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Moodle

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

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Moodle Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Moodle product overview

What is 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.

Key benefits of using 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

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

Training options

Webinars
Videos
Live Online
In Person
Documentation

Moodle pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

1.8K

Price starts from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Moodle features

Functionality

4.2

/5

1.8K
Total Features71 8 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Learning Management
Reporting/Analytics
Assessment Management
Third Party Integrations
Progress Tracking
Progress Reports

Moodle users reviews

Overall rating

4.2

/5

1.8K

Positive reviews

83%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.84/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
The overall experience using Moodle is good. It great to navigate even if your a first time user and is very effective in online teacher especially during this pandemic.

AP

Arlando P.

Moodle has allowed many students, like myself, to gain information at an affordable price while still receiving quality analysis of books, skills for learning, and more.

Phoebe T.

I used the product during my graduation, but I found an excellent opportunity to extend the contents of the college to my residence.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
The overall experience was dull, heavy, and made everyone unhappy and struggling.

BB

BRUNA BURLAMAQUI CASTELLO M.

It is now a bulky applications with hell lots of features, it will take you around 2-3 months to properly go through every feature, no matter how fast you are.

AB

Ankit B.

Moodle can be difficult to find classes you are taking. I have had struggles signing into my class and finding them.

ET

Emily T.

Overall Rating

Moodle is a great LMS and very professional

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Samuel: Hi, my name is Samuel. I'm a director. And I'd rate Moodle four out of five. And if you want...

Kevin D.

Teacher

Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

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Overall Rating

There are far better options available

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Kevin: Hi, my name is Kevin. I'm a high school math teacher and I give Moodle three out of five. We use...

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The e-learning platform for 100+ students

Reviewed 2 years ago

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

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to made learning platform

Reviewed a year ago

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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The perfect ally for creating virtual classrooms

Reviewed a month ago

Moodle has helped many to create virtual learning environments, which is quite respectable. It has a fairly large community, so solving your doubts or initial problems will not be very complicated. Of course, we can suffer a lot at first with this tool, but after fully understanding it, managing our virtual learning environments will not be complicated and we can get the most out of it.

Pros

Moodle was born with the purpose of allowing the development and creation of virtual classrooms easily and quickly, in order to achieve that the student can learn and function better in an asynchronous learning environment. It allows us to customize our learning environment to our style, and it has many characteristics that make this a very easy product to use in the long term.

Cons

Without a proper user manual, you cannot easily and quickly set up your studio environment. In addition, the software configuration is somewhat tedious, since you need basic knowledge in computer science and programming to be able to achieve the proper configuration. Also the user interface looks a bit old and is not minimalist for the taste of many.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Moodle E-Learning Software Overall Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Moodle's learner-centered approach

Reviewed 3 months ago

It lets teachers restructure their classes. In this way, teachers' creativity is enhanced.

Pros

Based on the data, you may be able to restructure the learning experience for learners in various ways. Different plug-ins can be used by teachers and administrators to provide a variety of experiences to learners.

Cons

Having used Moodle for a long time, it is hard for beginners to get started again on the platform. Since I've been using it for a long time, I sometimes get confused.

Moodle FAQs and common questions

Moodle has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, One Time License, Open Source
Free Trial: Available


Moodle has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Moodle supports the following languages:
English


Moodle supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad


No, Moodle does not have an API available.


Moodle integrates with the following applications:
Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Facebook


Moodle offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep)

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