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Overview

What is Moodle?

Moodle is an open source learning management system with hundreds of millions of users around the globe and translated into over 100 languages, used by organizations to support their education and training needs.

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Recent Reviews

Review from a GTA

8 out of 10
June 10, 2024
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I use Moodle as a Graduate teaching assistant to share materials with students, as well as other activities, submission links for …
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TrustRadius Insights

Moodle has a wide range of use cases across different educational institutions and organizations. In higher education, it facilitates …
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Best LMS Solution

9 out of 10
June 17, 2022
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We bring in facilitators who deliver content that aim in educating people in different parts of the country. Moodle Workplace creates the …
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Learning with Moodle

8 out of 10
February 12, 2020
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We utilize Moodle as a way to deliver professional development for staff and faculty. We are able to participate in PD with colleagues …
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Popular Features

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  • Learning administration (26)
    9.6
    96%
  • Assignments (28)
    9.2
    92%
  • Progress tracking & certifications (27)
    8.9
    89%
  • Course catalog or library (25)
    8.8
    88%

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What is Moodle?

Moodle is an open source learning management system with hundreds of millions of users around the globe and translated into over 100 languages, used by organizations to support their education and training needs.

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  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Product Demos

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MEDIAL Plugin for Moodle - Demo Video

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Moodle Demo | Account Creation | Teacher View | Student View | Adding Resources | Joining Courses

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Moodle Webex Integration Demo

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French on an e-learning platform - Clip Class' Moodle

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Moodle Google Hangout Demo

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Features

Learning Management

Features of LMS and LCMS systems, related to designing, administering, and consuming learning content in an educational, corporate, or on-the-job context.

8.5
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Product Details

What is Moodle?

Moodle is an open source learning management system that integrates with other platforms and can be customised for any teaching or training method. Moodle has solutions suitable for K-12, higher education, vocational training, corporates, as well as enterprise learning. The solution aims to improve teaching and student outcomes, as well as streamline training, onboarding, and compliance management, helping users to build more active and engaging online learning spaces.


Moodle users can get support from community forums, access Moodle's certified integrations, and explore over 1900 open source plugins. Or, for expert advice and end-to-end support and service, users can reach Moodle Certified Partners and Service Providers.

Moodle Features

Learning Management Features

  • Supported: Course authoring
  • Supported: Course catalog or library
  • Supported: Player/Portal
  • Supported: Learning content
  • Supported: Mobile friendly
  • Supported: Progress tracking & certifications
  • Supported: Assignments
  • Supported: Compliance management
  • Supported: Learning administration
  • Supported: Learning reporting & analytics
  • Supported: eLearning
  • Supported: Assessments
  • Supported: Live online learning
  • Supported: In-person learning
  • Supported: Micro-learning
  • Supported: Video learning
  • Supported: eCommerce
  • Supported: AICC-compliant
  • Supported: SCORM-compliant
  • Supported: Tin Can (xAPI) compliant
  • Supported: Social learning
  • Supported: Gamification
  • Supported: GDPR Compliant Learning
  • Supported: Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

Moodle Screenshots

Screenshot of Moodle offers activities and resources to create courses.Screenshot of The course dashboard shows the courses which an student is enrolled in.Screenshot of Inside a course view shows the course complete index of activities and resources.
The course view can be customised to be cleaner allowing the student to focus on learning.Screenshot of Moodle Workplace includes all features in Moodle LMS and other exclusive features like multi-tenancy, dynamic rules, and report builder.Screenshot of Programs help users stay up-to-date with compliance, and help with designing learning paths for a teams so that they can develop the right competencies. Certificates can also be issued to validate learning and compliance.Screenshot of Dynamic Rules help to avoid the tedious tasks and create and manage automated rules for several groups of users. Learning experiences based on location, department, position, roles and other criteria are available.

Moodle Videos

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Moodle Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesAll languages

Frequently Asked Questions

Moodle is an open source learning management system with hundreds of millions of users around the globe and translated into over 100 languages, used by organizations to support their education and training needs.

Totara LMS, Canvas, and Docebo Learning Platform are common alternatives for Moodle.

