About Moodle

Moodle is a free, online Learning Management system enabling educators to create their own private website filled with dynamic courses that extend learning, any time, anywhere.

With over 10 years of development guided by social constructionist pedagogy, Moodle delivers a powerful set of learner-centric tools and collaborative learning environments that empower both teaching and learning.

The Moodle project is well-supported by an active international community, a team of dedicated full-time developers and a network of certified Moodle Partners. Driven by open collaboration and great community support, the project continues to achieve rapid bug fixes and improvements, with major new releases every six months. Come moodle with us in our community forums!

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Moodle

A simple interface, drag-and-drop features, and well-documented resources along with ongoing usability improvements make Moodle easy to learn and use.

The Moodle project’s open-source approach means that Moodle is continually being reviewed and improved on to suit the current and evolving needs of its users.

Moodle’s multilingual capabilities ensure there are no linguistic limitations to learning online. The Moodle community has translated Moodle into more than 95 languages (and counting) so users can easily localise their Moodle site, along with plenty of resources, support and community discussions available in various languages.

Moodle provides the most flexible tool-set to support both blended learning and 100% online courses. Configure Moodle by enabling or disabling core features, and easily integrate everything needed for a course using its complete range of built-in features, including external collaborative tools such as forums, wikis, chats and blogs.

Because it is open-source, Moodle can be customised in any way and tailored to individual needs. Its modular set up and interoperable design allows developers to create plugins and integrate external applications to achieve specific functionalities. Extend what Moodle does by using freely available plugins and add-ons - the possibilities are endless!

Committed to safeguarding data security and user privacy, security controls are constantly being updated and implemented in Moodle development processes and software to protect against unauthorised access, data loss and misuse. Moodle can be easily deployed on a private secure cloud or server for complete control.

Moodle is web-based and so can be accessed from anywhere in the world. With a default mobile-compatible (soon to be responsive) interface and cross-browser compatibility, content on the Moodle platform is easily accessible and consistent across different web browsers and devices.

Access extensive Moodle documentation and user forums in multiple languages, free content and courses shared by Moodle users across the world, as well as hundreds of plugins and add-ons contributed by a large global community.

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Markets

United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Botswana, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Spain, Fiji, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Nigeria, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Taiwan, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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Features

Total features of Moodle: 67

  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Calendar Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Event Calendar
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

Alternatives

Google Classroom

4,6
#1 Alternative to Moodle
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CANVAS

4,5
#2 Alternative to Moodle
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Blackboard Learn

4,0
#3 Alternative to Moodle
Blackboard's learning ecosystem helps organizations deliver outcomes-based learning that drives employee growth in a...

WordPress

4,6
#4 Alternative to Moodle
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Reviews

Overall rating

4,2 /5
(1 882)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,0/5
Customer Support
4,0/5

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Chamath N.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The e-learning platform for 100+ students

Reviewed on 2019/06/27

In the beginning, I would say it's a bit harder to learn but after I read their documentation and...

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

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

Alternatives Considered

Google Classroom

Reasons for Switching to Moodle

Moodle is free and customizable for our needs and we can host it anywhere we want.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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Reviewed on 2021/12/15

I have been using Moodle almost daily for 3 years now I enjoy taking my courses on Moodle It is a...

I have been using Moodle almost daily for 3 years now I enjoy taking my courses on Moodle It is a positive experience, it helps me keep track of all the tasks to be completed, this app is very useful when it comes to getting things organized It is useful for managing time and organizing academic requirements etc. The software is very smooth And hardly any errors.

Pros

Moodle is a learning management system that offers many benefits and features, Moodle is a very impressive tool because it integrates multiple learning options between students on and off campus,
It is very flexible with a large number of features as it provides the student with a dashboard with all the registered courses and helps him to access it from anywhere at any time so this would be ideal for higher education and has a calendar on the right that highlights all upcoming dates as it alerts us
For lecture dates via notifications, teachers can communicate directly with each student to clarify their doubts in the form of messages, teachers can also create assessments and add videos, and reports can be created for students based on the stored data.

Cons

Moodle has so many features that I didn't find any flaws yet that gave me a great impression of its foundation; Except it's a bit old-fashioned mood in terms of UI, UI needs to be improved and they should also provide Moodle training because it takes time to learn the site's tricks.

Anis A.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Gets the job done

Reviewed on 2022/01/08

This software is gives a backbone to any course taken by a student. But it needs upgrades to become...

This software is gives a backbone to any course taken by a student. But it needs upgrades to become a one stop shop for collaborative assignments. It needs more features to be integrated.

Pros

This applications gives a good overall picture of the course structure and has a easy list format to follow for the students.

Cons

There should be a video player integrated within this application, since most of the classes are online now-a-days. Also there needs to be a chat and group chat section for seamless collaboration.

César josé R.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

The perfect ally for creating virtual classrooms

Reviewed on 2021/11/06

Moodle has helped many to create virtual learning environments, which is quite respectable.

It has...

Moodle has helped many to create virtual learning environments, which is quite respectable.

It has a fairly large community, so solving your doubts or initial problems will not be very complicated.

Of course, we can suffer a lot at first with this tool, but after fully understanding it, managing our virtual learning environments will not be complicated and we can get the most out of it.

Pros

Moodle was born with the purpose of allowing the development and creation of virtual classrooms easily and quickly, in order to achieve that the student can learn and function better in an asynchronous learning environment.

It allows us to customize our learning environment to our style, and it has many characteristics that make this a very easy product to use in the long term.

Cons

Without a proper user manual, you cannot easily and quickly set up your studio environment.

In addition, the software configuration is somewhat tedious, since you need basic knowledge in computer science and programming to be able to achieve the proper configuration.

Also the user interface looks a bit old and is not minimalist for the taste of many.

Alternatives Considered

WordPress, Zoom Meetings and Joomla

Reasons for Switching to Moodle

Only Moodle offers me a complete environment for development and creation of complete study environments, which fully met my needs.
Andres I.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A decent option for online education

Reviewed on 2022/01/11

Good platform that allows a good organization of the courses.

Good platform that allows a good organization of the courses.

Pros

I liked the way the courses can be organized, the learning divided by topics and sections.
The assignment of works is simple and in the same way it is the qualification and that the students receive the note.

Cons

It feels a bit old compared to other platforms like Google Classroom, it could be more dynamic.

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Moodle FAQs

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Moodle offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software, under the GNU General Public License. Anyone can adapt, extend or modify Moodle for both commercial and non-commercial projects without any licensing fees and benefit from the cost-efficiencies, flexibility and other advantages of using Moodle.

Moodle has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Moodle supports the following languages:

English

Moodle supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Moodle integrates with the following applications:

Facebook for Business, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365

Moodle offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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