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This software was easy to use but includes a lot of features. It is where students can take tests, quizzes, and they can be timed or untimed, you can look at your grade immediately so students don't have to wait and worry. All the text books and teachers are noted on there and you can hook up plugins for art portfolios and school email links so that students can have everything all in one place.

Cons: Sometimes it would glitch and if it did during a test or quiz, it would kick you out and you sometimes only had one try at the test so you would have to contact your teacher and hope she gave you another try on the test. Some teachers weren't that nice and you had to take the zero.

Overall: It was a great experience because it's where everything is. It was the HUB of online student portals. Easy to use and navigate, you can personalize the pages so sections that are more important to you are on your home page when you log in, and there is a teacher version so the teacher can keep attendance and track grades all in Moodle.

moodle the best LMS for E-learning

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is very easy to use, is the best system for online learning and also to complement learning, posse many activities so that students can reflect, criticize and develop on the contents of any subject or subject which is being taught . Besides being multiplatform by using any web browser.

Cons: The only disadvantage of moodle that is still very difficult to install and configure on a server or computer locally, after being able to implement it. You have to have a technician or a programmer so you can install it with all the necessary requirements, which may require an extra expense. although moodle has a community and there are forums and even tutorials on how to perform its installation and configuration

Overall: Well I have more than 2 years working with virtual learning environments or LMS and Moodle is an excellent platform, with a simple, light, efficient interface. It allows you to manage or control the performance of students, in addition to allowing you to create or reuse teaching material, I really recommend it.

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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Experience of Moodle as an University Student

Jul 21, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is a learning management system which is used in many higher education institutes. I'm using it as an user because my university also use moodle as their learning management system. Moodle also have a mobile app on both android and IOS. With the help of Moodle lecturers can maintain a course calendar. Assignments and other submissions can be collected through this. Lecturers can activate or deactivate submission links or set its deadline. Lecturers can add course materials to the moodle. Automatic email to the students can be send through moodle. Students can send messages to their colleagues through moodle. Students can maintain there profile using moodle as they can add their own profile picture such like that. Students private file management system is also provided. Students and lecturers can maintain forums through moodle. Course grading system can also be manage with the moodle.

Cons: Sometime I had difficulties to find my courses. Mobile app interface is little bit harder to navigate.

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Students + Teachers = Smart Education

Jul 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy and user-friendly user interface allowed to navigate through course works and related data easily. Easy to setup as a instructor and can connect with students and update them easily.

Cons: Mobile app is sometimes not working properly with some devices.

Overall: As a Teacher/Instructor, I really interested to use this platform. It improved my efficiency in educational works.

Review of Moodle Learning Management System

Mar 27, 2019
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 is a very popular learning management system (lms). Moodle is the most widely used learning software in most of the universities across the world. Moodle is a Open Source LMS which has also made it popular. Moodle has many nice features like configure wide range of quizzes with options to shuffle the questions on every turn, One can create many online courses with reading materials of various formats, Moodle also provides options to upload documents, Moodle Administration option allows manage the whole moodle lms. Moodle user management provides option to add users , provide access to required courses, quizzes etc. Moodle community is very active and there are many freely available plugins which adds many new features.

Cons: Moodle is popular and widely used and has very less disadvantages or demerits. As Moodle is a Open source, Full or Active Support from Moodle team cannot be expected and need to be dependent only on community or hire experience Moodle experts to manage the system. As Moodle is a PHP based open source software - it normally lacks good UI and user experience compared to other custom paid tools. to start using Moodle, one need to undergo some learning curve and training.

Decent platform to unify module resources

May 21, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: A consistent theme and organisational structure for all modules taught at the university;

An option to rename a file and provide a description on upload;

Assignments with constraints on file size, type and quantity;

Integration with Echo lecture capture;

A forum for each module allowing easy and scoped contact between course members;

Decent multimedia handling facility allowing interactive tutorials and quizzes.

Cons: Occasionally there are problems with accessing modules at the very beginning if the lecturer is not experienced with setting up the page. I believe this process must not be intuitive as lot of them struggle.

Fine-grained access control makes it hard/impossible for students to peek materials available for modules they haven't yet registered for.

Navigation through active courses is done through a bunch of blue links that feel like early 2000s web pages. A re-design of the 'Dashboard' would be a good idea.

Reportedly setting up a clear folder structure for module files is not intuitive, some lecturers struggle.

These are all minor but annoying drawbacks.

Overall: At my university Moodle is a go-to platform for module resources published by the lecturers. It provides a structured environment for them to do so, rather than departmental websites which vary in quality depending on lecturer's skill.

A lot can be done through Moodle if the staff is appropriately trained, though at the beginning they often find it hard to use appropriate functionalities.

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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.

