Moodle Features

Moodle

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

4.21/5 (1,806 reviews)

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Moodle Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Moodle's features:

Saheed A.

Moodle - Best Software for learning and Content Development

2021-02-04

My overall experience and usage of Moodle have been wonderful in terms of the flexibility and opportunity it gives its users to always access learning content anytime, anywhere without being bound to a physical location.

Pros

Moodle is one of the software that has facilitated online and blended learning during the pandemic period and before.

Cons

Moodle learning management system could be upgraded to add other functionalities such as video conferencing, analytics and should be scaled up to handle bigger learning projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Qaisar I.

Moodle, A Free Powerful Learning Management System

2021-08-22

Without investing any money, establishing a learning management system which can be customizable as per business requirement.

Pros

Moodle is high customizable and flexible as per requirements.

Cons

Moodle is easy to setup but integration with third party tools can be a bit tricky.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Hein G.

Moodle for Learning

2019-02-20

It takes learming to a new level and allows users to effectively track their progress. Not as usable as could be for strictly academic eatablishments

Pros

Learner Management Course design Available anywhere Analytics and reporting

Cons

Difficult to learn without assistance Lack of support in my area Cost of support

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyle M.

A good choice for price

2021-04-20

It is a great Learning Management System that delivers the basic necessities of authoring content, course management, and gradebook.

Pros

This product is a suitable solution for a Learning Management System.

Cons

If you are planning on integrating a third party site (like Connect, or Mylab) make sure you check with the reps that the systems can be integrated.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 11-50 employees)

Free learning platform with great functionality

2021-02-26

We started to use Moodle for online learning last year due to pandemic, a great and easy tool even for beginners in online study.

Pros

>> Personalized dashboard >> Collaborative tools >> Convenient file management >> Task progress tracker >> All-in-one calendar

Cons

It's very easy to install, configure and use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian B.

Excellent choice for basic learning management software

2019-12-31

It is very easy to use and includes a demo mode to customize features before launching.

Pros

Free download and open-source learning management system for blended learning and distance education.

Cons

Not as many tools and features as other software platforms but still an excellent choice as a basic learning management software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Robyn H.

Moodle definitely increases learning quality.

2021-02-22

Dew to the nature of the course that I studied; Architectural Technology, we relied heavily on physical interaction with one another in our Department.

Pros

Moodle is the industry standard for Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Cons

Has a very steep learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(E-Learning company, 501-1000 employees)

Great for teachers, not so for students

2019-09-18

Moodle was with no doubt the reference software for Learning Management Systems some years ago.

Pros

. * Plenty of different assessment activities * Can be expanded with different modules * Free/Libre OpenSource Software * Great community and user-base

Cons

* It seems to be that it has been somewhat outdated in terms of teaching paradigm: each "resource" is independent of the others (as opposed to knowledge, which is always interconnected to other knowledges and skills) * Navigation is somewhat clumsy. * Some modules are promising but, in fact, really limited (wikis, lessons) * Some limitations on grading (E.g. adding extra score) * Not Responsive friendly

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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We use it to check the SCORM compatibility

2018-04-17

Good tool for testing elearning courses.

Pros

It also has every possible feature that can be found in learning management systems.

Cons

The interface is highly customizable, but it can (at least to my opinion) work out of the box.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 501-1000 employees)

An easy and practical virtual way for distance education

2019-03-07

Moodle, allows to offer an exchange space in activities for learning, these can be online or as a support for content management without using the web interface, also through the platform you can create private forums to stimulate discussions online or used as the main interface to perform exams and assessments.

Pros

This tool is also designed in free software is a multimedia program that explores the way to generate virtual ways of quality distance education through its virtual environments, the tool is one of the most used for this type of tasks or activities one of its positive elements is in creating private virtual environments where a group of students with their teacher interact online, which after defining the role of administrator capable of creating subjects and administrator, with the role of teacher with permission or without permissions allows to generate the educational base necessary to fulfill a course. Another positive aspect is the ease of making or creating questionnaires by subjects to facilitate the teaching-learning process and the different evaluative uses necessary to assess the student's progress.

Cons

The tool presents standardized content which prevents differentiating the treatment between advanced and regular students, as well as presenting differentiated content since when the group is created a signature and the access role all share the information according to the profile held by the participants, as to the interface this is not very friendly with the students since it does not have an iconography that facilitates the identification of the different options besides the menus are not intuitive that does not generate a pattern of habit on the actions within the program. layout is similar to a normal blog something that in my opinion could be improved to take more advantage of the online application.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rosa Irene G.

My experience with Moodle

2019-07-30

This software was used as the main learning platform to manage school assignments, tests, grades, etc.

