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Overview

Brightspace is a cloud-based learning management solution that enables K-12 schools, universities, businesses, and government...

Moodle is a learning platform designed to secure and integrate system to create personalized learning environments. It ca...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

82

67

16

5

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
90%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

808

743

264

46

13

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
would recommend this app

Pros

I liked how good the UX was, I loved the ease of marking exams and writing reviews to students.

SD

Sarah D.

Faculty and students alike can get what they need to be successful. Tech support is wonderful.

CD

Candace D.

This software help me to back on studying and they has good time management that fit on my availability.

EE

Enrico E.

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

I find it difficult to navigate sometimes, as the user interface is confusing.

Christine G.

Only complaint is to incorporate email into the software.

LI

Linda I.

This made it difficult to switch back and forth while taking a quiz. Also sometimes there is a delay in updating when a task has been completed so I had to refresh the page a few times.

MD

Melanie D.

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.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review5 days ago

Key features

  • Total features50
  • API
  • 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
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Parent Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies
  • Total features67
  • API
  • 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
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Parent Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

Integrations

  • Total integrations31
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • SuccessFactors
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations110
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • SuccessFactors
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Brightspace

Brightspace

Reviewed 5 years ago

Previously I have used Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn, and Brightspace, and find Brightspace serves my needs.

Pros

The Brightspace has excellent resources for learning to navigate the system. The tutorials are very useful.

Cons

It has many updates throughout the year.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Brightspace

Chief Information Officer

Reviewed 5 years ago

If I were in the market for a new LMS I would consider Moodle hands down.

Pros

Good features and functionality. Easy to navigate. Not all products are bundled together in the base learning platform.

Cons

Reporting and integration needs improvement. Implementation takes longer that other LMS. Annual licensing fees are very high. Many changes to Customer assigned resources. Currently, API calls to production Database is unavailable.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Brightspace

D2L Brightspace

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

I like that there are different tabs to maneuver throughout a course. You can very easily go from entering grades, to creating a new module, to entering attendance; it's very user-friendly.

Cons

I currently also work with Moodle, from a student perspective, through my own schooling. So in comparing the two platforms, while I like the ease of transitioning from one tab to another in D2L, honestly, I like the layout of Moodle a little better. I find that it's more comprehensive and just easier on the eyes. I like that you can write text and put pictures on the actual module, instead of having to create a document that a student needs to open.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Brightspace logo

Brightspace

Course Building and Grading with D2L

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, D2L Brightspace is relatively easy to use and robust. It's not always intuitive, but that seems to be the case with all LMS I've used.

Pros

I use D2L, Moodle, and Blackboard in my multiple jobs. D2L is the most visually attractive of these, and the "drag and drop" functionality of course building makes things much easier than in Blackboard, for example.

Cons

When grading, I wish the rubrics appeared in the margin of same tab as the assignment, rather than a separate pop-up window, though this is already an improvement from earlier iterations.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Moodle

Powerfull MLS system, but complicated to setup

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Liked that this system was open source and free to install. Usually comes with the one-clic install host provider have.

Cons

Very complex to setup and maintain. Look and feels a little outdated. Prefered D2L Brightspace.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Moodle

Cost-effective LMS for strong digital team

Reviewed 3 years ago

Solid LMS option for online learning.

Pros

Online LMS without the hefty price tag. Moderately recognizable name in the academic industry. Good customization options once UI is streamlined for instructors.

Cons

An effective UI requires a very strong digital team for setup and frequent updates/maintenance. Not as turnkey as Blackboard, Brightspace, and other options.