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Score 6.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia CMS is a great product to develop enterprise websites, extranets and intranets. At the moment, the community is growing day by day but so far not many extensions are available. Magnolia is an enterprise CMS, the initial learning curve takes time, to learn all its functionalities and how to customize it is necessary to know Java. When one wants to develop just a simple website without complexity which doesn’t need any specific features such as workflow, versioning, environment separation between staging and public, etc. it is preferable to choose another CMS.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle is a Learning Management System and is best suited for just that. We didn't like the assessment piece of our full scale Learning Management System (nor did we want to purchase the entire assessment module) so we chose to use Moodle for this, and it works well. Installing this application with the intention of only using a portion of its capabilities can be successful in environments where you have technical skills and a broad understanding of integration between your systems. For institutions that lack these, you're better suited to using a full scale of an LMS with assessment inside that same application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
Role-based user permissions
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle

Platform & Infrastructure

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
API
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
Internationalization / multi-language
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle

Web Content Creation

Magnolia V5+
6.9
Moodle
WYSIWYG editor
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Moodle
Code quality / cleanliness
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Moodle
Admin section
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
Page templates
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
Library of website themes
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
Publishing workflow
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
Form generator
Magnolia V5+
8.0
Moodle

Web Content Management

Magnolia V5+
6.6
Moodle
Content taxonomy
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Moodle
SEO support
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
Bulk management
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
Availability / breadth of extensions
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
Community / comment management
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Moodle

Learning Management

Magnolia V5+
Moodle
7.5
Course authoring
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
7.9
Course catalog or library
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
7.9
Player/Portal
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
7.5
Learning content
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
8.3
Mobile friendly
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
6.8
Progress tracking & certifications
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
6.8
Assignments
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
8.1
Compliance management
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
7.1
Learning administration
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
7.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
7.6
Social learning
Magnolia V5+
Moodle
6.7

Pros

Magnolia V5+

  • Easy to use for end users
  • You can use both jsp and ftl
  • It lets you easily develop a site for both mobile and desktop (V5 only)
  • Nice templating mechanism
Davide Dispenza | 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

Magnolia V5+

  • Publishing
  • Content Management
  • Subscribe
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

  • Hosting: Hosting Moodle yourself is difficult. I wouldn't want to mess with all the things involved with hosting and maintaining Moodle on my own server. Hosting Moodle requires a web server with PHP and a database. However, this weakness is also a strength. Although it would be cumbersome to manage Moodle on one's own the fact that it can be done and freely really sets Moodle apart from all other LMSs.
  • Scheduling: The basic version of Moodle (no plugins) does not include a scheduling component. What I mean is there is not a way to schedule in person or webinar training sessions in the system and then track attendance. Unless of course it is all done manually and no one wants to do that. There is a face-to-face plugin that does just what I am talking about, but because of the way I have Moodle hosted plugins are not an option for me without going through a few hoops.
  • Cloning a Course: For one of my trainings there is a course that uses the local branch Director as the instructor. Therefore, I have to create the same course over an over again for each branch across the company. While there are a few ways to duplicate a course, there is only one way to duplicate the course and include all the badges, a backup file. This means I have to backup a course, create a new course, upload the backup, then go in and turn on all of badges. I want a magic wand button that clones a course exactly as it is; is that too much to ask?
  • Also, if I have to fix a typo in a SCORM package I have to reload that file to every single course that contains the file I fixed. My second wish is to have one place to load SCORM packages and then just point to them in the courses so there is only one place I have to go in order to upload a corrected file.
Robin Sargent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia V5+ 9.5
Based on 3 answers
I am unable to rate this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle 10.0
Based on 20 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

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Moodle

Moodle 9.3
Based on 7 answers
I've been able to figure out Moodle through my own experimentation and some help from the Moodle support pages. It's not always obvious where to make certain some changes and It can be a little confusing in determining which pages blocks will appear. If this is your first time using Moodle as an admin/course designer you should expect to spend a some time experimenting because knowing where to make certain changes isn't always intuitive. Additionally, plan to explore the course as a student vs. as admin because the UI is different based upon your settings
Rebecka Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Moodle

Moodle 9.0
Based on 4 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

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Moodle

Moodle 10.0
Based on 2 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

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Moodle

Moodle 6.5
Based on 18 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

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia V5+ 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Moodle

Moodle 9.8
Based on 2 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

Magnolia V5+

The web features of Magnolia are better.
Andrea Castelli | 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

Magnolia V5+

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

Magnolia V5+

  • The biggest business for Tinext is digital marketing. Our team - which includes Sales accounts, Project managers, information architects, software engineers, designers, system engineers, etc. - use Magnolia CMS every day. Having a team focused on a product only is very efficient and allows us to offer a good service and advice to customers.
  • Our customers have very high expectations and need a lot of integration: the flexibility of Magnolia allows us to satisfy every request.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

  • Online learning has never been an issue especially for those students who can't physically attend in the classroom in a particular day.
  • Collaboration among peers can easily be done and sharing of lecture notes and assessment is as easy as clicking the link.
  • Teaching is more dynamic and fulfilling because learning delivery method can be done electronically using Moodle which provides productivity to the teachers.
Philip Mojares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Magnolia V5+

General

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

Magnolia V5+ Editions & Modules

Edition
Magnolia Community Edition$0
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Standard-2
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Pro-2
  1. per instance
Additional Pricing Details

Moodle

General

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

Moodle Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Moodle
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Magnolia V5+
9.5
Moodle
10.0

Usability

Magnolia V5+
Moodle
9.3

Reliability and Availability

Magnolia V5+
Moodle
9.0

Performance

Magnolia V5+
Moodle
10.0

Support Rating

Magnolia V5+
Moodle
6.5

Online Training

Magnolia V5+
8.2
Moodle
6.0

Implementation Rating

Magnolia V5+
Moodle
9.8

Scalability

Magnolia V5+
Moodle
9.0

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