Moodle

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

About Moodle

Moodle is an open source, feature-rich, secure and scalable learning management system that integrates seamlessly with other platforms and can be customised for any teaching or training method you choose.

With fresh and intuitive interfaces, Moodle has solutions suitable for K-12, higher education, vocational training, corporates, and all types of enterprise learning. From improving your teaching and student outcomes to streamlining training, onboarding, and compliance management, you'll build more active and engaging online learning spaces with Moodle.

When you choose Moodle, you benefit from Moodle's 20+ years of expertise in educational technology and you become part of a global community of people who love our online learning platform and our values. You can get support from our active community forums, access Moodle's certified integrations, and explore over 2000 open source plugins. Or, for expert advice, end-to-end support, and services, including site setup and hosting, customisations, and training, unlock unparalleled expertise and dedicated 24/7 support through our global network of Moodle Certified Partners and Service Providers.


Key benefits of Moodle

Moodle gives educators and learners powerful, flexible software tools for online learning and collaboration.

- Have control and ownership of your data and how and where it’s used and stored.
Integrate Moodle with a wide variety of software and build an ecosystem that supports your organisation as a whole

- Create rich learning experiences with Moodle’s wide array of resources and activities that meet all your eLearning needs, from fully remote learning to blended learning

- Extend the functionality with thousands of plugins such as add-ons for gamification and collaboration, content libraries or assessment tools.

- Streamline your workflow, from managing enrollments to creating learning plans and grading work

- Get customised support: collaborate and get help from thousands of Moodle users in the Moodle Community or get support from a Moodle Certified Service Provider.

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.

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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4.3 /5
(3,244)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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Matthew
Matthew
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect for Remote Learning Scenarios

Reviewed on 09/02/2021

As my University shifted from face-to-face classes I became much more reliant on Moodle and I have...

As my University shifted from face-to-face classes I became much more reliant on Moodle and I have now been using their integrations with blackboard collaborate to stream and host video lecturers. This is a must have platform for distance learning despite letdowns with the gradebook.

Pros

Moodle allows me to have a centralized repository of information for my course. I have now placed code, grades, course materials, powerpoints and even video lectures on my course container. My students have no excuses as they know to check Moodle for any course updates.

Cons

The gradebook is hard to use and I am a Computer Science Lecturer. It is difficult to configure and I really wished it were friendlier to non-techies.

Marco
Marco
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Leading open source e-Learning solution

Reviewed on 31/07/2020

We adopted Moodle in our company to setup an e-Learning plaform for training to both manufacturing...

We adopted Moodle in our company to setup an e-Learning plaform for training to both manufacturing and office employees (around 500). Most of our courses are related with production practices, quality and work instructions, and main supports are represented by professionally recorded footage, SCORM compliant. We're still at deployment phase, with massive upload of users (very convenient), definition of roles, and structuring of courses, but the platform itself feels very responsive, quick and efficient. Included features are very impressive, and can be easily enriched by available plugins, that allow a very tailored customization.

Pros

Moodle is the reference open source e-learning platform, with recognized robustness of its architecture and responsiveness of design. Offers very detailed configuration options, allowing complete customization upon your needs. Moodle community is extremely active, with wide availability of certified 3rd party plugins, and documentation for every step. Extremely good compatibility with most common media formats, and compatible with most common SCORM standard.
Being a pro-level platform, Moodle is ideal for both business and scholar deployments.

Cons

Require expertise in order to be installed on premise with proper secure configutarion (internal server / hosted VPS) and require training and documentation reading to really handle and customize the platform. Not for newbies.

Alternatives Considered

Forma LMS and Docebo

Reasons for Switching to Moodle

On premise (hosted VPS) solution was preferred because offers higher php customization options (like max upload file size), which is perfect if you need to upload footage. Moodle is the most complete open source on-premise solution. While fully hosted solutions generally limit the file size of uploaded files.
Gemmar
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

My Review in Moodle

Reviewed on 06/06/2024

Overall, I have only little to no problems at all and most of it are positive about the app.

Overall, I have only little to no problems at all and most of it are positive about the app.

Pros

It supports most of my assessment tasks requested by my teacher, and it is easy to manage and organize my works.

Cons

The only thing that I'm concerned about the app is that it has limited integrations to other third-party applications used by the institution.

Response from Moodle

Hi Gemmar,

Thanks for sharing how Moodle supported your learning journey.

We continually strive to expand our integration capabilities and encourage institutions to explore the many available plugins that might meet their needs.

Best,
The Moodle Team

Paweł
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Overrated, confusing, inadequate

Reviewed on 20/08/2019

I've been using this system because it has been installed at my college as the learning platform...

I've been using this system because it has been installed at my college as the learning platform for students. In general, I find this platform awkward to use and not optimal for school/college education. Its grading system is totally inadequate for a school environment. It has modules that I don't need while lacking in those that I do need. A lot of it is confusing, e.g. some activities for testing or creating quizzes/feedback activities don't really do what you would expect (e.g. the Survey only uses predefined sets of questions, and you can't create your own [sic]). The layout is often confusing, or even buggy, e.g. when you view your students' grades and they overflow past the edge of the page, you can't really scroll to see them - unless you first scroll down to see the horizontal scroll bar, which I didn't even realise until someone pointed that out to me (there's usability for you). The enrolment system is atrocious - it overlaps a new design with an old system of enrolment, and it's terribly confusing. Unenrolling a batch of students requires some incredible tricks. And there are more annoying shortcomings and bugs. You can't expect a piece of (free) software to be perfect, but I find this system to be one of the clumsiest and annoying in terms of usability, functionality, design, and general concept.

Pros

It's free, actively developed, and ubiquitous. I don't quite understand why it's so popular, but because of its popularity support is easy to find.

Cons

It lacks features that would make it suitable for (ironically) a school/college/university environment. Notably, it doesn't have a proper grading system for classroom activities such as tests and exams. The only way to grade those (that I know of) is to create an Assignment activity and disable all the submission options, which is a very clumsy workaround (and one that is confusing for students). The enrolment/unenrolment system is a disaster.

Andy
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Super powerful for automated learning...

Reviewed on 08/03/2024

Pros

The amount of features that it has, the course building interface is fun to use, it can be great for automating learning and assessment.

Cons

You need to find a hosting provider, also over the years they have added more and more stuff and so now some of the options menus have become more difficult to navigate.

Alternatives Considered

Kartra

Response from Moodle

Hi Andy,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Moodle and acknowledging our automated learning features.

To access our wealth of resources and support and engage in Q&A, the Moodle community awaits at https://moodle.org.

Moodle's array of Certified Partners and Service Providers are ready to tailor the platform to your organisation's specific requirements, ensuring you get all the benefits of Moodle without the complexity. Learn more at https://moodle.com/solutions/certified-service-providers/.

Best,
The Moodle Team

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Moodle FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Moodle.

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, 1,001–5,000

Moodle supports the following languages:

Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Moodle supports the following devices:

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

Moodle integrates with the following applications:

BigBlueButton, Google Workspace, H5P, Meta for Business, Microsoft 365

Moodle offers the following support options:

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

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