Reviewers rate Learning administration highest, with a score of 9.6.

The most common users of Moodle are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Moodle has a wide range of use cases across different educational institutions and organizations. In higher education, it facilitates communication, provides learning materials, and assesses student learning. It serves as an essential training portal, offering online courses, quick reference guides, and knowledge base articles. This platform also caters to organizations' learning and development needs, accommodating different skill sets and objectives. Additionally, it supports early intervention providers by enabling self-enrollment, progress tracking, assessment recording, and grade viewing. For instructors in both online and face-to-face classes, Moodle acts as a Course Management System for posting and grading assignments, exams, and quizzes. Librarians can participate in professional development remotely through Moodle's various media options and scoring reporting features. It is also used for safety training coursework with the flexibility to integrate different media types. In K-12 schools, Moodle supplements courses such as Health Education and offers online courses during summer months. Private liberal arts colleges rely on this platform for student engagement, activity tracking, and grading. Furthermore, Francis Lewis High School has found that Moodle increases enrichment for students while streamlining the workload for educators.

Moodle is recognized for its continual development, simplicity, and vibrant community support. This makes it a suitable choice for those new to e-learning as well as school districts with limited resources. It's designed to enhance teaching and learning experiences through features like lecture note uploads, progress monitoring, grading tools, online quizzes/tests, and reporting capabilities. Beyond the education sector, Moodle supports internal communication within companies by providing chat functionality and information sharing between managers and employees at all levels. Moreover, it serves as a useful tool for task management and constant updates on assignments to improve workflow efficiency. Whether it is hosting online courses for K-12 schools or managing faculty development opportunities across campuses or facilitating information sharing within committees or group projects—Moodle accommodates a wide range of needs. It tracks training delivery for state employees, delivers student orientation, manages various rotations, organizes coursework for faculty members, and provides a centralized space for sharing course-related information, assignments, grading, and document repository.

Flexibility for customization: Users appreciate the open-source nature of Moodle, as it allows for easy extension and customization without additional costs. This flexibility is highly valued by many reviewers, as it enables them to tailor the platform to their specific needs and avoid clutter.

Active user community: The active user community of Moodle is praised for its continuous support and extension of the platform. Many reviewers commend the engagement process and transparent roadmap for development, which gives users a clear understanding of the platform's future direction. They also value being able to contribute directly by fixing bugs or enhancing functionality.

Strong support for learner interaction: Users find that Moodle's constructivist design supports various means of learner interaction. Many reviewers specifically mention the strong support for discussions within Moodle, facilitating effective communication and collaboration among learners.

Outdated and Confusing User Interface: Several users have expressed dissatisfaction with the user interface of Moodle, finding it to be dated and confusing. They feel that it is difficult to navigate and locate specific features within the platform.

Limited Reporting Tools: Many reviewers have noted that the reporting tools in Moodle are not sufficient for their needs. They often have to rely on third-party plugins to generate comprehensive reports, which can be inconvenient and time-consuming.

Complex Gradebook Functionality: The gradebook function in Moodle has been a source of frustration for many users. They find it complex and overwhelming, with numerous options and settings that can be difficult to understand. This complexity leads to an increase in support questions and makes it challenging for beginners or intermediate users to effectively utilize the gradebook.

Based on user reviews, here are the three most common recommendations for Moodle:

  1. Users highly recommend taking advantage of online resources and YouTube videos for assistance with setting up and managing Moodle. These external sources can provide valuable guidance and support throughout the process.

  2. Users recommend Moodle for those looking to do virtual education or distance learning. Moodle is recommended due to its many features and status as an open-source resource.

  3. Users recommend exploring the plugin library in Moodle to discover additional tools and ways to engage students. This feature offers a range of options for enhancing the learning experience and providing diverse learning opportunities.

Overall, these recommendations emphasize the importance of seeking external resources, exploring alternatives, and utilizing additional features to optimize the use of Moodle as a learning management system.