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One of the better/best open-source LMS

Jun 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Although this product may not have all the bells and whistles of a robust LMS, for a free, open-source product it is definitely a product/service I will recommend. Because it is free, you would expect the customer service and treatment to be sub-par however, I can honestly say that is not the case. I was assisted promptly with my issues and concerns and was delighted by the service I received as it was effective and efficient.

My Pro goes to the service, not the product (Even though I do personally feel that this is a great platform for those who want to experience online learning but may not have the funds for an LMS)

Cons: Absolutely nothing I disliked about it. This is a free, open-source product, use it or don't use it but there is nothing to fault about it, only lots that can be improved on as time goes on.

Overall: I am impressed with the Moodle. It may not have all the bells and whistles such as your paid for products, however, it is free software so don't expect too much. It gets the job done and is a wonderful step into the world of e-learning, especially if you are a company who is wanting to convert from hardcopy to online learning. Moodle will be a good indicator as to whether or not the conversion will be right for you.

Easy Online Learning

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that this system is easy to navigate. Each "class" is highly customizable allowing instructors to tailor the classroom experience. Grades are easy to access and, again, instructors can customize what is displayed and when. The ability to search forums is also incredibly useful and saves you from having to go through every thread to find what you're looking for

Cons: The icons for uploading files are not optimal and slightly confusing at first. The upload feature in general could use some refining. The forums also do not work well when pasting certain formatted information that is copied from Microsoft Word. I would love to see this feature improved

Overall: Overall, Moodle is super easy to use from the student perspective and appears easy for instructors to customize the feel and requirements of the classroom. It is a HUGE improvement from the previous blackboard software that was used years ago.

Trending Learning Management System

Apr 25, 2019
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: It's been over 4 years our organization is using the learning management system for education purpose. One of the best tool to distribute the study materials for the students and experienced no flaws from the tool so far. The students are happy and satisfied to provide education through the system which helps them to access the tool from anywhere and the configuration and logging in also an easy work. Almost all the files and videos are being distributed through the software.

Cons: The software application in the mobile or any potable device runs slow and the accessing of files and videos are bit tough compared to using in the computer. The mobile application could be improvised to sort out these issues as most of the students reply on their mobile.

Overall: With 1+ year's of experience, we found no hazzle using the tool and both students and the management are satisfied to provide education through this learning management system. All the tests and materials (including videos and other files are being shared) and the portal even works in low internet connectivity.

Moodle sets the right "mood" for my interactive classroom.

Sep 02, 2018
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: I have been using Moodle for quite sometime right now and it helps me eliminate laborious checking of students' work. Moodle does provide me with a complete and superb features of a dynamically designed Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle also provides a technologically equipped learning platform in which everything I need from quizzes, assignments, test and projects can be uploaded on Moodle. For me, Moodle sets the learning "mood" in my classroom and I definitely keep on using it.

Cons: I am using it until now and so I cannot think of any negative comments about moodle. It is a free and open-source software anyway, so there is no reason to not like it at all.

Overall: Moodle solves too much paper works and it eliminates slower grading of students' activities. One thing more I can immediately give feedback to all of my students' academic performance.

A Convinient tool to monitor your module activities

Aug 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Moodle is a very useful tool to monitor and stay up-to-date with module related activities such as assignment submissions, getting course material etc. The platform further displays user progress on activities related to each course module which is helpful to complete relevant course activities.

Cons: Sometimes, there are errors when modules are categorized as past, current and future modules. Hence, sometimes it was a bit difficult to find the relevant modules in relevant places. I had to go through past or future module categories to find currently enrolled courses. So, it was a somewhat troublesome experience.

Overall: The overall experience of Moodle usage is positive as It was really helpful to continue my educational activities and to monitor my progress in each course module. Apart from the small inconveniences described above, the platform was easy-to-use.

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Good/Average platform for Education

Feb 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: I used Moodle mostly throughout my Undergrad courses and it worked pretty well overall.

- Clean user friendly interface

Overall it is easy to navigate. Instructors were very well aware of how the system works to create their course pages so hardly any issues. It has a very customisable site design so every course can be adhered to the need of the students and the instructors

- Good for Media and contents

Accessing the contents on Moodle was super easy. I really like that all the multimedia and such contents were easily available at all times. Didn't require much learning curve to find where things are use them accordingly

- Has been around for a while

Moodle community is huge and it has been around for a while. It has gone through numerous updates based on various reviews and feedbacks so it has definitely gotten better. It is also open source so definitely a plus to find solutions to problems really easily.

- Integrates well and flexible

I was able to use Moodle on any platform tablet, phone, laptop very easily. It integrates very well on different modes so I really like the fact that is super flexible.

Cons: Moodle in my opinion has some drawbacks like

- It could be a little more user intuitive so one doesn't need to be super tech savvy

- Contents could be organized in much better efficient way

- Did not like at all that the history is lost after classes are done. May be it's how the instructors set it up

- Very Basic UI, nothing fancy.

Good LMS with room for improvement

Dec 06, 2017
4/5
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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.