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:

N/A

  • Free Trial
  • One Time License
  • Free Version
  • Open Source

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.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and 58 others, 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:

N/A

  • Free Trial
  • One Time License
  • Free Version
  • Open Source

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Student Dashboard
Inside a Course
Competencies
Add a Quiz
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Features

Total features of Moodle: 68

  • 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
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Storage
  • Event Calendar
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Multimedia Support
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Wiki
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(1,691)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Support
4/5

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

The e-learning platform for 100+ students

Reviewed on 27/6/2019

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

Dipen C.
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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 6/10/2020

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.

Jeremias E.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Moodle: Perferct Learning Management Systems

Reviewed on 11/3/2021

Moodle can be customized in a way by author preferences.

Moodle can be customized in a way by author preferences.

Pros

Moodle can assign activity to students and class with set of deadlines. You can even extend per group or per student when the deadline lapsed.

Cons

I hope the forum can be improved into a social media format so the learning curve in using this feature is much faster that will promote engagement of the students.

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.

Matthew B.
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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 9/2/2021

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.

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Moodle FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Moodle.

Moodle offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: One Time License, Free, Open Source
  • 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.

We do not have any information about Moodle features

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, 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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