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WordPress is a website and blog creation and publishing platform with tools for aesthetic designing, visitor tracking, content...

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

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Pricing

Starting from

4

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  • 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

8,263

4,012

748

82

23

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

744

689

252

41

13

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

Pros

I wanted to love WordPress. It has so many great features and integrations and its very affordable.
If you are a person who has many thoughts that you would like to publish or perhaps you like fashion and want to show that interest, then WorldPress is your best friend.
WordPress is really an amazing content management system, that allows you to build stunning and amazing websites within few hours.

Pros

Moodle is an interactive way for students to learn and a great platform for writing. It’s a great creative outlet for kids to upload videos and essays.
Moodle is a great way to make learning for students fun and interactive! it is fun, colorful, and very engaging.
They offer incredibly detailed configuration options and the community is full of wonderful active people that are always there to help you if it's needed.

Cons

As a result, I'm forced to disapprove and delete spam comments individually, and when you get hundreds of these kind of spam comments each week, you can imagine that it can be frustrating.
Wordpress is really limited in its features and functionalities. More than that, the support for customers is bad.
We've found ourselves stalled out badly with problems at times because a theme or plugin had terrible support.

Cons

The overall experience was dull, heavy, and made everyone unhappy and struggling.
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.
Moodle can be difficult to find classes you are taking. I have had struggles signing into my class and finding them.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 days ago

Key features

  • Total features45
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Anti Spam
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio File Management
  • Auto Update
  • Automatic Backup
  • 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
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Demographic Data
  • Design Management
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Management
  • Event Calendar
  • File Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Image Editing
  • Interactive Content
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Learning
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Language
  • Multimedia Support
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Performance Metrics
  • Post Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • SEO Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Promotion
  • Subscription Management
  • Survey Builder
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Visual Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Management
  • Wiki
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies
  • Total features68
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Anti Spam
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio File Management
  • Auto Update
  • Automatic Backup
  • 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
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Demographic Data
  • Design Management
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Management
  • Event Calendar
  • File Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Image Editing
  • Interactive Content
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Learning
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Language
  • Multimedia Support
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Performance Metrics
  • Post Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • SEO Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Promotion
  • Subscription Management
  • Survey Builder
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Visual Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Management
  • Wiki
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

Integrations

  • Total integrations987
  • AWeber
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations90
  • AWeber
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

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

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Moodle

The best free option for a LMS

Reviewed 8 months ago

Overall experince is greate. The development is bit difficult that wordpress & joomla. But I love features.

Pros

This is the best free LMS system I've found with the all features. The user management, assignment management and online exam featurea are the most loved features.

Cons

The UI is still in primary stage. And the UX is not good comparing to the other tools such as Blackboard. UI and UX needs to be improved.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Moodle

Review of Moodle LMS

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use Moodle, but if i had a choice... i probably would have went with something more WordPress-based.

Pros

Moodle is well know and well support by a community. Security updates come once a year. Great all around LMS.

Cons

Very unflexable. Plugins are infrequently updated. Moodle updates come and plugins have to be remade to match upgrades specs, if ever. Plugin support is at the mercy of the person that made them.

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

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Moodle

Great and economical

Reviewed a year ago

Moodle is an enterprise grade tool to effectively manage and deploy e-learning. Course developerment and instructional design methodologies are very well built-in to the core of how moodle works.

Pros

Moodle has been supporting the academic and research community from decades. It's vibrant development community has created a true gift for the world to use and grow with. Amazing ecosystem, stable, fast platform.

Cons

There's not much to not like about Moodle. The community just keeps upgrading it. It could perhaps have tighter integrations with wordpress and woocommerce platforms.

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

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Moodle

For an open source Learning Management System (LMS), there is not a better option.

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have been very pleased with the quality of Moodle and the features that are available through their marketplace. My only complaint is the amount of server-side resources it takes to operate Moodle for 200-300 concurrent users.

Pros

Moodle gives you access to very progressive and advanced learning tools for the next generation thinking. Adaptive quizzes, certainty based scoring, and interactive lessons were the reasons we went with Moodle over other offers. Additionally, there isn't any user based pricing model in place.

Cons

Moodle is extremely complex and will take a PHP programmer to truly unlock the potential Moodle has to offer. There isn't as much support on Moodle compared to commonly used tools like WordPress.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Moodle

Reliable LMS

Reviewed 10 months ago

Currently using Moodle 3.9. Coming from LearnDash it is a pleasant upgrade especially when delving into building custom integrations.

