Moodle

Moodle

Free, open-source LMS for educators, admins & learners

4.1/5 (24 reviews)

Moodle Overview

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

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Pricing options
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Free
Open Source
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Devices

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Markets

Canada, Europe, United States

Supported Languages

English

Moodle Reviews

Overall rating
4.1/5
79% positive reviews
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Candace O.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/19
Review Source: Capterra

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!

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Haik P.

Learning Should Be Easy

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Moodle supported all the efforts we put in our learning process. It allows to create and edit, as well as transfer information quite easily between the students and professors.

Cons

The only thing that in my opinion lacked some attention and was unnoticed was the chatting and messaging feature. If improved, it may be a huge change in the platform for student-to-student and student-to-professor communication.

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Sarina P.

I use this everyday!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/26
Review Source: Capterra

Very useful for teachers and students to keep up with material in class and share assignments.

Pros

This is great for keeping up with classes and having a good link with the professors progress and creating a relationship with the material.

Cons

Sometimes I don't get notifications that my prof has updated something on this software. I wish it showed more.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Lakma Y.

This is an easy and reliable tool to build LMS.

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/16
Review Source: Capterra

Since I was told to create a LMS within weeks Moodle was the savior for me. All the infrastructure is in-built and what I need to do was just to enter the materials and to fix the grades. This is really a lifesaver. I could schedule assessments and assignments also with the moodle and that was really clever. Just a time slot selecting did the job.

Pros

This is very much reliable and easy for making LMS as it would take months to hard code LMS system manually. But with Moodle what we need to do is to select our desires and to enter the learning materials and grades etc. After we set up the environment the LMS has been created.

Cons

It is sometimes difficult to understand the process for a beginner and also the UI is not much attractive.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Good as a Learner. A Bit Buggy As a Trainer

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/09
Review Source: Capterra

This is a software that does what it's expected to do. It's a portal to manage learning. It has good history and community online with great experience.

Pros

There are a lot of resources to help you if you ever run into a snag. There is also a large community that has been using the product for a long time. It's intuitive to figure out as a learner using the platform, however when I was training using the program, I ran into a few problems that weren't so easily solved.

Cons

If you aren't comfortable with IT this may not be the software for you. You might want to go with a SaaS to host your Learning Management System.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Moodle Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Open Source
Value for money

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 Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Customizable Branding
  • Progress Tracking

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for Moodle

Key features of Moodle

  • All-in-one calendar
  • Bulk course creation and easy backup
  • Collaborative tools and activities
  • Convenient file management
  • Customisable site design and layout
  • Detailed reporting and logs
  • Embed external resources
  • Multilingual
  • Multimedia support
  • Multiple progress tracking options
  • Notifications and automatic alerts
  • Outcomes and rubrics
  • Peer and self assessment
  • Personalised dashboard
  • Regular security updates
  • Role & permission management
  • Secure authentication and mass enrolment
  • Simple add-ons and plugin management
  • Simple and intuitive text editor
  • Supports open standards

Benefits

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.

Moodle FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Moodle.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Moodle offer?

Moodle offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Open Source

Free Trial: Not 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.

Q. What are the main features of Moodle?

Moodle offers the following features:

  • All-in-one calendar
  • Bulk course creation and easy backup
  • Collaborative tools and activities
  • Convenient file management
  • Customisable site design and layout
  • Detailed reporting and logs
  • Embed external resources
  • Multilingual
  • Multimedia support
  • Multiple progress tracking options
  • Notifications and automatic alerts
  • Outcomes and rubrics
  • Peer and self assessment
  • Personalised dashboard
  • Regular security updates
  • Role & permission management
  • Secure authentication and mass enrolment
  • Simple add-ons and plugin management
  • Simple and intuitive text editor
  • Supports open standards

Q. Who are the typical users of Moodle?

Moodle has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Moodle support?

Moodle supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Moodle offer?

Moodle has the following pricing plans:

Free, Open Source

Q. Does Moodle support mobile devices?

Moodle supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Moodle integrate with?

Moodle integrates with the following applications:

BigBlueButton, Campus Cafe, Capabiliti, Collegix, EMPOWER SIS, PowerVista RollCall, STARS, Whatfix, WizIQ, WizIQ Virtual Classroom

Q. What level of support does Moodle offer?

Moodle offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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