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Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    Coursera

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Moodle

    77%
    Moodle ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    19 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    20 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    20 Ratings

    Learning content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    18 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    20 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    22 Ratings

    Assignments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    23 Ratings

    Compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    17 Ratings

    Learning administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    21 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    19 Ratings

    Social learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    20 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Coursera is rated higher in 3 areas: Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Moodle is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Coursera and Moodle are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Coursera

    93%
    17 Ratings
    9.5

    Moodle

    95%
    58 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Coursera

    100%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Moodle

    100%
    21 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Coursera

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.3

    Moodle

    93%
    7 Ratings

    Availability

    Coursera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Moodle

    90%
    8 Ratings

    Performance

    Coursera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Moodle

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Coursera

    90%
    4 Ratings
    6.9

    Moodle

    69%
    29 Ratings

    Online Training

    Coursera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    Moodle

    60%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Coursera

    100%
    2 Ratings
    9.8

    Moodle

    98%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Coursera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Moodle

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Coursera

    The Coursera platform can be a useful part of your overall learning content portfolio if utilized correctly. It's fantastic for asynchronous courses that don't necessarily need a dedicated faculty member (though I'd highly recommend at least having some discussion moderators/student workers) and for offering MOOCs. The ability for the learners to contribute translations really makes it ideal for the international learning community - I am always amazed to see a course we launched with 2-3 languages to quickly have 10-12 more added. This feature really helps expand the audience reach and Coursera has such a large following already that it can grow seemingly overnight.
    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

    Coursera

    • Interaction: the student learns by doing. For programming courses, this means programming!
    • Assessments: the courses I'd taken ask students to grade each others work with a rubric. This is hugely effective and permits tests and quizzes to be other than multiple choice.
    • Creativity and enthusiasm of the instructors. Some of the approaches demonstrated real out-of-the-box thinking by the instructors. For example, the Rice Python course was a self-contained website requiring no installation of IDE on one's computer, and the final project was a working version of Asteroids.
    • Low cost of entry: most of the course I enrolled in were free, with an optional fee for certifications. This really gives people the freedom to explore learning. It's almost like a Public Library of Learning.
    • Coursera forces a weekly discipline on the user with lectures and assignments and this really motivates one to put in the effort.
    Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | 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

    Coursera

    • Some of the courses (very few) have some old information (more than 2 years), and in some areas like technology the information has to be very new and updated.
    • Some professors or people doing videos are not good in front of the camera, they should train their people a little bit more for those things.
    Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | 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

    Coursera

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0

    Coursera Editions & Modules

    Edition
    EnterpriseContact Sales
    Team400.002
    1. none
    2. Per User Per Year
    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

    Coursera

    Coursera 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
    Andrew Starodubtsev | 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

    Coursera

    Coursera 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
    Andrew Starodubtsev | 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

    Coursera

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Coursera

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Coursera

    Coursera 9.0
    Based on 4 answers
    I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
    Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | 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

    Online Training

    Coursera

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Coursera

    Coursera 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
    Andrew Starodubtsev | 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

    Coursera

    I think Coursera has the best overall interface. I think you will find that different platforms go in different directions, and have different specialities. For the most part the differences are more in the types of courses they offer than one being particularly better than the other, so it comes down to content for me.
    Donovon Carter | 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

    Coursera

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Coursera

    • The greatest benefit of Coursera is access to quality courses on various subjects that you can either browse or dive in deeply. Customizable, flexible and accessible.
    • Helps our department to recommend trainees courses on this website and gain important knowledge. Also, the courses are provided by big-name universities which helps students in their careers
    • Developing and exploring professional skills.
    Ilia Tarasov | 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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