Pros

*Easy to use and learn *Multiple languages available *Multiple functions so you don´t have to include other software, it has all you need in the same platform *Notifications and alerts available *Detailed reports available *Dashboard can be personalize *Intuitive UI

Cons

*Software is not supported on MAC/ IOS, only Windows and Android.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Hamza M.

Simple yet effective Learning Managment System

2021-07-15

Pros

An extremely interactive tool, to begin with, makes the learning curve easy, intuitive reporting which depicts the progress to both the parties involved in the training and is entirely free and flexible.

Cons

I personally believe that the navigation is not easy between various screens on the dashboard and if the UI can be revamped it would make moodle even easier to use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric B.

Robust Open Source Learning Management System

2018-07-01

Moodle is an excellent choice if your organization is limiting itself to the consideration of open-source options.

Pros

It is highly customizable, includes a competitive variety of learning activities (paper submissions, discussion forums, quizzes/tests, wikis, etc.), and it supported and developed by a dedicated community of technologists and educators.

Cons

Most smaller schools and colleges will find (as I did) that they need a third-party host, which will relieve that responsibility but significantly reduce the customization options and timeliness of updates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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dipen c.

Easy to made learning platform

2020-10-06

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.

Pros

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

Cons

Bulky and heavy User interface. 2. No end to end security provided. 3.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Free and Open source LMS

2021-05-11

The lack of a nice-looking intuitive interface diminished my first impression of the platform.

Pros

There are many different types of assessments - 12 to be precise, and all are useful.

Cons

It doesn't have the best interface, which can throw off the students.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Aisha L.

Verified Reviewer

Moodle LMS

2018-06-25

Pros

It connects with a ton of third-party applications to introduce innovative learning technologies and eLearning.

Cons

The only Con to using Moodle is that it isnt an application that people normally use on a daily basis, so there will be a little training required for both student and instructor.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Shikhil S.

Feature rich sturdy LMS!

2017-09-12

- Efficient management of various courses - Creating learning modules, quizzes, courseware - Customizing on top to add more functionality to features

Pros

- Alot to do, right from managing courses to creating quizzes and what not.

Cons

- A bit old school - More options with design could help - The user role management should be more elaborate

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rahul A.

Moodle as a LMS or CMS in educational Institutions

2019-07-20

Very much satisfied with this Learning Management Platform.

Pros

This can be configured as a course management platform so that teachers can manage an entire course by the following activities a) Creating courses and adding course materials b) Giving and grading assignments c) Feed back & Survey d) Online Test And there had a lot of other options for course management. 4.

Cons

1. A normal user without any knowledge in IT technologies find it difficult to configure the Moodle. 2. There is no emergency contact person from the developer side for software related assistance.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ravinderjeet S.

A smart learning management tool.

2020-10-31

A great , powerful and smart learning management platform .

Pros

We can create quiz, upload lecture notes , download lecture notes , provides backup feature , notification feature etc.

Cons

It takes some time to get similar with all features to best use app , we need to keep license to use it .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anish R.

Moodle

2019-05-03

Pros

Our university uses Moodle as the Learning Management System, which serves its purpose of delivering course content at a central place as well keep track of grades for assignments and get to hear announcements.

Cons

It's not very user friendly and the mobile version of the app tends to take forever to load modules

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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MICHAEL JR H.

Moodle: One of the best Learning Management System

2021-07-21

Pros

Students are always on track in all the announcements, progress, collaboration, personal concerns, etc.

Cons

It is not customizable based on the teacher's preferred grading system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura R.

I was a student for 4 years at an institution that ran the lowest tier

2016-05-24

Pros

It got the very basic job of a learning management system done.

Cons

Typically the platform that delivers great content should go relatively unnoticed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

2/10

Recommendations to others considering Moodle

Functionality is key. Design is important but if the functionality isn't there, nobody will notice.

Source: Software Advice
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Godfrey C.

Moodle Review

2021-02-12

This is a game changer as far as online learning is concerned.

Pros

Content Organization: course contents are well structured and allows easy following by students Learning feature for blended learning allows students to easily follow lessons both in class and online

Cons

Documents views does not have an option to write or add comments when using tables with writing features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Imri N.

Great learning and course management platform

2020-08-21

Overall, learning with Moodle feels great. all the course materials are there in one place you can always refer back to, it saves time and streamlines the learning process.

Pros

Moodle is great when as a course management platform.

Cons

I'd love to see some better UI styling in Moodle, the design is a bit old fashioned.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Denise Nicole G.

WHY MOODLE IS THE BEST ONLINE LEARNING PORTAL!

2021-07-24

Pros

Moodle is designed for online learning and blended learning class!

Cons

But still, moodle is a great platform for online and blended learning!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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