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Highlights

Microsoft Teams and Moodle are both free tools that including chat capabilities and document management. However, beyond these areas, each product is very distinct and serves different needs within the organization. Moodle and Teams can actually complement each other’s capabilities to some extent, as they are both used across all sizes of organizations. 

Microsoft Teams is a business-focused collaboration and video conferencing tool. Its video conferencing is the core functionality that enables much of the extended collaboration capability. Moodle, on the other hand, is an academia-focused open-source learning management system. However, some businesses have used Moodle for corporate or employee training and assessment management. 

Features

Microsoft Teams and Moodle both have distinct features that make them ideal for unique use cases. 

Teams stands out as a robust collaboration platform. It has video conferencing as the foundational capability, but also includes robust document and file sharing. It also offers integrations with other productivity apps for optimized workflows. To compete with free or freemium competitors, Teams is offered as the free version of Microsoft 365.

Moodle excels as an open source LMS. It enables teachers or educators to create and manage online assessments and assignments. It also provides a platform for managing the broader course creation and progression process, including education-specific features like gradebooks. Since the platform is open-source, it limits long-term costs to in-house IT support, rather than adding on any annual subscription fees. 

Limitations

Given the significant differences between Microsoft Teams and Moodle, there are some comparative limitations in capabilities and costs between each product. 

For instance, Teams lacks any of the dedicated learning management capabilities that Moodle offers. Specifically, it doesn’t support any assessment or assignment creation, and only offers document sharing instead. There’s also a paywall to many of the more advanced features, which requires users to pay for Office 365 to fully unlock the collaboration and video conferencing capabilities. 

In contrast, Moodle lacks many of the collaboration features of Teams. Moodle does not support video conferencing of any kind, and its document sharing is much less user friendly than vendor-supported alternatives. Since Moodle is open-source, it also requires developer assistance to customize and implement many of the advanced features, mitigating the self-service capabilities of educators and administrators. 

Pricing

Microsoft Teams is a part of Microsoft 365, which has 3 paid tiers beyond the free Teams version. Business Basic, priced at $5/user/month, adds more administrative capabilities and support from Microsoft. Business Standard, at $12.50/user/month, adds more productivity applications, and Office 365 E3, at $20/user/month, unlocks the full platform. 

Moodle is open-source and free to download. The cost of implementation and long-term maintenance or support will vary by each academic institution or business. 

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Teams

If you are organising yourself around MS Office applications it has become the standard way in many companies to work and collaborate. We are often invited by other companies for meetings and projects, and Microsoft Teams is widely adopted. There is a lot of opportunities to link and integrate with other systems, but (honestly) we don't apply those a lot at the moment.
Stefan Boeykens | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Microsoft Teams
7.8
Moodle
Task Management
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Moodle
Gantt Charts
Microsoft Teams
7.2
Moodle
Scheduling
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Moodle
Workflow Automation
Microsoft Teams
7.4
Moodle
Mobile Access
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Moodle
Search
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Moodle
Visual planning tools
Microsoft Teams
7.3
Moodle

Communication

Microsoft Teams
8.1
Moodle
Chat
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Moodle
Notifications
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Moodle
Discussions
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Moodle
Surveys
Microsoft Teams
7.6
Moodle
Internal knowledgebase
Microsoft Teams
7.4
Moodle
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Moodle
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Microsoft Teams
7.6
Moodle
Integrates with Outlook
Microsoft Teams
9.2
Moodle

File Sharing & Management

Microsoft Teams
8.4
Moodle
Versioning
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Moodle
Video files
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Moodle
Audio files
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Moodle
Document collaboration
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Moodle
Access control
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Moodle
Advanced security features
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Moodle
Integrates with Google Drive
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Moodle
Device sync
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Moodle

Learning Management

Microsoft Teams
Moodle
7.6
Course authoring
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
8.1
Course catalog or library
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
7.7
Player/Portal
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
7.4
Learning content
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
8.6
Mobile friendly
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
6.8
Progress tracking & certifications
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
7.0
Assignments
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
8.3
Compliance management
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
7.1
Learning administration
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
7.9
Learning reporting & analytics
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
7.2
Social learning
Microsoft Teams
Moodle
6.9

Pros

Microsoft Teams

  • Scheduling - it's easy to integrate your meetings in Outlook
  • Invitations - Since everyone in our organization is on Outlook, it's really easy to invite someone to a meeting and make sure it appears on their calendar
  • Chat room / file sharing - it's easy to add files and links to the chatroom
Hans Meyer | 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

Microsoft Teams

  • The app does not work well with apple products at all.
  • The desktop application does not compete with other remote working platforms.
  • The screen-share is the most inconvenient. While presenting you cannot share a single tab/window, you are forced to share your entire screen. There is a privacy concern.
  • While presenting on behalf of a colleague, you will have to stop the presentation, mute/unmute then return to the presentation which is disruptive and unprofessional especially when recording.
  • The members of the organisation assume guests have the capabilities they have, which guests do not. Microsoft Teams does not work as a social media platform and the guest feature should be abandoned entirely because it is most frustrating for guests.
  • Guests invited to Microsoft Teams meetings cannot view multiple video cams while using a browser with a VPN service.
  • The activity/meeting feedback window in the app itself is chaotic and can be better organised. I recommend data logs that can be pulled when needed.
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

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft Teams has really shown how it can assist in this current environment but even without so, it is valuable as a tool to connect with individuals and collaborate on conference schedules.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.2
Based on 30 answers
There is way too much clicking in circles and multi-step processes for tasks that should be simple, like moving documents from one place to another or navigating the document set. Things that should be drag and drop take 3 or more clicks to achieve, and you have to wait a significant amount of time for the page to load after each click. The software seems bloated and slow
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

Microsoft Teams

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Moodle

Moodle 9.0
Based on 5 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

Microsoft Teams

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Moodle

Moodle 10.0
Based on 3 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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.6
Based on 129 answers
Microsoft Teams has a good support and an easy system to find answers. There are also tutorials available for learning the basics of the program which is very helpful. Being able to use the program on computers, tablets and mobile devices is very helpful. The whole Outlook 360 package has a good support network which makes integrating new programs into the office easier
Karen Zelzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moodle

Moodle 7.0
Based on 22 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

Microsoft Teams

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

Microsoft Teams

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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has a survey or research feature, which is a significant source of data collection in the company. Also, Microsoft Teams integrates with different programs, and this brings efficiency and perfection in its role. Finally, there is the search and filtering feature from Microsoft Teams, which ensures no loss of data or time spent when looking for them.
Jessica Bwire | 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

Microsoft Teams

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

Microsoft Teams

  • A positive impact has been in having to save time for IT staff from not having to deploy other collaboration tools, since Teams is an all-in-one collaboration tool.
  • Another positive impact has been in the ability to set permissions for different user groups. This helps to keep things more secure overall.
  • One negative impact has been in the extra time it has taken to try and get users up to speed with using the platform. More formal training is required.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

Microsoft Teams

General

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

Microsoft Teams Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.001
Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.501
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

Moodle

General

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

Moodle Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$1201
Mini$2201
Small$3901
Medium$8801
Large$1,5601
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Teams
8.2
Moodle
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Teams
10.0
Moodle
10.0

Usability

Microsoft Teams
7.2
Moodle
9.3

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Teams
Moodle
9.0

Performance

Microsoft Teams
Moodle
10.0

Support Rating

Microsoft Teams
7.6
Moodle
7.0

Online Training

Microsoft Teams
Moodle
6.0

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Teams
Moodle
9.8

Scalability

Microsoft Teams
Moodle
9.0

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