Moodle

4.3 (3,233)
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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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Moodle Software - Build your learning and compliance programs
Moodle Software - Save time by automating your workflows
Moodle Software - Optimise course discovery with Learning Catalogue

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Overall rating

4.3 /5
(3,233)
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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Chamath
Chamath
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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 27/06/2019

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.
dipen
dipen
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to made learning platform

Reviewed on 06/10/2020

My overall experience with Moodle is really worthy. me and my team are creating new class, courses...

My overall experience with Moodle is really worthy. me and my team are creating new class, courses and tests on Moodle and it takes very small amount of time. Course management is really nice and User interface of Moodle is really understandable to students.

Pros

1. Free and effective open source learning.
2. Create easy assignments and learning management as per subject and as per class.

Cons

1. Bulky and heavy User interface.
2. No end to end security provided.
3. No option to signup user accounts automatically.

Alternatives Considered

Google Classroom and CANVAS

Reasons for Choosing Moodle

Google Classroom, another useful tool from Google. I switched to Moodle because Moodle is open source and interface is understandable to students.

Switched From

Google Classroom

Reasons for Switching to Moodle

I choose Moodle over these alternative because, Moodle is open source and highly customizable as per requirement.
Lisa
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Moodle for LMS

Reviewed on 17/04/2024

It became difficult when I had any questions regarding the system.

It became difficult when I had any questions regarding the system.

Pros

It is easy to use once it is set up. It was free.

Cons

There was little to know technical support.

Response from Moodle

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for sharing your experience with Moodle!

The Moodle community is a vibrant space for sharing knowledge and experiences for further enrichment, support, and engagement with others. Visit us at https://moodle.org.

If you want to improve, customise, or expand your LMS, we encourage you to contact our Moodle Certified Partners and Service Providers, who can provide 24/7 support. Discover how they can support your needs at https://moodle.com/solutions/certified-service-providers/.
We're here to support your continuous growth and success in every way possible.

Warmest regards,
The Moodle Team

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Moodle E-Learning Software Overall Review

Reviewed on 25/10/2019

So far, my colleague developers and I are excited about Moodle. We're currently customizing it...

So far, my colleague developers and I are excited about Moodle. We're currently customizing it (creating courses, students, faculty members, enrolling students in their courses, branding, carrying out training for both faculty and students) to suit our University's standard as we will deploy it for our students this academic year 2019/2020.

Pros

- It's built with the common language PHP and MySQL which makes it easy to customize (by Developers)
- It has so many detailed features built-in, such as setting the date a course will begin and end, methods for learners to enroll in a course, the timezone of the learner, and more features.
- Many plugins (such as video LiveStreaming, quiz modules, assignment modules) are present which provides even more features to the software.
- It has detailed documentation for Developers and General users on how to carry out functions on the software.
- Moodle is so far one of the best e-learning software which fosters the distant learning culture and is so helpful to learners for example in areas with a socio-political crisis.

Cons

- A fee is required for any least additional functionality the client wants to be added on Moodle.
- The codebase is so hard to understand especially for non-Moodle Developers hence making it difficult to customize Moodle by yourself or team developers if they are not an expert.
- Moodle is strictly course-based, making it hard to integrate and synchronize with say, a platform already built and used by a school, in this case, our University.
- Email sent by the Moodle system to users always land in their spam/junk folder or doesn't even get sent at all.

Alternatives Considered

Google Classroom

Reasons for Switching to Moodle

- With Moodle, there is full control of data as the information (files and user data) is found on our website / VPS Hosting account, compared to Google Classroom whereby all information is stored in Google's servers. - Hence with Moodle, there's more data privacy.
Gabriele
Gabriele
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

a comprehensive e-learning platform

Reviewed on 10/03/2024

good experience and productive time using it

good experience and productive time using it

Pros

it was really cool to use Moodle in high school since it allows everyone to have it's own personal workspace and share any file with the persons in your organization and channels

Cons

a bit difficult to use some advanced features and also a bit slow compared to competitors, in particular for notifications

Response from Moodle

Hi Gabriele,

Thank you for sharing your experience with Moodle! It's fantastic to hear that you've had a positive experience using Moodle as a student.

The Moodle community is a vibrant space for sharing knowledge and experiences for further enrichment, support, and engagement with others. Visit us at https://moodle.org.

If you want to improve, customise, or expand your LMS, we encourage you to contact our Moodle Certified Partners and Service Providers, who can provide 24/7 support. Discover how they can support your needs at https://moodle.com/solutions/certified-service-providers/.
We're here to support your continuous growth and success in every way possible.

Warmest regards,
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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