Pros

Most recent release of Moodle has improved greatly over past releases. Being an open source platform, it is superior to other LMS systems being used, specifically compared to WordPress LMS platforms. Has great support for SCORM and xAPI packages

Cons

User interface could use some work, as well as extensibility for developers. Custom features can be difficult to implement and many extensions do not work as intended.

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

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Moodle

Amazing Depth and customization, but complicated to set up

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've spent hundreds of hours setting up multiple Moodle sites, both stand alone and using Joomdle along with Joomla. I've looked a few other LMS options, including several that work in Joomla, and nothing comes close to the feature set. I've also contracted developers to write plugins to extend it. It's a royal pain when you first set it up, it's not for the faint of heart if you want it actually customized, but once you get past that, it's a pretty powerful solution.

Pros

What can I say, this is the king of open source LMS. It has a massive eco system and can be used for all sorts of learning. It's power, flexible, and even has a mobile app.

Cons

Updates aren't 1 click, and customization takes lots of learning and development time. It's not nearly as easy to set up as a CMS like Wordpress or Joomla. You want to set it and only upgrade during breaks between courses if you can help it.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Moodle

It's free and has the functionality, but it is clunky

Reviewed 2 years ago

We use Moodle to distribute documentation about our virtual tour product, and to provide a basic online tutorial and training course. It ticks the boxes for publishing the tutorials, but it is quite clunky and not as polished as we would like. However, it is free, and it is customizable, so you may find it a good base for creating training materials if you have the time and resources to improve it yourself, which is possible as it is open source software.

Pros

I like that is has a great deal of functionality for presenting learning materials and for online distance learning.

Cons

I dislike how clunky it is. If you thought WordPress was a little clunky in earlier versions, then you may find Moodle intolerable. I'm sure it is just because Moodle isn't as popular as WordPresss that there hasn't been enough UI development. If you can get past that though, you may find Moodle to be a great tool.

Overall Rating
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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Moodle

Best Community Supported Online Course Creator

Reviewed 3 years ago

Created a very useful language course that really worked well and was set up in a 3 weeks with very few bugs!

Pros

I created an entire Korean Study course within a few weeks with Moodle . I am not coders, but we do know basic site publishing in WordPress. It did have a bit of learning curve, which was well facilitated by a huge vibrant community of teacher Moodle forums. Best feature we could easily implement was, having audio pronunciation right inside the text content for every word in the course!

Cons

I wish they had a little better looking site templates. Aesthetics are sacrificed in Moodle for the sake of functionality, which is understandable!

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Moodle

Great tool for teaching academic courses and for a business-oriented LMS

Reviewed 3 years ago

Ability to hold online courses with no additional cost or overhead.

Pros

Obviously the cost is great (free and open source). Getting started is a little complex (see below), but the process of creating a course and running that course is very easy and intuitive. I use this software as an instructor at a community college and I've also set it up at our church to do online courses and book studies.

Cons

Unless you are getting a hosted version of this, you must have system administrator skills in order to get this software up and running. So don't think it is quite like WordPress where you have a super-simple setup. You will need some skills. Also, you have to understand that there is complexity inherent in the fact that it is such a flexible and robust system. It is mainly designed for the higher ed space and has been customized a lot. So if you just need a super simple LMS, this may be overkill.

Overall Rating
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Moodle

No more excuses about not having the assignment!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've had a really great experience with Moodle. After the initial set up it allowed me to do less work over the long-term. I'm sure other educators can speak to the masses of emails one gets asking for assignments and notes etc etc. Now they know, check Moodle.

Pros

I used this tool as a photography teacher at a community college. I uploaded the syllabus, the assignments, etc etc and it takes all the guess work out for the students. No more excuses if you miss class (physically or mentally) because everything is accessible. One of my favorite aspects of Moodle is the ability to create discussions. In the past, I had set up Wordpress blogs for an online interactive classroom space but that creates one long linear scroll. Moodle gives you a really easy side bar with navigation and that along puts this leagues ahead!

Cons

It took me a few minutes to set it up and make sure that all the students had access to all the functionality but once it was fully set up it was smooth sailing! I'm Pro-Moodle!

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