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Score 10 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

I currently use, talk about and promote all educators using Moodlerooms. The functionality that Moodlerooms provides is unmatched in most software. It is well suited in all educational realms. Teachers that teach all online electronic courses could use this to post assignments online, separate the classes and post a variety of assignments, tasks, and activities. Additionally, in blended situations where some students are face to face and sometimes working at home, the Moodlerooms makes it easy to education and be a hands-on teacher and a hands-on learner. Less appropriately, I find using Moodlerooms in some of the private sector industries could be tougher. Moodlerooms provides people and content management, and to use it in advertising or marketing and accounting, it could be difficult to find an easy use and function for it.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Top Hat

I think Top Hat can be used in any classroom size to help student learning. it is user-friendly for both students and teachers.
Ricardo Nogueira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
9.2
Top Hat
8.4
Course authoring
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Top Hat
8.5
Course catalog or library
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Top Hat
6.6
Player/Portal
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
8.0
Top Hat
7.5
Learning content
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Top Hat
10.0
Mobile friendly
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Top Hat
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
6.0
Top Hat
10.0
Assignments
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Top Hat
7.0
Compliance management
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
8.0
Top Hat
9.0
Learning administration
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Top Hat
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
9.0
Top Hat
8.0
Social learning
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Top Hat
8.0

Pros

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

  • Something that Moddlerooms does very well is that it allows teachers to structure their online classroom as one focused curriculum.
  • Moodlerooms also allows for customization of the layout. Being able to add and remove certain functions that Moodlerooms can perform definitely helps.
  • Moodlerooms is able to add different types of activities to the rooms for increased interaction.
  • Moodlerooms provides large chat opportunities to all students that are online at the same time.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Top Hat

  • Easy to use.
  • Many question types beyond multiple choice.
  • Attendance.
  • Gradebook syncing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

  • Easier to change permissions.
  • Adding the ability to tweet.
  • Decrease bandwidth to improve back end loading times.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Top Hat

  • It would be great if the exams could have settings to set-up start and finish times.
  • The grade book still needs improvement in the formatting.
Ricardo Nogueira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Top Hat

Top Hat 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The initial rollout of Top Hat was not without its issues. Top Hat was very responsive, and even sent representatives to be onsite during the first couple of days of the start of class to help instructors and students. They were very knowledgeable about the product, but the sales team was pushy at times. At several times, we had to inform them not to reach out to instructors directly to pitch their service while we were still piloting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

I would select Moodlerooms over many competitors as a result of what it offers in terms of functionality and control. Google classrooms has a definite place in education; however, Moodlerooms provides significantly more control for authors. As the owner and manager of the content, and as someone familiar with technology, I can incorporate a lot more functions and create different layouts with functionality boxes
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Top Hat

Top Hat is much more friendly to use and has more capabilities
Ricardo Nogueira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

  • Moodlerooms has given classes of mine a positive ROI because it improves the educational experience for all students. It has helped all of our students, and with this, we can even help students who can not get to the classroom for some reason.
  • It helps to improve student scores, GPAs, and college attendance.
  • The positive impact can be directly correlated with the improvement of grades for students. Being able to access work in person and via Moodlerooms helps students to learn anywhere and any time. Grades have improved, and that is due to Moodlerooms.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Top Hat

  • One of the better ways to track attendance in a mostly secure and automated way.
  • Promotes more active learning, especially in large classrooms.
  • Unpopular if students have to pay.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

General

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

Top Hat

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Top Hat
8.5

Support Rating

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
Top Hat
9.0

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