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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    8.7

    Moodle

    87%

    Nearpod

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Moodle ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    8.9
    89%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    8.9
    89%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    8.3
    83%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    9.9
    99%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    8.3
    83%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    9.0
    90%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    9.4
    94%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    8.2
    82%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    9.3
    93%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    7.4
    74%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    8.1
    81%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Moodle is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
    • Nearpod is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Moodle

    93%
    60 Ratings
    10.0

    Nearpod

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Moodle

    100%
    22 Ratings
    9.0

    Nearpod

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.3

    Moodle

    93%
    7 Ratings
    9.0

    Nearpod

    90%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    9.0

    Moodle

    90%
    8 Ratings

    Nearpod

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    10.0

    Moodle

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Nearpod

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Moodle

    70%
    29 Ratings
    10.0

    Nearpod

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Online Training

    6.0

    Moodle

    60%
    1 Rating

    Nearpod

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.8

    Moodle

    98%
    4 Ratings

    Nearpod

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    9.0

    Moodle

    90%
    1 Rating

    Nearpod

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.0

    Moodle

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Nearpod

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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.
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    Nearpod

    Nearpod works great in any classroom, but the presentation must be projected or each student must have access to a internet connected device.
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    Pros

    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.
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    Nearpod

    • Provide timely and individualized feedback.
    • Allow for the teacher to check for understanding, for the entire class, in one view.
    • Present an array of different interactive lesson items, at the fingertips of every student.
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    Cons

    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.
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    Nearpod

    • I would love Nearpod to have more free activities.
    • I would love Nearpod to be free for educators.
    • I would love if teachers could assign homework on Nearpod.
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    Pricing Details

    Moodle

    Starting Price

    $10 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Moodle editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starter1101
    Mini2002
    Small3703
    Medium8204
    Large14505

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Nearpod

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Nearpod editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Nearpod has a free version for all teachers. There are paid options for individual teachers, as well as schools and districts, for increased features and access.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Moodle

      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.
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      Nearpod

      Goal is to continue our subscription for the 2019-2020 school year
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      Usability

      Moodle

      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.
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      Nearpod

      Web-based or using the app, Nearpod is easy to use
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      Reliability and Availability

      Moodle

      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.
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      Nearpod

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      Moodle

      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.
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      Nearpod

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Moodle

      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.
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      Nearpod

      The support staff for Nearpod is top-notch. I have not had technical issues, but I did have a concern about my bill and they reached out to me nearly immediately to address the problem. I was very satisfied with how they handled the interaction from beginning to end. They did a great job.
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      Online Training

      Moodle

      I have used a few sites and they were adequate but my best learning experience was face to face and hands on.
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      Nearpod

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Moodle

      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.
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      Nearpod

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      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.
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      Nearpod

      The custom, integrated, online content, along with school libraries, makes this product superior to PearDeck. Nearpod exceeds PowerPoint because of the ease of use, the student paced lessons, and the ability to embed CFUs.
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      Scalability

      Moodle

      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.
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      Nearpod

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      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.
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      Nearpod

      • The impact is awesome. It gives students a digital option other than PowerPoint for presentations.
      • The feedback tool allows you to follow students in realtime.
      • The shallow learning curve made it easy encourage other faculty to try it.
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