About Moodle

Moodle LMS, the customizable open source learning management system used by over 300 million individuals in over 100 languages worldwide, may help you improve your teaching and student outcomes. Our feature-rich platform is safe and scalable, effortlessly connects with third-party platforms and plugins, and enables instructors to build interesting, accessible, and active learning experiences.

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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 LMS 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.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

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

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

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Moodle: 115

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Blended Learning
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • File Sharing
  • For Schools
  • Forms Management
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Independent/Private
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • K-12
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Media Import
  • Media Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scheduling
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Two Way Audio & Video
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Management
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(2,595)
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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Marco
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

How to create, experiment and get results in Education, with happy students, too .

Reviewed on 19/10/2022

We have deep experience in running Moodle workloads and design IT structures to run it at his...

We have deep experience in running Moodle workloads and design IT structures to run it at his best.We have also created content and integrated with other environments, especially in the office and classrooms. Even with the toughest integration the Moodle Ecosystem had a solution in form of an existing plugin, in a similar use case, or at least some people willing to be available to help. THis is not that common in other environments.

Pros

Moodle allows great flexibility to a teacher to create edutational content, to fine tune the learner interactions, to measure advances, to support the learning process, to integrate with the world. The flexibility of the architecture, associated by probably the best community dedicated to it, allows to create outstanding results. Open Source at his best

Cons

Like all great sw architecture, A great effort is reguired to keep them evolving. This is true in a true open-source development community like Moodle. For a long time it was the user interface who lagged behind, now with Version 4 a solution has been addressed with relevant results. We expect more coming with the integration of major new connectivity and social elements which is starting to be included

Leeav
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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Reviewed on 1/11/2022

I will rate my experience with Moodle a 9.8/10. Overall I am happy my university chose to use this...

I will rate my experience with Moodle a 9.8/10. Overall I am happy my university chose to use this as their learning management system.

Pros

The features I like most about this software are threefold:1. I enjoy that it centralized all my courses in one place and provided me with a holistic view of all my upcoming assignments and assessments. 2. I enjoy the "Student Info Station" because it played the role of a portal where I can communicate directly with my academic institution regarding finances, grade transcripts, or any other issues. 3. I love how user friendly this software is.

Cons

I least enjoy taking exams on Moodle's software. This is because there have been technical errors in the past when it came to submitting exams in real time.

Jamie
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Too Inconsistent

Reviewed on 20/10/2022

We ended up switching from Blackboard to Moodle and then back to Blackboard again.

We ended up switching from Blackboard to Moodle and then back to Blackboard again.

Pros

Moodle is pretty inexpensive, which is why we were willing to give it a try. It had quite a bit for the low cost.

Cons

Moodle has the potential to be wonderful, but there are just a number of inconsistencies that made us end up seeking a better solution. The User Interface is not terribly intuitive, leading to a number of complaints by end users. There were also quite unexpected outages or bugs that frustrated our team and students. It's just too inconsistent to rely on.

Alternatives Considered

Blackboard Learn

Reasons for Choosing Moodle

Moodle was saving us $20,000 a year to use over Blackboard.

Switched From

Blackboard Learn

Reasons for Switching to Moodle

It was inexpensive
Eduardo
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Moodle, the perfect tool for your institution.

Reviewed on 15/11/2022

It a powerful platform to administer academic institutions at any level.

It a powerful platform to administer academic institutions at any level.

Pros

The easiness of use, both for students and the academic staff. Setting up is complicated at the beginning, especially the general master configuration, once it is done, there is nothing to worry about.

Cons

The reporting functionality is not the best one. It has many options but the final result is not what you expect.

Alternatives Considered

CANVAS

Reasons for Switching to Moodle

The relationship between price and product was optimal.
Joel
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Moodle is a good step for digitalising education but still needs more features

Reviewed on 13/11/2022

I find Moodle very useful and with some interesting characteristics. The basics for an education...

I find Moodle very useful and with some interesting characteristics. The basics for an education platform is done and it works but it needs more digital features, like online signing.

Pros

I like categorisation of the course into Projects or Topics, everything is very well clasified and it is not hard to find any document or characteristic you are searching into the platform. The notification management is simple and powerful. I like that you can download all documents included into a course just with one click.

Cons

It misses some important features, like documents digital signing, or checking the documents online without having to download them. Some features I have never used in my course and I think they are not useful, like the Forum for any task, which was empty and not useful.

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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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