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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Onboarding

7.8

Cornerstone OnDemand

78%

Moodle

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/3 features

New hire portal

7.5
75%
64 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.4
74%
105 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.5
85%
115 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

84%

Moodle

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
87 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

8.2
82%
91 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
99 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.3
83%
87 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.7
87%
104 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%

Moodle

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 10/10 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
88 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan weighting

8.2
82%
74 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager note taking

8.4
84%
63 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.3
83%
75 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.1
81%
89 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
58 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.1
81%
87 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.6
86%
79 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.7
87%
77 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting

7.8
78%
106 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%

Moodle

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.6
76%
49 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

7.7
77%
45 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

65%

Moodle

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 15/15 features

Job Requisition Management

6.0
60%
44 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.4
64%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.3
63%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customized Application Form

6.1
61%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

6.4
64%
42 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.3
63%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate Search

5.9
59%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.1
61%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration

6.0
60%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

6.1
61%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

7.2
72%
56 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

7.2
72%
57 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

7.6
76%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting

7.0
70%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning Management

8.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

80%
7.7

Moodle

77%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 7/11 features

Course authoring

7.4
74%
122 Ratings
8.5
85%
19 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.6
86%
166 Ratings
7.3
73%
20 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.2
82%
153 Ratings
7.3
73%
20 Ratings

Learning content

8.2
82%
133 Ratings
9.4
94%
18 Ratings

Mobile friendly

7.3
73%
125 Ratings
7.0
70%
20 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.0
80%
150 Ratings
7.4
74%
22 Ratings

Assignments

8.5
85%
162 Ratings
8.6
86%
23 Ratings

Compliance management

8.1
81%
143 Ratings
7.2
72%
17 Ratings

Learning administration

8.5
85%
165 Ratings
8.3
83%
21 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

8.4
84%
164 Ratings
6.5
65%
19 Ratings

Social learning

6.8
68%
102 Ratings
7.0
70%
20 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 1 area: Online Training
  • Moodle is rated higher in 8 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
242 Ratings
9.4

Moodle

94%
58 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
35 Ratings
10.0

Moodle

100%
21 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
35 Ratings
9.3

Moodle

93%
7 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings
9.0

Moodle

90%
8 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings
10.0

Moodle

100%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
49 Ratings
6.9

Moodle

69%
29 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

Moodle

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings
6.0

Moodle

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings
9.8

Moodle

98%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings
9.0

Moodle

90%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

This is a great tool for middle to a large company that wants to have virtual learning access, manager rosters, and robust reporting on multiple data points. You want to make sure you have someone fully committed in time and energy to launching and managing [Cornerstone OnDemand]. It does lift a lot of the communication burden when automating email communication and helps to track required training far better than any excel sheet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle is great for any environment where a class or other learning activity needs to be completed in an asynchronous manner. It can be used to post information, create interactive threads for discussion, issue quiz and exam work with grading, track and grade progress, and keep track of attendance. It is an overall wonderful solution for managing asynchronous learning.
Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Automatic recurring assignments are easy to get that refresher training out without needing to assign it fresh each time.
  • Reporting 2.0 makes it easy to write and share your reports with just selected filters. Making it easy for people receiving it to just change what they need to see.
  • Learning Admin Console makes it easy to peek at what is going on in your portal and open up connected reporting when needed.
  • Success Center is a great resource for getting peer answers to questions and learning about the releases and suggesting changes that should be added to the roadmap.
Tina Pegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

  • Moodle's grade book works well. Assignments are integrated so the grades are recorded automatically.
  • Moodle is customizable by administrators, so our version only gives us the options we need. NO Clutter.
  • The discussion board offers several options for instructors that help with grading. I use "sum of points", but there are other options as well.
Marianna Rader | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • User-submitted external training is editable by users even after it has been approved and completed on their transcript, UNLESS a transcript lock is put into place--which also renders all submitted certificates un-openable once approved. Thus they can never be referenced after approval.
  • The system is designed for annual compliance training to be re-versioned annually. I [believe it] is a very un-user friendly for training that we don't want to re-version because users take it on a rolling, as-needed basis.
  • Some very key components are not configurable and cause our users a great deal of confusion. For example, there is no way to turn off the search bar on a user transcript or even to edit the prompt text within it. Our users are constantly searching for training here, and end up re-opening/re-launching completed courses rather than registering for a new occurrence of a course.
  • In general, we find Cornerstone [onDemand] clunky and that it does not really meet our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

