Moodle vs. WizIQ LMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Moodle
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Moodle is an open source Learning Management System used by educational institutions. The product is administered by the Moodle Project which is led by Moodle HQ in Australia.
$10
per month
WizIQ LMS
Score 5.7 out of 10
N/A
WizIQ LMS is designed to meet both teaching and training needs and to give users more control over the learning process. Users can build their learning environment within minutes, add and manage multiple teacher accounts, create online courses, and schedule live classes. This solution provides a space that can be built and customized to the user’s liking.N/A
Pricing
MoodleWizIQ LMS
Editions & Modules
Starter
$110
per year
Mini
$200
per year
Small
$370
per year
Medium
$820
per year
Large
$1,450
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MoodleWizIQ LMS
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
MoodleWizIQ LMS
Considered Both Products
Moodle

No answer on this topic

WizIQ LMS
Chose WizIQ LMS

I used other similar software but prefer WizIQ Online Academy Builder because it’s really easy to use, especially for a live class. I recommend this software to beginner users (teachers or professionals). They will not feel frustrated when using WizIQ Online Academy Builder.

I …

Chose WizIQ LMS
Here we found some of the basic features of an LMS application we like:

1. Creating a course in simple steps.
Chose WizIQ LMS
  • Audio Quality - TalentLMS is better but now WizIQ's updated versions are improving quickly. Kudos to their team but still it is sometimes sluggish.
  • Low User base - WizIQ is all round.
  • High User base - nobody is perfect.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
MoodleWizIQ LMS
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Moodle
8.9
24 Ratings
WizIQ LMS
5.9
7 Ratings
Course authoring8.920 Ratings6.66 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.221 Ratings6.96 Ratings
Player/Portal8.521 Ratings4.06 Ratings
Learning content10.019 Ratings6.47 Ratings
Mobile friendly8.521 Ratings6.17 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.323 Ratings6.17 Ratings
Assignments9.624 Ratings6.47 Ratings
Compliance management8.418 Ratings6.17 Ratings
Learning administration9.522 Ratings6.47 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.520 Ratings5.96 Ratings
Social learning8.421 Ratings6.26 Ratings
Gamification00 Ratings3.93 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning00 Ratings6.23 Ratings
User Ratings
MoodleWizIQ LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(60 ratings)
5.7
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(22 ratings)
1.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(7 ratings)
1.1
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(8 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(4 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(29 ratings)
8.6
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.8
(4 ratings)
1.1
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MoodleWizIQ LMS
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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AuthorGen Technologies
They have to try out within their own use case scenarios with a sample learner, and test the features of their course and delivery needs. As there is not a content structuring tool, the course author has to have expertise in content and instruction design to create their own materials. The rest is easy to test and check. Test it on all browsers and test the functionality under various internet service speeds.
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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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  • WizIQ virtual classroom offers an Interactive whiteboard, Screen Sharing, youtube video play, media content upload option.
  • Class Recording in MP4
  • It provides you with a wonderful experience of a Virtual classroom with better Audio and Video streaming.
  • The platform offers courses feature where users can create a paid course, enroll the student in a course and earn.
  • Search functionality to find courses/classes from the list
  • 24*7 after sales customer service
  • Supported languages for the virtual classroom: English, Arabic, Spanish, Czech, French, Greek, German, Turkish, Hindi
  • It provides a Virtual Classroom integration option with Moodle, WordPress, Joomla, Java, PHP, .NET websites.
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
  • Although all are good but WizIQ needs to improve in these fields...It goes offline once in a while which is a headache as it needs to be constantly managed and needs to be kept under observation all the time.
  • It is better for less userbase management as its browser platform is not stable for a larger number of participants.
  • We need to manage each online department separately.
  • Audio sound needs to be more clear.
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
I need to overcome some of the important limitations which have been pending for more than 6 months indicating inability of the vendor or lack of clarity among the development team about what we want and how it can be done easily on their platform and MySQL at virtually no cost without ending up in a feature modification custom development and cost. Teaching and learning with respect to an Indian scenario is different and needs to be adapted to the local needs and realities.
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
I have understood and used most of it by now after 6-7 months of exploration and use. Though there are small glitches that could be easily resolved by WizIQ, I feel comfortable to handle the product by now. However, clients find it a challenge to explore and do not wish to spend time to learn
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
It has been very good till date.
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
I have not experienced any of these issues as yet.
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
Very responsive and accommodating during the sales period, then totally unhelpful, rude and dismissive when you are unhappy with the product. Now ignoring my messages.
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In-Person Training
Moodle
No answers on this topic
AuthorGen Technologies
It was remote and not in-person.
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
It was a product presentation and not a live work through kind of training. I had to remember the presentation from remote and then go about the tool/ builder. It was difficult to handle and I had a lot of doubts and clarifications to address in my initial rounds of launching my courses.
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
I have developed my own expertise and that is for sale to my clients as a part of my consulting services. I have much to share for assignment and assessment models, course design aspects and mentoring aspects as this is a remote self paced service. If the courses are live and managed still there needs to be mentoring and support to help the learner.
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
I selected WizIQ because I used them when I subscribed for org.wiziq for nearly 10 years. It was firstly trusting in their technical support system in place and their new plug-in. Other products that are available for free or a nominal amount, e.g. Zoom and Google Meet are way better in their performance and features in my opinion.
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
Seems pretty good to me as of now. Of course there are usage slabs and commercials to handle before scaling up.
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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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AuthorGen Technologies
  • By using the WizIQ our team has launched more than 130 courses for internal staff capacity building.
  • We also monitor which learner is doing well in the overall assigned courses.
  • Created a list of courses which help everyone who is new to the organization.
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