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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. 

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.9

    Microsoft Teams

    79%

    Moodle

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Task Management

    8.0
    80%
    113 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    7.2
    72%
    57 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    8.7
    87%
    124 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    7.6
    76%
    76 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    8.9
    89%
    145 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Search

    7.8
    78%
    132 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    7.3
    73%
    92 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    8.3

    Microsoft Teams

    83%

    Moodle

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Chat

    9.3
    93%
    159 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications

    8.7
    87%
    157 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discussions

    9.0
    90%
    148 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Surveys

    7.5
    75%
    81 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    7.7
    77%
    94 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with GoToMeeting

    8.1
    81%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

    7.4
    74%
    41 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Outlook

    9.1
    91%
    139 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.1

    Microsoft Teams

    81%

    Moodle

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Versioning

    8.1
    81%
    100 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    8.1
    81%
    126 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.1
    81%
    128 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    135 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    8.2
    82%
    120 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    8.1
    81%
    93 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    7.7
    77%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    8.3
    83%
    99 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning Management

    Microsoft Teams

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Moodle

    77%
    Moodle ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    19 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    20 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    20 Ratings

    Learning content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    18 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    20 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    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
    6.4
    64%
    19 Ratings

    Social learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    20 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft Teams is rated higher in 2 areas: Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Moodle is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    Microsoft Teams

    85%
    239 Ratings
    9.1

    Moodle

    91%
    59 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.6

    Microsoft Teams

    96%
    7 Ratings
    10.0

    Moodle

    100%
    21 Ratings

    Usability

    8.1

    Microsoft Teams

    81%
    53 Ratings
    9.3

    Moodle

    93%
    7 Ratings

    Availability

    Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Moodle

    90%
    8 Ratings

    Performance

    Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Moodle

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Microsoft Teams

    80%
    195 Ratings
    7.0

    Moodle

    70%
    29 Ratings

    Online Training

    Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    Moodle

    60%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Microsoft Teams

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.8

    Moodle

    98%
    4 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    5.7

    Microsoft Teams

    57%
    7 Ratings

    Moodle

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Microsoft Teams

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Moodle

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Professional Services

    6.3

    Microsoft Teams

    63%
    7 Ratings

    Moodle

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft Teams

    Our entire company has been able to communicate via Microsoft Teams for large company meetings and use video to connect with each other. We've held large team meetings as well where everyone joins in with video to be able to see each others' faces from time to time since we're all now 100% remote. Microsoft Teams is an excellent communication tool between myself and my employees. The one thing I'd say that is a drawback is that my team member and I had a personal conversation and an IT person was able to view and even share our conversation with other bosses. I thought this was inappropriate and I wish there would be a way to be "alerted" when someone is spying in on your conversations!
    Robin Martin | 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

    Microsoft Teams

    • Video calls are great with Microsoft Teams. They've made big improvements over the last year and I rarely have issue with getting on. It's nice when things just work.
    • The most used functionality is, of course, the chat feature. It does what it's supposed to do and you can create chat groups from whoever you'd like. We use it a lot when there is a special project and a team from various groups get together for a short period of time to get things done.
    • An overlooked function is the ability to search anything within Microsoft Teams. Any photo, document, or chat can be searched and found pretty easily. I can't tell you how many times this has saved me from having to rewrite something or start over.
    Chris Gomez, SPHR | 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

    • Found a bug where Microsoft Teams suddenly drops during an ongoing call even if there is no network issue from either end
    • Screen sharing is also buggy. When we share our desktop screen on MS Teams the taskbar disappears and it's difficult to navigate through apps.
    • There is a limit to PIN 15 chats a favourites. This count should be increased.
    RAJESH VENGILOT | 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

    Microsoft Teams

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $5 per month

    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

    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

    Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams 9.6
    Based on 7 answers
    Microsoft Teams is included with our Office 365 subscription and we have no intention of migrating off of Office 365 and Microsoft products. Since Microsoft Teams is included for free with our Office 365 subscription, and since we enjoy all the features, benefits, and functionality, there is no question that our team will continue to use the product
    Phil Parrish | 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 8.1
    Based on 53 answers
    The overall functionality of the product is incredible in that it provides a one-stop solution for organization and communication. The product is also very well integrated into Microsoft Outlook and other Office apps. Visually pleasing and very easy to use interface. New features are constantly being added to enhance the user experience.
    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 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

    Microsoft Teams

    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

    Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams 8.0
    Based on 195 answers
    I think Microsoft Team is overall good application for communication, track Project work inter the teams and also intra teams. I have 7 out of 10 because it needs improvements in certain features like video sharing call, call drop, audio quality and connecting problems even after having good internet connection.
    Rishav Raj | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Moodle

    Moodle 7.0
    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

    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

    Microsoft Teams 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
    Sarath Kumar Pujari | 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

    Microsoft Teams

    I enjoy Teams better than Lync/Skype for Business, but I enjoy Slack the most for inter-company communication and UI/UX convenience. The learning curve for Slack is very small and it has a casual atmosphere that would engage the employees in a more fun and welcoming manner than a stark and professional background of Teams.
    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

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams 5.7
    Based on 7 answers
    Honestly, this tool is worth every penny. Yes, it's not free and you pay for the quality of services and the license. But the ROI and the benefits are all there. Also, the renewal, negotiation, and contract terms are all very well explained by our Microsoft account manager, and she's a charm.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Moodle

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Professional Services

    Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams 6.3
    Based on 7 answers
    I used Skype for Business to take calls, hold conferences, and provide remote assistance to users. Microsoft Teams, on the other hand, is superior to Skype for Business in my opinion. My job entails a lot of screen sharing.
    Asik Jaman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Moodle

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Microsoft Teams

    • I think it has allowed us to leverage our Office365 more effectivly since all of the apps are synced together.
    • It has really allowed us transition away from more formal webex meetings and have a more free flow conversation.
    • It also gives us a more direct line to our manager if we need there input they can easily join our team chat.
    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

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