  • The interface is not very intuitive. You must know what you are looking for in order to navigate effectively.
  • Although installation of Moodle is easy, it is a little more difficult to configure it with your other Learning tools. As an example, LDAP synchronization is a little difficult.
  • The interface is a little dated, even though new releases keep coming out (which is great!) none of them really add value to the appearance of the platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

Cornerstone OnDemand Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Moodle

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$10 per month

Moodle Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$1101
Mini$2001
Small$3701
Medium$8201
Large$1,4501
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.7
Based on 35 answers
As long as pricing stays reasonable, we will likely stay with Cornerstone for at least one more contract renewal. It would be a large task to migrate all of our content to a new system. However, the LMS landscape is diversifying with new startups that are showing some real innovation.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle 10.0
Based on 21 answers
We use it because it is what have committed to back in 2011. Perhaps Moodle will evolve and advance in a positive way that will alleviate most of our user-based gripes? Perhaps it will not appear to be as cost effective given the need for a certain level of engineering and support staff to maintain it at a future level of sustainability? It's hard to say. As an enterprise scale critical application, we like it, but don't love it. Our instructors don't particularly like it at all.
Steve Covello | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.6
Based on 35 answers
Easy to use, easy to learn, lots of support during the learning process. There are a few parts of the system we don't use and I'm hesitant to begin using because other clients have said they're difficult and cumbersome (certifications) or outdated (libraries)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle 9.3
Based on 7 answers
Moodle can be used on a tablet, on a mobile phone, and on a PC. It is easy to navigate for learners and figure out for administrators. The learners can easily complete tasks and the administrators can easily track completion. The last thing about Moodle that one may not realize is that it somewhat resembles Facebook in its layout. This means that users are already familiar with the interface and therefore they are more comfortable using it.
Robin Sargent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 7.3
Based on 5 answers
It was down for a couple of hours in our first month. Occasionally, in the evening we have trouble logging in even though it is not a maintenance window.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Yes, Moodle is always available. We are self-hosted and Moodle is always up and available. The only time that it is not available is when we are upgrading it each semester. It is then down for just a few planned hours. That is in-between semesters and we let the faculty and students know. We do it on a Friday evening and it is back up within a few hours.
Helen Ware | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.4
Based on 5 answers
Pages do not load quickly. Often times any action or selection of a box, drop down, check, pretty much ANY Javascript interaction causes the whole entire page to load/reload/start doing something in the background. This makes a nightmare for having to mass edit courses or upload ILT sessions. It's the one of the archaic web designs they use that really bugs me as an admin and makes working in the portal at times intolerable and insufferable
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Moodle is an excellent LMS in relationship to any other one that I have seen or used. The pages load quickly and the reports complete in a reasonable time frame. Moodle has taken on Respondus, StudyMate, BigBlueButton, Turning Tech, Turnitin2, Certificates, Attendance, Tegrity, Questionnaire, Virtual Programming Lab, and Badges. All of these programs work right in with Moodle and do not cause any issues. Instructors may also use Camtasia and Snagit software as well as using webcams, downloading videos from the Internet, adding into books, or any of the many other areas within Moodle. Our instructors use the grade books without many problems and really don't ask questions much anymore. We upgrade Moodle every semester and are currently on 2.9+. Our instructors have basically learned to use most of the resources and activities.
Helen Ware | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.6
Based on 49 answers
Its always important to have support when you are facing problems and when you are the main admin of the organization. Cornerstone Support is very supporting when you have not found the answer in the help guide. its very useful to have a team support to guide you.
Jennifer LONGINE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle 6.9
Based on 29 answers
Moodle is open source, and must be evaluated in that context, but one also has to provide a fair comparison to competing products with commercial backing. Support varies depending on the component of Moodle. Bug reports in Moodle Core that affect security or stability are dealt with promptly. Functionality requests or features not working smoothly may or may not be addressed, depending on whether the functionality desired matches the "vision" of Moodle HQ. The user community provides excellent support for initial installation and configuration, but more complex questions may go unanswered, unless they are noticed by someone who happens to know the answer. The support forum feature at the Moodle site (the same feature used within Moodle itself) does not provide granular subscription to topic discussions, apparently by design, and Moodle HQ seems resistant to changing this feature.
Elizabeth Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.6
Based on 4 answers
we use also to admin all our training in person events and sessions. Its easy to admin this kind of trainings and automatize some processes we have. Also de user experience and the integration with other systems helps to the employees to use more. All modules integrated oriented to develop people is the principal reason to have CSOD. The training administration is very complete and allows to automate many processes.
Ruben Fernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 8 answers
The online modules are pretty good. You can access them at any time, which we have done. You learn a lot in the beginning, but having the ability to retake short lessons when you are working on those items was very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I have used a few sites and they were adequate but my best learning experience was face to face and hands on.
Mike Sebolt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 18 answers
Dig deep on what your current processes are and how they match up to Cornerstone OnDemand functionality. It's not that the Cornerstone OnDemand is bad, it just the amount of work it requires you to do to get your current data to fit into their system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle 9.8
Based on 4 answers
Find a partner who will work with you during the implementation process. Be sure to provide ample training for veteran users on the changes and for newbies on the overall product.
Ted Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