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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Moodle is flexible, well documented and comes ready to go with MANY plugins, and features to make good use of the product. It is cutting edge in comparison to other platforms and has a large community of users to collaborate and troubleshoot with.
September 30, 2015

Moodle at McNeese

Helen Ware | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We definitely are renewing Moodle. We love it! I am the system administrator and most of our faculty have become accustomed to it. Our server administrator also loves it and I asked him a couple questions about the items that he found "wrong" with the system. We definitely would not change over from this system as long as we are able to self-host this system. I do not think that anything could be better. We have had very few problems and with any new modules that come out that are open source, we will eventually add them into the system to replace some of the ones that are not open source. Even though we have a small staff, we have accomplished a great deal with a relatively small staff and our instructors and our students appreciate it.
Mitchell Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have no complaints with the Moodle product or MoodleRooms. Though there are yearly reviews, one should not change LMS more often than three to five years. If that decision is made, will your content easily transfer from your current vendor to the new one? No one really wants the labor and mental cost of having to do everything all over again. If a change is made, there definitely needs to be a transition period for the early adopters who are not afraid of change and for the newest employees to help things move smoothly through the process.
February 25, 2015

Why I Moodle

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Our business is ingrained with Moodle. We have invested in the hardware, software, and network to support Moodle over the long term. We also rely on the ability to customize and extend Moodle.
Laura Farvour | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are extremely likely to renew our use of Moodle because we have made significant contributions to the development of Moodle, and have even been able to work directly with Martin and his team to implement changes in Moodle core. In addition, our end-users really like the software overall. We have had extremely positive responses to recent surveys which sought ideas from the community on how to make Moodle better. It has been gratifying to see that even though there is a need change and improvement, our end users are still fully supportive of using Moodle as our course managment system.
Steve Covello | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Darin Nolan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I'm excited to see the continual changes that have been happening with Moodle. The company is continually working to make the learning management system more 'user friendly.' My goal is to get more teachers in the Bellingham School District to create a stand alone course in Moodle or use Moodle as a supplement to their course in a blended model.
Derek Lieser | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
At Gustavus Technology Services, we have been very happy with our decision to utilize Moodle as our LMS. The jump from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2.X was significant in both amount of time and energy for us, and for the user's experience. Beyond cost (free) and the user-friendly aspects of Moodle, we support Moodle with little full-time staff (2 full time employee and myself). Ultimately, the management of Moodle has been minimal as 2-3 people have overseen the management of 2,000+ courses every semester.
Sarah Fornero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are likely to continue using Moodle because it is available at the right price point. Also we have spent a significant amount of time developing an infrastructure for course design and a large amount of content within the system which would be time consuming to migrate to a new platform.
June 14, 2014

Review of Moodle

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Renewal questions are above my pay grade. If it were up to me, I would likely renew, but newer options are looking more attractive.
Jared Rutledge | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I used to have my own Moodle server. I have since shut it down. There are a variety of services online that will host your Moodle for free if you do not have your own ability to do so. These services are going by the way side. I encourage you to look out for the organizations that give you limited use of a free Moodle service. Take it on a trial run.
Elizabeth Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Even though Moodle is open and we could extract our course content through IMS Common Cartridge or SQL exports for import to another system, changing LMS software is difficult for faculty and not a disruption we would willingly impose at this time. We would need to see a truly compelling advantage in another system to consider switching. Moodle meets our needs fairly well at present, and we are not convinced that any other system would offer significant advantages. Total cost of ownership is still lower with Moodle than with most other systems we have reviewed.

We continue to look for LMS tools that provide even better support for learner peer review and more flexible online assignments. We use many external tools to enhance Moodle, including Blackboard Collaborate, Kaltura, Chalk & Wire, Articulate Storyline, and Turnitin. On the one hand, this gives us a "best of breed" solution that doesn't limit us to a single vendor. On the other hand, managing all these licenses can be cumbersome and expensive.
Daniel Kaelin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Moodle continually updates their product. Major releases come every 6 months with continual minor revisions in between. It is a product developed by the community for the community so anyone can contribute through github and their issue tracker on JIRA. The wide availability of plugins and ease of use are major factors. You can't argue with the price of free with open source products.
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