The Sales Pitch for Cornerstone while being great, left us a bit disappointed when the tool got implemented. Although it is a game-changer and radically improved the learning experience the after-sales service has left us a bit disappointed. Since the overall package makes up for the situation, we can safely recommend it but while exercising caution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Blackboard has clear advantages in rubric management, and offers a content management system of its own. The largest barrier is cost for smaller or financially-disadvantaged organizations. However, as in any IT project, adequate resources must be made for even "free" software.
Stephen Lackey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I have had no problem scaling the platform across various areas of the business
Mark Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Well, I administer Moodle for a dozen of our divisions and there is a wide range of flexibility between offerings. I have course instructors who use every module i their course, chock full of videos, pictures, links to web tools for synchronous sessions within the asynchronous course. I also have others who are content with a syllabus, a few pdfs, links to podcast lectures and a few simple assignments. No matter if your organization is big or small, or if your requirements are strict for credentialing or non-existent (for internal know-how), Moodle can accommodate you.
Pamela Akins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • We strive to educate our customers and Cornerstone [onDemand] is key to this process. Cornerstone [onDemand] has the ability to deliver content to thousands of users in a reliable environment
  • We need the flexibility to load SCORM courses and videos and Cornerstone [onDemand] nails both of these needs!
  • We have over 100,000 users on our Cornerstone [onDemand] platform! They all have access to our own created material in a reliable and consistent environment!
Donna Conzett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

  • While it certainly takes more time to develop an online training vs a face-to-face we can offer the same content over and over again and meet a larger audience. There's no way we could have offered these trainings face-to-face to the same size audience. Economically it's just not feasible. Moodle allows us to share multiple trainings on a variety of topics over extended periods of time in a cost effective way.
  • The impact on early interventionists is still being evaluated, but we do know that early interventionist now have more ways to access professional development than in the past. The ability to customize the registration page has allowed us to track which agencies in Virginia are having their staff participate and we can see which topics are favored above others.
  • Other LMS's were far too costly. Aside from the monthly hosting fees (less than $200 a year), and the time it took to do the initial install and setup, Moodle is free. Once it's setup the only elearning costs are related to the development and creation of each training and then the setup of training on Moodle. This allows us to devote more time and money to the development and creation of more courses vs. the management of the system.
  • Minimal tech support for the users is required and most requests are limited to lost/userid passwords. The course designer is able to manage tech support needs for the users because so few requests are received.
Rebecka Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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